Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: English and Political Science (double major)
- Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
- Humanities Division Scholarship Recipient
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund Recipient
- Student Government Association
- Latino Student Association
- Writing Center Tutor
- Step Forward Day
- Midnight Mission Los Angeles
- Camp David Gonzalez
- Habitat for Humanity
- Athletic Academic Support Center Tutoring
"My most meaningful experiences at Pepperdine have been the relationships developed with professors, especially with my first-year Speech and Rhetoric professor. As a mentor she encouraged me to pursue my dreams regardless of circumstances and was able to provide me with sound advice beyond the classroom. Like so many professors at Pepperdine, she genuinely cared about me as her student and we still keep in touch. I truly value that Pepperdine's small class sizes allow for and facilitate mentorship relationships between the faculty and students. I consider myself blessed to be surrounded by a community of mentors that can help me in my journey, motivating me to always do my best in everything I do, and to remain determined and excited about my future."
As a first-generation college student, Carmen is creating a new legacy for her family by attending Pepperdine as a double major.