Poetic Inspirational Professor

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Poetic Inspirational Professor

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Rossy Evelin Lima spoke to the BETA High School girls on Tuesday April 24 about her experiences as a writer; an immigrant crossing the border; her present life in the United States.

Rossy Lima with Nima Francis, Cynthia Juarez and Maria Martinez

She holds a PhD in linguistics and shared her love of learning, teaching and writing poetry. Currently, she works as a professor at UTRGV and travels the United States as a motivational speaker and shares her process of writing poetry.

Lima revealed her story with the BETA girls to offer them hope and inspiration to explore and find a career that they may pursue in the future. Her message was simply “Own it”.

She encouraged the girls to pursue whatever they are passionate about after sharing the contrast of her mother supporting her career choice while her father questioned how she was going to place food on the table being a poet.

Lima is an international award-winning poet. Her work has been published in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies in Spain, Italy, UK, Canada, United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia and Argentina.

As the president and founder of the Latin American Foundation for the Arts, as well as the founder of Jade Publishing, she recommended the girls submit their writing to the foundation for possible publication.

After her speech, Lima answered questions from the audience and answered one to one questions ensued with selfies and photos to end the day.