Valentina E.

Tour Guides - Fall '23 and Tour Guide at Elon University

Class of 2024

Hometown: Antioquia, Colombia

Major: Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Concentration: Sustainable Architecture

Minor: Entrepreneurship, Art

My favorite Elon Tradition is .... Because...

The Luminaries, because it brings all of us together in a beautiful celebration full of light.

My most memorable Elon experience?

I think my favorite experience at Elon has been my Entrepreneurship class this semester: Design Thinking For Action. This is a very unusual class. So much so, that you actually need to apply in order to attend and it’s not offered on OnTrack. The class is designed in a way that allows students to begin their work on an entrepreneurial venture of their choice. Due to the nature of the course, I was expecting the class to be extremely competitive and tense. However, I was surprised to discover that it was completely opposite to my expectations! I have found that this class is a safe space for ideas, where every student is as excited and passionate about their project as they are about each other’s, and everyone seeks to build each other up and help ideate and innovate. In this class, I am happy to say I found a community of friends that embody what in my opinion are Elon’s student’s best attributes: leadership, empathy, innovation, perseverance, and camaraderie.

I chose Elon because...

It allowed me to expand and explore, feeding my curiosity and love for learning from every path of life!

I'm passionate about...

Design Diversity Initiatives World History Sustainability

I'm involved with...

Environmental Advisory Board El Centro Net Impact President's Student Leadership Advisory Council Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary
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