Marie is a Junior at CSULB. She is from Long Beach and enjoys it here. She is currently undecided in her major but is considering Child Development. She also had considered majoring in photography and ceramics but decided she did not see much of a future in it for her. She does however maintain a love of art. Marie loves working with children and always has. Her whole life, her mother has worked as a kindergarten teacher and Marie would often come and help take care of the children. In her spare time, Marie enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends. When not doing either of those, Marie says she enjoys playing soccer and though she does not play as much as she’d like, she still enjoys it. I asked Marie to describe her music tastes and she said she mostly listens to hip-hop music (though it seemed she liked different styles than I do).
A point of commonality came with Marie when I asked her to tell me a little bit about her family. As soon as I brought up the topic, Marie responded with “family comes first.” Her family obviously is a huge part of her life as my family is in mine. We both came from large families and enjoyed a closeness between our aunts, uncles, and cousins.
This is a link to Marie’s website: http://marielmendez.wordpress.com/