Where are you from?
I grew up in Orange County, California, but I have to say that I have fallen in love with San Diego. The city is so diverse and there is so much to do! From going to the beach with your friends, grabbing a sundae at Ghirardelli downtown, or riding bikes in Coronado—what's not to love!?
What did you study in college?
I was an International Studies major with an emphasis in European Studies. The best thing about my major was that studying abroad was mandatory. I studied in Italy where I learned to speak a bit of Italian, lived with an 80 year-old Italian woman, and ate a lot of pasta! While I was there I got to travel to Switzerland, France, Spain, and England.
What surprised you most about being a student at PLNU?
How much I LOVED internships! As a student at PLNU I held four different internships which really helped build my resume and shape me professionally. One of my favorite internship memories was working with a local political fundraiser during the 2012 elections where I actually got to meet one of the presidential candidates and a few of the local San Diego congressmen!
Piece of advice you’d give to someone choosing a college:
Visit the campus, don't be afraid to ask questions, and take advantage of the opportunities to visit a class or talk to current students!