School: North Carolina State University
Hometown: Lenoir, NC
Community Leadership: Fellow with El Pueblo in their Fortaleza Fellowship
Natalie Garcia-Franquiz is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants whose roots state from La Ciudad de México and Guanajuato. She was born and raised in a rural area out west of North Carolina called Lenoir. She is an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University, pursuing a degree in Social Work with a minor in Spanish and Business Administration. Some of her aspirations include advocating for migrant farmworkers and their families, getting involved in the higher education system, and learning how to break down mental health barriers within the Latinx community. Her future pathway once she graduates is to obtain her master’s in Higher Education or Business. She wants to work within the federal government or corporation where she is able to create change for the better. Natalie wants to water the Latinx community to form strong foundations that grow from uplifting, connecting identities, and empowering the youth. Her mission is to guide and inspire other First-Latinx Students around the world. Her life motto is to have an outlook of life that contains good vibras and a positive mindset siempre.