Junior: Political Science, Honors College, President-Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, V.P.-Model United Nations
Cindy’s passion for multiculturalism and social justice has created multiple opportunities to make a difference, both on and off campus. Having an appreciation and understanding of the issues and pressures on immigrant families, especially children, Cindy has volunteered with local organizations such as the Hand-in-Hand Multicultural Center and Grupo Latinoamericano. In conjunction with her Law interests, Cindy was able to assist Grupo Latinoamericano with cases and paperwork regarding D.A.C.A.-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which helps provide a two year pardon from deportation to undocumented immigrant youth brought to the U.S. as children. This allows many of these youth to apply for work and higher education opportunities.
Cindy encourages others to get involved in their community in some way, but do so with an open mind and an open heart, stating “…when you volunteer, you get to know others better, and in turn, learn more about yourself.” Because of her impressive track record of campus and community service activities, we are proud to recognize Cindy as February’s Public Affairs Student Spotlight.