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Heidi Fuentes ’19, Psychology Major, Education Minor


Heidi_Fuentes_PhotoHow did you choose Trinity Washington University?

When deciding which college to attend, I wanted an environment where I felt comfortable engaging in the classroom, and on campus activities. I attended one of Trinity’s shadow days, and I knew I could excel academically at Trinity. The small class sizes at Trinity make it easier to participate in class. I wanted to be able to connect with my peers and professors.

How will you use your education to become a dynamic leader in your community?

Before I began my education at Trinity, I was shy and did not speak up; but, my time here has helped me to find my voice. Since Trinity is a women’s college, I feel that has had a major impact on me as a female leader. I feel empowered to help others become leaders themselves and find their voice too.

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?

Society gives a variety of stereotypes to women that many times we find ourselves overcompensating to meet society’s expectations.  I would tell young girls to look beyond their imperfections because there are no perfect women in the world.  You have the potential to rise above every challenge you encounter. Never let your weaknesses overcome your strengths because your strengths will help you overcome your challenges.  Do not look back to the woman you could have been but look forward to the woman you want to become.  Be the leader you are meant to be.

What inspires you?
My inspirations change from time to time.  I feel there are certain life experiences that are factored into an individual’s inspiration. Challenges inspire me because they are reminders that nothing worth having is easily obtained.  Our accomplishments are not handed to us and we have to work to attain them.


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