Angelica Saenzpardo started college in the fall at the WNC Fallon campus and is a member of the Latino Cohort program. During her first semester, she enrolled in five classes, one being Painting I. This class gave her the opportunity to express her pride of being Latina. She values her roots and recognizes how blessed she is to live in a country of many opportunities.
Angelica described what each part of the painting means to her: “The Indian warriors represent my ancestors. The soldiers express my respect I have for my close friends who have served in the military to fight for our country. My painting symbolizes the pride and respect I have of my roots, my family and my friends. I was born in Mexico but raised in the United States. I placed the image of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe in the middle because our faith in her protects us from all harm. She has helped our family throughout the worst times. I am proud of my parents because they are the strongest people I know. I painted a field behind them because we have always lived on a farm.”