Student Profile of the Week: Jaqueline (Jackie) Chavarria

Jackie Chavarria standing on rocks near water in the Upper Peninsula.
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Jackie is a sophomore double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology who is actively involved on campus! She is the secretary for the Latino Student Alliance. She is also member of the Criminal Justice Student Association and Students for a Sustainable Earth. Jackie is a proud Foundation Scholar and is one of the FYE co-facilitators for this year's cohort. She is also a teaching assistant for PSY 1000, so you may have attended one of her office hours! If you don't take PSY 1000, you may have seen her work the front desk at the Lee Honors College. Just this past summer, she had an internship with Catholic Charities where she worked with at-risk youth.

As a first-generation student, Jackie says that the Lee Honors College has provided her with an abundant number of resources. However, her absolute favorite thing about the honors college is the free ice! Most students may prefer the free hot chocolate and coffee, but she loves ice more. 

Jackie’s advice for students who are new to the honors college is to never be afraid to ask questions and reach out for help. She shares that college can be scary, but that fellow students are lucky to have many individuals rooting for them at the Lee Honors College. In addition, Jackie advises to take it one day at a time and do extra credit.

Campus Wok is Jackie’s favorite place for takeout near campus. When she’s had a rough day, she always orders the General Tso’s dinner platter with white rice. As for a favorite place on campus, Jackie loves the Schmaltz Geology Museum in Rood Hall and notes that nearby Dinosaur Park is a close second.

Congratulations to Jackie for being nominated as our first Lee Honors College Student Profile of the Week! 

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