Esmeralda Alemán is from West Liberty, Iowa. She is currently double majoring in Psychology and the Study of Society and World Culture along with a Certificate of Competence in Spanish. In her spare time Esmeralda volunteers at L.U.N.A which is an organization that helps Latina women who suffered from abuse. Her passion shows as she translated for and helped organize L.U.N.A.’s legal clinic. She believes that her volunteer experience is what made her realize that she needed to further her education.