Associate Director of Admissions
(Se habla espanol)
BA, Spanish, University of Central Florida, 2005; MA, Spanish, University of Central Florida, 2007; ThM, Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, Current Student
Worked in Admissions since: May 2008
Hello! Welcome to DTS! I'm excited you're interested in Dallas Theological Seminary. My father is a graduate from DTS, and I dreamed of coming to this school for a long time. Sometimes I still can't believe I'm here. Let me tell you, you are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime just by considering attendance at DTS.
I grew up in Orlando, Florida and started attending DTS at the Tampa Extension site. From the first moment on the Tampa campus, I knew my life would never be the same. I have tremendously enjoyed learning from the professors and fellow students in my classes. Also, I met my husband here, which was a welcomed surprise to my plans. You never know how the Lord will shape you while you're at DTS!
I am a student in the Master of Theology program, focusing on Systematic Theology and Christian Education. I love it. I was drawn to DTS because of their emphasis on Scripture and theology. But the instruction doesn't stop there! The professors challenge us to think about ministry in new and creative ways.
My mother is from Havana, Cuba, and I have always enjoyed the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture. I also have a heart to serve the local church and would love to teach theology to women. My husband, Nathan, is in the ThM program too and is studying to be a pastor. So, we have lots of plans! We're excited to see how the Lord is going to put them all together.
My job as Associate Director of Admissions is to help you with your transition to DTS. I am thankful the Lord has placed me in this ministry position so that I may serve you.
What does the Lord have in store for you? We would love to have you here with us at DTS. Please, if you have any questions about the application process, the school in general, or just want to talk about your concerns, don't hesitate to call!
What are your hobbies or outside interests?
Watching movies and eating popcorn, drinking coffee or some other hot beverage and chatting with friends. Yes. Popcorn is a hobby.
What made you decide to go to DTS?
I wanted to study every book of the Bible and every division of theology from renowned professors.
What do you do on your day off?
What does any seminary student do? Study! I also call my family and like to hang out with my husband. Pretty much, I enjoy doing anything that involves food and fun people.
What are your favorite foods?
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, ice cream is on the menu! I really like Cuban food as well-black beans and rice, plátanos, yuca, chicken marinated in mojo sauce…yum!
What is your favorite television show of all time?
It's a toss-up between the A-Team (who can compare with Mr. T?) and MacGyver (has anyone else ever looked that good in a mullet?).
What is the best part about working in the DTS admissions office?
How can I pick just one thing? Certainly, I love working with the prospective students and stellar staff. My Teammates are some of my closest friends. Who wouldn't love working with their friends?
What is your favorite piece of literature?
The Chronicles of Narnia (I love all the books!)
What is your favorite quote?
This is such a difficult question because there is a plethora of great quotes out there, for example: the entire script of The Princess Bride and Star Wars (The Original Trilogy). There are a few others that come to mind at the moment:
- “The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke
- “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” –Bruce Wayne, Batman Begins
What is your favorite musical artist/group/genre of music?
I like a lot of different genres of music - classical, jazz, rock, indie and yes, even pop. Some of my all-time favorites are Simon and Garfunkel, Journey, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Mamas and The Papas, Kansas, Queen, Thrice, and Phil Whickam. I may or may not have the BeeGee's Greatest Hits.
Who is the person you admire most and why?
My husband. He sincerely loves the Lord and His Word. He challenges me with his self-discipline and tireless work ethic. He is a picture of the Lords forgiveness and grace to me even when I've failed him. And, to top it off, he's got a great sense of humor!
Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
Samuel. He was consistently obedient even when God told him to confront King Saul. His story is a wonderful example of faithfulness in frightening circumstances.
If you could have superhero powers, what would they be?
Flying would be number one, then definitely being able to move things with my mind would be a close second. It would make cleaning so much easier! Third, being able to find instantly whatever I was looking for…how much time I would save!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I would be happy just living close to my family, wherever they are. But, for the sake of not wanting to sound too corny, I'll choose Spain. After that, I'd choose Australia or the United Kingdom, hoping I would pick up a cool accent.