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Nataly Sandoval

Class of 2016
From Chicago, Illinois
Interned at Chicago Park District, Nature Camp Counselor

Nataly chose Ag Leadership Education for a reason much bigger than her own career goals. Her goal is to help urban youth establish a better understanding of agriculture and how it affects us every day. She hopes her influence will encourage these children to become great leaders one day with a better understanding of agriculture. Nataly plans on working with professors on research in the future to better understand the field.

She says, “The University of Illinois has prepared me for the future by pushing me to do my best and to become a leader through the help of numerous leadership courses.” Those who have encouraged her are her professors. “These professors and advisors are always available for academic help and advice.”

Nataly says her the most meaningful part of her ACES experience has been witnessing the sincere dedication our staff has towards their students. “U of I is truly transforming lives to serve the public through education and knowledge.” Through her involvement in Alpha Phi Omega, she spends a lot of time serving her community campus. Her advice to other students would be to not be afraid of a challenge. “Choose the school that can help you reach that dream through hard work and dedication.”