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Sophia DeAraujo - July 2013 SOTM

Sophia DeAraujo
CHCI-Nike Scholar
Framingham, MA
University of Massachusetts- Lowell
B.A., Undeclared

Coming from a large school, I feel that I’ve accomplished a lot as an individual. I am proudly the first in my family to attend a four-year college. It was not always easy. During my freshmen year, I struggled with grades. But after making some adjustments I ended up with a strong 3.4 gpa. I also worked very hard to polish my English skills and am now doing quite well in my classes.

Since joining UMASS Lowell, I have finally decided on a major ? international business, with a minor in French. Outside of the academic world, I participate in a number of extracurricular activities. I currently hold an executive position with the Latin American Student Association as an event coordinator. Some of my events have even led the association to win student organization of the year! I am also the founder of ALPFA UMASS Lowell, a club which helps connect Latino business professionals and business students. For my work, I have won the Emerging Student Leader award from my university.  For this, I hope CHCI is proud of me! Through my work in these organizations, I hope to continue with my community service and impact the community around me.

 One of my proudest investments in myself has been a hip-hop movement called “Floatn’ Above.” This movement gives people a chance to express themselves and their stories through the art of hip-hop. We hope to continue spreading this informal movement throughout campus and hopefully beyond.

I hope to graduate with excellent grades and attain a career in a field where I can help people and have an impact in my community. I do not want to have a job where I don’t see a final product on a daily basis. Hopefully these four years of college won’t tear me up too much so I can continue onto graduate school. That way, I will be setting the bars very high for my future children who will hopefully raise it even higher.

Past Scholar of the Month

Beverly Apodaca - May 2015 Scholar of the Month
Edwin Hurtado - April 2015 Scholar of the Month
David Rodriguez - March 2015 Scholar of the Month
Jennifer Villalobos - February 2015 Scholar of the Month
Maria Garibay Campos - January 2015 Scholar of the Month
Samantha Perez - December 2014 Scholar of the Month
Andrea Gutierrez - November 2014 Scholar of the Month
Elias Jimenez - September 2014 Scholar of the Month
Monserrat Baeza - August 2014 Scholar of the Month
Mayra Estrada - July 2014 Scholar of the Month
Isaias Faustino - June 2014 Scholar of the Month
Wendy Cartagena-Gonzalez - May 2014 Scholar of the Month
Cesar Esteban Bernal - April 2014 Scholar of the Month
Celia Flores - March 2014 Scholar of the Month
Aldo Sosa - February 2014 Scholar of the Month
Mikayla B. Aviles - January 2014 Scholar of the Month
Christian Guerrero - December 2013 - Scholar of the Month
Esperanza Perez - November 2013 - Scholar of the Month
Adrian Rosas September 2013 Scholar of the Month
Vivienne T. Meljen - August 2013 Scholar of the Month
Sophia DeAraujo - July 2013 SOTM
Ricky Vides - Scholar of the Month - June 2013
Kelvin Castillo - Scholar of the Month - May 2013
Xochitl Davila - Scholar of the Month - April 2013
Brian Ibarra - March 2013 Scholar of the Month
Jacqueline B. Odum - February 2013 Scholar of the Month
Alexis Nava Teodoro - January 2013
Cristina Gil - December 2012
Roy Nuñez -- November 2012 Scholar
Karla Arevalo-Alas -- October 2012 Scholar
Luis C. Alvarez Scholar -- September 2012
Carolina Gonzalez Scholar -- July 2012
Daniel Caraballo Scholar -- June 2012
Rose Aviles Scholar -- May 2012
Felix A. Navarro, Jr.-April 2012 Scholar
Andie Lee Gonzalez-March 2012 Scholar
Kevin Magaña-February 2012 Scholar
Rebecca Rodriguez-January 2012 Scholar
Erika S. DiVivo-August Scholar
Wesley Quevedo - July Scholar
Arlett A. Aguayo - June Scholar
Ricardo L. Baez-May Scholar
Natalie Chiriboga - April Scholar
Eddie L. Castanon - March 2011
Monica Avila -- February 2011
Daniel R. Lopez -- December 2010
Maria Murillo -- November 2010
Gilberto Chaidez, Jr. -- August 2010
Stephanie A. Alvarez -- July 2010
Christian Amador -- June 2010
Isabeth Mendoza --May 2010