Counselors

Laura Serrano

Laura Serrano

Coordinator for Chicano/Latino Recruitment and Freshman Admissions Counselor

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Direct: 612-624-2565
Toll Free: 1-800-752-1000
Email: serr0098@umn.edu

Hometown: Greendale, WI

Major: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Why she chose the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: "I knew immediately that the University of Minnesota was my top choice college as soon as I stepped foot on campus. I loved the feeling that I had while touring campus and I was excited by how many opportunities were available to me, academically and in terms of personal growth. I was inspired by the thriving campus life, the connectedness that the U of M has to Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the wide variety of courses that were available to me."

Favorite University of Minnesota Class: "SLHS 3302 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism. It was fascinating to me to learn about the complex structure and functions of how our ears, mouths, tongue, and brain allow us to communicate in every-day language and what happens when communication is disrupted and impaired."

Favorite Student Organization: "Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. As a Gamma, I have met so many intelligent, driven and multicultural women that I am proud to call my sisters. They continually push me to be the best that I can be and I felt that support and unity from the moment I joined. I am inspired by all of my sisters who continually strive to empower all women."

Favorite U of M Memory: "Being a part of the Living Learning Community, CASA SOL. It gave me an immediate sense of community and connectedness with my peers who were also Latino freshmen. We supported one another during our first year of college, in the residence hall and in our classes in the Dept. of Chicano & Latino Studies, and throughout our college career. It gave me a foundation of support that was so crucial to my success at the University of Minnesota."

Favorite Random Fact about the University: "If you look at Coffman Memorial Union from afar, the pillars at the top and in front of the doors make the building look just like a gopher!"

Best Place to Study on Campus: "River Road Café in the Education Sciences Building. It's cozy, quiet and not too many people know about it. The coffee is great and I was always able to study comfortably there."

The One Experience Students Shouldn't Miss: "Joining a student group! Take advantage of the 900+ student groups on campus! You will definitely find something that interests you and endless opportunities to surround yourself with peers that care about the same things you do."

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