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Billiken Profiles: Alicia Avellaneda-Cruz

Freshman Alicia Avellaneda-Cruz is getting involved on campus and exploring what St. Louis has to offer. 

SLU student Alicia Avellaneda-Cruz


Year: Freshman
Major: International Business
Minors: Globalization and TechnologyService Leadership Program
Hometown: Holly Hill, South Carolina
Learning Community: Ethical Leaders in Business
Clubs and Organizations: Rainbow Alliance, Labre, Hispanic and Latinx Leadership Organization, Caribbean and Latin American Student Association, Freshman in Business, Entrepreneurship Club, International Business Club, Student Government Association, Free to Be, Delta Sigma Pi, Student Center for Public Trust

See what a day at SLU is like for Alicia.

About Me

I am an only child and also a first-generation college student.

Why I Chose SLU

Saint Louis University gave me an opportunity to continue my higher education without having to worry too much about the financial aspect of college. I didn’t know anything about SLU, and I had never thought of coming here or even visited campus until SLU 101, and then I knew I felt at home and I slowly began to fall in love with SLU.

Adjusting to College 

Since I’ve gotten to SLU, I have learned a lot about taking opportunities when possible. I constantly go to tutoring and my professors’ office hours. I have also had to plan out my days so that I am always on top of things and using my time wisely. 

Serving the Greater Good  

As a minor in service leadership, I have to do 200 hours of community service. I plan to spend most of my time with Labre and help the homeless while also building connections and getting to know them. I also plan to go to Arnold’s Food Pantry and help organize food cans, as well.

What else should you know about me?  

I enjoy writing poetry and exploring new things both inside and outside the classroom.

Go Inside a SLU Residence Hall with Alicia

What's it like living in on campus at Saint Louis University? Alicia gives you a look inside Grand Hall. Take a short quiz for a personalized preview of living at SLU.

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