Paulina (Isa) Sanchez
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Intended Major: International Business and Strategic Communication

Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Paulina Sanchez, one member of the Class of 2024.

What were you involved with during high school?

I was a member of my high school’s pre-professional dance company, where I choreographed multiple works and learned from many professional choreographers. I was also heavily involved with an international organization called Best Buddies, which fosters friendships with students with disabilities within our school community. I founded the Habitat for Humanity Club at my school and led a trip to Punta Gorda, Florida, to build a house. I also participated in Dance Marathon for Lurie Children’s Hospital, worked part-time during the school year at Altitude Trampoline Park, and worked as a Gymnastics Coach with the Chicago Park District during the summer.

What drew you to Butler?

I initially heard about Butler in regards to the dance program. When I was younger, I was training to become a professional ballerina, and a teacher told me to look into their program. After I started high school, I decided I wanted to focus more on my academics and change my career path. I later became interested in economics and business. When I was researching schools, I came across an ad for the new Lacy School of Business building. I decided to go take a tour, and I immediately fell in love with the program!

What is your favorite part about Butler?

My favorite part about Butler is the school pride that the student community takes on. I am a member of Butler University’s Dance Team for the 2020-2021 season, and I am so excited to perform, bring spirit to sports games, and represent Butler University.

Why did you choose Butler?

I chose Butler because it was clear that out of all of my school choices, Butler wanted me to attend. The staff reached out to me constantly with information, surveys, and invitations to apply to the Honors Program and scholarships. I wanted to make sure that I would get the most out of my investment in my education, and I realized that Butler would provide exactly that with the Honors Program, scholarship opportunities, smaller class sizes and a more personal learning environment, a promising placement rate for post-graduation, and the community that makes Butler feel like home.

What do you hope to major or minor in?

I hope to double major in either International Business or Marketing and Strategic Communication with a focus on Public Relations.

What do you hope to get involved with at Butler?
I hope to get involved with Best Buddies, Dance Marathon for Riley Children’s Hospital, possibly Greek Life, and continue with the Butler University Dance Team, Honors Program, and Lacy Scholars.

What are you most excited about?

I am most excited about diving deep into the business curriculum at Lacy and game days at Hinkle!