Why did you choose to major in sociology?

Coming to Bryn Mawr, I didn’t know what I wanted to major in, and I also didn’t know what sociology was. I first toyed with political science but when that didn’t click with me, someone recommended that I should try sociology. What I love about the subject is that you get to hear people’s stories and see how those stories fit into the greater context of things. One of my favorite memories with sociology was taking Sociology of Migration with Professor Montes in a 360° program called Migrations. It’s the class that served as a tipping point in making me become a major. Also, I was with a bunch of sociology majors in the 360° and they all spoke highly of the subject! We were bummed that we didn’t get to travel during the program because of the pandemic; we were supposed to go to Arizona, San Diego, and Tijuana. However, the 360° was still great for so many reasons besides the travel component. What I loved about Sociology of Migration was that there would be something so interesting we learned that after class, I would call up a classmate just to keep discussing what we learned that day.  

What are your plans for life after Bryn Mawr?

I’m keeping my options open. I want a job that involves working with people, so maybe something with collective organizing. Sociology has shown me how connected things are and I want to find a concrete way to make an impact in the places I live in as well as include activist work in what I do. The courses I’ve taken for my major have given me a better awareness of the world and have taught me how to question why things are the way they are rather than passively accept them.