» 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 performed in 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, can truly make a difference in which school you choose to enroll. You wouldn’t want to apply to a school you could never envision yourself attending. Try to apply to schools where you see yourself happiest in starting the next step 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 patio on the third floor of Argyros Forum is one of my favorite spots. There are little tables and benches where you can sit and enjoy the nice California sun but still feel like you’re a bit separated from the hustle and bustle of campus between classes. You see groups of friends catching up or individuals taking time for some outdoor study sessions.

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: Sociology --I could read about the sociology of gender, families, work, mass media, education or theory from sun up to sun down.

Role Model: Definitely my sister, Monica. She’s an Admission Counselor at another school

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: Spending time near bodies of water, whether it be a lake, ocean, river, pool. I like them all.

Book You Would Read Again: Bossypants, Yes Please, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?... As you can see I really enjoy celebrity memoirs.

Best Movies of All Time: Baby Mama, The Holiday, Beauty and the Beast

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: Designing and remodeling homes on HGTV

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