Employee Graduate Spotlight
Tips from a Titan Employee Graduate
Parking Permit Coordinator, Administration and Finance
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, California State University, Fullerton
Marisela is a first-generation graduate who has served the University as a CSUF employee for nine years.
What is your favorite memory at CSUF?
My favorite memory is walking through the quad during sociology week and seeing so many young faces advocating for social justice.
What tips do you have for Titan students pursuing their degree?
As stressful as it can get enjoy the journey, it's a onetime life experience.
What tips do you have for Titan employees considering going back to school?
It took me 16 years to continue my education, I was scared and nervous — yet excited. Talk to other people that are currently pursuing a degree and ask questions. That helped me ease my stress. Don't hold back on your education.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome while pursuing your degree?
The biggest challenge I had was managing my 4 children, study time and work. However, with the support of my husband, my children and work I was able to fulfill all my responsibilities.
What are you most proud of during your most recent school year?
Volunteering at a homeless shelter. It's an experience that made me realized that we can all help to make a difference.