UC Merced Alumna Joins UC Merced Library Staff
What led you to pursue your academic goals at UC Merced as a student? What was your area of study?
I am a first-generation college student and immigrant so pursuing higher education was something that had never been done in my family. I chose to attend UC Merced as a Molecular & Cell Biology major. The financial aid provided along with the many resources available for my demographic greatly influenced my decision. The biggest motivator for me, though, was the location of UC Merced being so close to my home along with the many scholarship awards I received.
As a student employee, what skills did you learn that you take with you into your new role in the Library?
I was young when I took on the role of Rec & Athletics manager as a student, but it took a lot of responsibility and pride to oversee all of the facilities. I gained the confidence of learning and adapting to new spaces that I am now applying to my new position in the library. I look forward to being a point of reference for the student employees.
What advice would you give incoming UC Merced students?
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I don't know if this counts as a hiddent talent but, I am a pretty good cook- as well as one can be without measuring! (But, I hate doing dishes!) As for hobbies, I enjoy collecting trinkets. I am currently building a vinyl and comic book collection which I started about a year ago. Check out the Comic Book Clubhouse on West Alexander Avenue!