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Meet our Student Blog Contributors!

Meet our students blog contributors posting about their MSMC experience on our Tumblr.

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Michelle Balingit '17

Tumblr Username:  chelle-photography

My name is Michelle and I am currently a freshman majoring in Business Administration at Mount St. Mary's College's Doheny Campus.  I'm easy to get along with and I love to help others.  I chose to attend MSMC because most of my family members attended MSMC, including my older sister who's currently a sophomore.  A fun fact about me is I am an aspiring businesswoman/photographer.  I am currently the Historian for hte Doheny Business Club and am a student worker at the Office of Student Financing.


Melinda Magallanes '14

Tumblr Username: passionsthatbloom

My name is Melinda Magallanes and I am currently a senior majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management at MSMC's Chalon Campus.  I am involved in many clubs and organizations which include: ASB, Orientation Leader, Tour Guide, Sigma Beta Delta, and many more.  I also work as a Tutor Coordinator at the Learning Assistance Center.  I decided to attend MSMC because I wanted to spend my college years growing and developing my leadership skills, and that's exactly what I've done!  I have made some lifelong friendships and memories that I will cherish forever.  A fun fact about me is that I love Disney and glitter and bling are the best things!  I am very passionate about being an active member of the Mount community!

Jacqueline Rios '16

Tumblr Username: jmaritzar

My name is Jacqueline and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Services at MSMC's Doheny campus.  I am currently involved in the Institute for Student Academic Enrichment (ISAE).  I chose to attend Mount St. Mary's College becuase of the campus size.  I work better in a small environments and this school is perfect for that. I also love that everyone here is very friendly and it made me feel comfortable and at home.  A fun fact about me is that I love animals!

Yessenia Diaz '16

Tumblr Username: 4everautumnday

My name is Yessenia and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Psychology at MSMC's Doheny campus.  I am currently a Tour Guide and involved in the LEAD program.  I chose to attend The Mount because of the great education they offer. Its friendly atmosphere, and small classes also meant that it would be easier for me to get to know my peers and make new connections with others.  Fun fact about me: I love to crochet, write short stories, and meet new people!



Rebecca Hinojosa '17

Tumblr Username: rebehino

Hello everyone!  I am currently a sophomore in the pre-nursing program at MSMC's Doheny campus.  I am currently a Resident Assistant and oversee the 2nd floor of McIntrye Hall at the Doheny campus.  Also, I am involved in the organizations on campus: Phi Theta Kappa, Women's Leadership, and the Tour Guide program.  I chose Mount St. Mary's College because of the reputation of the nursing program.  I was immediately attracted to the community and I believe everyone at the Mount is devoted to helping one another in any way shape or form.  A fun fact about me is I love playing the violin.


Dina Fakhoury




Jennifer McGuire '14

Tumblr Username: hellou6789

Hello! My name is Jennifer McGuire and I am Senior at Mount St Mary's College. I will be graduating with the class of 2014 with a degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting. For fun, I love being active by going on hikes, walks and runs all over Santa Monica. On campus, I am President of Sigma Beta Delta (a business honors society), member of the Accounting Association, tour guide, and I work at the Chalon Fitness Center.  This may sound weird, but I chose to attend Mount St Mary's College based on a "feeling" I had when I visited for the first time. This school has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and become a leader among my peers. The relationships I have created with my peers, alumni and faculty have allowed me to graduate with a full time offer from Deloitte & Touche, one of the Big 4 accounting firms.




Jamila Valiente

Tumblr Username: ninjajoy

Hi, my name is Jamila Valiente.  I am currently a junior in the B.S. in Nursing program at the Chalon campus.  I have been living on-campus in a single suite dorm since my freshman year.  I am currently involved in the California Nursing Students Association (CNSA) and Alpha Tau Delta, a Nursing Fraternity.  I am also a Student Office Assistant in the Student Health Services and a tutor for the Scholar Mentor Club.

I chose to attend Mount St. Mary's College because of the great nursing program and the idea of studying on a beautiful mountain and seeing the great views really had me going.  I was enraptured with the familial atmosphere and the generosity of all the staff and students.  To be honest, I had never heard of Mount St. Mary's College during college application time, but I am glad that I decided to check this place out.  MSMC is my beautiful home and I will never regret my decision to coming here.

A fun fact about me is that I am pretty sure I am most likely the only student at MSMC that has her own desktop computer in her dorm room.



Monika Wasshausen


Jocelyn Gonzalez '15

Tumblr Username: dj_enamoured

Hi everyone!  My name is Jocelyn and I am currently a junior double majoring in English and Spanish at MSMC's Chalon campus.  I chose to attend MSMC because of the small community, beautiful campus and because I felt at home.  I am currenlty involved in Latinas Unidas, NSLS, and one of the tour guides.  A fun fact about me is I learned how to swim my freshman year at the Mount.



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