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Krista Cortes in a blazer in front of a blooming tree
Krista Cortes in a blazer in front of a blooming tree

Krista L. Cortes: New Director for The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina

Penn alumna Krista L. Cortes has been appointed director of La Casa Latina, the main hub for Latinx students, with the goal to make space for Afro-Latinx students within the greater Latinx community.

Since her appointment in late January, Cortes said her chief objectives as director are to implement programming that connects Penn’s Latinx community with the greater Philadelphia Latinx community, and also to turn the cultural center into a Black-affirming space so Afro-Latinx students feel welcomed as well. 

Hey Day 2021

Hey Day 2021

Back in the spring, the Class Board 2022 made the tough decision to postpone their Hey Day to the fall. They held out with hope that it could take place in person. Today , they got their wish—one that many students expressed their gratitude for.

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