How are you connected to the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) or the Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI)?
I am connected to OHI through The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund, which is a scholarship program for Latinos. I was accepted into the program my freshman year. I am happy to be a Goizueta Scholar because I can volunteer in events in which Latino high school students might become passionate about STEM or interested in attending Georgia Tech.
What advice would you give to students on succeeding academically at Georgia Tech?
Seek help! Asking questions, going to a professor's and TA’s office hours, and using help desks are so important! Georgia Tech is meant to be challenging, so don’t be embarrassed to get help. I find it also very helpful to make study groups with friends in your classes and participate in study sessions with them.
What advice would you give to students on acclimating socially to Georgia Tech?
I would advise joining clubs to make friends. I know most students at Tech are stressed and focused on their studies. However, I think it is important to join clubs, so one can make friends and be socially active in order to alleviate stress.
Where have you worked while at Georgia Tech, and what did you enjoy about that experience?
I have not yet had a job while at Georgia Tech. During my junior year, I wish to get a part-time job with OMED. I would like to work with OMED because I like the idea of helping the minority population at Georgia Tech grow and flourish.
What has been your favorite Georgia Tech experience?
My favorite Georgia Tech experience has been making new friends. In college, I feel that I have been fortunate in making nice, long-lasting friendships. My friends are loyal people who have helped me through a lot and have kept me sane while at Tech!
What are you involved with on campus, and why?
The organization that I am the most involved is Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE). The club’s goal is to get more women in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and help the women already in ECE. I hold a leadership position in WECE, acting as the current industry relations co-chair. This means I am the person that communicates with companies in need of ECE employees, organizes weekly meetings for informational settings, and coordinates with corporate sponsors. I am really involved in WECE because I passionately believe in its initiative, and because it's a good place to make friends and learn about potential internships and co-ops.
What has been your study abroad experience while at Georgia Tech?
As of now, I have had no study abroad experience. However, I would love to study abroad before I graduate! I would love to study abroad in Colombia, my homeland. I would love to spend five months back in Colombia to spend time with my extended family.