Aidee Barajas

Aidee Barajas
Class of 2023

Aidee is a Junior from Arlington, Texas, majoring in sociology and American studies. On campus, she lives in Ryan Hall. On her favorite part about Ryan, she says, “FJ's! Baking all over the dorm and then we all get to enjoy the food later in the night; open to all campus!”

She is a Questbridge Scholar and is involved with the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy. Aidee is also on the board of the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program and is a Student Affiliate for the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights. She is also a member of the Latino Student Alliance and is involved with Frontline. Aidee is on the Center for Social Concerns Core Team, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Committee of Ryan Hall. In Student Government, she is in the Department of Student Empowerment and the Department of Diversity and Inclusion. She will be going abroad to Morocco during the Spring 2022.

Aidee’s favorite Notre Dame tradition is Posadas and, although she is no longer Catholic, she continues to participate and loves the community because it represents being back home with her family. It is a big tradition in her own family, so when the Latinx community and Campus Ministry team up to make this happen, it warms her heart and makes her feel at home!

Among other things, you can ask Aidee about being Latina at a predominantly white institution, coming from a warm place, and being far from home.