Katya Echazarreta, the first Mexican-born woman in space, will be partnering with McDonald’s USA to encourage Hispanic students to pursue higher education.
Echazarreta – a first-generation student and education advocate – will be a guest speaker at select high schools, as part of the HACER® Education Tour, visiting the likes of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and El Paso. She will also host 1:1 in-person mentorship sessions with Hispanic college-bound students at select McDonald’s restaurants November-January and a virtual mentorship session for highschoolers Jan. 25.
She is a former McDonald’s crew member.
McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship has given more than $33 million in scholarships to more than 17,000 students, awarding half a million dollars to Hispanic high school seniors every year.
Applications are open now through Feb. 6, 2023.