In the Spotlight
Expected Graduation: 2015
Major: Criminal Justice
Emily was raised in Watsonville, California and came to Sacramento State in the fall of 2011, as a first generation college student. She is currently a sophomore pursuing a major Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology.
In High School, Emily volunteered for the Watsonville Police Department as a Police Cadet for two years where she assisted in crime scene searches, assisted officers in the field, helped with clerical needs, directed traffic, and performed parking control for special events. Emily was recognized for her services and received numerous awards from several government agencies including the California State Assembly “Certificate of Recognition,” the City of Watsonville City Council “Certificate of Appreciation,” and “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Watsonville Police Department.
Some of Emily’s personal challenges as a college student has been searching to find financial support, as well as transitioning to her professors’ teaching styles in the classroom. Emily is not only an EOP Student but has been working as a student administrative assistant for the EOP office since Spring 2013.
Emily’s motivation to succeed has always been her parents, family and community. While growing up, she was aware of her parent’s financial struggles to provide for her and her family. This has motivated Emily to strive to graduate from college. Emily’s ultimate goal is to graduate with a Doctorate degree. Her passion is to become a police officer with an interest in investigations and wants to return to work in her Watsonville community. Emily would like to be a positive role-model and an advocate helping motivate youths from her community. She aspires to educate the youth of the opportunities of success in higher education that is available for them.