Laura Gomez '19
Laura Gomez is a junior in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, double majoring in English Literature and French. Throughout her time at Northwestern, she has been particularly influenced and inspired by experiences like studying post-colonial Senegalese literature and volunteering with a refugee resettlement organization, which have caused her to examine her own experience as a first-generation student growing up with immigrant parents. Laura is currently designing a research project on the mental, emotional, and cultural impact of assimilation through immigration and/or asylum seeking as it is portrayed in literature. After graduation, Laura plans to pursue her passion for language and literature in graduate school.