My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduating from high school and getting accepted into CSUF
Getting offered a part-time job with my dream employer
Figuring out what I wanted to major in
Being the first person in my family to earn a bachelor degree and graduating debt-free
Getting offered a full-time job that is within my major
Getting a full-time job offered to return to my former employer in the public sector
Accepting an offer from CSUF to return for graduate school
Being the first person in my immediate and extended family to earn my master degree and graduating debt-free
Keep following my journey


High School
Accounting & Information Systems
California State University, Fullerton
Information Technology
California State University, Fullerton


Accounting Specialist

Audit and process timesheets on a biweekly basis. Prepare timesheets adjustment and technical support as needed.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

My morning starts with checking emails and the Monthly Processing Calendars for any reports that need to be completed. Then, depending on the day, I would either be preparing timesheet adjustments, Retroactive Merit Increases, Separations, Cash Reconciliations, and / or Payroll Reports. For the Thursdays and Fridays where timesheets are due on the Thursday's morning, I would be auditing timesheets to ensure the Job Number and Pay Code used for all Auditor-Controller's employees are correct.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Get as much experience as you can in the field through on and off campus leadership positions, volunteering, internships, part time jobs, and any opportunities that come your way.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"The government pays you cheap, you get paid more working for the private sector. People who work for the government are lazy."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student