School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hometown: Wake Forest, NC
UNEstefane Santiago-López, an indigenous Mexican-American woman of the Hñähñu/Nzesni tribe, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Peace, War and Defense and an Italian minor in 2018. She currently works for the Carolina College Advising Corps where she offers 1:1 guidance in the college application process to 12th graders in Davidson County. This year, she will be returning for her second year as a College Adviser and will also be preparing to apply to higher education opportunities. She enjoys writing and learning about different cultures, and she can speak 5-6 languages. Oh, and she loves Japanese food! She was part of the first Somos Carolina instructor cohort and she was touched by the amount of growth and self-awareness our Somos Carolina scholars underwent.