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Fatima Orta Arenas
Ceiba Graduating Class:
Graduating from College:
Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies, concentration in Intersectionality
Attending Ceiba prepared me for college by
instilling good study habits and getting me familiar with asking for help from teachers and administration. Learning to advocate for myself in high school really helped prepare for the moments in college where I was my only advocate.
My favorite college class/experience so far
Black Feminist and Womanist Theory because it was the first time my identity as a woman of color in academia was validated. I learned about some amazing theorists of color who have spoken out against racism, homophobia, classism, sexism, amongst many other things.
After college, I want to
start a masters program in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Latinx populations. Eventually, I’d like to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Advice I'd give to high school students as they prepare for college
is to never forget where you come from, how hard you have worked, and NEVER doubt your capabilities to thrive in college. The impostor syndrome is so real and can be challenging to overcome, but as students of color, we have to remind ourselves that we are capable, valuable, and we earned our seat in the college classroom.
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