LSSP Testimonials

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"It is truly a great feeling to be focused on my studies and social life and not have to worry about any work study or financial situations for myself and my family. I only hope that while I am at Notre Dame that I am able to soak up all the opportunities present on campus to make even greater contributions to the Latino community. My ultimate goal is to merge the two things that matter most to me: science and my community. A big thank you to the ILS for granting me access to this unlimited bucket of opportunity,"

Giselle (Gigi) Garcia
Niles, IL
Class of 2023
Biological Sciences 


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"Upon arriving to campus, I felt that I already had a scholarly family to come home to thanks to the ILS. I am grateful for the opportunity to establish myself as a leader in the Latino community and for the unconditional support from Paloma, Prof. Fraga, and all of our ILS family. This scholarship has added perspective to my first months at Notre Dame. I am excited to use my time and talents to strengthen the Latino community and create new opportunities for other bright young leaders in the making."

Nathalie Garcia
Lawrence, MA
Class of 2023
Neuroscience and Behavior


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“I volunteer so that economic status does not hinder their ability to receive religious education and to alleviate their parents’ worries of their children not being able to receive their sacraments.”

Yanik Ariste
Miami, FL
Class of 2022
Accountancy and Spanish


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“We seek to empower future generations as many Latinos have come to the United States in search of a better life. I have a duty to act, to contribute, to make a difference."

Lorena V. Morejon Lasso
Boca Raton, FL
Class of 2022
Pre-med


Isabel Ruiz

"A true leader will be able to motivate others by making themselves a beacon of trust for others.”

Isabel Ruiz
El Paso, TX
Class of 2022
Film, Televison, Theatre


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“I bear a great responsibility to my immigrant brothers and sisters and am determined to serve them and help give them the voice they deserve”
 

Nicholas Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA
Class of 2022
Architecture


Alejandra Osorio

“LSSP has provided me with opportunities that have helped me grow and shape me into a leader for Latinx communities. The support I have received from LSSP has helped me gain more confidence in myself and has allowed me to learn how to empower and help Latinx communities.”

Alejandra Osorio
Santa Ana, CA
Class of 2021
Neuroscience and Pre-Professional Studies


Diego Reynoso

"I understand that everything I do from here is a representation of my family's hard work and I am trying to change the narrative for future generations."

Diego Reynoso
Elkhart, IN
Class of 2021
Political Science and Economics


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"I have always had the desire to be a sort of representative of the Latino/Hispanic community, but being an LSSP scholar has influenced me and serves as a daily reminder of why I am here and my role on campus."


Aaron Benavides
Corpus Christi, TX
Class of 2021
Political Science


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"Being a part of LSSP has given me so many opportunities to further my education. Without LSSP I would not have discovered my passion for Latino Studies and working with Latino communities. LSSP has provided a home for me on campus and a community of people that motivate and inspire me."

Jisel Gomez
Mundelein, IL
Class of 2021
Neuroscience and Latino Studies


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“I now feel like I can go home and accomplish big tasks like policy change and not only influence my immediate family and friends but rather the broader community. I am no longer afraid to be more involved and take on bigger roles because of the confidence I have gained from being part of a program as grand as LSSP." 

Kelly Liang
Miami, FL
Class of 2021
Political Science