Title: Director of Financial Assistance and Enrollment Operations
Alma mater: St. Mary’s University
Hometown: Encino, Texas
Favorite spot on campus: My office in St. Louis Hall (third floor) because my view is of the downtown skyline.
Favorite spot in San Antonio: Downtown at Christmas
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What was your favorite part of attending St. Mary’s?
Greek life and my lifelong friendships are what I take away as the best part of college.
Why did you choose to attend St. Mary’s?
The small community feel of St. Mary’s is what attracted me.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would donate 50% to family, church and St. Mary’s; invest 40%; then spend the remaining 10% on frivolous purchases.
What is the most interesting place you’ve traveled?
I took a pilgrimage to Mexico City to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. The people, the faith, and the feeling of peace and comfort were overwhelming.
Who is someone you admire, and why?
I greatly admire my mother and tias. There are 10 of them and each of them has such a servant heart regardless of the paths they have taken.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I grew up in a very small town where there were typically no more than 10 students in each grade level. My eighth grade class had eight students.
What would your personal motto be?
“With God, all things are possible.”
What’s the best concert you ever attended?
Shakira was definitely the best concert I’ve ever attended.