Genaro Laynes |
Class Standing: Undergraduate
Jenny Romero |
Class Standing: Undergraduate Junior
Up until 6th grade, I absolutely disliked science. On my first day of middle school I had an amazing teacher who showed us how awesome science is. It’s teachers like these who have inspired me to become a teacher. I hope to be a positive influence through education to ameliorate the quality of life of those in my communities and create a ripple effect of promoting wellness. After college, I would like to continue with graduate school, but I am not sure if I will go to school for a biological science or education.
I would love to spend my junior year of college abroad and learn a new language. The languages of interest to me are the Romance languages and I hope to learn Portuguese and Italian. I was raised knowing English and Spanish and I took French for 5 years in school, so I think it would be really cool to eventually know five languages.
Xochilt Selena Diaz Hernandez
Class Standing: Undergraduate Sophomore
I was born in Michoacan Mexico and my parents brought me to the United States when I was nine years old (2004). During my middle school career, I struggled with my English. This was mainly because of the elementary school that I attended. While in elementary school in Colorado, I was mainly taught in Spanish rather than in English. It was not until I was placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, during my middle school years, when I started becoming fluent in my English. It did took sufficient effort and hard-work from myself to become fluent in English.
Now that I'm officially a CU Denver Lynx, I am proud of all of the work I’ve accomplished, including overcoming the barrier that many face when moving to a different country; a country that acquires a different culture, tradition, and language. However, of all my accomplishments as a person and individual couldn’t have been fulfilled without my family’s support. Though I’ve accomplished several things in life, I want to accomplish more. After completing my four years at CU Denver, I want to apply to the School of Nursing at the Anschutz campus. I want to become a nurse to be able to travel to impoverished areas and aid people with curable diseases and advice those individuals that acquired incurable diseases.