Jeymy Enriquez ’22
Jeymy Enriquez ’22 hopes to work for the FBI someday.
She’ll graduate in May with a sociology major – a concentration in criminology – and with a minor in psychology.
“I hope to be working with law enforcement. I want to one day become a detective for the community,” she says. “I’m looking at the sheriff’s department for now and then hopefully one day become an FBI agent.”
At UNCG, she has been involved in the Spanish American Latinx Student Association and ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America), the new UNCG chapter of a professional organization committed to enhancing the skills of students and preparing them for success after collegiate life. They have a passionate commitment to increase opportunities for Latinos. “ALPFA members help with the Hispanic community, but anybody can join as well. We’re just very involved in the community.”
Her passion for making an impact in law enforcement is part of that, as she explains.
“I’ve always liked helping people, so I feel like if I can put myself in a situation where I can help somebody I definitely want to do that – especially with minority groups. I feel like right now there’s a lot of controversy with law enforcement and minorities. That’s something that I want to also ‘evolve’ later on.”
She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Delta and the international Sociology Honor Society. She has received the Crosby Scholarship, Escheats Scholarship, and Flora O. Stern Scholarship.
We asked the Winston-Salem native about how these years of pandemic protocols and changes have had an impact – or will have an impact – on her fellow classmates. “I always like to look at things in a positive way. I think it’s going to help our class just because we are more prepared for the outside world whenever it comes to technology.” Zoom meetings are just the start.
“It was a setback,” she says, but it presented a historic opportunity. “It’s more of an accomplishment for us.”
By Mike Harris ’93 MA
Photography by Martin W. Kane