Humans of Cortina

Introducing Victor Diaz!

VIctor Diaz

Hello everyone! My name is Victor and I’m so excited to join the Cortina Program here at Creighton University.

Sine you’re probably wondering who I am and what I do, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself.  I was born in Mexico, but my parents moved my family to a tiny little town in central Florida named Deland, when I was three years old.  I like to joke that there are more cows than people in my hometown. It’s located between Daytona Beach and Orlando though, so there was plenty of stuff to do.

I got my undergraduate degree in Spanish Education from Stetson University, a private liberal arts university located in the same town that I grew up in.  I’ve always been passionate about education since I got such amazing opportunities when I was in school. Without the help, support and encouragement from all my teachers, mentors, and school counselors I would not have gotten to where I am now. I want every student out there to have the same wonderful opportunities. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, which is what drives my fire to advocate for others and to do what I can to make a difference in their lives.

During my time at Stetson I was heavily involved in quite a few organizations. Apart from being in every social justice group on campus, I was also a freshman/new student orientation leader and during my final year there I was also an RA in a freshman co-ed building.  I fell in love with energy that is prevalent on a college campus, especially hanging around others who were as heavily involved as I was. It was during my senior year that I discovered that I wanted to continue doing the work I was doing which is what lead me to pursue a career in higher education. The best part about this decision is that not only do I get to continue doing the work I love to do, but I still get to teach others. I get to teach them about themselves and about how we as a group can change the world.

I look forward to meeting all of you and I can’t wait to get this year started! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer!

Peace and Blessings,
Victor Diaz

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