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Evelyn  Lopez

Evelyn Lopez

Cal State Fullerton

Fullerton, CA USA

"If you have the passion for the art you are making, money and success will follow, but only if you persist."

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Evelyn 's work combines: Art, Education, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Associated Dean of the College of the Arts

I oversee all facilities: music, dance, theater and the visual arts.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Fine/Studio Arts, General

    Arizona State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Fine/Studio Arts, General

    Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Certification

    Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

    California State University, Fullerton

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Associated Dean of the College of the Arts:

Bachelor's Degree: Art

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I wanted to be a chef but after an awful experience with a customer, I decided it wasn't for me.

  • 2.

    I went back to school after a friend suggested it.

  • 3.

    I discovered I really liked to draw and I thought I would major in drawing and painting.

  • 4.

    I was accepted into a highly selective drawing and painting major program.

  • 5.

    I ended up switching to graphic design.

  • 6.

    I was working in the industry as a graphic designer while working a second job for two years when I realized I didn't want to do this anymore.

  • 7.

    I had a friend in the education field and decided I wanted the lifestyle he had.

  • 8.

    I went back to school to pursue a degree in education.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You shouldn't study art because you're not going to make a living.

  • How I responded:

    You should ignore all discouragement and persist. If you have the passion for the art you are making, money and success will follow, but only if you persist.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Your family will eventually come around as you further explore career paths and once they see you making a living they'll be more understanding.