Hey! Welcome to my blog!
I am a rising sophomore, Spanish major and prospective Anthropology major. I have a passion for languages and social justice and I would love to serve as a resource for you! If you would like to reach out to me to ask any questions or to chat, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I come from Lynn, Massachusetts, but not that many people know where Lynn is. I usually ask people if they have ever heard of the Salem Witch Trials and most of the time the answer is yes. If you have not heard about them, click the link I provided and learn some history! If you already know what I’m talking about, then I’m here to tell you that Lynn is the city right next to Salem where all that spooky stuff happened. Lynn is about a two and a half hour drive to campus, so I’m not that far from my hometown.
I am Dominican-American and my parents immigrated to America from the Dominican Republic before I was born. Being afro-latina is a huge part of my identity and I love embracing my heritage. Dancing is one important aspect of Dominican culture and it has grown to be one of the most important aspects of my own life for as long as I can remember.
On campus I am involved in students-led clubs such as La Causa and the Black Student Union. I work two jobs on campus, one at the Queer Resource Center and the other at Phonathon in connection with the Amherst Fund. Right now during the summer I am working as a Visitor Relations intern for the admissions office, so if you sign up for a virtual information session and tour you might have me as your tour guide!
Although I have only been at Amherst for a year, I can confidently say that this place is my new home. I am constantly discovering new things, and I can’t wait to share with you what my life at Amherst is like.