Senior Spotlight: Laura Brinez Camacho

As we celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2021, we share the experiences, memories and plans of some of our seniors.

Laura Brinez (’21)
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Major: Business Administration and Psychology

Laura Brinez Camacho (’21)

While at Loras, I have been Resident assistant, Peer advisor, Student Life Diversity coordinator, Spiritual Life Sustainability Intern, Student Ambassador, LULAC member, library worker and co-host of the Sabor Latino podcast.

I came to Loras because I was offered an International Scholarship during my senior year of high school. I had never been to Dubuque, Iowa, until I arrived on campus as a student.

I would have never pictured my experience at Loras to be anything like how it is right now, my first year. I’ve grown so much as a person and as a student, and I’ve gotten involved in so many things that I could not have imagined all this when I got here my first year.

When I look at my time at Loras, my favorite moments were all the events in which we were able to highlight LatinX backgrounds and cultures, such as Latino Soccer nights, Smokestack events and LatinX Heritage month.

After graduation, I plan to work in a field related to my majors and save money for my Master’s degree.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).