Admissions Coordinator of Hispanic Recruitment
Trabajo con estudiantes y familias Latinas en Kansas y otros estados. Con gusto le atenderé en español. Favor de llamarme al 785-532-5500.
My degree: I graduated from K-State with a degree in elementary education, a dance minor, and an English as a Second Language endorsement. I earned a master's degree from K-State in curriculum and instruction.
My hometown: Dodge City, KS. I was born in Juárez, México.
College activities: Sorority member, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, LatiRitmo Dance group, KanDance, Indian Student Association, Mexican Student Association, Society for Appreciation of Bharatiya Heritage and Arts, parachute club, Bilingual Education Student Organization, and Kansas National Education Association.
I'm a fluent Spanish speaker, a boxing fan, and a good dancer. I'm a thrill-seeker when it comes to skydiving (but not to spiders).
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Why I chose K-State
K-State was the only school that came to my high school to offer a bilingual information session for students and their parents. My mom and I attended and were very pleased with the information; we could tell K-State really cared.
The moment I knew K-State was right for me
It was when I was awarded the K-State Bilingual Education Students Interacting to Obtain Success scholarship.
My best piece of advice
Apply for lots of scholarships.
My favorite college memory
I have so many: one was the first time I performed in McCain Auditorium for a SpringDance concert.
One place everyone should visit on campus
The Rec Complex. It's a great place to release stress while working out. I love it!
My college job
I was a student worker in the Collaborative Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy Center. They were very flexible with my class schedule.
My best trick for stretching your money in college
Stop eating out so much.
The secret to getting a good freshman GPA
Maintain a good balance between grades and social life. You need both to survive.
My coolest K-State class
Dance Composition I and II because I had a chance to choreograph my own pieces and showcase them.
One thing every new student should bring to campus
An open mind. Every student at K-State possesses a unique identity: looks different, thinks different. The more you are open to new people and ideas the better your college learning experience will be.
How I knew I'd found the right major
As soon as I began working in classrooms at local elementary schools, I knew it.
My favorite student group
LatiRitmo Dance group because I was with it since the beginning and president for three years. We always had lots of students from different backgrounds join to learn Latin dance. Our rehearsals and performances were so much fun!
My favorite college hangout
My house. I always had friends over when I cooked yummy Mexican food.
Crazy college moment I'll tell my kids about
When I skydived for the first time with the parachute club.
Three words that described me as a new freshman
Quiet, lost, homesick.
I like to jog, skydive, ride motorcycles, travel, and watch boxing matches (I attend some in Las Vegas).
Reality TV show I'd be great on
"Forensic Files" because I'd love to solve all the murder cases.
What's on my Netflix list
A famous person I admire
Oscar De La Hoya. Regardless of being the world's highest-paid boxer, he continues to be humble and uses his fortune to help those in need.
My dream weekend
Spending time with my family.
My guilty pleasure
Pistachio ice cream and Mexican snacks!
Most surprising thing about me
I panic if I see a spider.