Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Dan-el Padilla Peralta is the 2006 Latin salutatorian of Princeton University. An undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic, he rose from poverty and homelessness to show promise, according to one faculty member, as "one of the best classicists to emerge in his generation" (Jordan 2006).

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Dan-el Padilla Peralta is the 2006 Latin salutatorian of Princeton University. An undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic, he rose from poverty and homelessness to show promise, according to one faculty member, as "one of the best classicists to emerge in his generation" (Jordan 2006).

Photo credit: Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau

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