Originally from California, Juanita graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in World Arts and Cultures and earned her Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Washington Seattle in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She has been working in higher education administration since 1996 and employs a student-centered approach to her work. She was the first in her family to attend college and she understands how difficult it can be to navigate the milestones and terminology of academia. Her passion is helping students find their vocations through their college experience that will lead to a fulfilling career in the future. There’s nothing better than hearing from an alumni who’s reaching their dreams.
On her down time Juanita enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys hiking and camping at the ocean. She also enjoys traveling and hopes to one day take a few weeks to hike around the remote areas of Patagonia.