Senior Spotlight - Marcella Villagomez

By Marcella Villagomez
Spotlight
May 18, 2020
Marcella Villagomez
Marcella Villagomez

1) What has been your biggest disappointment/hardship since schools have been closed for the remainder of the academic year?

I am definitely disappointed at the fact that we won’t partake in prom, a graduation party, a senior sunset, and all the fun events set out for seniors. As for school itself, I miss being able to talk with my teachers and spend time with them before and after school. 

2) What are your plans for the fall?

This fall I will be attending Yale University to study Computer Science and Economics. 

3) How have your plans changed, if at all?

I planned to attend a state school all throughout high school. However the opportunity to study at an Ivy League was never my expectation, and I am extremely excited about going to a college with people that will certainly change the world. 

4) What have you learned about yourself since the COVID-19 closures?

I have learned that with so much more free time, I work well with a set schedule. Each day I write down my goals which I hope to achieve. I set up an hour-by-hour schedule to stay organized and be as efficient with my time as possible. 

5) What is your passion? 

My passion is math, for I admire the objectivity of the subject and yet how versatile it is. It is my love of math that drove me to seek a career that utilizes math as its very foundation. 

6) Have you discovered a new passion in light of social distancing?

I have grown in my passion for Economics and Computer Science. With more free time, I have the choice as to how I want to dedicate my time. Diving into these subjects has given me a deeper understanding of what I will be studying in college. 

7) What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to one day work at the World Bank and through that, have the opportunity to travel to developing countries of South America and assess their economic situation. 

8)  Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?

I am a first-generation college student. This makes me nervous to explore new horizons, but I am also excited about paving the way for future generations. 

9) What are you most proud of about your school experience/best memory?

This school year I went out of my comfort zone and joined DECA. I competed at the district level with absolutely no experience and received 2nd place. This was a really fun experience because I developed my communication and networking skills, which will certainly help me in whatever career I pursue.