Name: Andrea Rios
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Intended Major: Biochemistry with minors in Neuroscience and Spanish 

Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Andrea Rios, one member of the Class of 2025. 

What were you involved with during high school? 
In high school, I co-founded the Mi Familia Club. Mi Familia was created to help Latinx students have a safe space to talk, or just bring up issues that are going on in our communities. I also started El Dia de Los Muertos celebrations at my school as I wanted to share a bit of my heritage with my school community. I also played volleyball and was part of the Pre-Med club because I plan to become a doctor.

How did you first hear about Butler? 
I’ve known about Butler since the third grade. My mom works at an elementary school nearby and I’ve been passing Butler’s campus since I was a little girl. I’ve wanted to go to Butler for as long as I can remember! 

Why did you choose Butler? 
It was very important to me that I have close, one-on-one relationships with my professors, and I knew that Butler offered that. I want professors, not teaching assistants, to teach the courses, and at bigger colleges, trying to get to know your professors can be very difficult. This was the number one reason that I chose Butler. 

What do you hope to get involved with on campus? 
I hope to get involved in the Latinx Student Union, as well as any other Latinx clubs that are available. I’m also interested in religious life, pre-med clubs, and fitness and working out. I will definitely branch out even more once I get on campus. 

What are you most excited about? 
I’m most excited about making new friends and taking classes in the new Sciences Complex.