Graduate at microphone

On May 18, former INT student, Yexis Hechavarria, gave the student address at the Northern Essex Community College commencement ceremony. “When I arrived here, I realized that my life had drastically changed. Now that I was in a new country, I had to start from zero with a language that I could not speak and a new culture," she told the audience. Yexis, who graduated with an Associates of Science Degree in Biology, aspires to be a medical doctor because she is fascinated by what she calls “the miracle of life.” “What draws me to the medical field is the miracle of life. Our bodies are so complex that it’s a wonder we exist!”

Yexis was also the recipient of the prestigious Leewood Realty, LLC Sustainability Scholarship in 2018. She plans to transfer to Merrimack College and major in Biochemistry. Congratulations, Yexis, from your INT family!