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Yessenia Torres ’19, International Affairs, Minor in Language/Cultural Studies


Why did you choose Trinity Washington University?

I chose Trinity Washington University because it was the best fit for me. I was accepted by several other colleges, but I saw that Trinity was perfect for my personality. Because Trinity is a women’s college, I felt inspired to work hard because there are many other girls that are not given the opportunity to receive a college education. I attended Accepted Students Day, Shadow Day, and Orientation for the whole week and I knew I would love Trinity. Also, I love small class sizes in which I can communicate with my professors and bond with my peers, and from there I knew I wanted to be a Trinity student. Trinity has helped me grow and believe in myself.

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

My education at Trinity has given me the strength and courage to know that I can do everything I set my mind to. It has helped me to become a leader and to strive to do better each and everyday. I have engaged in many events and on campus activities. Now, I feel brave and not as shy as I was prior to starting my education at Trinity. I know that I can impact many people’s lives and help them have a voice as well.

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?

A statement I would tell young girls is to stay strong and to always believe in yourselves. No matter what society says about you, it is not true, and you are beautiful just the way you are. Above all, Jesus loves you so much, and He created you fearfully and wonderfully, and you should know that. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise!

What inspires you?

There are a lot of things that inspire me, but one person that truly inspires me the is my father. Even though I do not tell him as often as I should, he inspires me most of all. He came to the United States at 19, and has become a resident. He came to have a better life for my mother and himself. He also has provided for my family by tirelessly working many days and nights. Immigrants are very hard-working, and some discriminate against them, but I admire them. I want to make my father proud of me since he could not have the education that I am blessed to receive at Trinity.

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