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MELANIE QUIÑONES

Hometown:
Rochester, MN

UW-L Major/Minor:
Sociology and Psyhology Double Major

Future Goals/Aspirations:
I plan to join the Peace Corps in Graduate School and travel the world helping people for as long as possible. If that does not work out I would love to create and develop Leadership programs and retreats for Middle-High School students.

Favorite Activity/Hobby:
I love Tae Kwon Do! I have been practicing since I was 9 and I have a First Degree Black Belt! I hope to start it up again after college!

Words to Live By:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
-Gandhi

Favorite ATP Memory:
When Kenny broke out his guitar and we merge together Wavin' Flag and Forget you, beautifully, everyone was singing and loving life. I realized then I was surrounded by an immensely talented group of wonderful people, right where I wanted to be.

When I think of Awareness through Performance, I think of...
love, family, Wavin' flag, Forget you, and my Race spoken word.

Involvement with ATP has had this impact on me:
I have always had a passion for diversity and embracing each others differences. With ATP I am able to share that passion with an immense amount of people. I have broken out of my comfort zone and found my place at UWL. 

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