2020 Latino Leaders

Latino Leaders for 2020

Meet our 2020 Latino Leaders below!

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Miguel Guzman

2020 Latino Leader

Miguel Guzman

Major: Music Performance and Business

Miguel’s Bio

Miguel Guzman is from Garland, Texas and graduated from Garland High School. He is majoring in Music Performance and Business. His goal is to complete college and go to graduate school to further pursue his passions. Miguel was heavily influenced by his family who has always supported him and loved him. He looks forward to meeting new people and pursuing his dreams while at Friends. His parents raised him to value education so he wouldn’t have to struggle the way they did.

 

Sebastian Carbajal

2020 Latino Leader

Sebastian Carbajal

Major: Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Minor

Sebastian’s Bio

Sebastian Carbajal is from Dallas, Texas where he graduated from Rick Reedy High School and played for FC Dallas. As a first-generation college student, Sebastian aims to pursue a degree in business administration and accounting, while competing on the men’s soccer team. Apart from sports and academics, Sebastian is involved in HALO and Student Lead Investments. His family and former U.S. Navy SEAL David Goggins are his main sources of inspiration for excelling in his academics and athletics. Sebastian hopes to one day run his own successful company, and strives to become a role model for future generations.

 

Yesenia Arellano

2020 Latino Leader

Yesenia Arellano

Major: Health Science

Yesenia’s Bio

Yesenia Arellano is a second-generation college student and has two older brothers, two older sisters, and one younger brother. Her parents’ names are Rafael Arellano and Rosa Arellano. Arellano is a part of the falcon powerlifting team and HALO program here at Friends University. She is majoring in health science and wants to be a physical therapist when she is finished with her undergrad. Being a part of Latino leaders has helped Arellano connect to her culture and helps her miss Escaramuza a little bit less.

 

Monica Aguilar

2020 Latino Leader

Monica Aguilar

Major: Accounting

Monica’s Bio

Monica Aguilar is a graduate from Wichita High School East. She is a first-generation student attending Friends University and majoring in Accounting. Monica loves hanging out with her friends and being able to be there for them. She says parents are always pushing her to do the best and she wishes to show her brothers that they can also accomplish more. Monica also wants to be able to help her family and to show them that their hard work has paid off.

 

Dulce Delacruz

2020 Latino Leader

Dulce Delacruz

Major: Health Science/nursing

Dulce’s Bio

Dulce is from Floresville, Texas and graduated from Floresville High School. Dulce is the first one in her family to attend college. Her mother is from Guatemala, and she is the youngest one. Dulce plans to become a registered nurse after she graduates and is a part of the powerlifting team. She hopes that one day she can give back to her community and help others in need. Dulce is grateful for her family, friends and coaches supporting her through this new journey.

 

Jessica Hernandez

2020 Latino Leader

Jessica Hernandez

Major: Visual Communications and Spanish

Jessica’s Bio

Jessica Hernandez is a graduate from Campus High School. She is the first-generation student within her family to go to college and is pursuing a degree in Visual Communications and Spanish. She hopes to become an Art Director for a fashion magazine. Her biggest motivation is her family. While at Friends, Jessica hopes to build her portfolio and prepare for her career, as well as create memories and lifelong friendships.

 

Vanessa Aguilar

2020 Latino Leader

Vanessa Aguilar

Major: Health Science

Vanessa’s Bio

Vanessa Aguilar is from Valley Center, Kansas and a first-generation freshman at Friends University. She plans to major in Health Science and continue her education at dental school. At the University, she is involved with Latino Leaders, the Friends University Women’s soccer team, HALO, and the health science club. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

Challen Jimenez

2020 Latino Leader

Challen Jimenez

Major: Health Science and Health Management

Challen’s Bio

Challen is from Winfield, Kansas and graduated from Burden High School. He is attending Friends University to study strength training, nutrition, and fitness industry business management. Challen is a competitor on the Friends Powerlifting team. As a business manager, Challen hopes to create a fitness franchise. His dream is to one day run his own gym and work in it as a dietitian and trainer.

 

Jazleen Salas

2020 Latino Leader

Jazleen Salas

Major: International Business and Spanish

Jazleen’s Bio

Jazleen Salas a graduate from Goddard High School. While at Friends University, she is involved in many activities such as softball, HALO, and orchestra. Jazleen is majoring in both International Business and Spanish. After she graduates, Jazleen is hoping to be an asset in the business world.