Do you remember when you first met her?
Yes. It was at Barnard College
in Columbia University.
What was her role in Barnard?
She held a Visiting Professorship.
That is a long way from
teacher’s assistant in Chile.
True. But she had drive.
Did she ever tell you how she
became a teacher’s assistant?
Yes. Her father abandoned her
and her mother.
She took the job to support them.
It must have been a rough life.
She never complained about it.
How did she move from a
teacher’s assistant in Chile
to a Visiting Professor at Barnard.
She started writing poetry
while a teacher’s assistant.
And then she won some local and national
That doesn’t seem to answer the ‘great leap.’
No. You are correct. It doesn’t.
First, in 1923, she won
the Chilean National Teachers award.
She was able…
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