Alejandra Lopez

 	Alejandra Lopez

What college/university do you attend?
California State University, Los Angeles

What is your major?
Environmental Hydrogeology

Who is your agency employer?
CRWQCB Los Angeles Region

What do you like best about working as a student assistant?
The hands-on experience and the flexible hours, which allow me to expand my tool kit and at the same time facilitate my college education by providing funds and allocating time for school.

How has the Career Pathway program helped you in your educational/career goals?
Being employed by the water board has allowed me to change career paths from environmental consulting, which has erratic work hours and is physically challenging, to a career that is more family friendly with evenings and weekends off. Also being a student assistant gives me the advantage of familiarity when seeking full-time staff employment at the water board.