What LASO means to me...
How did LASO help you?
Here LASO members, both current and past, express the ways in which LASO has helped or affected them. If you too were a LASO member, please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know!
Michele Cruz '11
"LASO is my home and I couldn't imagine Carleton without it. Between the events, food, and all the support it gave me, LASO has been the best part of Carleton."
Erica Cruz '14
"LASO is a comfortable place to be with friends and a place to meet new people with similar interests."
Camila Peralta-Sugano '11
"VIVE! is a great opportunity to celebrate Latino cultures and to reflect on my culture and identity."
Maribel Zagal '14
"LASO has offered me a support system and an opportunity to maintain a Latino community at Carleton."
Daniel Motta '14
"LASO unites me with a part of my roots; a part that isn't seen or known by many, but one that we want to share. Through activities on campus and volunteering in the community, we hope to spread the Latino bond."
Patsy Pineda '14
"After being homesick and missing the spiciness of my mother's salsa, I could only feel at home when I came to the first LASO meeting and was greeted with quesadillas and saw salsa for the first time since arriving at Carleton. I know LASO would be a group where we could support each other and be a family."
Marcos Beltran '14
"Being part of LASO has helped me transition to college because it connected me with people who have similar backgrounds and establish relationships."
Julissa Chavez '13
"Being a part of LASO allows me to meet people with similar backgrounds/beliefs/culture and values. The comfort level within the group makes us the dysfunctional family that we are. We're a very unique group."
Isabel Rodriguez '12
"The first person I ever got in touch with at Carleton was involved in LASO, and she sent me a postcard even before I got to the campus. I knew from that moment that I wanted to be a part of a group that was willing to get in touch with incoming students. Ever since then, the rest is history!"