Alumna Tiffany Gutierrez (Rados) attended Marymount from 2008-2010, before transferring to Loyola Marymount University to complete a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. “It is hard to put into words a time that I believe has so thoroughly shaped who I am today,” says Gutierrez, who has returned to Marymount as the new Business and Transfer Student Enrollment Advisor. “My time at Marymount was never lacking in excitement, adventure or courage.”
During her time as a student, Gutierrez studied abroad in London, worked on campus and was involved in Student Government. Gutierrez describes Marymount as an unforgettable experience and shares how some of her favorite memories include getting to know staff and faculty on a personal level and having mentors become lifelong friends, as well as the sightseeing experiences that changed her life while studying abroad. “As an English Major, one of the most stirring events for me took place in Westminster Abby. Actually standing in Poet’s Corner, between the graves and memorials of powerhouse authors such as Tennyson, Austen, Dickenson, Chaucer, Eliot and the Bronte Sisters, remains one of the most impactful experiences of my life.”
After graduating, Gutierrez spent time traveling the country and living in multiple states before returning to California. She began working at a local for-profit college and spent the next two and a half years broadening her experience in higher education and student services before joining Marymount in July 2015.
Today, Gutierrez is working with incoming transfer students, reviewing degree checklists, advising students regarding their course schedule and confirming transfer credits. She enjoys working with a diverse student population and assisting them with their educational, personal and professional goals. “Higher Education is a passion of mine that was cemented by my time here. I am beyond thrilled to be able to return that gift in the spirit of Marymount California University now.”
Her recommendation to current students is simple: Get involved! “Join a club, do a service trip and meet as many people as you can!”