Hey y’all! My name is Lea and I am from San Antonio, Texas. I am a proud member of the Class of 2021 and a prouder Latinx and Latin American Studies major. This upcoming Fall, I am excited to be studying abroad in London through the IFSA Queen Mary, University of London Partnership.
Throughout my time abroad, I am interested in examining the state of higher education within England especially as more people from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds have applied to such institutions. I am particularly interested in this topic as it compares to the state of higher education in the United States as seen through my perspective as a First Generation, low-income student of color.
Throughout the semester, I hope that my insights are helpful and that I can contribute to the dialogue surrounding access to higher education at Amherst and beyond.
- As I am writing my first blog post, I am still in Amherst, surrounded by all the familiar faces and places I’ve come to know, care for, and love in my past two years. I’m just one day away from the beginning of my fall semester and the beginning of my travels to a whole other country for the first time in my life. Within this day alone I’ve felt so much excitement, sadness, optimism, and genuine fear. Upon disclosing …Continue Reading »