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New Americans: Georgia State campus leader embraces Latino roots

The AJC's New Americans series includes profiles of college students, including German Botello, the son of Mexican immigrants who are now U.S. citizens. A senior at Georgia State University, Botello is the first in his family to attend a four-year university.

The riveting AJC series focuses on the experiences of first-generation Americans, from the challenges to the rewards. In each case, these young Americans are committed to giving back to their community and their country.

Here is a video interview with Botello, a student leader at GSU. AJC journalist Erica Hernandez conducted the interview. You can also read about him here.

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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.