My parents did not have much knowledge of the college application and admissions process, so as a senior in high school, I applied to one college only: California State University, Fullerton. I got in, and being a first-generation college student has given me the ambition to help others with the college admissions process. Being a Titan was a blast, but if I could do it over again, I wouldn’t have chosen a commuter school quite so close to home. I want to make sure other students have the information and opportunities to choose the schools that will be the best fit for them.
Shortly after graduating from CSUF, I attended graduate school at Azusa Pacific University to pursue my career goal of becoming a school counselor. Over the last decade, I have worked with hundreds of students and families to navigate through the ins and outs of college applications. I believe in supporting students with a caring and creative approach, and my hope is that students can have fun applying to college. Working one-on-one with students is my jam. I feel that with my comforting disposition, I help students and parents to feel at ease by focusing on an individualized approach.
My experience as an admissions reader for UCLA has allowed me to take a deeper look into college admissions, as I gained more in-depth knowledge of the college selection process. In addition, I completed the College Counseling Certificate program through UCLA Extension to learn specific strategies to support students with admissions and college selection.
When I am not working with students, I love being a mom to my kids, watching my husband coach varsity basketball, listening to country music, and completing Peloton workouts.