Jessica Barrios

Paralegal Studies 2018

Special Recognition: December 2017 Student of the Month

Semester of anticipated graduation:
Summer 2018

Career goal:
Finish my associate degree, bachelor’s degree and go to law school.

Tell us a little about yourself and your life:  
I am 24 years old. I came to this country six years ago with a lot of dreams, and I am not going to stop until all my dreams come true.

What are your hobbies/extracurricular activities?
I love to read, write and spend time with my family and boyfriend.

What has been your favorite class at Hodges University?
I love all my classes at Hodges University. I always found something special in each one of them, but two of my favorite classes have been Criminal Law and Composition I.

Who are some of your favorite professors and why?
I love all my professors. I have learned from all of them, but two of my favorite professors are Dr. [Afsaneh] Farhadi and Professor [Scot] Goldberg.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I have faced was coming to the United States and not knowing English.

What does receiving a degree at Hodges mean to you?
Receiving a degree from Hodges means a lot to me. It is like one of my dreams coming true.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students who are considering Hodges University?
I would advise them about how great Hodges and its professors are. For me, Hodges University has been a blessing in my life. I would recommend new students to consider Hodges as their first option; they will not regret it. It is a wonderful school, and the professors are the best. Do not lose the opportunity to start in our school. You will become a great professional and a better person!

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