Recognizable me: Hi everyone! My name is Gabriella Espinoza, but I generally go by Gabby. I just finished my sophomore year at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am working towards a double degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Operations Management and Psychology. Growing up I lived in 7 different places because my dad was in the Military, so naturally I love to travel (but who doesn’t)!
I’ve lived in Colorado since my sophomore year of high school. My parents currently reside in Monument, Colorado where my younger brother and sister are juniors at Palmer Ridge High School. Yes, they’re twins. My older sister is going to be a senior at Boston University. We also have two loving dogs, and a cat.
Where I’m at: Deciding to go to CU has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I went into my freshman year undeclared in the Leeds School of Business, and now I am pursuing two degrees. I love all the people I’ve met here and the opportunities are endless! I work at the CU Book Store on campus.
I am the Human Resources/Trade lead student in the textbook department. During our busy times we hire a lot of temporary employees and I’m responsible for hiring a usually large amount of temps as well as making sure they are trained properly. I started working there in the fall and I love it! It’s definitely a great environment and a perfect job to have along with a full class schedule. Plus it’s right on campus which is super convenient.
What I want: I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with writing, but this class seems very different. I love that we will be learning about things that can be applied to the real business world which I hope to be entering after college. I think we can all agree that writing is one of the few things we learn about in our education that is very relevant in everyday life.
I’m looking forward to refining my writing skills. I haven’t taken a writing class in a while so I want to get the most out of this class. I’ve never taken an online class or a summer class and this one is both, so I’m definitely excited. There’s a first time for everything! Right?
Where to find me: I spend most of my time at work, but when I’m not working I love hanging out with my friends. We do all kinds of things and living in Boulder a lot if our time is spent outside. The pool at our apartment just opened for summer, so it’s definitely great to sunbathe on the weekends. I am always up for a hike and the flatirons make for a beautiful backdrop to any situation.
I love to read on my kindle when I can find the time. I am currently reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen for about the third time. Don’t know why but it’s one of my favorite books. My favorite show is Game of Thrones 100%, so if any of you are Thrones fans I’d love to discuss with you!
I’m very close with my family, and being only an hour and a half away I enjoy going home for the weekend every once in awhile. My babygirl jack russel of 8 years recently got glaucoma and is now blind, so I try to see her as much as possible. She is slowly getting back to her old self and is as happy as ever.
I’m always open for making new friends, and I hope to get to know a lot of you better! Working together as we tackle these next five weeks if going to be great. If any of you are in Boulder for the summer I’d love to get together to discuss this class; as well as, any other interests we may share (or not share)!