#246 Christina Corrales-Cotto, Transfer to California State University, Fullerton, Staff
(Studied Administration of Justice;
Staff Member TRIO-DSPS Program)
COD Leads the Way for Me. I have always loved school and been enthusiastic about learning. College of the Desert was the catalyst for me to manifest that love of learning. At College of the Desert I developed a true appreciation for the faculty, staff, and students which made my experience that much greater. I developed the necessary skills to become a confident and successful student. I went on to transfer to California State University, Fullerton, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Upon graduating, I returned to the desert and began working as a teller; this began my unlikely career in banking. As life would have it, this career led me back to what I love doing most, learning in a college setting. I achieved my Master of Business Administration from the University of Redlands. I am thankful for my experience at COD, which serves as a reminder that I can be a person who leaves a positive impact on the lives of others. I want to give back the way so many did for me when I was a student. My inspiration to help students has led me back to where it all started for me, College of the Desert! It is a pleasure to be serving as the secretary for the TRIO-DSPS program at COD. I enjoy my job and supporting students to achieve their educational goals. I look forward to each day that I get to help others! Thank you, COD!