Jackie Cruz

Melanie Nesteruk

Jackie Cruz, Flaca in the Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black,” speaks at Kent State on October 22, 2014. “The purpose of her coming is to show Kent State Latinos and Hispanics – and really all of the student body – that there are Hispanics out there who are doing great things for themselves,” said Kelsey Leyva, the public relations specialist for SALSA.