Lea in London, England

Lea in LondonHey 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.

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