Hi, my name is Araceli Barrientos. I am a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am majoring in Special Education and I hope to get my EdD and PhD. As well as doing research, all in hopes of opening up a school that helps kids with special needs who want to get into college. Currently I’m not in any clubs or organizations, but in the upcoming semester, I plan on joining a Latino organization and volunteering through an organization called La Casa Cultural Latina. Which promotes a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere for hispanics in the college environment looking for help with school or just to make new friends.