What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
Through Georgia State I was able to mentor with our Latino leadership initiative program, and I also served as a Welcome Center tour guide. Bringing people together and sharing my passion and excitement for the school that I love was so meaningful. I also got to do amazing things with Spotlight and the Student Programs Board where I was the daytime programs director.
That was a challenging role during the pandemic. I am so proud of how we were able to come together to have some events under those circumstances to make our students feel like they are cared about and have a fun time.
I also went to Mexico and the Dominican Republic as part of a study abroad program. So, there were a lot of back-to-back blessings during my Georgia State journey.
How has Georgia State shaped you into the person you are today?
I worked with the Multicultural Center at Georgia State, and that was such a meaningful time for me to be able to share my identity as an Afro-Latina. When I got to college, I saw that people who come from very different backgrounds can still come together. Growing up, I felt like had to be one thing and that I had to fit in this box, and I never really felt like I fit in any of the boxes. But when I got to Georgia State, the opportunity to just exist as me, share my identity and find people who relate to me was very, very meaningful.