Veronica Barreto

Class of 2019

Born and raised in the island of Puerto Rico, I'm a Latina who carries her heritage with pride as I represent it wherever I go. Furthermore, I'm a first-generation college student at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, where I’m majoring with a double concentration in Journalism and Modern Languages. During my free time, I enjoy reading about cultures, history and politics, a practice that has brought me closer to a better understanding of where I come from. My passion is traveling and discovering unknown things, and then being able to write about them. Another of my most beloved actives is practicing Portuguese and French to improve my knowledge of these languages in order to break cultural barriers. As an intern at Homestead National Monument of America, in Nebraska, I’ll work to have an active role in the preservation and knowledge of the Latin American culture at the park.