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This has been an event full week. My week started off with celebrating Easter with the family. We went to the park for some Easter egg hunting, barbeque, and family time.  All of the adults helped hide the eggs and then the kids went off to find them. My niece and nephews looked so cute trying to find the eggs. They are only around five years old on average so it was really cute to see them run around and instead of taking all the eggs giving some to their cousins.  After the egg hunt everyone started preparing the meal. I appointed myself the guacamole master. I must say although I might be biased, my guacamole was pretty delicious. My cousins and sister prepared the meat. They really outdid themselves; I had forgotten how delicious barbeque meat could be. It’s traditional in my family to fill dried egg shells with confetti and crack them on someone else’s head. Sometimes it really hurts depending on who cracks it on your head.  It can get a little competitive and chases to catch each other usually arise. Overall it was a pleasant Easter Sunday.

The school week was full of studying and a little leisurely time. Along with time to relax while watching a Bull’s game with friends. I also ran for President of SHPE-UIC.  SHPE-UIC is my student organization. We have done a lot of awesome work in the past and I hope that this upcoming year we can attribute even greater successes to our Familia. I was excited to see a lot of the names on the ballot. A lot of the younger generation is becoming more interested in SHPE and that shows the success of the organization and the awareness that organizations like SHPE bring to the Latino community.

Along with recreation and fun I also had more news from my professors. Final’s test dates are starting to be announced. This time of the school semester is usually really joyous but really stressful because there are a lot of projects to hand in before the end yet the anticipation of the end of the semester gives you so much joy.

I hope you enjoyed your week. Thanks for reading this week (sorry for no pictures, I forgot to take some)

Hasta Luego,


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About Leticia Diaz, Chemistry

Hello UIC-Familia! I am a 5th Year Senior Majoring in Chemistry. I am graduating in May 2012, and plan to come back to UIC to receive a Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering. I grew up in “La Villita” in South Lawndale. I have two AMAZING parents, three exemplary siblings, and three precious nephews. I am a CHANCE Ambassador; I mentor and assist students that are in majors similar to mine and ultimately help them go through some of the same struggles that I have gone through. I am a proud board member of SHPE-UIC, a national organization that promotes the advancement of Latinos through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Awareness. Our UIC chapter is recognized as being the Most Valuable Large Chapter in the Nation.

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