This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Michelle Campos, President of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc, and aspiring traveling nurse. Michelle’s dedication to helping others is amazing and we know she’s going to continue to help many along her journey. Check out our interview with her and the beautiful words of wisdom that she shares.
P.S. If you tell her you love pizza and bachata too, you’ll be best friends!
Major: Natural Sciences
What are you involved in at Adelphi?
I am a member of Black Students United, Females of Culture United for Success, and Latin Students Association. I’m currently a mentor in the CARE program at Adelphi. I’m also the president of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc.
What do you love the most about being part of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority?
Everything. My Hermanas (sisters) have helped me in every aspect in my life. They helped me realize my potential that even I didn’t see. They taught me how to be a leader; I’m still growing but I’ve made a lot of progress and I’m proud of it. They also became my support system and in time of need I know I can always count on them to be there for me.
What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
Enjoying your college years, but don’t let your academics slip. The years you spend in college can be enjoyable as long as you make it. You will be able to make friends that can last a lifetime, and step out of your comfort zone for when you do, you will be able to see things differently.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I don’t know where I would like to live because I want to see everything the world has to offer. There’s a lot of places I haven’t seen and experienced, so I don’t want to be stuck in one place while I’m still young.
What’s one of your pet peeves?
I hate it when people speak with their mouths full of food. I think that’s so disgusting that I lose my appetite once I see it especially if I see food flying out.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job would be to become a travel nurse because I would like to work in communities that don’t always have access to health care. My vision is to use my skills as a nurse and leave an impact in the community so that it can be felt even after I’m gone.
Favorite movie: I really don’t have a specific movie I like, but I do like watching action and comedy movies.
Netflix or Hulu?
Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks?
Sneakers or heels?
Who’s your inspiration?
My mother is my inspiration. She is such an amazing woman who works so hard to provide for her family. She came to this country by herself at a young age and she was able to overcome so many obstacles that she embodies the definition of a strong, independent woman. My mother is a woman who would go through any hurdle so that her children do not have to go through them, and because of that I will always be grateful.
What’s been the best piece of advice that you’ve ever been given?
Everything happens for a reason. I was told that, by someone very special to me during a period in my life when I was lost and many things were going wrong. But she helped me believe that everything will get better. That despite the detour in my journey, I will end up where I need to be. Once I was able to accept that life won’t always follow my plans, I was able to learn and grow from it. So to anyone who is going through a tough time, you will be able to get through it. There will always be someone by your side, physically or spiritually, supporting you and guiding you back on the correct path.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
My favorite animal is a dolphin, and for my birthday my parents took me to swim with them.