was a wild ride for members of the class of 2011. They entered the University
of San Francisco in the fall of 2007 when the economy was booming. They
saw a near collapse of the world’s economy, a modest recovery, the election of
the country’s first African-American president, and political upheaval marked
by regime change. Upon graduation, they faced a still shaky job market. In this
series, USF Magazine polled graduating seniors to ask them what it all means as they head out into the world.
Yuliana P. Quintaro
MAJOR: International Studies and Latin American Studies with a minor in Legal Studies
HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA
IMMEDIATE PLANS AFTER GRADUATION:
I will be relocating to New Orleans as I will be teaching secondary mathematics in the greater New Orleans region with the Teach For America program.
AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST HOPE?
I hope to take what I have learned at USF and apply it as I become a citizen of the world. I also hope to attend law school in California after my two-year commitment with Teach For America.
AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST DREAM?
My greatest dream is to be able to affect the world in a positive way through my professional and personal life. I hope to become a well established lawyer in the Bay Area, and some day affect educational policy in California to enforce equality for all students.
AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
As I leave USF I fear the economic challenge that the world is currently facing, and the challenges of applying to law school. With that said, I am prepared to work hard and overcome any obstacle that may come my way.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?
In five years I hope to have my juris doctorate and be practicing law somewhere in the Bay Area.