Humans of GSU: Karina Hernandez Cazarez
“Throughout my life, I did not always feel comfortable expressing myself as a Latina; however, at Governors State, I have never felt excluded because the university strives to make sure that everyone on campus feels welcomed. During Hispanic Heritage Month, this dedication to inclusion and representation is especially apparent with the various events going on around the school, such as the recent Latinx Faculty, Staff, and Students Reception. This event is imperative for Latin American students to realize they have support from Latin American faculty and staff that can provide them invaluable mentorship.
I am excited to see that Governors State is working towards recognizing Hispanic and Latin American heritage outside of a single month as well. With improvements to educational programs focusing on intercultural studies and the actions of the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), students, faculty, and staff of other demographics can learn about a culture that is not consistently represented in our greater American society.”
—Karina Hernandez Cazarez, Recruiting Specialist, Admissions, #HumansOfGSU