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Nursing major Yasmin Amaro-Garcia joins ranks of nationally published authors

Yasmin published author

On Thursday, May 27, Georgian Court nursing student Yasmin Amaro-Garcia participated in a virtual book launch of “Today’s Inspired Young Latinas, Volume 3.” Yasmin is a published author in this volume, along with other Latinas.

“I feel ecstatic to be a published author! It has been a dream of mine since I could read,” Yasmin says. “As I became a bookworm throughout my childhood, I knew that one day I wanted to become an author and inspire others just as many authors inspired me as I was growing up.”

The newest volume comes several months after Yasmin joined other young women in sharing personal stories during Young LATINATalks 2020 East Coast. Also in 2020, Yasmin spoke openly about social justice issues following the death of a Latina soldier in Texas. The book series, published by Fig Factor Media, includes Yasmin’s story among its poignant collection of personal stories intended to activate hope and passion.

Watch the Facebook Live replay of the book launch here

Powerful stories of success

“These are success stories that need to be told, to motivate our community and generations to come,” the publishers explain. “By overcoming language barriers, self-doubts, and other obstacles in their way, these strong Latinas are a great example of how inspiration and perseverance can lead you to happiness and success in business and life. It’s a positive, empowering read for anyone sitting on a dream and thinking it can’t come true.“

Yasmin, who will soon complete her B.S.N., credits a strong network of friends, faculty and staff for helping her achieve her dreams.

“Something I learned during the process of writing this piece is that you are never alone,” says Yasmin. “Throughout writing this piece, I had my best friend at my side who would allow me to cry into her arms when I relived some traumatic events in my story. And I am grateful for GCU professors and staff who provided their never-ending support, for which I will be forever grateful.”

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at HazletGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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