Employee Graduate Spotlight

Tips from a Titan Employee Graduate



Lucia De La Torre


Lucia De La Torre

Administrative Coordinator II, Student Affairs

Master of Science in Psychology, Counseling, Hope International University


Lucia has served the University as a CSUF employee for seven years.



What is your favorite CSUF memory?

Too many to pick one. I guess one of the most memorable ones was when I was chased down by a rabid squirrel, it wouldn't stop chasing my colleague and I.


What tips do you have for Titan students pursuing their degree?

Take it one step at a time, and don't forget to breathe.


What tips do you have for Titan employees considering going back to school?

Reach out to supportive colleagues and supervisors when you need to.


What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome while pursuing your degree?

Juggling work, home, education, and practicum through a pandemic.


What are you most proud of during your most recent school year?     

Seeing my community come around me to support me through the finish line, and my willingness to let them. Couldn't have done it without each and every one of them.