Tell us about yourself?
I am the oldest of five children. My family and I moved to Omaha from Mexico in 1998. I became the first in my family to graduate from both high school and college as well as the first to be in the process of completing a master’s program.
I am happily married and in September, I will become mother for the first time to a little girl.
One of my favorite things to do outside of work is spend time with family, friends and travel as much as possible.
What do you like best about UNO?
What I like best about UNO is the diversity that this institution brings to the Omaha community. UNO is definitely a place where people of various backgrounds, nationalities, beliefs and cultures come together to learn together and from one another. Aside from being a diverse campus, I like that UNO is a place of opportunity. The amount of financial support, academic development, student organizations, community involvement and other resources available to students, faculty and the public is just incredible.
What do you like to do most in Omaha?
I like to go for walks in the Old Market with my husband, watch street performers and grab an ice cream at Ted and Wally’s during the summer or a coffee in the fall. I also enjoy visiting Aksarben Cinema for the latest movie, trying out new restaurants and participating in local events such as festivals, concerts or other events open to the public.
If you could go back to college, what is one thing you would do differently?
What piece of advice do you offer to students going through the college search process?
Start the search process early and treat it as if you were shopping for a brand new car or any long-term investment. You will want to make sure that you find the best deal both academically and financially. You will want to feel comfortable, safe, supported and confident that this institution – whichever one you choose – will take you exactly where you want to go. Make sure that you are carefully comparing your options and that you choose the one that best suits your specific needs.
While shopping around for the best institution, ask all of the questions that will give you a better sense of the culture of the institution, its academic programs, its student life, its resident halls and other opportunities that it may offer. Once you have selected your top choices, build a relationship with your admissions representative from each of those institutions and be sure that they know who you are as well. As an admissions representative, I often think of students and reach out to them when I come across opportunities that may benefit them.
Finally, have fun in the college search process. Remember, you are shopping for the place that will, one way or another, influence your life forever but you also want to make it enjoyable.
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