Brenda Gonzales

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Name: Brenda Gonzales

Major:My dream job would be to work with parents, preferably from the younger generation, as a nutrition educator.

Year in School: Senior

Hometown:Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dream Job:My dream job would be to work with parents, preferably from the younger generation, as a nutrition educator.

Favorite NMSU Experience / What advice do you have for other students? My favorite NMSU experience was every time a joined or became apart of a club/organization on campus. I’m a people person; I enjoy getting to know others and finding out what makes them unique. It helps open-up your mind and see things from different perspectives. I was able to travel abroad for vacation; my only regret is not having done it through our study abroad program at NMSU. My advice to students is to study abroad! It’s terrifying! But I assure you once you get on the plane and take off; you would’ve already done the hardest part.

Who is your biggest role model? My biggest role model was actually my boss during my first job. She pushed and inspired me throughout my first years here at NMSU. She was an open book and would always share her story and struggles, which encouraged me to keep pushing forward and never lose sight of my ultimate goal. Everyone goes about things differently, and sometimes life pushes you towards a non-traditional route. I adore her so much for always reminding me of that.

What is your favorite quote?“Don’t accept being ordinary, set goals, visualize happiness and become extraordinary. Look at every problem in your life and see it as an opportunity to grow and develop. Believe that everything in life happens for a reason and focus on shifting your mindset and investing in your business and your family but most importantly, invest in yourself.” – Michael Crossland

Favorite music artist: I love all music! I go back and fourth a lot. However when it comes down to a favorite artist, I struggle between Celine Dion and Selena.

Favorite TV Show: Right now I am into almost everything on Netflix. I just started watching Vampire Diaries and so far I’m hooked!

Favorite Snack: I snack a lot throughout the day! But because of the heat, right now cantaloupe and watermelon are my go to snacks!

Favorite extracurricular activity and why?My favorite extracurricular activity is sleeping!!!! Like most extracurricular activities, you don’t get to do much of it but when I can sneak a little nap in, I go all out!

What would your superpower be? If I could have a super power it would be to travel between two places at a quick speed. Oh my goodness! The things I can accomplish in a day would make my life so much easier! And the vacations I can take would be way cheaper!