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Abril Olivas

Abril Olivas

McNair Scholar

Mexican American Studies with an emphasis in Secondary Teaching and CLD Endorsement

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
McNair Scholars Program
Campus Box 83
Greeley, CO 80639

Professional/Academic Experience

I am Abril Olivas, and I am a Mexican American Studies Major with an emphasis in Secondary Teaching, a Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement and a Spanish Minor. I was born in El Paso, Texas, and I am a first generation student, as well as a first generation American because both of my parents are from Mexico. I was guided by my high school teachers to pursue higher education, a space I did not known about nor thought I was capable of researching. My goal is to graduate and to become an educator so that I too can inspire and motivate students to reach their true potential. My favorite place to be is to be in a space of learning, whether it is in a classroom, or a New Student Orientation when I was an orientation leader, I love to be in spaces where students are learning new things and building their future. I believe in the power of mentorship, encouragement and learning; furthermore, I believe in the importance of Education.