Hi! My name is Natalie Rivera and I am a senior at Concordia College. Majoring in Spanish and Psychology with Minors in Sociology and Global Studies. I was the first cobber to study abroad in Quito, Ecuador in spring 2017 and that was perhaps the biggest risk I have ever taken. I am very involved on campus with Active Minds, Homecoming, Orientation, undergraduate research, choir, and a few other things and could not imagine leaving everything to go abroad. It was a hard decision to leave this place I call home, but I am glad I did it because I got to discover a whole new way of thinking and re-evaluate what I value and how I can be of better use to the world once I leave Concordia...and you know what? everything was here waiting for me when I got back!