A stellar Spanish major, Sophie Isolde Luijten, receives a prestigious Illinois International Undergraduate Achievement Award. This award recognizes an Illinois undergraduate student (U.S. citizen or international) for a significant service or contribution resulting from their participation in an international study course, program, or project.
Sophie, a junior majoring in Spanish and Global Studies with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility has made our Department proud. The award is well deserved, as Sophie has engaged in immigrant advocacy as a Spanish Translator for the Immigration Project, where she translated letters of support for low-income immigrants, and as Integration Plan Intern at the New American Welcome Center, where she researched equitable community planning strategies in the development of a citywide immigrant integration plan. Congrats Sophie!
For the full story in Illinois International News, Scroll down to the bottom of https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/6758/1602293329.