Scholar Spotlight: Maria Gabriela Romero '21

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Posted at 6:08pm on January 19, 2019 via Blackboard Connect.

What is your hometown and graduation year?

Apex, NC '21

What scholarship program are you a part of?

Diversity Scholars Program

What is your major?

Political Science

What are you most looking forward to at Appalachian?

I most look forward to the opportunities at App. Not only the academic opportunities but also the chances to connect with the community.

Tell us about yourself(extracurricular activities, honors/awards,interests,hobbies):

One of my passions is social justice, not only in fighting for the rights of all, but also spreading knowledge about different forms of inequality.

What are your plans after graduation?

I would like to go to law school and eventually work for an NGO in order to help others.

If you were to meet your donor, what would you say?

Thank you so much! This scholarship is an incredible blessing. It is an opportunity for me to live the next four years of my life entirely focused on my goal of helping others instead of worrying about debt.