Hello everyone! My name is Yadira and I’m the Graduate Admissions Counselor here in the Elliott School Grad Admissions Office! My duties in admissions include Visa processing for international students, local recruitment, managing our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat @esiagrad, Pinterest), and always having snacks and candy ready for when the munchies strike 🙂
I was born & raised in San Diego and graduated in 2015 with a BA in Political Science from Sonoma State University. I worked for a year at the Elliott School’s Graduate Student Services Office as the Assistant and have worked in Admissions since August of 2016 (so if you have a question about Elliott, there’s a good chance I know the answer).
I’m currently also a part-time student in the MA International Affairs program with a concentration in U.S. Foreign Policy, focusing on the Middle East.
I love eating (pizza), drinking (anything but kombucha), being merry (with friends, Netflix, a pizza), and Joe Biden. Come say hi sometime! 🙂