Hey everyone! My name is Adriana Cantos and I am a junior 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 research assistant for an Attention Disorders lab on campus. I am also one of the officers for the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA) and a Diversity Council representative. 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!
Hey friends! My name is Kevin Lee and I am from Wayne, New Jersey. I am currently a Sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior on a pre-med track. In addition to working as a Student Recruitment Coordinator on the Spring Vis Team, I also tutor at the Learning Resource Center and work in the Adolescent Development Lab on campus. Despite the cold weather and heavy snow when I attended Spring Vis in 2015, I completely fell in love with Notre Dame and the endless opportunities here. Halfway through my Sophomore year, I can honestly say I could not see myself anywhere else! I hope you have a similar, or even better, experience through Spring Vis and really find your “home away from home.” Feel free to contact me about anything and I look forward to meeting you all soon!
Hey there future family! My name is Luis Lazalde and I am a Senior from El Paso, Texas studying Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomolecular Engineering and a minor in Theology. 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 Resident Assistant in Dunne Hall (Notre Dame’s Newest Men’s Dorm), as a Peer Mentor in the College of Engineering, 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 have worked in a psychology lab on campus that conducts clinical work but am currently involved in a biochemistry lab conducting basic research. I have been fortunate enough to attend a conferences in Copenhagen, Denmark; Chicago, IL; and other locations. In addition to research, I am involved with Social Justice in American Medicine, Habitat for Humanity, the Notre Dame QuestBridge chapter, and the Fighting Irish Initiative. 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 Moorpark, California, a small town about an hour north of Los Angeles. I am a senior studying Management Consulting and Political Science. As a Notre Dame student I have been given incredible opportunities to pursue my passions. I have received funding to complete internships in government and politics in Washington, D.C. and New York City. During the fall 2015 semester I studied abroad in London, England and spent my weekends traveling throughout Europe. Next year I will be working full time as a management consultant in Washington, D.C. In addition to working on the Spring Visit team, I also work for a non-profit microfinance organization called JIFFI. Additionally, I give tours to prospective students, volunteer on local political campaigns, and serve as the President of the Women in Politics club. When I came on Spring Visit in 2013 I knew that choosing to attend Notre Dame would be more than a four year decision—it would be a lifetime decision. I hope that you, too, will “find your home under the Dome” during your Spring Visit Weekend.
Hello everyone! My name is Helena James, and I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am a sophomore studying Business Analytics with a minor in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service. In addition to being a Student Recruitment Coordinator on the Spring Vis Team, I am President of Shades of Ebony, a club on campus for women of color, and I serve as Multicultural Commissioner for my dorm. Although I am only a sophomore, I have had wonderful experiences thanks to the opportunities Notre Dame has to offer. I spent last summer teaching refugee youth and have taken several trips within and outside of the United States to further my understanding of the intersectionality of social justice and faith. Overall, I have formed amazing and long lasting relationships with the people here. When I came on Spring Vis as a high school senior, I was blown away by the dedication to community, family, and service Notre Dame embodies. Please let me know if you have any questions whether it be about the Mendoza College of Business, being a leader in the multicultural community, learning how to navigate Notre Dame,
or anything else! I hope to see you soon! Go Irish!