Denise Lujan Guerrero
Major: Biological Sciences: Pre-Medicine
Interests: Educational Achievement
Denise Guerrero includes Parkland College’s faculty, tutors, and its Center for Academic Success among the reasons she now believes “anything is possible” when it comes to her educational achievement.
“You can strive for success at Parkland; the experiences here can change you as an individual,” says the Danville native, whose own accomplishments on campus happily support the claim. Besides being president of Parkland’s Student Government, Denise also participated in the college’s Honors Program, has been named to the dean’s list, earned the Student Government Presidential Scholarship, and is a member of the highly involved Club Latino. But academic support is not the only reason she has dared to dream.
“Without Parkland’s affordability, higher education would be hard to obtain,” she says. Denise plans to transfer to the University of Chicago in to pursue a medical degree and ultimately serve with Doctors Without Borders.