B.A. English Literature, Rhetoric, and Cultural Studies
B.A. Strategic and Corporate Communication
I was born and raised in San Gabriel, just 10 miles from USC. Both my parents came from Mexico in the ’70s, grew up in East Los Angeles, and earned degrees from CSULA and UCLA, so L.A. has always been an important city to me. I love sports, but the Dodgers are my favorite team, and I’m a pretty big Disney fan, too. I have a dog and two younger siblings, one of whom is currently attending USC (Fight On!). I graduated from Chapman University and started working in higher education during the pandemic. I quickly learned that this was the industry I wanted to work in, and where better to do that than at the University of Southern California!
Besides being in beautiful, sunny Southern California, the institution is committed to cultivating an environment where students will thrive in their academic, social and professional lives. The Trojan Family is truly a unique community to be a part of and one of the strongest networks you’ll find, and for good reason. To be a Trojan is to have unwavering school pride, to be taught by esteemed faculty, to create friendships that last a lifetime, and to have access to incredible opportunities through the university’s many connections in Los Angeles and beyond.
Choosing where to go to college is about you, so do what’s right for you. This is your chance to pursue your dreams, show your talents, and grow your strengths because, for the next four years, it’s going to be you who is earning that degree and not anyone else. Listen to your gut and believe that wherever you want to go is where you belong, so when it comes to the application, be as authentic and genuine as you can be because we want to know how great you are and why you believe you belong here.
Favorite Food: Homemade enchiladas, sushi, and Ferrero Rochers. (Candy totally counts as food!)
Favorite Binge TV shows: New Girl, Ted Lasso, and Parks and Recreation
Favorite Movies: Nacho Libre, My Cousin Vinny, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Encanto
Favorite Quote: “You can’t achieve greatness by walking a straight line.” —Kobe Bryant