Grad of the Week: Rafael Anthony Gonzalez Jr.

MCU Grad of the week ARafael Anthony Gonzalez Jr.

MCU is pleased to shine a light on a few of our students who are members of the Class of 2021 and are candidates for graduation for Spring 2021.

What is your major?
Multidisciplinary Studies: Criminal Justice and Philosophy

What are your hopes and plans after graduation?
To find a career that will allow me to work in my field of study and then pursue graduate school.

What have you been involved in while at MCU?
I served as student body vice president, head residential advisor (RA), and I have been a part of Campus Ministry.

What is your favorite memory of MCU?
When I served at the last in-person Christmas prayer service mass at MCU.

What advice do you have for other students?
To select a major that makes you happy because you get so much more out of it. Follow your conscience.

What was your favorite experience at MCU?
Serving as the head RA because I was able to meet so many different people who had their own unique story.

What was your favorite class at MCU and why?
Professor Doyle’s Philosophy of Ethics course because it presented opportunities to grow as an individual and think differently and openly to absorb new information.

Who inspired you at MCU and why?
My advisor, Susie Martin, inspired me from the moment I transferred from Cal State Dominguez Hills into MCU. Susie made sure I was headed for success and was able to complete my junior and senior year at MCU and make it memorable with an awesome education plan. Her helpfulness and enthusiasm ensure all her advisees succeed, and for that, I am extremely thankful. Thank you, Susie, for being an amazing advisor! I couldn’t have done it without you.