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Juliana Gutierrez

Juliana Gutierrez

Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
High School: Bard High School Early College Queens
Intended major: Education Studies and Political Science special major, Latin American Studies minor
Possible career: International educational development, comparative education, or international law

5 words: Passionate, Thoughtful, Loving, Receptive, Action-oriented

What impact do you want to have on the world?

I would like to help create and strengthen educational opportunities for youth and children worldwide, especially those for whom opportunities are not open or visible; and empower youth to create new opportunities and a better world for themselves. 

Name a person you admire:

Wangari Maathai

What is something you are proud of in your life so far?

I am very proud of the person that my life experiences have shaped me to be. I am proud of taking advantage of my education at Swarthmore, in and outside of the classroom, to develop as a social thinker. I also value my ability and constant drive to put my skills and knowledge into needed action, and my inclination to interact with others and my environment in a compassionate manner. 

What have been the most valuable Evans Scholars program experiences for you?

I have grown tremendously through all of my Evans Scholars experiences. Teaching and facilitating social justice workshops for middle and high school in Peru and the Dominican Republic enabled me a great deal about effective practices, needs, and issues in education worldwide. Attending development conferences for student leaders has also helped me to develop a critical understanding of issues and approaches in international development and education. 

What was the most transformative class you have taken and/or what subjects do you want to explore deeply?

One of the most transformative classes I have taken was educational psychology. The class explored theories on student motivation, learning, and interest development that have equipped me with an understanding of how I can help or motivate others to develop and pursue their interests.