Santa Clara University

Phone: 408.554.5024

Lorenzo Gamboa

Associate Director

1. How do you define a great application? 
I define a great application as one that is well-balanced personally and academically. I want to see course rigor and ability to work with others in student groups or leadership programs (i.e., sports, clubs, boy/girl scouts, student council). The most important aspect of your application for me is deciphering what I call GANAS. GANAS = determination, resistance, perseverance, ability to get up after taking a fall, not willing to give up and ready to take on the challenge of the SCU education. I want the serious student devoted to his/her education but also the student willing to partake in intramural sports. If this is you I look forward to reading your application.

2. What inspires your work? 
Confused students and parents motivate my everyday desire to assist in this exciting aspect of life. I am passionate about sharing the amazing educational experience I once had myself as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.

3. What do you do in your spare time?
I love running, boxing, riding horses, riding bulls, long walks along the beach, stargazing, dancing, Mexican music, contributing to my local community in various volunteer positions, reading books, drawing, and challenging myself with home remodel projects.

4. What is your favorite song?
"El Hijo del Pueblo" by Vicente Fernandez