Alexia Sanchez: Homecoming Court 2019

Alexia Sanchez is from Des Moines, Iowa and will be graduating in 2020 with degrees in Political Science and Social Justice with a minor in Philosophy,

What is your favorite memory from the University of Iowa?

My favorite memory from the University of Iowa has to be planning and directing the 2018 Homecoming Parade! It was truly a magical experience. Never did I think I would be planning one of the biggest student-led events on campus that bring community and campus together for Hawkeye Spirit! 

If you had a superpower for one day, what would it be?

I would love to know every language in the world, even if it was just for one day! How cool would that be!? I am fluent in two right now and have studied two other ones in the past.. I am almost there haha. 

Why do you want to be a part of Homecoming Royalty?

Homecoming Royalty is something so unique and magical because it is an opportunity to honor a great student that leaves a powerful legacy on campus. As a first-year, I walked in the 2016 Homecoming parade to represent a student organization. As a second-year, I was the 2017 Homecoming Scholarship recipient. As a third-year, I was the 2018 Homecoming Parade Director. This year, its an honor to be a part of the 2019 Homecoming Court and being honored with Royalty would only add to that Homecoming magic! 

What would like to see changed in the world during your lifetime?

I hope to one day live in a world where gender equality is a norm. I truly believe so many social issues could be resolved or reduced when gender equality is lived daily. There are many changes the world needs now so I hope to be the change I want to see in the world too. 

If you had the chance to redo one year on campus, which year would it be, and what would you do differently?

I would not change my four years at Iowa for anything. All of my friendships, involvements, and experiences have made me who I am today! As a first-generation student, I was able to find a home at Iowa and I only hope other Hawkeyes do too during there time here.

What is a fun fact that no one knows about you?

I know how to make really yummy authentic tiramisu! I learned to make it while I studied aboard in Italy and I make it whenever possible.

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