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Jazmin Coronado's favorite thing about SDSU is the sense of community that exists on campus. Jazmin Coronado's favorite thing about SDSU is the sense of community that exists on campus.
 


Jazmin Coronado's Aztec Experience

Jazmin Coronado was the chair of the Associated Students Commuter Student Board during the last academic year.
By SDSU News Team
 

Name: Jazmin Coronado
Major (and minor): Computer science with a minor in leadership
Campus affiliations: Associated Students Commuter Student Board, External Relations Board, Lobby Corps, Gates to Success, SDSU Cyber Defense Team

1. Why did you choose to attend San Diego State University?

I chose to attend SDSU because it was the best option for me both economically and academically. I had done previous research on the university and was extremely pleased to find so many academic accomplishments and programs available.

2. Who inspired you to declare your major?  

Computer science professor Patricia Kraft was one of the reasons why I chose to stay in the computer science field. She was very open and talked to me about specific issues and how to overcome them, which is something I still appreciate to this day.

3. What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

The best piece of advice I have ever received was from my computer science professor Alan Riggins. He was advising the entire class, but the part that stuck with me was about not letting people take our work for granted or for free and to make sure we know our worth.

4. Which SDSU faculty or staff member has been the most influential throughout your SDSU journey?

Melissa Gonzalez, the Commuter Student Board advisor, has been extremely caring and helps me with anything I need. She has created this space to where I have been able to speak about various issues without judgment, and has introduced me to various organizations on campus that have helped me on my journey as an SDSU student.

5. What has been your proudest achievement while at SDSU?

My proudest achievement at SDSU was being elected as chair of the Associated Students Commuter Student Board (CSB). I am constantly working on finding different ways for commuter students to get involved on campus and help them overcome the stigma of the uninvolved commuter. Since most events on campus do not cater to commuter students, CSB has been focusing on creating more inclusive events for commuter students so that they have the opportunity to meet other commuters and connect with other students as well.

6. What does student success mean to you?

Student success is something that is both mental and academic. It means being able to balance your academics, social life and your mental health without sacrificing any one of them.

7. Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years, I see myself in the workforce while finishing a master’s degree.

8. What’s your favorite thing about SDSU?


My favorite thing about SDSU is the sense of community that exists on campus. Also, being able to connect with students from different backgrounds is something that I value deeply.