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Carolina Turcios-Sorto ’19, Criminal Justice Major


How did you choose Trinity Washington University?
I chose Trinity by evaluating the best possible choice for me. I was carolina_turcios_sorto_photoaccepted by several other schools, however Trinity was a better option because of its size. At many state schools, students receive very little attention from their professors. For me, the personal attention and close relationships with the faculty is an important part of learning and being successful. I chose Trinity because I knew it would be a good  experience, but the smaller, and more personable, community would be an added benefit to my success.

How will you use your education to become a dynamic leader in your community?
My education at Trinity will give me the tools to better understand people and to become a dynamic leader. It will allow me to engage with people and not be afraid to speak up for them. I plan to go into law enforcement or another government agency, and the leadership skills I gain at Trinity will enable me to help others and to improve the community.

If you could issue a statement to young girls that could be broadcast for the whole world to see, what would you say to them? One statement I would like to tell young girls, all over the world, is to not be afraid of making mistakes while following your dreams because it is the best way to learn.

What inspires you?
Even though many things inspire me, what inspires me most is that I have the right and access to receive an education. Many girls around the world do not have the same privilege as I do to attend school, and many take this for granted. The opportunity to seek knowledge inspires me to work ten times harder. I am inspired to succeed for the girls who do not have the same liberties as I do. When I think about the girl that gets married off at age 12, or the girl whose parents cannot afford school and she must work, or the girl whose parents cried when she was born because they wanted a boy-  their stories inspire me to accomplish my goals.

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