Denis Garcia Reyes
Year of LVS Graduation
Psychology and Sociology; minor in Latin American Studies
How did you decide on a major?
I decided on the majors because I have always had a passion for working with people. I want my career to focus on positively impacting people and improving society. In my spring semester of freshman year I decided on adding sociology as a second major.
Did you have any internships while in college?
This summer I worked in the Career Development Center as the Academic Affairs Intern – I learned a lot about the academic division at Stonehill College. I was able to work on projects that would further improve office efficiency and was able to network with many people in the higher education industry.
Last year, I interned in the office of Admissions at Stonehill College. I served as the Multicultural Outreach Intern. I represented Stonehill at college fairs around the Greater Boston Area, created research proposals on how to better recruit students from underrepresented backgrounds, and coordinated and implemented the multicultural overnight visit for prospective students in April.
What do you plan to do after graduation?
I plan on going to graduate school to further my studies in higher education and student affairs, then hopefully working towards impacting people’s lives at an college or university.
What do you remember most from your time in La Vida Scholars?
I am very grateful for my time at La Vida Scholars. What I remember most is being excited to visit schools with all of my classmates as well as all the friendships that I made.
What are some things you learned at La Vida Scholars that prepared you for college life, finances, and academics?
Some things I learned at La Vida Scholars that really positively impacted my transition into college was about utilizing the resourceful offices on campus. Without that motivation to look for the resources needed to have an easier transition, I would have had a way harder time my freshman year.
What are three words that come to mind when you think of La Vida Scholars?
Family. Success. Gratitude.
Anything exciting happening soon?
Next spring, I plan on studying abroad in Mendoza, Argentina. I am very excited to explore a new country!