What is your favorite spot on campus? The Grotto
What is your best Notre Dame memory? Can’t think of just one. The snowball fights, the push-ups after a touchdown, taking advice from awesome professors, having my family visit, nights of studying at the library with my friends, extended dinner talks at the dining hall, among so many others.
What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal? For breakfast: Waffles with the ND logo or leprechaun on them. For lunch/dinner: Chicken parmigiana. For dessert: Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
What is your favorite thing about dorm life? Going to mass in slippers at 10pm with my friends
What clubs/activities are you involved in? Co-president of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America), Tour Guide with the Admissions Office, SIBC (Student International Business Council)
What made you choose Notre Dame? The fact that it strives to educate not just the minds but especially the hearts of its students. Along with Notre Dame's excellent academics comes the importance of giving back and being a well-rounded person, and that has always been extremely valuable to me. On top of that, the people who work and study here are with no doubt special.
What is your favorite part about being an international student at Notre Dame? The Latino family.
How did you adjust to life on campus? Making an effort to get to know other students very well, from those who lived in my dorm to those I would meet in my classes and activities.
How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND? Not only eating pupusas from the restaurant “Girasol" with my Salvadoran friends every once in awhile, but also sharing my different experiences and points of view in class.
What advice do you have for international students? Make an effort to be as involved as possible, participate in class, get to know your professors, don’t be afraid to ask questions, meet as many people as possible, go abroad even if you are already "studying abroad."