(Photo courtesy of Gabriela Gonzales Lucero)
By: Samantha Jewell, Social Media Editor
What brought you to Regis University?
The close, tight-knit community Regis offers to the students and the values instilled through the Jesuit Community.
What is your major? And why did you decide that was what you wanted to study?
I am an Elementary Education major; I always loved working with kids. Throughout high school, I worked a program coordinator for the afterschool program for 1st- 5th grade. It was since then that I knew I wanted to work with kids and shape the minds of the future.
What is your plan after graduation?
After graduation, I hope to teach at a Title One DPS school and specialize in teaching ESL students.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
The most influential person in my life is my mom. Throughout my childhood, she was always fighting for equal rights among many minority groups, and she always taught me to stand up for what I believe in.
What is the happiest moment in your life?
That’s so hard to choose, but I would have to say the birth of my son. You don’t know the value of everything you do in life until you have that little person looking into your eyes counting on you.
What is your favorite Jesuit Value? Why?
Men and Women For and With Others, It keeps you level and always checking you as a person to want to be constantly giving back and taking care of others not just yourself.
Tell us about the new club that you are starting? And who can join?
It’s Students Advocating for Educational Diversity. At Regis, we are educated men and women of all ages and faiths who take on leadership roles and try to make a positive impact in a changing society. My fellow education majors and I have started a new club on campus called SAED, Students Advocating for Educational Diversity. Our mission is to seek to support, advocate for, and include people of color considering a profession in the field of education. We hope to bring awareness to the underrepresentation of people of color across the university, but especially in the Education Department. Thus, our club includes undergrads from a diverse range of backgrounds, but particularly those who identify as people of color. We hope to help provide ALL future educators with opportunities to work in a diverse variety of school settings. Currently, we are focusing on anyone taking an education class and want to recruit more future teachers of color.