Karen Marquez ’22 aspires to help her community through her studies.
Karen Marquez ‘22 is a senior social work major with minors in Hispanic studies and criminal justice. Marquez is a heritage speaker of Spanish, and has a deep love for languages, culture, and diversity. She hopes to use her degree and the skills she is learning at PLU to help people in need.
“I always knew I wanted to help people,” said Marquez about why she chose to study social work. She originally intended to be a French major at PLU, as she had taken French courses in high school. She found social work was a better fit after being introduced to the career field in a few classes. “I love community work and community outreach, and I have learned a lot about myself too.”