William Mundo | Undergraduate Lead
Major: Public Health and Ethnic Studies
My name is William Mundo and I am a first generation student
majoring in Public Health and minoring in Ethnic Studies looking into going to
medical school in the near future. I was born in the City of Angels, California
and raised in the rocky mountains of Colorado. Outside of the classroom I am a
Senator CU Denver Student Government Association and also work for the Hispanic
Student Services under the Educational Opportunity Programs Office. I recently
started doing some work with the Anthropology Department and the Latino
Research Policy Center on their project Social Media For Sexual Reproductive
Rights, Access, and Justice. I also like to spend time outside the classroom
helping my larger community by participating in many extracurricular
organizations and activities such as United Mexican American Students, Hispanic
Scholarship Fund, Diversity Identity Leadership and Equity, College Of Liberal
Arts and Sciences Council on Diversity and Inclusion. On my free time I engage
in community service projects. I am also a local Denver DJ that loves mixing
Jenny Romero |
Class Standing: Undergraduate Sophomore
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 Freshmen
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.