1 in 950: Prisma Herrera

Photo courtesy of Prisma Herrera '18 (second from right)

Photo courtesy of Prisma Herrera '18 (second from right)

From: Brooklyn, New York

Major: Chicano Studies and Latin American Studies

Would that be a double major? 

I don’t know, I just want to do a lot of stuff. If I could do 5 majors, I would.

Work: SCORE Intern at CLSA as an office assistant.

Extracurriculars: Member of Cafe Con Leche.

Favorite On-Campus spots: Tiernan Field House and SCORE

If you could live in any other dorm, what would it be?

That’s hard. I enjoy living in Frankel. I like the AC. I would want to live in GJW, but they don’t have fountains, and I’m too lazy to go outside and get my water. Maybe Kimbo — if they installed AC.

Why Kimbo?

I don’t know.., because they [have big] dorms. I want to be an RA next year.

What’s the hardest thing about your first year so far?

The work and feeling a bit [overwhelmed by] homework. It’s just a lot to do. I went to a public high school, so [here] in class there’s so much [more] work. Back in high school, I would write a four-page paper [about] every month. Now it’s like every week or every two weeks.

So what kind of resources have kept you going and supported you socially and academically?

I feel like SCORE has really helped me a lot, [for example] the intern team. It’s a good place to just talk about different stuff that [is] maybe happening in my classes or just on campus. I also really like CCL [Café con Leche], because they’re able to listen to and not judge.

Do you have a lot of non-Scripps peeps?

I have a surprising amount at Pomona because I have two of my classes there.

Which ones are they?

Identity in Latin America and Chicano Latino History.

Why did you choose to take Chicano-Latino courses?

I’m from [New York City], so there’s not a lot about Mexican culture there. We learned about it in my U.S. History class, and I was really intrigued by the whole Chicano movement during the 60s. So I started looking it up and found it really, really interesting. That was one of the main reasons why I applied to Scripps Early Decision.