Candelaria Torres Jimenez

Student, Macalester College

Hailing from Salta, Argentina, Candelaria was drawn to social action and global citizenship as a young teen. She volunteered with multiple non-profit organizations including the local Children’s Hospital and the Junior Chamber International. In 2015, she was awarded a scholarship to represent Argentina at the United World College (UWC) in Changshu, China. While at UWC, Candelaria held several leadership positions in student organizations such as Model United Nations and she worked alongside her peers in student-led projects to tackle humanitarian issues in the Changshu area. Her UWC experience was life-changing and inspired her to become an active member of the UWC National Committee of Argentina where her focus is on youth outreach. After earning her International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma at UWC, she was awarded the Davis Scholarship and the Kofi Annan Scholarship to attend Macalester College in the United States. Candelaria expects to graduate in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science and International Studies with a double minor in French and Data Science. As a certified language tutor, Candelaria believes in the power of multicultural education to create a meaningful impact in the lives of young people. She aspires to pursue additional education and is keenly interested in international law and advocating for refugee communities.