November 14, 2018
I was fortunate to be recognized as Outstanding New Professional coincidentally by both the Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community and the Gender & Sexuality Knowledge Community in the same year. Due to these awards, I was invited to apply to be their first Latinx Inclusion Chair, a new position promoting racial, gender, and sexual orientation intersectionality. I joined for the opportunity to expand my professional development, serve my favorite professional association, network with colleagues across the globe, and advocate for communities I'm passionate about.
Without the student affairs professionals that guided me, I would not have thrived as much at my undergraduate institution. During my time of need, they invited me to work for Residential Life and thus helped me find housing. As a paraprofessional mentoring other students, I realized that I loved higher education and co-curricular involvement. I decided to go to graduate school to pursue a career in student affairs!
I'm a Disney fanatic. I have a Disneyland Annual Pass and can share with you tons of trivia about various movies and the park. My favorite Disney films include Moana, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Pirates of the Caribbean!
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