New Englander, Geneliz Herrera, voyaged down south to attend school at Xavier University located in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Xavier University, Geneliz double majors in Political Science and Spanish. With her degree, her goal is to join the Peace Corps. Her mission is to assist with environmental concerns in South America. Specifically, she would like to help South American land owners better manage their land through the adaptation of sustainable agricultural practices that benefit both the environment and the economy.
This young leader is profoundly immersed in Xavier’s campus life. In her first semester of school, Geneliz joined the environmental club and participated in Model Congress where she assumed the role of Speaker of the House.
During her first week of college, Geneliz admits that she was overwhelmed as she worried about making friends and the difficulty of her courses. Now however, she feels “more at peace and better equipped to excel this spring” due to the experience she gained in the fall.
On their first week, most college students are met with dreadful icebreakers and/or yawnful syllabi review. However, Hurricane Ida had other plans for Xavier University students, including Geneliz. In light of this, Xavier sent her and the remainder of the students to Texas to wait out the storm. It’s safe to say, Geneliz will remember her very first week of college indefinitely.
When she’s not hitting the books, Geneliz likes to watch old films namely Rom Coms and Classics. She also enjoys practicing her French and she has also began to practice German.