Three female Latina graduates

Puente Project

Reyna Grande at De Anza

photo of Reyna Grande smiling

Reyna Grande is an author, speaker and educator. Her work includes her recent memoir, "The Distance Between Us" and two novels, "Across a Hundred Mountains" and "Dancing with Butterflies."

Originally from Mexico, Grande came to the United States as an undocumented child immigrant to live with her father, whom she hadn't seen in eight years. She went on to become the first in her family to graduate from college. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, she holds a bachelor's degree and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing.

You can find out more about Reyna Grande on her website - - and you can meet her when she visits campus to talk about her life and writing.

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Campus Center, Conference Rooms A&B

Grande's appearance is sponsored by the Puente Project at De Anza College. 

Puente Project Co-Coordinators

Counseling: Yolanda Johnson

English: Lydia Hearn
Phone: 408.864.5785

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Last Updated: 5/15/17