Canyon Crest Academy student Marisa Acosta hosts discussion for assistant secretary of education for postsecondary education

Marisa Acosta with Eduardo Ochoa, the U.S. assistant secretary of education for postsecondary education

Marisa Acosta, a 14-year-old Canyon Crest Academy student and an accomplished local youth theatre performer, co-hosted a dinner and discussion on April 2 with Eduardo Ochoa, the U.S. assistant secretary of education for postsecondary education. The evening’s discussion centered on President Obama’s vision for advanced education and the nation’s growing Hispanic community.

In attendance were several local Hispanic business leaders, including Jerry Ascensio, the vice chairman of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), Perla Myers a math professor from USD and Marisa’s father Gary Acosta, the co-founder of NAHREP. Also in attendance were Steve McCormick and Marisol Best from the La Jolla Playhouse, and Jim and Judy Park, president of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and a local educator. Marisa reports that, “Meeting with Secretary Ochoa was very exciting and I feel that the evening’s discussion was an important step in our community’s efforts to convey the importance of a college education to all segments of our community.”

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