Areas of Interest at SCU and LSB:
As a finance major and entrepreneurship minor, I would love to participate in the financial growth of a startup. In a young company, I would be able to make more of an impact and see the fruits of my labor.
What are your SCU and LSB activities/general hobbies:
LSB Peer Advisors and intramural sports
What global experiences have you had in college?
In September 2021, I will begin my study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain! I will be taking business classes along with an experience-centered religion class that tours famous Catholic sites in the country. Also, as an international business minor, I will be focusing on honing my Spanish-speaking skills. I look forward to hiking Montserrat National Park and immersing myself in the Catalonian culture.
What internship/employment opportunities have you taken advantage of at LSB?
After my first year, I restarted my high school job at a juice bar. However, after my second year, I will be interning at Lovitt & Touché: A Marsh & McLennan Agency. As a company involved with business insurance and risk management, Lovitt & Touché can offer insights into the financial sector of Phoenix. Additionally, I look forward to interning with local firms in Barcelona as part of my study abroad experience.
Favorite LSB Class and Why?
My favorite LSB class was Business Law with Professor Dana. Although there was a large breadth of content to cover, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the legal issues facing companies. I found it particularly neat to see how existing laws are affecting corporations in the news today. Also, the class broadened my horizons and made me consider a future in law after graduation.
What made you choose to attend LSB?
I chose to attend LSB for several reasons. First, I was looking for a more intimate education where teachers are mentors to their students. With small class sizes, Santa Clara University immediately stood out to me. Second, I wanted to be a member of a business college that valued a commitment to justice as much as they valued profits. Rooted in a Jesuit tradition of service, Leavey creates conscious business leaders. Third, the fine weather and Silicon Valley influence provide Santa Clara students with endless opportunities post-graduation.
What advice you wish you had while applying to college?
While I was applying to college, I was overly worried about whether or not I would be able to make friends and have fun at different colleges. As I’ve grown older, I have come to realize that regardless of where high school students decide to go to college, they will meet friends to make memories with. Therefore, high school students should consider the deeper values at stake in a college, such as the quality of education and what the university stands for. After all, these fundamental values at stake will craft them as a person, and stick with them long after they graduate.