Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Seaver College Class of 2020
Major: Sociology and Hispanic Studies
Phone: (310) 506-4392
Favorite Spot on Campus
My favorite spot on campus is the bench behind the Stauffer Chapel. As a student I loved to sit and watch the sunset as I ate my dinner after a long day.
Tips for Applying
Top 3 recommendations for applying
- Use your application to show me who you are apart from your GPA and test score. I want to get to know YOU!
- Stay organized and try to get in your application materials submitted as early as possible.
- Explore our website to learn about all the exciting activities, programs, and opportunities we offer. Then, picture yourself part of them!
Advice for essays and supplemental question
Stay true to yourself. I want to see where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go. Also, don't forget to proofread!
Other General Advice
It's okay if you feel nervous, lean into all the resources Pepperdine offers—including me! Try and enjoy the moment of life that you are in.
Working in the Office of Admission
My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission
I love being able to walk alongside students as they navigate through such an important time in their lives. I remember to be so stressful and nerve wracking.
Highlights From My Time at Pepperdine
The first thing I thought when I learned I was accepted to Pepperdine
Oh my goodness, this is a dream come true!
The main reason I decided to attend Pepperdine
I decided to attend Pepperdine because coming from a large high school, I was excited to have small class sizes and one-on-one interaction with my professors. I was also very excited to be able to grow not only academically, but also spiritually in a way I wasn't able to in high school.
Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with
I was involved with Greek life, Housing and Residence Life, Posse LA, and BSA.
My favorite professor
Cari Meyers was my favorite professor because she challenged me in my faith in a way I had never been challenged before. I owe a lot of personal growth to her and her Religion 301 class.
How I developed spiritually at Pepperdine
Through studying abroad and interacting with a diverse student body, my time at Pepperdine helped me to see how beautiful and big the world is. I came to more fully understand how much God loves all of us, and how we are called into community with one another. My mentors and my experiences helped me see Jesus in ways that I think only leaving home and entering into a supportive community can.
The highlight of my Pepperdine experience
The highlight of my Pepperdine experience was the amazing community that I got to plug into as a student and now as a professional.
Where I studied abroad
Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain