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Nancy

Name:

Nancy Rosas Arellano

Hometown:

Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Birthday:

June 8th

Major(s)/Minor(s):

Nursing

Class Year:

2020

Place of peace on campus:

Gym

I'm most authentically myself when I'm....

with my friends!

Quick Bio:

I am a first-generation college student and the youngest of four siblings. I'm a proud Latina! I enjoy working out at the gym, yoga sculpt, and staying active in general. I absolutely love dogs. My dream is to be able to travel around the world and see new places, meet new people and learn about different cultures.

Campus Involvement:

Exploring Latin American Cultures (ELAC)

What does the phrase "intercultural competency" mean to you?

Being able to recpect, keep an open mind, be willing to be uncomfortable in order to learn, and acknowledge differences and similarities between cultures.

About which aspect(s) of diversity are you most passionate?

Intersectional feminism, race

What advice would you like to give to first-year students?

Try new things! Sometimes that may mean stepping out of your comfort zone. Being able to step out of your comfort zon eto learn or experience something new is when you'll truly be able to learn and grow. Advocate for yourself, don't be afraid to ask for help or to put yourself first. Make self-care a priority, surround yourself by people that support you and will push you when you need it. Always challenge yourself and know that you are capable of so much. Remember that you deserve to be here just as much as everyone else.

What advice would you like to give to continuing students?

Meet new people! There are so many people left to meet and get to know better! Try going to events you usually wouldn't go to. Be more inclusive even if you think you already are. There is always work to be done to create a stronger community and inclusivity is one of those things we can all work on.