Spotlight on Seniors
Zulay Romero is a senior majoring in studio art. When Zulay is not making art, she is serving as the Chief Presidential Ambassador and Vice President of the Honors College Student Association.
Since Zulay’s arrival on campus, she has made an impact on the lives of her fellow students by making them feel like they belong at Chowan, always going the extra mile to build community culture.
Provost Danny Moore commented, “Zulay has this ‘art’ of taking small moments to engage with individuals in a way that inspires them to step out of their comfort zones. If I were to assign Zulay a life’s motto it would be ‘the best connections are made unexpectedly.’”
Because Zulay wants to use art to help people reconnect with themselves and discover, or even work through, their psychological problems, she has applied to and been accepted into a graduate program in art therapy. Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy, in which clients, facilitated by an art therapist, use the creative process of making art to explore to their feelings.
Such a career is fitting for the art of Zulay.