Sandra has over 15 years of experience working in higher education and worked at the University of California, Riverside prior to joining the CU College of Nursing family in 2011. In her teens and early 20s, her family, friends, and advisors encouraged her to pursue a career in education (there are three teachers in her family) or healthcare, specifically nursing. After taking numerous education management courses and a short tenure training to become a Limited-Scope X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant, Sandra quickly discovered that she loved to help others, but these two avenues did not lead to her true calling. Little did she know her passion to help others would lead to an opportunity to work with students interested in pursuing a nursing education.
Sandra currently serves as the Admissions Program Manager for the CU College of Nursing. She is passionate about serving and supporting students throughout the admissions process, program matriculation, and beyond. In addition, anything you can think of related to admissions and matriculation processes, student record maintenance, and all things related to data management, Sandra is definitely involved, and loves every second of it! Serving in a role in Admissions and Student Affairs with the opportunity to provide support for someone’s incredible journey into healthcare/nursing brings Sandra great joy.
When she is not at work, Sandra loves a good comedy or action flick, tries to keep up with at least 10 different shows at any given time, enjoys drawing, playing guitar (although not very good), cooking and baking, watching sports (GEAUX SAINTS!), throwing down at karaoke (Eye of the Tiger is her go-to song), fishing, and spending time with her husband and fur baby, Bella.