Lizbeth Perez Hernandez

University of Nebraska Omaha

Lizbeth Perez Hernandez is a leader in service to her community. Ms. Perez Hernandez, a junior at the University of Nebraska Omaha, is an outstanding campus and community leader who is fully committed to addressing barriers faced by refugee, migrant, and diverse students by serving as a tutor, mentor, and liaison to higher education. Ms. Perez Hernandez has been an active community volunteer since moving to the United States from Mexico at the age of 14. Time and time again, she has stepped up to lead efforts on and off campus focused on empowering those around her while addressing the needs of some of our most vulnerable populations as they adjust to a new country and culture. A thoughtful leader, Ms. Perez Hernandez is always seeking opportunities to engage others, on and off campus so that together they can build a better community for all. Ms. Perez Hernandez has left a lasting mark on our campus and community and plans to continue this work into the future.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Chancellor
University of Nebraska Omaha

Personal Statement

I started to do community service related to economic inequality in High School. In High School, I participated as a tutor for four years in a program called Reading Together. This program allows migrant and refugee students to learn English. It showed me the benefits of investing in the education of newcomers in the country. While in school, I was an interpreter to families who got installed smoke detectors in their houses. From this experience, I learned that many families cannot afford smoke detectors that could potentially save their lives in case of an emergency. Now in college, I got to teach students basic financial literacy skills at Mars Middle School. Also, I volunteered as a monitor at the Boys and Girls Club Stock Market Challenge where high school students who were interested in business could use their stock market knowledge to compete against other schools to win a scholarship for college. During the Fall semester 2018, I took my mission to study in South Korea, where I volunteered as a mentor at a daycare for low-income families where I learned that small initiatives to target economic inequality can be a game changer for families and entire communities.

Lizbeth Perez Hernandez
Business Administration/Economics and Management: Class of 2021
written 2019

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Sarah Lutes, UNC Asheville Seda Sahin, Univeristy of Connecticut Bernardo Villarreal Rodríguez, Universidad de Monterrey Elizabeth Paige, University of Baltimore Itzel Velazquez, University of Central Arkansas Jordan Borenstein, University of Central Florida Hunter Caudillo, University of Central Oklahoma Delali Nenonene, University of Dayton April Singleton, University of Delaware Amanda Wittebort, University of Denver Mikaela Lopez, University of Houston-Downtown Nicolas Robledo, University of Illinois at Chicago Natalie Benson, University of Indianapolis Jocelyn Roof, University of Iowa Kaitlyn Frick, University of Kentucky Dyamond Gray, University of La Verne Sarah Nichols, University of Maine at Augusta Maheen Haq, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Madison LaCure, University of Massachusetts - Boston Marvens Pierre, University of Massachusetts Amherst Elizabeth Anusauskas, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Twisha Mohapatra, University of Massachusetts Lowell Shravya Jasti, University of Miami Jalen Rose, University of Michigan-Dearborn Robert Harper, University of Minnesota Danielle Friz, University of Missouri - St. Louis Daisy Ward, University of Montana Adrianna Pittman, University of Montana Western Lizbeth Perez Hernandez, University of Nebraska Omaha Kaitlin Griffin, University of New Hampshire Joyce Yao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Yesika Sorto Andino, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Adriana Zarate, University of North Georgia Hector Robledo, University of North Texas at Dallas Malaika Michel-Fuller, University of Northern Colorado Sashay Carroll, University of Northern Iowa Carson Ball, University of Oklahoma Carter Gale, University of Pennsylvania John Farris, University of Redlands Mary-Kate McGeary, University of Rhode Island Lina Tori Jan, University of Richmond Nina Schneider, University of San DIego Nyteia Tyler, University of San Francisco Karen Padilla, University of South Carolina Beaufort Danica Leaphart, University of South Carolina, Columbia Andrew Spencer, University of St. Thomas Shaneika Bowra, University of the District of Columbia Livia Karoui, University of the South Jordyn Gaurkee, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Emiliana Lopez, University of Wisconsin - Madison Zach Atkins, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Madison Hale, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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