Class Status: Graduating Senior (Excited and nervous to be graduating this Fall!!)
Major: Liberal Studies, Spanish Option
Campus Programs/Involvements: Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) and California Promise Finish in Four Scholars Program
Career Goal: Bilingual Elementary Teacher
Hobbies: COVID has turned my hobbies into watching Tiktoks and Netflix. However, I enjoy going out on runs and riding bikes.
How has CSI³ helped you?
CSI3 has been so supportive and helpful throughout the years. I am most thankful for the teacher assistant position they provided me with and the workshops they hold. As a teacher assistant, I am able to get first hand classroom experience without having the responsibility of leading my own classroom. Also, I try to take advantage of as many CSI3 workshops as possible. The workshops provide me with useful resources and tips for me as a current student and a future teacher. Lastly, shout out to Alexandra Mena she is always there ready to help and support me whenever I need her.
What keeps you motivated and positive throughout life’s hardships?
Ever since I was a child I dreamed of becoming a teacher. Once I graduated high school and entered college, I saw that dream so possible. That dream is what keeps me motivated to accomplish the goals I have set for myself. To stay positive, I remind myself of all the good things in my life including what I have accomplished and all the caring supportive people in my life.
What advice would you like to give to your fellow scholars?
I want to share with you all some advice I started living by recently and I wished I had come across earlier. Go out and live the life you want to live. Set those crazy goals and go for them because even if you fail, at least you will never wonder what could have been.
What are your plans after graduation?
I am currently waiting to be accepted into the credential program here at CSUDH. I am pursuing a Multiple Subject Credential with a Bilingual Authorization.