» Christina Hernandez

Christina Hernandez

Admission Counselor

Biography in Brief

Born and raised in Orange County, Christina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Human Services from Loyola University Chicago in 2014. As a student, Christina was a Women’s Leadership Scholar, CEO of a student-run business, and sang in not one, but two acapella groups. Upon graduating from Loyola University Chicago, she worked as an admission counselor for her alma mater, recruiting primarily in the Midwest for one year before moving back to the West Coast where she now lives and works. Christina is so excited to be back home and continuing her work in higher education at Chapman University.

Advice from Christina

First and foremost, think about what you want out of your college experience. Knowing what you’re looking for in a college, whether it be academics, student life, residence life, campus type, etc.—each can make a difference in which school you choose to attend. You wouldn’t want to apply to a school you would never choose in the end. Try to apply to schools where you see yourself happiest in starting the rest of your academic career. The more thought you put in to where you apply now, the easier it will be to decide your future academic plans.  

Favorite spot on campus

The view of Memorial Hall from the end of the lawn is so breathtaking - there’s something about the beauty of the buildings surrounded by flowers and palm trees that really captures how special the Chapman campus is.

Best admission memory

Working on-campus events has always been my favorite. You get to wake up early, show Chapman to hundreds of people, have meaningful conversations with prospective students and their families, and then have the best of sleep of your life once it’s over. But in all seriousness, there’s something special about getting to meet and talk to the students whose applications we read.

Fast Facts

Three Words to describe myself: Compassionate, dedicated, spirited.

Favorite Subject: Definitely rooted in Sociology but I could read about the sociology of gender, families, work, mass media, education or even THEORY from sun up to sun down.

Role Model: my family—they’re a constant reminder of what it means to work hard and remain dedicated.

Favorite Musical Performer/Band/Composer: Regina Spektor; but I also have a deep appreciation for rap, musical theater, or really anything that makes me want to sing and dance.

Most Prized Possessions: My nail polish collection.

Favorite Summer Activities: Going on adventures to both new and old places. Lakes, cities, beaches, it’s all good J

Book You Would Read Again: Bossypants, Yes Please, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?... Sense a theme?

Best Movies of All Time: Bridesmaids, Baby Mama, The Holiday.

Favorite Quote (and by whom): “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” - Desmond Tutu

Dream Job: I think I have my dream job right now, but if eating cheese could be included that’d make it even better.

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