I’m Natalie Rivera, and I’m one of the USLS Ambassadors. My pronouns are She/Her/Ella. I’m a senior at ISU majoring in psychology with two minors in US Latino/a Studies and Criminal Justice. I love the USLS program because I have the opportunity to learn and immerse myself in Mexican American studies. I also really enjoy the connections and conversations I’ve had with USLS students and staff. Latinx is an essential aspect of my personal and academic life. I grew up in a Mexican American and Hispanic household, where culture is everything. I have applied how I grew up and where I come from to my academic career and will continue Latino/a research in graduate school, specifically Latinas and victimization.