My name is July Leon, I am a Senior at UConn Hartford I am currently a social work major. I am an intern at the Academic Achievement Center at the Hartford campus. I have been with the AAC for almost two years now. One of my favorite things about working at the AAC is building long-lasting relationships with my students and seeing them grow and tap into their potential. I am a proud Hufflepuff, and I have to say we are indeed the best house!
Why am I an intern? As a first-generation Latinx student, the transition to college can be tough. I want to support students holistically and help them tap into their resiliency and superpower.
My future plans are to pursue dual master’s degrees in social work and in spiritual formation and direction. My end goal is to do research, teach and become a clinician and serve and bring healing to queer, BIPOC young adults from spiritual/religious backgrounds.