Anthropology and Sociology student, Amanda Turcios ’20, presented at the Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) Conference, held in Chicago, Illinois. The HERA conference, is held annually to promote the worldwide study, teaching, and understanding of the humanities across a stage of disciplines. Amanda’s presentation was a Lyric Essay, in the form of spoken word, which touched on her life experiences of being a Latina woman of color, born to immigrant parents, navigating a predominately white College campus. Amanda was the recipient of the $500 HERA Undergraduate Humanities Prize, which is awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper that addresses race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. Amanda described her participation as a liberating experience and expressed her thanks to Dr. Keita for informing her of the opportunity.