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Student Spotlight: Camilla


Camilla is a graduate of Westminster High School and is excited to attend University of Denver this fall. She shared with us some of our goals for the future and how she's planning to make a difference in her community.


Why is going to college important to you?

Going to college is important to me because it is a unique opportunity that I have and my parents did not. I want to create a change in my community and by obtaining a degree, I'll have adequate resources to make a difference and help my community out in better ways. Attending college and having a career is the main motive for my family's sacrifices in the United States and because of this, college is extremely important to me.


Tell us about your dream job.

I want to become an immigration attorney and own my own law firm. 


What's an accomplishment you’re proud of?

I have a full ride to the University of Denver, with extra scholarships saved up for law school.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

My third grade teacher wrote me a speech on the last day of school and said, “Never give up! Work hard for your dreams and believe in yourself because I believe in you.” To this day, I still have that speech and I frequently read it when I need motivation.


Who is your biggest role model or inspiration?

My biggest role model is my older sister Dalia. She is a very inspiring person with a beautiful heart. Although she struggled with going to college, she still managed to become the first one in my family to obtain a Bachelor's degree. She is a beautiful, strong, and independent woman and I aspire to become like her one day.


How would your friends and/or family describe you?

My friends would describe me as a caring, ambitious and an outgoing person.


What trait do you like most about yourself?

I love the fact that I am a very hardworking person. I am very determined and ambitious for my future, having those traits has taken me very far in life.


Something interesting we might not know about you?

I love ice skating and being outdoors.

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