University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Springfield
Campus and Community Affiliations
Latino/a/x Faculty/Staff Association, Career Development Network Employer Relations Committee
Life before CBS…
Before joining CBS I worked at the University of Illinois in The Career Center training and supervising the career services peer advisors, coordinating career events and career coaching students across all majors/programs from first year students to graduate students. I have also worked as an Academic Advisor in the Colleges of Public Health and Social Work as well as the College of Business at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Adjusting to college life…
During undergrad, I developed my sense of belonging by joining student groups that matched my interests. I joined a student group related to my political interests and that related to my interest in cultural diversity and empowerment of women. Joining these student groups really helped connect better with other students and find my home away from home.
Favorite part of the job?
I really like meeting with students and helping them along their journey. It is especially rewarding to see the "aha" moments when a student realizes all of the great options available to them.
Current passions, hobbies, things that give you joy?
I enjoy meeting up with friends for brunch and going for walks by Lake of the Isles. I also really enjoy Zumba, binge watching Netflix, bowling and going to Improv Comedy Shows. My husband and I also like playing a variety of board games and spending time with family.
Be on the lookout for…
Feel free to ask me about navigating moving to a new city. I have moved quite a few times and I can provide some pro tips on how to navigate a new city as new professional. In my office you find a random picture of the Quad (the Mall) at the University of Illinois, which I received as an undergraduate as a participant gift from a leadership program.