Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Majors: History and Spanish
Concentration: Jewish Studies
Study Abroad: San Jose, Costa Rica
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee
In 10 words or less, why should someone want to be a part of this department?
The Jewish Studies department is one the most different, rich, and challenging on this campus.
When did you know you wanted to study this area? What pathway led you to this department?
I knew I was interested in studying Jewish history after taking my first-year seminar with Dr. Haus. As an immigrant to this country I became interested in the component of immigration that Jewish studies provided me with.
What is the best way to get (and stay) connected to this department?
The best way to be emerged into the department is to always ask questions and to talk to Dr. Haus.
What would you miss the most if you were no longer a part of this department?
If I was no longer part of this department I would miss the challenges that I have faced with this department and the passion that the department people have.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
After K I aspire to go to graduate school to study Education Policy.
What has been the biggest surprise you have encountered at K?
The biggest surprise I had when I first came to K was the difference in diversity. Coming from a large city I have been exposed to diversity my whole life and K was just not the same. My other surprise was the generosity of people from the mid-west.
How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
As I previously mentioned studying migration is something that has interested me because I have experienced it.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
My favorite class at K was Chicano Literature with Professor Salinas in the English department. Chicano Literature has been my favorite class because of the close connection that it has to my roots as a Latina from Los Angeles, CA.
What is your SIP?
My SIP will focus on different charter school models. Specifically, I will be looking at turnaround schools that became charter in urban communities such as Los Angeles.