Mexican American Studies with an emphasis in Secondary Teaching and CLD Endorsement
University of Northern Colorado
McNair Scholars Program
Campus Box 83
Greeley, CO 80639
I am Abril Olivas, and I am a Mexican American Studies Major with an emphasis in Secondary
Teaching, a Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement and a
Spanish Minor. I was born in El Paso, Texas, and I am a first generation student,
as well as a first generation American because both of my parents are from Mexico.
I was guided by my high school teachers to pursue higher education, a space I did
not known about nor thought I was capable of researching. My goal is to graduate and
to become an educator so that I too can inspire and motivate students to reach their
true potential. My favorite place to be is to be in a space of learning, whether it
is in a classroom, or a New Student Orientation when I was an orientation leader,
I love to be in spaces where students are learning new things and building their future.
I believe in the power of mentorship, encouragement and learning; furthermore, I believe
in the importance of Education.