Elementary Education with a Minor in Psychology
How did you discover Western?
My brother and sister both graduated from Western. They would always talk to me about clubs and organizations on and off campus and I knew I wanted to be a part of a great community. I believe I knew Western was the right choice for me when my brother began bringing me to events on campus, basketball games, rugby games, track events, Amigo events (Pachanga), APIC events and the list goes on. Western is a great fit for me to start off my career and a great way to step out of my comfort zone, there’s nothing I would really change.
What are some of the highlights of your time at Western?
My whole first freshman semester was amazing! I met “La Plebe” my group of friends that share the same background as I do. I also became a part of the MCC Family which was one of the things that kept me going, knowing that I belonged and was welcomed by a group of people who barely knew me. There were so many events that I enjoyed and made irreplaceable memories. Carnaval, one of the biggest events hosted by Amigos Club, was one of my favorite events I attended freshman year. Carnaval is like a Latino-style Mardi Gras hosted at Timbers. This event was open to all students, faculty and the community to simply enjoy some music, the environment and for 21+ to enjoy some drinks.
What most excites you about your major?
What excites me more about my major is knowing that I’m going to be doing something I love: spending time with children and seeing them grow. I want to be an educator that makes everyone in the classroom feel involved and welcomed no matter their cultural differences.
What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
My favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley is both the outdoors and the community. The community is so united and I’m very thankful to be a part of it. I also enjoy the outdoors, last summer I did a bit of exploring, but this summer will definitely be one to remember