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Andrea Valenzuela

Residential College Coordinator
Nemirovsky, Bohnett, & McMorrow Residential Colleges


Master’s Degree, Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, USC Rossier School of Education
Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Iberian Studies, Black Studies Minor, University of California Santa Barbara

Bio + Fun Facts:
Andrea Valenzuela is the Residential College Coordinator for Nemirovsky, Bohnett, & McMorrow Residential Colleges. She is proud to be from East Los Angeles, California. Andrea is the first person in her family to receive a higher education. She received her B.A. in Latin American Iberian Studies, with a Black Studies Minor from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then graduated with a Masters in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from USC’s Rossier School of Education. During her graduate work, she served as a graduate assistant in Residential Education. It was here at USC that she gained her professional foundation. As a first-generation college student, she is passionate about issues of access and retention in higher education, social justice education, and serving her community. After receiving her graduate degree she traveled to Mexico, where she lived for two years to fulfill a Fulbright grant as an English Teaching Assistant. Her experience in Mexico was amazing. She lived in the small city of Tulancingo in the state of Hidalgo. She taught English to university students at the Universidad Tecnológica de Tulancingo, and volunteered at a local high school to promote higher education to first generation, low‐income Mexican students. She had the opportunity to travel all around Mexico and to fall more in love with the history, culture and beautiful people of Mexico.