Lilián M. Sánchez García: UI Homecoming Court 2017

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Lilián M. Sánchez García is a senior from Des Moines Iowa, majoring in Political Science and Ethics & Public Policy. 

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

One fun fact about me that no one knows is that I am an extremely curious person. It’s hard for me to narrow down my interests and passions. I love to learn about anything and everything!

What is a favorite memory from The University of Iowa?

The University of Iowa has opened up so many opportunities for me, including the opportunity to study abroad in Paris, France. My biggest dream ever since I was a little kid was learning French and exploring the streets of Paris. My favorite memory when I was abroad was spending an entire day admiring world-class art at the Louvre, visiting the Luxembourg Gardens, and taking a promenade along the Seine and the at night while enjoying a massive nutella & banana crêpe.

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

If I could have any superpower for one day I would establish world peace. There is so much pain in our world and often people suffer for many undeserving reasons. To be able to have world peace, at least for one day, would be ideal.

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

The University of Iowa Homecoming Royalty is representative of what it means to be a Hawkeye and be part of the UI community. Homecoming is a time of festivity where our community comes together to celebrate our values, our accomplishments, and our dreams. Since my first year on campus, I have admired the Homecoming Royalty for their well-rounded character in the areas of authenticity, scholarship, leadership, service. To be named part of Homecoming Royalty would not only be symbolic for these values but a true honor in representing our University of Iowa community.

What is something you would like to see changed in the world within your generation?

I hope that within my generation our world will learn to be more compassionate and intentional towards nature, other species, and one another. I hope our generation is reminded of our shared humanity and is willing to embrace our many differences as we strive for world peace.

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

If I had the chance to redo any year on campus I would be afraid to change anything. Learning from every moment, whether good or bad, has led me to be the person I am today. All of my experiences have shaped my life in its own unique way and I would not trade my undergraduate experience for anything else. However, if I had the opportunity to give myself a piece of advice as a first year, it would be to cherish every moment and trust that what is for you will not pass you.