Cuquis and her dad Jaime made this when she was in middle school.

Cuquis and her dad Jaime made this when she was in middle school.

We love it when families brag on Duke University students doing great human rights work!

Cuquis Robledo has been working summers with Rooted in Rights for two years (and wrote about summer research we helped support on our web site here and here).

Her dad knows that her dedication to human rights is nothing new. “While my daughter Cuquis was attending middle school, she wanted to raise awareness about little people and the challenges they face in a world built for normal height people. So we created a non-profit to raise money and bring Matt Roloff from the show Little People Big World to give a talk to the whole school. And he came! Kids were inspired by his story and who he is to the world. Little did I know back then that Cuquis would become an advocate for people with disabilities and while attending Duke University she is now working for the organization Rooted in Rights. This was the logo Cuquis and I created back then. It hold hers and my finger prints. She is leaving her finger prints everywhere she is. Her stand is to have everyone live a fulfilled life, and she makes a big difference!”

Cuquis dancingCuquis also spent part of her summer perfecting her dancing skills. One hallmark of the successful rights activist is that they know when to celebrate life and all of the wonders we fight for.

Welcome back to Duke, Cuquis!


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