Intercultural Relations

Vanessa Guzman

Area(s) of Study

Politics and Sociology and Anthropology


Chicago, IL


Latinos Unidos

Why did you choose Lake Forest College?

I chose Lake Forest because I was looking for a small liberal arts school close to the city as well as because of their sociology and anthropology major offered.

What do you advocate for?

I advocate for black lives, lgbtq+ rights, women rights, immigrant and refugee rights.

Why did you decide to be a First Connection Mentor?

After my experience as a First Connection Mentee I decided to become a First Connection Mentor
because I wanted to be able to help other students with similar backgrounds transition into college
by giving them a support system on campus.

Advice for incoming students

Always be yourself, put yourself out there, never be afraid to ask for help.