Welcome our new Office Assistant,
Nelva is a recent UC Irvine graduate. She majored in Criminology, Law and Society and Social Ecology. While earning her degrees, she was part of a Chicana/Latina sorority known as Phi Lambda Rho. She also volunteered at the Orange County Bar Foundation as a university mentor and interned at Girls Incorporated of Orange County. Through Nelva's extracurricular activities, she found a passion for helping others, especially those pursuing a higher education. With the knowledge she gained from her experiences at UCI, she hopes to one day establish a non-profit in the Coachella Valley that helps low-income and first generation college-bound students.
Nelva was born in Palm Springs and has lived in Cathedral City her whole life. The only time she has been away from the desert was when she left to pursue her bachelor's degrees. She is an only child and the first in her family to graduate from college.
During her free time, Nelva enjoys reading, hiking and trying new foods. One of her favorite places to go hiking here in the desert is at the Indian Canyons. Nelva enjoys downtown Palm Springs' variety of places for dining. She likes to visit the different restaurants, which hit the spot for a foodie like her.
Drop by to say "hi" to Nelva. She will occupy Brittne Watson's office during her maternity leave.