Hola hola y’all! My name is Maximiño (any/all), and I am from Abiquiú, New Mexico. I absolutely love New Mexico, so if you ask me any question about my homestate (also known as ~The Land of Enchantment~) or hometown, you will make my heart smile. I am a rising junior still figuring out what I want to study, but I love music, psychology, storytelling, and education! On campus, I am an Oral Communication Tutor at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, and I have been involved with different music and theater groups. I love singing, playing guitar and piano, dancing, learning to embrace my ever-evolving queerness, embarking on impromptu adventures with friends, and appreciating the sunsets and the constellations that follow. I believe that there is a profound and healing strength in sharing our stories. When one person shares their story, others are inspired to do the same. So, wherever my journey leads me both within and beyond Stanford, I am intent on helping create spaces where folx can bring their full selves as they share their stories, learn, create, and heal. My time at Stanford has been wildly oversaturating, and my adjustment here is ongoing, but I have found sublime pockets of home in the people and communities I have met here. These pockets of home include studying in El Centro until 2am; learning about the murals in Casa Zapata; singing in Harmony House with Stanford Talisman, and hearing my friends’ laughter. However, I found one of my favorite homes at Stanford during my experience with LSP last year. TLDR, the friends, mentors, and other folx that I have met here radiate support, inspiration, and love, and they have been blessings that have forever changed my life. Similarly, each of you is a blessing to this University and to the people you will meet here. I am so excited to meet you all and share space with you! Keep radiating!!