Intercultural Relations

Jaqueline Barrera

Area(s) of Study

Major: Philosophy, Minors: French and Cinema Studies


Round Lake Beach, IL


Latinos Unidos

Why did you choose Lake Forest College?

Financial Aid

What do you advocate for?

Racial Injustice (including Black Lives Matter, Abolishing ICE), Women's Reproductive Rights, Defunding/Abolishing the Police, Wealth Distribution, Gay/Trans Rights.

Why did you decide to be a First Connection Mentor?

The experience I had truly changed my life as I met my life long friends, including my mentors. 
I want to make sure new students feel comfortable in their new environment and hopefully befriend them!

Advice for incoming students

Say yes to as many things that peak your interest because you'll open a lot of new doors!  You'll pick up new hobbies or meet new friends you probably would have never talked to otherwise.