McNair Scholars Itzel Olivares and Juan Orellana represented the university at the 5th International
Congress of the Hispanic Humanities Society which took place in June in Seville. Olivares, who begins her graduate
studies at UC Irvine this fall and Orellana, a senior in Spanish literature at CSU Dominguez Hills, recall
their experiences with language barriers, sexism in academia, and spicy food.