Meet Lauren: EC San Diego’s newest Summer Intern!

Meet our newest Student Services Summer Intern, Lauren! A quote that Lauren lives by : “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Suess Lauren is a San Diego native and recently graduated high school this past semester. She is looking forward to going to California State University at Chico this coming fall. While at college Lauren plans to major in Nursing. When asked why she chose nursing as her major, she stated that “My family inspires me to become a nurse because many of my family members are nurses themselves. I want to help others and it seems like a rewarding job to me.” Lauren’s desire to help others is what drove her to intern at EC helping ESL students in San Diego this summer. When asked what interested her about working here, she said that she wanted to help make our international student’s experiences as fun as it could be for them. Some of Lauren’s hobbies include watching movies, running, hiking, and going on adventures. One of her favorite adventures was when she traveled through Europe. While abroad, she journeyed to Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. One of her favorite parts of the trip was hiking the Swiss Alps. She also had the pleasure of being in Germany during the World Cup in 2006. She enjoyed being around the excitement of the crowds and the hype that came along with the event. One of Lauren’s favorite things to do in San Diego is try out different restaurants. Out of all the places she’s dined, her two favorites are Stacked and Fogo Brazilian SteakHouse. Stacked is a burger joint where you are able to customize your order by the touch of an iPad. The Brazilian Steakhouse is an “all you can eat” restaurant where the servers come around with … Read more

Meet ‘Ell’, EC San Diego’s New Student Services Intern!

Ell Alves is EC San Diego’s new summer intern. Her favorite color? Orange! ” Hello, my name is Elisa, EC San Diego’s new Student Services Support Counselor, but you can call me ‘Ell’!! I am 21 years young and recently graduated from San Diego State University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am very excited to work as a Student Services Counselor here at EC because of my amazing experiences studying abroad! Last summer I had an opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. While abroad I also traveled to Dublin, Ireland. Traveling abroad is one of the most enriching experiences I have ever had and it opened my eyes many different perspectives on life and learning. Even though I love traveling, San Diego is home wherever I go. I moved here four years ago for college and know that I will never leave. Two of my favorite things to do in ‘SD’ are going to the beach (of course) and exploring San Diego and its many up-and-coming neighborhoods! Stop to smell the roses in Balboa Park! I also love visiting  Balboa Park when I want to add more culture to my life – the Park has lots of museums, mutli-cultural events & shows, and really incredible architecture. Lastly, my greatest passion is serving others. I am currently volunteering during weekends with an organization known as ‘Chicktime’. Our main goal at Chicktime is to help younger girls find their passions and goals by learning & connecting through fun, creative activities. These are some things about me, and I hope to get to know some of you over the summer! Come say hi anytime – I’ll be at the front desk!”