Guillen enjoys learning adventure
October 9, 2021
Senior Lexi Guillen took a six-week trip to Ethiopia one summer to visit her extended family. While she was there, she learned what it was like to be completely immersed in her culture.
“[I went] to see family and to learn more about my culture,” Guillen said. “I didn’t know much about it until this trip because it was something I had kind of been pushing to the side. Since I am biracial, I focused on my Mexican side but then going to Ethiopia, it was good to [learn about my other side].”
Guillen said that the trip was very meaningful to her because she was able to learn more about where she came from. She was able to meet family she never even knew she had and experience a whole new part of the world.
“You can go your whole life without even knowing about a certain part of your family existing and [being able to] have conversations with them in their own language, it’s very meaningful.”