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Darlyn Villalona

Year: Freshman

Major: Psychology & Arts Management

Hometown: East Harlem

Favorite food: White rice, guandules (pigeon peas), pollo frito (fried chicken), lasagna, and ensalada de papa (potato salad) on the side

Sign: Virgo

Color: Coral

 What is your motivation to succeed?

My motivation to succeed is my family but more specifically my younger sister Elibeth. I want to be the best role model possible for her.

 Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

Most people don’t know that I have an obsession with pretzels and One Direction.

 What are your long term goals?

My long term goal is to of course be happy with what I’m doing. I want to either be managing an artist in the future, or own my own non-profit (which would be a center for the LGBTQ+ community), or be the owner of my own museum which would feature works of people with Afro-latinx backgrounds and it would teach the masses about our history. 

 What does EOP/MAP mean to you?

I get the same feeling when I’m with the counselors compared to what I get back at my house. I get a strong sense of community and I will forever be grateful for that. 

 What’s your most invaluable experience at Purchase?

My most invaluable experience would be the EOP/MAP talent show during the summer. That event opened my eyes to the talent of my peers and it inspired me to make sure I find something to be as passionate about.