Josuel Plasencia ‘17 receives ALPFA “Daniel Zamora Student of the Year” Award
ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, is the largest association for Latino professionals and students dedicated to empowering and developing men and women as leaders of character for the nation in every sector of the global economy.
Each year, the prestigious award is presented to an individual who has shown an excellent balance between academics and community involvement, and is actively involved in their ALPFA student chapter. Josuel has demonstrated the leadership qualities that are essential to a promising future career, has devoted countless hours to ALPFA, and has promoted the organization within his student environment.
He is a social entrepreneur, youth advocate, and community leader, and founded the Babson Global Development Platform. The Platform serves as a foundation for students and faculty invested in youth leadership, entrepreneurship, and empowerment.
Josuel is a Babson Student Government Senator, and also the Chief People Officer at “Ya Si for Change” – a women empowerment startup in the Dominican Republic, which was represented at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2014. He was the 2012-2013 JA Student of the Year, the New York City Board of Education’s 2013 Mentee of the Year, and has interned at Goldman Sachs, the KPMG UN Desk, EY, and BNY Mellon.
Josuel will receive his award during the ALPFA Awards Gala at the organization’s annual convention in New York City on Aug. 10, 2015.
Founded in 1972, ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, supports over 48,000 Latino students, professionals, and entrepreneurs through its 43 professional chapters across the country and more than 145 student chapters at major colleges and universities. ALPFA’s mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
Each year, the ALPFA Awards recognizes outstanding professionals who have contributed significantly to their companies and communities, while furthering the purposes of ALPFA and advancing ALPFA causes.