|Up until the moment she stepped foot on Penn’s campus for the Office of Admission’s Quaker Days, Jhorcy had a hard time imagining a comfortable place away from home. Growing up in Bolivia, she knew she wanted to attend college in the United States – and, through her experience then, found that she and Penn were the perfect match.
Since arriving at the University, she has felt rewarded through coursework that challenges her opinions, discipline, and knowledge while being surrounded by inspiring classmates and faculty. Her experience is further strengthened by the family-like environment she has encountered as part of Christian Union Martus, a campus leadership development program. As a student of the Fine Arts, Jhorcy aspires to combine art, ministry, and social work in order to better serve people within her community.
Jhorcy credits her ability to attend the University to the generous undergraduate financial aid package she received. In her words, “Without it, I would have never been able to pursue any kind of career in art nor grow as much personally as I have at Penn.”