Fernanda Alonso


School Year: Junior

Major(s): Visual Communications Design

Team: Pluto

Languages: Spanish & English

Hobbies: photography, videography, designing, editing, writing/reading poetry, and watching Netflix/ Disney+

Why did you become a mentor: I decided to become a mentor because I want to make a difference in the IUPUI community. My mentor in my freshman year encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and she inspired me to become a mentor, so I would like to make a positive difference in others' lives just like my mentor once did to me and I want to be the person my mentees can rely on when they are in need. 

Bio: Hi, I am Fernanda, I am a first generation American, both sides of my family are from Mexico. I was born and raised here in Indianapolis. I am currently a junior studying at Herron the School of Art and Design, aspiring to someday become a graphic designer. I have a passion for learning about new cultures, I like learning new languages, and trying new foods! I enjoy being involved on campus, last summer I was part of OTEAM as a freshman orientation leader and as a First Year Seminar mentor in the fall.  This is my second year mentoring and I am very excited to be part of IPMP and to help international students feel welcomed in Indy and at IUPUI (: 

What is one piece of advice you'd like to give to new Freshmen: One piece of advice I would give to new freshmen would be to not be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone and embrace personal growth, as well as being involved on campus through different organizations. 

Best place to eat in Indy: Punch Burger