Spotlight- Eliza Zuniga
Eliza Zuniga attended Wenatchee Valley College 2010-2012. She is currently a Career Pathways Coordinator at Confluence Health.
I choose WVC because I wanted to save money and stay close to home due to finances. Coming from a low-income family and being a first-generation Latina attending college was hard at the time due to income and financially inability for my family to help fund college yet alone a university at that time. By staying close to home, I could work full-time, save-money, and attend an affordable community college for when I was ready to attend an undergraduate program. Attending WVC was one of the best decisions I made. It allowed me to build close relationships with professors, CAMP, and many students. Its connections built through my 2-years at WVC helped me pursue higher education.
My fondest memory at WVC was hanging out at the CAMP office and building close relationships and long-term friends. Along with maintaining positive relationships with former CAMP coordinators throughout the years.
I serve in several high school advisory committees and collaborate with multiple organizations on areas we can partner together to grow our local community members in clinical fields and other non-clinical fields of choice.
WVC prepared me in giving me the tools and resources to excel and prepare for an undergraduate degree through academic advising, university visits across Washington state, and provided a foundation into multiple career possibilities not only locally but as a-whole.