María Buitrago, a first-year student at the CUNY Graduate Center who immigrated from Colombia, chose CUNY for its affordability and diversity. “I really wanted to be in an environment with international, first-generation college students like myself," she said.
Intended Study: Digital Humanities
Looking Forward To: "Going back into a learning space after working full-time as a public programs coordinator."
Career Goals: "I would love to work with non-profits in research and community outreach and get involved in crisis management."
Favorite Musical Artist: Erykah Badu, Lido Pimienta and Cultura Profetica.
Does for Fun: "I love to bike, read and sew to make new things out of old clothes."