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
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.