By Becca Huerta, Fellow Class of 2015
The other day, I was on the phone with my mom, and she asked if I was excited to be off of Spring Break so I could finish my sophomore year of college. At that moment, the world fell completely silent and the only thing in my mind was the idea that I was finishing my sophomore year of college. If you had asked me a few years ago if I would be at Baylor University, I would have laughed in your face. Baylor University was always a dream school for me, as I was coming from a low income Hispanic family and my parents could never afford to pay for me to attend any college. But I refused this “reality” by working my hardest in high school, and the countless hours studying finally paid off when I saw how many scholarships that Baylor University was offering me. My dream school became a reality, and I packed everything up and moved over 700 miles away from everything and everyone I knew. So my dream for the future is to graduate from Baylor University and obtain my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as a member of the Honors Society and be an active member in Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Incorporated, Nu Chapter. I also want to graduate from a law school, the actual school to be determined, and become a lawyer, field of focus to be determined.
But the dreams for my future don’t end there. In fact, they are only the tip of the iceberg. I want to become more of a political activist by staying informed on the actions of my representatives and upcoming laws and fighting for what I believe in. Through my almost two years here at Baylor, I have discovered my moral core, as one teacher so elegantly put it. My moral core is made up of the things that I will never compromise on and I will always fight to protect. These things make up who I am. I dream of being able to make a lasting impact and continue to give back. I want to give back to the communities that have impacted me, inspired me and protected me. These communities are the Hispanic community, the Waco community and the Colorado Springs community. One of the biggest dreams of my future is to create a lasting impact that continues to live on when I’m long gone.
Since I have come to Baylor, I have become more in touch with my Hispanic heritage, especially through my connection to Gamma Alpha Omega. This was the first Latina sorority on Baylor’s campus and through my involvement, I have learned more about myself as a Latina. I have been exposed to more Hispanic communities, traditions, language and new forms of the culture that I was never exposed to until now. But this sorority has also allowed me to develop myself as a leader. After becoming a member a year ago, I have taken on the roles of Vice President, Treasurer, Philanthropy and Fundraising Head, and much more. My goals for the future as a member of this sorority are to successfully plan our largest event, known as Kick It for Kids, and become the president, as well.
My future goals are built upon more than just my academic success and endeavors. My future is also built up on the goals of self-discovery, crusading for my passions and the determination to push myself further than I imagine possible. Through my (almost) two years at Baylor University, I have set goals for my future in all areas, and I have just begun to explore all the possibilities before me.