Rites of Passage: Vanessa Garcia Polanco – 2020

Vanessa Garcia Polanco - Lansing - January 21, 2020


Vanessa Garcia Polanco is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and a graduate student at MSU studying and advocating for New Americans in agriculture.
“I thought my quinceañera was my rite of passage into adulthood; the real one came a week later when my mom asked me if I wanted to move to the U.S.”