Las Cruces Woman Juggles Hispanic, Muslim Cultures

June 9, 2010

Author: Michael Johnson

Source: Greenwich Time/Alamogordo Daily News

Wire Service: AP

Daisy Maldonado doesn't particularly like it when people make assumptions about her.

Maldonado, a student at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, grew up in El Paso and enjoys many things young college students do these days, such as hanging out with friends, going to the movies and shopping.

She still enjoys those activities, but her circle of friends has considerably diminished because of a life decision she made about five years ago.

Maldonado, who grew up in a Christian home, converted to Islam.