My light

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. – Maya Angelou It is important for me to stay true to what makes me as I navigate through this University. Even though I am constantly growing and molding into a better me, I still want my authentic light to...

Faith in Progress

Sometimes, I feel like my dreams are being shot at. My appearance is targeted, because I don’t have the straight hair, fair skin, and standard height as the “ideal female” in this society. My hair is kinky, my skin is similar to the color of cocoa,...

Melanin

My father is from Rio Piedra, Puerto Rico. My maternal grandmother is from Luquillo, Puerto Rico. My sisters’ father is from a paler part of Puerto Rico I’ve no name for. This, for a while, defined me: my skin color relative to the perceived average skin color of the...
Puzzle Pieces

Puzzle Pieces

“It’s as if you two were puzzle pieces. In the beginning, you fit perfectly. It felt predestined. Then you fell in love. You couldn’t believe that the previous “fit” now felt even more phenomenal. Everything was going beautifully, until...
Summer Involvement

Summer Involvement

I found most of my summer undergraduate opportunities by speaking with others who have similiar interest as me and asking where they worked. I also did a lot of online searching. It is true a lot of jobs are found and secured by networking, so I found this all really...