Intercultural Relations

Stephanie Salgado

Area(s) of Study

Psychology and Spanish


Gurnee, IL


Latinos Unidos and Latinas Unidas

Why did you choose Lake Forest College?

The size of the school was an important factor because I wanted to attend a school with a smaller student body, so that I would be able to interact with my professors at a closer level. The location also played an important part because I am close to home but I also get the college experience by being able to be on campus.

What do you advocate for?

Black lives matter, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigration/border crisis.

Why did you decide to be a First Connection Mentor?

I was able to be apart of first connection my freshman year and I loved it so much. I met so many amazing people and learned so much about other people who were like myself. It made my college experience so much better because I felt comfortable being apart of a predominately white institute.

Advice for incoming students

Try and be apart of clubs and organizations on campus because they let you connect with so many people and make so many friends.