Monica is a senior English major at the University of Portland and hopes to pursue a writing career following graduation. Born in a small agrarian village in Mexico, Monica’s father immigrated to the United States and worked in the fields picking vegetables. Descendants from her mother’s family immigrated from the Azores of Portugal in hopes of greater opportunities. Monica loves to bake bread, play board games, and learn new words in Spanish. One day, she hopes to channel her passions of writing, psychology, and the welfare of Latinx immigrants into her career.