Intercultural Relations

Alice Cruz

Area(s) of Study

Sociology and Anthropology and Spanish


Waukegan, IL


Latinos Unidos

Why did you choose Lake Forest College?

I chose Lake Forest College because it had everything I was looking in a college, it's a small campus, it's close to home, and the faculty is always there for you when you reach out for help.

What do you advocate for?

I advocate for Black Lives, the LGBTQ+ community, and women's rights.

Why did you decide to be a First Connection Mentor?

I decided to be a First Connection Mentor because I think it's important (especially as an incoming freshman or a new student) to have people that support you and guide you to have the reassurance that there are a lot of people that want to see you succeed. I also enjoy helping and
supporting people in their different journeys.

Advice for incoming students

Advice that I have for incoming students is to be open minded and don't be shy everyone is trying to make new friends.