- Name: Maya Alarcón
- Grad Year: 2019
- How do you identify racially/ethnically? Hispanic
- Fun Fact About Me: I love cooking and baking! I am hosting a cooking class at my university this semester.
- What have you been up to since graduating from TVS? Currently, I am a junior communication major and Spanish minor at Trinity University in San Antonio. In the summer of 2020, I got to do some really exciting research through the Mellon Initiative at Trinity on an important figure in the Latinx community, Emma Tenayuca. This semester, I am creating a documentary for students about her impact on the community. It's been really exciting to be engaged with the history and culture of San Antonio through this project. Currently, I have a marketing internship through the Witte Museum and work at our student-led television station, Tiger TV. Next semester, I am studying abroad in London, Rome, and Paris, which is really exciting!
- What does Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month mean to you? For me, Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is an important time to come together and celebrate the rich culture and history of Latin America. It is a great way to recognize and appreciate Hispanic culture through fun events, performances, and of course, lots of delicious food. I always feel connected to my community and proud of my heritage, especially during this time of year!
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 each year. Since the 1960s, our country has used this time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and achievements of Hispanic/Latinx Americans.
In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we are honored to highlight recent Hispanic/Latinx alumni in the Trojan Columns throughout the month.