Intercultural Relations

Allison Coffell

Area(s) of Study

Biology

Hometown

Grayslake, IL

Co-curricular

Kappa Alpha Theta, Latinos Unidos, Durand Scholar, lifting weights, running, and painting.

Why did you choose Lake Forest College?

Because of the close community and the personal interactions with professors.

What do you advocate for?

Racial equality, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, climate change, and anti-sexual violence.

Why did you decide to be a First Connection Mentor?

I did first connections my freshman year and wanted to be a mentor for my sophomore year because it impacted me in many ways and I would like to do the same for someone else.

Advice for incoming students

I would say try to keep a close connection with your professors and don't be afraid to ask for help because many professors are very understanding with any struggles you may be having and are willing to give extensions or help you with material.