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Undergraduate Admissions

Yvonne Vega

Yvonne Vega

Title: Regional Recruiter
Responsibilities: Attending college fairs and visiting high schools in the area to share all the exciting opportunities at VCU with families & students.
Counselor region: Southern California
High school: Cate School
College: California State University Fullerton

About the Office of Admissions

What brought you to VCU?

VCU has many nationally ranked programs, a wide array of opportunities for students to get involved throughout campus, beautiful buildings and state of the art facilities, a diverse and inclusive student body, and most importantly a supportive staff & faculty. I knew I wanted to be a part of an amazing community, and VCU is definitely that!

Name three adjectives that describe the Office of Admissions.

Welcoming, friendly, passionate

What do you enjoy most about meeting prospective VCU students?

What I most enjoy about meeting prospective VCU students is that each individual has their own unique story. I love hearing about the plans that prospective students have for their futures. Their ambition and dedication at such a young age is truly inspiring.

What are three things we’ll find in your suitcase?

Chap stick, Post-It Sticky notes, my planner

What’s one thing you don’t travel without?

My phone charger

Best part of your job?

The best part of my job is speaking with prospective students that will be the first to attend college in their families. I love this part of my job because many of these students are afraid of the unknown, and I get to help them get rid of some of those fears by sharing my own experience with them, and by talking to them and their families about how VCU has many resources to make sure that that student’s experience will be a smooth, successful, and memorable one

What's your favorite place on campus?

The compass

About me

What don’t most people know about you?

I am VERY afraid of aliens and mosquitos

What are you reading right now?

“The Wait” by Devon Franklin & Meagan Good

What's on you iPod/iPhone?

Tory Lanez, Migos, and K. Michelle

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon?

Binge-Netfllixing in my pajamas with my two pugs

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I used to want to be a famous pop-star, but then finally realized I could not sing!

What do you order at Starbucks?

Tall Chai Cream Frappuccino

Who/what inspires you?

My younger sister inspires me. She is very focused on her goals, and does not let anything get in her way of accomplishing those goals. She has many great qualities that inspire me to also do my best at accomplishing all my goals.

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