Introductions First
June 24, 2018

Hello, my name is Yesenia Soria. I’m so excited to share my internship experiences with Ogallala Commons and Amarillo Area Foundation with you all over the next several weeks. However, I’d like to start by sharing a little introduction about myself.

I’m a senior Business Management major from Abilene Christian University with a concentration in Pre-Law and minors in English and Spanish. I was born and raised in Pampa, Texas, and to this day continue to be a proud Pampa Harvester within an ACU Wildcat. My dream is to become a corporate lawyer, and I’ve been working towards that direction throughout my Bachelor’s Degree with plans on applying for a joint M.D./M.B.A program to obtain my law degree and Master’s of Business Administration beginning Fall 2019.

On campus, I participate in the Honors College and several honor societies and will be serving as an officer for Hispanos Unidos as well as historian for Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish Honor Society, starting next fall. I enjoy volunteering for Reach, an organization that reaches out to children of disadvantaged neighborhoods in Abilene, and Taylor Jones Humane Society, a no-kill shelter that strives on finding loving homes for abandoned pets as well as Meals on Wheels during my summers in Pampa. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, traveling, and thrifting.

I believe in doing things whole-heartedly and in working towards goals that may seem too big. However, everyone must begin with those first steps. I genuinely look forward to this internship with Amarillo Area Foundation as it will provide me with the chance to work in this community that I love while pushing me to utilize and sharpen my skills and talents for the betterment of not only myself, but the lives and opportunities here in the Texas Panhandle.

Group of friends I made at the Ogallala Commons Retreat.
Friends and I at an Abilene Christian University football game.