You're new to UC Merced. Give us some background, please. I was born and raised in Merced. I come from higher ed background, having worked as an accountant for five years at Cal State-Stanislaus. I will graduate in May with an MBA from CSU-Stanislaus. I love education and I’m so glad to be able to have this role of supporting the university.
What’s the best part about working with numbers? When everything balances! I realized a few years ago that the symbol for Libra is scales (my birthday is Oct. 3), so it makes sense that I was drawn to accounting. In my line of work there is always a right answer, and it's bliss when financial statements agree and everything balances.
Describe your communication style in three words. Enthusiastic, assertive, influential.
What do you like to do to relax? Watch videos of bears, raccoons, dogs and beavers. Animal videos make me the happiest. I also love to watch true crime documentaries. If the weather is nice, I like to walk my dog and get some vitamin D.
You can have only three apps on your phone unrelated to your job. What are they? Instagram (mainly for the animal videos), Spotify and HBO Max.
You're walking out on a stage. What's your entrance song? “Lets Groove” by Earth, Wind and Fire or “I Want You Back” by *NSYNC. Both of those songs get me pumped!!