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St. Law U Sunday: Meet Valeria Obregon Diaz

Name: Valeria Obregon Diaz

Year: 2024 (FIRST-YEAR)

Hometown: Tijuana, Mexico 

Majors/Minors/Fields of Interest? Why?:

Environmental Studies, Sociology & Arts, I believe that the solution to our environmental problems relies on the people through advocacy!

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Favorite Television Show (and why?):

That 70's Show, I find it really funny and I like to watch it when I am stressed

What is your dream job? Why?:

Working in the Mexican government because I want to make a change in my country & having an independent magazine because I love to write and have a lot to share with the world

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?:

I think I would go back to the Gilli Islands in Bali, it has been the most peaceful place I have ever been in.

What social movement(s) are you most passionate about, and why?:

So many but I think the main two are feminism & climate change

Why did you choose to attend St. Lawrence?:

I love the location, size of the university, and all the opportunities it had.

Favorite On-Campus Meal (indicate dining place)? Why?:

I haven't been to campus yet lol, I'm a first-year doing my first semester remotely

What is on your must-have college packing list as a Laurentian/as a St. Lawrence student? Why?:

My Mexican snacks!

What is on your St. Lawrence bucket list (to-do before you graduate)? Why/who gave you this idea?:

Do a semester abroad, it just something I really want to do during my college experience

Why did you join Her Campus at St. Law U? What are you looking forward to with HC St. Law U?:

I joined because I love writing and I've been into blogging since I was 13, so I find Her Campus the perfect place for me!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?:

I love reading and visiting new coffee shops in my city.

Fun Facts:

I have a podcast in Spanish with my friends called 'Latinas A Bordo' where we have different guests and talk about our experience abroad as well as current social movements in the world, but specifically in Latin America!


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Hi! I am Valeria Obregon!! I am an international student from Mexico. I am currently a freshman at St. Lawrence University. I intend to pursue environmental studies and sociology major with a minor in arts. A little bit about my background is that I studied my last two years of high school in Singapore (UWCSEA) and took a gap year afterward where I did Semester at Sea (SASFA19). I am passionate about current social problems such as gender inequality, migration, and environmental crisis. When I am not studying I enjoy writing, visiting local coffee shops, and volunteering in different NGOs. Check out my personal bilingual blog (Spanish/English): www.valeriaobregon.com
Allison ("Allie") Attarian studied Psychology and Communications at St. Lawrence University where she was a Campus Correspondent for HC St. Law U. Allie was also a Campus Community Management Intern for the Community Team at Her Campus Media. Her combined passion for creativity, reading, and writing sparked her interest in joining Her Campus. She loves traveling, listening to music, creating visual art, and spending time with friends. Check out her personal blog here.
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