Hi! My name is Aydan Urias and I was born and raised in Austin, TX. Before coming to Southwestern, I had my sights set on attending fashion school in New York City and spent my summers taking classes in Design and Styling at Parsons and LIM in New York. However, after becoming involved in activism during high school, I realized that the fashion industry was not where I belonged. After arriving at Southwestern, I became a Latin American Border Studies major and slowly began to build a loving network and community of activism around myself. I became co-president of SU’s Reproductive Justice Alliance and was a panelist on CDSJ’s Let’s Talk About Racism panel. Additionally, I am a writing center consultant in the Debby Ellis Writing Center and a former peer mentor. Beginning in the Fall of 2020, I will be the I-Corps Diversity and Inclusion Intern for the Office of Diversity Education. Outside of Southwestern, I am a partially accredited legal representative, and can legally represent undocumented and documented immigrants in a limited capacity. I plan on becoming either an immigration or civil-rights attorney and have attended prelaw programs from both the University of Houston and The Law School Admission Council. During the summer of 2020, I completed a legal internship through the University of Houston. Southwestern’s close-knit community of activists has undoubtedly given me the ability to believe in myself as a student, leader, and future attorney.