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Student Life

Victoria Cisneros


Mundelein, Illinois


Psychology major and double minor in Spanish & Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies

Campus Activities

Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Incorporated, InterVarsity, Richter Scholar Program, and Latino Unidos


Hiking, listening to music, finding cute coffee shops, and journaling

Why did you choose to come to Lake Forest College?

I chose Lake Forest College because of its small classroom sizes and easy accessibility to professors. I didn’t want to go to a school where I would just be a number – I wanted to be able to form connections with my professors and be in an atmosphere where I would feel comfortable and not feel lost.

Why did you want to be a First Connection Peer Mentor?

I want to be a mentor because I want to be there for first year students like my mentors were there for me during my freshman year. I’m more than happy to be a resource if it’s academic, just socially, and even emotionally since freshman year can be a rough time.

What academic advice do you have for our incoming First Connection mentees?

Organize yourself and get a planner. Your organization skills will keep you in check and will help you avoid procrastinating too much.

What do you advocate for?

I advocate for the empowerment of women (and men). After undergrad I want to go to graduate school for social work and to be able to work one day with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.