M.S. Counseling Psychology
Mount Saint Mary’s University – Los Angeles
I am born and raised in the beautiful City of Los Angeles! As Randy Newman says, “I love L.A.!”
Coming from a lineage of proud military men, a grandfather who served as a high-ranking officer in El Salvador, and two uncles who served in the Army during the Vietnam War, I wanted to share in the great experience of sharing a military uniform. So, soon after graduating high school, I joined the Marine Corps, where I served for eight years. One of the best personal experiences I’ve been part of!
I am a two-time graduate from Mount Saint Mary’s University, where I earned a BA in Religious Studies with a minor in Business Administration as well as a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. During my first year of undergrad studies at “The Mount,” I began my career in higher education, where I conducted entrance for our incoming freshman and transfer students as well as exit interviews for our graduating seniors. This is where my passion for higher education developed. As an Admission Counselor for both the Graduate and Undergraduate departments at The Mount and at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, building relationships of trust, transparency, and strong rapport are significant to me. A fantastic experience in my professional career!
It is simple for me to answer this question. The Students and The Trojan Family! I love being part of our student’s academic journey and growth. It is truly an amazing experience. USC’s network of support in fostering our student’s capital wealth to find success in the world is why I am excited to be part of the Trojan Family!
Enjoy the process! Be kind to yourself and practice self-care. Allow time to adjust to this exciting chapter of your academic career and remember, the college experience is the best opportunity you will have for personal development.
Movie: Everything Star Wars
Food: Street tacos and good barbecue
Quote: “Be the source. Whatever you want to experience in yourself, be the source of it in the lives of others. This is the great secret. This is sacred wisdom. Do unto others as you would have it done unto you.” — Neale Donald Walsch
Dream Job: Dean of Students
Book: Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson, M.D.