- Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
- Majors: American Cultural Studies and Spanish
Empowered to Lead
When I first stepped on campus as a high school senior, I realized that Western was the best place for me to fulfill my aspirations and become an effective leader. Many of my professors care about me as a person and that definitely has helped me to be a much better student. It is amazing—the more confident I feel in my academics, the more I am able to take on leadership roles that help me model the way for others.
Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez has been the most influential instructor I have had at WWU. She has allowed me to connect with my national origins and roots in ways that I had never thought were possible. She is a role model in my life and, in many ways, an advisor in my educational and academic life.
I love planning and attending events that showcase the diversity that Western offers. Through my involvement on campus, I have met so many wonderful people—people who have become like family members who I can trust for advice and guidance. I feel empowered and appreciated.
Outside the Classroom
My hobbies include planning and organizing cultural events, being involved with the Ethnic Student Center, playing intramural sports, and eating.
Life in Bellingham
I enjoy all the beautiful parks and scenery the Bellingham area provides. I also enjoy tasting the endless food venues around town.
My post-graduation plans include joining the Peace Corps where I will educate communities about health and culture in Ethiopia or Brazil. After my dream of joining the Peace Corps becomes true, I plan to return to WWU and continue my graduate studies in the field of Student Affairs Administration.