Hey everyone! My name is Adriana Cantos and I am a sophomore from Boca Raton, Florida. I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Science, Technology, and Values. Aside from working on the Spring Vis Team, I am a part of a Hip-Hop dance group called Project Fresh (P-Fresh) and I am also one of the officers for the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA). I also work in an Attention Disorders lab on campus. I am extremely grateful that I was given the opportunity to come to Notre Dame on Spring Visit Weekend. It really allowed me to experience what life as a student would be. Some of my best friends were made that weekend. I hope that other prospective students have the same experience. Go Irish!
Hello friends, my name is Michael Dinh a senior from Richmond, Virginia (but now in Maricopa, Arizona) majoring in biology and psychology. In addition to working as a Student Recruitment Coordinator on the Spring Vis team, I have served as an officer in the Asian American Association, taught biology lab as a teaching assistant, and done neuroscience research in a lab on campus. When I came on Spring Vis as a high school senior, I learned to overcome my fear of cold weather, homesickness, and leprechauns because I loved the sense of community and dedication to service that I found at Notre Dame. Please let me know if you have any questions about being a premed at Notre Dame, and I look forward to meeting you all soon!
Kereknaan “KK” Fiannaan
Hi there, friends and family! My name is Kereknaan “KK” Fiannaan and I’m a senior from Salem, Massachusetts. In addition to studying Sociology, Television, and International Development Studies, I’ve had some amazing experiences thanks to the opportunities that Notre Dame offers. I recently did research in Ghana and South Africa, and I also spent a semester in Washington DC, interning with C-SPAN. In addition to these and many other wonderful opportunities, I have met some amazing people at Notre Dame and formed lifelong friendships. It all started a few years ago, during my Spring Vis Weekend, when I first formed some of these relationships that are still flourishing today. I hope the same for you, and I can’t wait to meet you all!
Hey there future family! My name is Luis Lazalde and I am a Junior from El Paso, Texas studying Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomolecular Engineering. Notre Dame has given me the opportunity to dive into my greatest passion, which is to help others. I have been able to do this not only by working as a Spring Visit recruitment coordinator, but also by serving as a representative on Diversity Council, as a STEM Ambassador for my dorm, Zahm House, as a leader on the Latino Freshmen Retreat, and through many other opportunities through MSPS, Campus Ministry, and others. In my time here I’ve also had the chance to study abroad in Rome, Italy for a summer, and conduct cancer research. If you have any questions about STEM, spirituality, Star Wars, or anything else at Notre Dame, I’ll be happy to answer. I can’t wait to meet you soon!
Hi guys! My name is Harisa Spahic and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Anthropology. I come from Granger, Indiana, where I have grown up for most of my life near Notre Dame. After Notre Dame, I hope to pursue an MD/PhD. I work in a psychology lab on campus that conducts clinical work. I was fortunate enough to attend a medical conference this past summer in Copenhagen, Denmark, with this lab. In addition to research, I am involved with Social Justice in American Medicine, Habitat for Humanity, and the Notre Dame QuestBridge chapter. Despite living so close to Notre Dame, I had never truly visited the campus as a prospective student before Spring Visitation, and after that fateful weekend in February, I could not have been more excited to move in that following August. Being a student at Notre Dame is a once in a lifetime experience that I hope you decide to take.
Hello! My name is Victoria Velasquez, and I am from sunny Moorpark, California. I am a junior studying Management Consulting and Political Science. As a Notre Dame student I have been given incredible opportunities to pursue my passions. This past summer I interned in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, and during the fall semester I studied abroad in London, England. In addition to serving as a student recruitment coordinator, I also work for a non-profit microfinance organization called JIFFI. Additionally, I teach English to Spanish-speaking adults, volunteer on local political campaigns, and serve as the Vice President of Women in Politics. When I came on Spring Visit in 2013 I knew that I wanted to be part of the Notre Dame family so that I could grow academically, spiritually and socially. I hope that you too will “find your home under the Dome.”