Intercultural Relations

Genesis Díaz López

Area(s) of Study

International Relations and Women & Gender Studies


Guatemala City, Guatemala


Activism club, GSO, radio show, UNIDAS

Why did you choose Lake Forest College?

I chose LFC because I knew it was a small college so I figured there was going to be a close community. I also chose it because it was close to Chicago and the financial aid was very generous.

What do you advocate for?

I am passionate about feminism. 

Why did you decide to be a First Connection Mentor?

I decided to be a First Connection Mentor because I thought I could share my experiences and struggles during my first year to help others to avoid or better cope with those issues. I want to be a resource for first-year latinos or international students in general to support their transition into the USA dynamic.

Advice for incoming students

Do not feel like you need to find your group of people right away. The feeling of not fitting in is normal during the first days. Finding your people and those you feel confortable with can be just about time.