Startup Cuba writer Gabriela Rivero summarizes the progress of Cuba's vaccine development in the context of the country's efforts to fight COVID-19.
Author - Gabriela Rivero
Gabriela Rivero is a rising senior at Harvard College majoring in Sociology with a minor in Latinx Studies. She comes from a colorful Caribbean (Cuban & Venezuelan) and Mediterranean (Spanish & Italian) background, to which she attributes her love of sunshine and her addiction to guava pastelitos. Gabby uses her English–Spanish bilingualism in her work with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC), helping immigrants obtain asylum in the United States. After college, she plans on going to law school to become an immigration attorney —shocker!-— specializing in asylum law. She enjoys writing, cooking, singing, and playing tennis and guitar. However, Gabby’s favorite activity is traveling to Cuba, exploring her grandparents’ home country and visiting the friends she made while studying abroad at the University of Havana.
I spent the entire fall semester in Cuba taking classes at the University of Havana and venturing across the island to explore Viñales, Topes de Collantes, and Santiago.