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Celeste Garcia

SES Fellow (AmeriCorps VISTA)

SES Fellow (AmeriCorps VISTA)

 

  • Where do you call home? 
    • I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago called Chicago Heights but I consider the entirety of the Chicagoland area home.
  • What do you do at Northwestern?
    • I am an AmeriCorps VISTA at Student Enrichment Services (SES), where I am able to connect FGLI students to resources on campus. I also provide support to the Purple Pantry and help manage different projects at SES.
  • What groups/committees/communities are you part of at NU?
    • I am a part of the community of first-generation professionals, Northwestern Unidos: Latinx Professionals Coalition, and SAW Committee.
  • What are you passionate about?
    • I am passionate about providing support and mentorship to first-generation students. I believe the true measure of success pertains to how many people you uplift in your life's journey.
  • What are some moments/accomplishments/projects you have been proud of?
    • A moment I will always remember was the day I received my bachelor's degree. It was a way of honoring my parents and the sacrifices they made for me to be able to be the first in my family to do so. I am also proud of having been selected to interview political commentator Ana Navarro at my alma mater, UIC, on International Womxn's Day.
  • Where can you be found around campus?
    • Student Enrichment Services, Multicultural Center, The Black House, Scott Hall, Searle, and Norris.
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    • In my spare time, I like to read memoirs of inspiring womxn, play volleyball, journal, and go hiking with my family.
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