Yamilet Medina López
B.S. Recreational Administration
M.Ed. Counseling in Student Affairs
Texas State University
California – Marin County
Latin America (including Mexico)
My roots are in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I left home to pursue college in Texas and since then have lived and worked in Texas, New York, Florida and now California. I have been working in college admission and Student Affairs roles for the past eleven years. Before coming to USC I worked at Texas State University, St. Edwards and the University of Miami. I have had the opportunity to come across amazing students and wonderful families in wonderful places and learning about other cultures continues to open my eyes to how much we all have in common in this global world. I believe higher education changes lives and I am committed to helping students access it! When I am not visiting high schools or reading admission files I am planning travel to new places, watching fútbol, or spending time with my chosen family – this includes my dog Seany. I have a very eclectic taste in music and really do enjoy a small venue live show!
USC is an incredibly innovative place, if I had to describe it to a prospective student in one word I would have to say: Dynamic! Students have so many options in the variety of programs, abundant resources and opportunities available in the Los Angeles area, it is truly vibrant. USC is the perfect balance of academic excellence along with a great social environment!
Visit as many college campuses as you can and ask questions. Remember, this will be the place you call your second home for a while and you need to feel it is a place where you can be yourself and explore your potential. Trust your gut feelings.
Book: Tuesdays with Morrie, The Old Man and the Sea & The Alchemist
Food: Mofongo! And anything fruit and veggies!
Movie: Motorcycle Diaries and 500 Days of Summer
Role Model: My mother
Quote: “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.” – Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist