My friend Valentina Glockner, recently got her Ph.D. at the Anthropology Department of a first tier university in Mexico City: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa. She is going to speak at her Alma Mater, about her work.
She is on her way to a brilliant academic career.
Now the sad news:
Her name was Sara A. Medina. She studied at East Aurora High School, from 2006 to 2010. I taught bilingual mathematics to her class, near my house in Warrenville, Illinois.
I found out about her death yesterday.
She was a photographer with the Marine Corps, on a humanitarian mission to Nepal. She died in a helicopter accident, with other Americans, and Nepalese.
Life is full of events, some good, and some bad.
I feel admiration for Valentina's family, and sadness, and sorrow for Sara's.
Both are the best that Mexico produces.