A first-generation college student whose parents immigrated to the United States from
Mexico, Edith wants to pursue a career that will allow her to provide guidance to
underprivileged college students.
Edith said CSUSM’s Human Development program allowed her to have a well-rounded understanding
of how individuals develop throughout their life and how that knowledge can be applied
in a human-service setting.
Among Edith’s notable accomplishments was a trip to Australia in January for a study-abroad
program in which she helped create hand-made toys for Syrian refugee children. Her
work on behalf of Syrian refugees also included participation in a mural painting
Edith also worked as a student assistant in CSUSM’s Office of Internships and Community
Engagement where she quickly moved up and received more responsibility.
Edith will begin a Higher Education Leadership master’s program at the University
of San Diego this fall and aims to eventually become an academic adviser and organize
Edith was one of six outstanding graduates honored by President Haynes in 2017 at a special awards dinner.