Alexandra Rojas, ’15, English and Spanish, is taking on the world while at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), one language at a time.
Rojas grew up living and practicing Costa Rican values at home in Union with her parents, brother, and many pets. Rojas was a member of the National Honor Society, Peer Ministry, a lector at her church, and a piano student. Her family life and her minor in global studies have motivated her continual desire to learn more about languages globally.
While at CSE, Rojas has joined multiple organizations that enhance her experiences, including the Students Take Action Committee (STAC), Campus Ministry, The Sector (Writing Editor-in-Chief), as well as working in the Marketing Department and as a student ambassador on campus. Rojas, a Presidential Scholarship recipient, said that she has grown as a person while at CSE. She added that she has learned how to “make others feel good about themselves.”
In the future, Rojas plans on pursuing a Masters degree at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. She would also like to write fiction about other cultures to create tolerance worldwide.
To prepare for life after college, Rojas will attend CSE’s trip to Italy and Greece this summer, as well as study abroad in Spain next spring. Already fluent in Spanish, Rojas wants to learn more about various ways of life and culture. One of her goals is to visit Sardinia’s blue zone, an area with a population known for their longevity, and explore their way of life.
Rojas believes in the mission at CSE. She said that what students tell you at open houses: “that is 100% accurate.” To Rojas, CSE is a supportive and community based environment. She said that it is important to work hard to achieve goals because all of the work is worth it in the end.