What is your title at EvCC, and what will you be doing in your day-to-day endeavors at the College?
I am the new “Bilingual Career and Completion Coach” responsible for the outreach and recruitment of EvCC’s Mechatronics program. I will be a resource to the students from start to finish, ensuring successful student completion to connecting them with jobs and internships.
Tell us a little about your professional background.
I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Communications, minor in Psychology. After graduation, I lived in Peru for over 2 years serving as a Health Educator for the U.S. Peace Corps. I managed two community-based health projects in a rural community in the department of Lambayeque (located on the coast of Peru). This experience contributed to some of the most challenging/rewarding/humbling and unforgettable experiences of my personal and professional development. Once returning from Peru, I worked for the Department of Homeland Security at the Los Angeles Asylum Office. Now, I find myself in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at EvCC.
What was your most memorable job? Why?
My service in the Peace Corps. This experience taught me that happiness is found in the simplest forms.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Wake up, have a fresh cup of coffee, and be grateful for a day filled with new opportunities.
What is your favorite meal/ snack in fall? Favorite fall beverage?
Peanut butter cups and chamomile chai black tea.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Just go with it.
What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? Are you participating in any reading challenges?
I am currently reading “Educated,” by Tara Westover.
Where is your hometown? Were you born and raised in the same place?
I am a Southern California native, born and raised.
What do you like to do on your days off?
In my free time, I enjoy: exploring new hiking trails with my husband, practicing yoga, exploring books of different genres, and scheming towards the next adventure.
Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?
“Tough situations never last, but tough people do.”