(Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian)
August 18, 2012
Rosalba Pitkin, right, counsels Julie Mercado, a second-year student at Clark College. Pitkin is an Aztec-Mexican who immigrated to the United States and has played a pivotal role on the State Commission on Hispanic Affairs. In her day job, she helps international students at Clark College adjust to the U.S. school system.