Chief Advocacy Officer
Hispanic Association of
Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.
Puerto Rico native Luis Maldonado visited five months after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island Sept. 20, 2017, devastating infrastructure, contributing to thousands of deaths, and causing a massive exodus of residents. He was struck by how many traffic lights were still out and by how courteous drivers were to each other at intersections. "That never happened when the lights were working," he says. "Everybody knew they were in the same boat."
Credit: MICHAEL J. LUTCH
One year after Hurricane Maria, enrollment challenges linger for Puerto Rico’s colleges