“After so many years of telling people MIT is my dream school, all my hard work has paid off,” Catlina Romero says. Photo: Lillie Paquette/School of Engineering
By Carolyn Blais
Catalina Romero, a first-year student at MIT, bustles in the kitchen of her dorm, quickly putting the finishing touches on her arepas, or Colombian corn pancakes. She has been making arepas with her mother for years. Tonight, she is making them for her classmates at MIT.