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Lisa Garcia

High School: Bermudian Springs High School

Intended Major: Spanish and Educational Studies 

Possible Career: Education Policy

Words: Thoughtful, Driven, Resilient, Caring, Goal-Oriented, Supportive 

What impact do you want to have on the world?

My goal is to help students from underrepresented communities obtain and maintain positions of influence through improving the education system nationally and globally. I am also passionate about transforming the criminal justice system. 

Name a person you admire.

I admire my mom Maria and my older sister Araceli for overcoming various obstacles and always being the most beautiful people inside and out. They have been the most inspiring role models in my life and always taught me to maintain a positive viewpoint and give my all to everything that I do, while remembering my values and where I come from. 

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

Going on the outbound trip before freshman orientation was my most valuable Evans Scholars program experience because I met some very close friends. It was also a unique and enriching experience to distance myself from my phone and the internet in general. I felt more connected to the nature and people around me and grew a deeper appreciation for everything that I have. 

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

Nation and Migration with Professor Mani and Foundations of Sociology with Professor Laurison.