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Name: Maria Bernal

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Birthday: January 5th, 1996

Heritage: Colombian

Major: Biology, Pre-Med


UIC Life:

Local or Commuter?


What are you involved with on campus?

Phi Sigma Sigma

What is your favorite thing about UIC?

The Diversity

What is your least favorite thing about UIC?

The architecture of the school

What are your plans after graduation?

To go to Medical School

Fun Facts:

Favorite Food?


What’s something that people don’t really know about you?

I was born in Colombia

What are your hobbies?

I love to exercise, try new places to eat, and explore the city

What kind of music are you into?

Hip hop and Trap

What’s you’re favorite animal?

A Tiger

Favorite Movie:


 If you could get a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world where would you go?

I would go back to Italy.

Love Life:

Interested in:


Relationship Status:


Celebrity Crushes:

Ryan Gosling

Turn Ons?

Nice eyes and a good personality.

Turn Offs?

Bad Hygiene

Describe your dream date?

Im an adventurous person so a dream date would be if a guy takes me anywhere unexpected and out of the ordinary. Perhaps sky diving or mountain climbing.

Tenzin Moenkyi was born in the small village of Dharamsala, India where many Tibetan refugees reside. At a young age she immigrated to Rogers Park, a diverse Chicago neighborhood located on the north side. The issues regarding Tibet's political turmoil with China along with those in her community in the city made her passionate about political affairs and social justice. Currently, she is a Junior at the University of Illinois at Chicago double-majoring in Economics and Politcal Science. She is her chapter's treasurer of the national sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, a writer for HerCampus Magazine, and model for Stewart Talent Agency. Catch her modeling in this year's Chicago Fashion Week on October 15th!