Into the Fields means not only an opportunity but also a big challenge for me. I am an engineering student who comes from a rural small town called Jonacapa in Hidalgo, Mexico. Moreover, I came to the United States in November 2022 due to safety, economic, personal, and educational reasons. Therefore, I am pursuing my higher education with the goal to support and provide for my parents and siblings.
Subsequently, during the last semester, I discovered SAF through a post by my community college's Spanish Club and immediately knew I wanted to apply. Despite coming from an agriculture-based town, I ignored the life conditions and struggles that Hispanic farm workers face in this part of the country. Thus, getting involved in this social issue is a way to provide the aid that I, as an undocumented immigrant, would like to receive. Besides that, I will work with Enlace Latino NC, a digital independent nonprofit news organization that aims to communicate helpful information and resources to Hispanic farm workers in North Carolina. Hence, I am very excited to do field trips and listen to people's stories. Furthermore, participating in the theater project "Dichos del Campo" also seems interesting. Nevertheless, I am afraid of not having a successful performance because of the demanding summer classes and activities for the internship. Regardless, I will work hard and have fun during the summer.