Isabela Pullas Giraldo
Hometown: Esmeraldas, Ecuador
College: College of Business
Major: M.S. in International Economics (B.B.A. in Business Economics from FAU)
Year in school: First-year Master's student
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Graduating as a first-generation Latina was definitely a challenging but rewarding journey. I'm a self-proclaimed multipotentialite, I enjoy learning new things whenever I get a chance. I'm currently perfecting my rollerblading technique and learning Korean.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: This is my second year as a Peer Academic Coach in ACCESS. I was an SI Leader/Tutor with CLASS during my senior year of undergrad. This Fall, I'll be working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Economics Department.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to give students the support that I wish I had as a first-year student. Being a PAC taught me many lessons during my senior year, and I can't wait to share them with the incoming first-year group.
Advice for being successful at FAU: Be fearless and look for opportunities, and if they don't exist, create them. Try something new every once in a while, whether that is a new subject, club, cuisine, sport, genre, etc. The key to staying motivated is curiosity. Be curious about your surroundings, your possibilities, and the things you can accomplish.
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