"Art is a form of resistance – a way of standing up against oppression and injustice" - Diego Rivera
During the 2020 pandemic, Dulce was employed as a Personal Injury defense paralegal for major Chicago sports team's reputable firm. Part of her duties included collecting medical records, creating medical summaries and writing extensively detailed letters to independent medical experts when requiring their opinion for causal connection. The partner of this firm invested in her to sharpen her professional writing skills at UChicago. Dulce herself could not afford such a course but enjoyed it. She successfully completed her course and with interest in any other opportunities for free education learned about Illinois Humanities' The Odyssey Project, created by Rebecca Amato.
Dulce completed two years of this program with UIC and qualified for 4 year scholarship through this program at UChicago. At the end of these four years, she will also be a alum and considered for international world travel.
After completing her first year graduation 2022, Dulce sat as a panelist to help during orientation for the new group at Haymarket House.
May 2023, Dulce graduated from her 2nd and final year of the Odyssey Project. She was chosen to speak at graduation ceremony on behalf of her class at The National Museum of Mexican Art. Please visitblog for speech.
June 2023, Dulce was invited to speak on her 2nd year student experience with Director Rebecca Amato at local radio station, Lumpen Radio.