Hi! My name is Yadira and I'm a Latinx Studies major from Santa Ana, CA. I chose Dartmouth because of the close-knit community, beautiful campus, and amazing traditions. I've been able to travel to other schools for conferences, meet presidential candidates, and work in a multitude of departments on campus. When I'm not taking naps in the Stacks or perfecting my Collis salad, you can find me practicing graphic design, watching documentaries about food, or hanging out at my sorority.
Interdisciplinary course in geography, sociology, and Latinx studies, my final project use political affiliation/age/county to predict the California presidential winner.
Since my freshman year of high school, I've been using my summers to get ahead in school, go to special math/science programs, or work. This would be my last "free" summer, so I stayed home and helped my mom at work.
During O-Week -- or orientation week -- before my first fall term on campus, I managed the impossible. I sprained my ankle walking down a small incline on the way to the Choates, one of the freshman dorms on campus. I was on my way to pick up a friend to go to the A Cappella showcase and ended up on the ground... somehow. I’m still not sure how it happened, but I got up, hobbled my way to the show, and went to bed. Needless to say, the next morning my ankle was the size of a large tomato. I went to Dick’s House, our infirmary, and lo and behold, I had sprained my ankle three days before classes started. I was to elevate it and “take it easy” for the next few weeks. I matriculated and shook President Hanlon’s hand with a brace on my ankle.