Hometown: Cicero, IL
Elementary education major
Catalina Garcia, a 20-year-old sophomore from Cicero majoring in elementary education, was active with the Latino Resource Center and was to begin a new job as an undergraduate work-study employee for NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.
“My sister was our princess, our princess in pink,” said Jaime Garcia, Catalina’s older brother. “She loved pink. She loved everything in life. Let’s remember her this way today, tomorrow and forever.”
“She was a star among stars,” added NIU’s Susana Das Neves, assistant director for the Latino Resource Center at NIU. “She always had a smile on her face. She was a very optimistic, loving and caring young lady who lived life to the fullest.”
See the Garcia family’s memorial Web site for Catalina