By Amanda Heersink | University Communcation
DENVER - Fena Flores grew up in the Denver area but has set her sights on the nation's capitol. She's also set for graduation during commencement for the Denver Campus Saturday, May 18 on the Auraria field at Speer and Auraria Parkway.
Flores has earned a bachelor’s of arts in Communication and a minor in Music Industry Studies. Once the ceremony is complete she is planning on completing an internship with the Denver-based Capitol Hill People’s Fair. Then she's moving to Washington, D.C. to join her boyfriend who is stationed there with the Air Force.
“This time in my life seems like it would be one of the best times to pack up all of my things and venture away from my beautiful home state.” Flores said, “I think moving to D.C. will provide me opportunities to further define myself and grow as a person both personally and professionally.”
As a communications major, Flores plans to pursue career opportunities that would allow her to put that knowledge and skills to work.
A forward thinker, Flores graduated from Eaglecrest High School in Centennial at only 17 years old. Before she even began college classes at CU Denver, she received a work-study position here in the Experiential Learning Center -- starting as a front desk receptionist. Then In her junior year, she took on responsibilities as a Peer Advocate Leader (PAL) working to help incoming freshman succeed in their first year of college.
“I wouldn’t trade these past four years of my life at the University of Colorado Denver for anything,” Flores said, “The bonds and friendships I have developed and the things I have learn both academically and about life are invaluable. I am truly grateful to be part of the CU Denver community and will always look back on these years as some of my fondest.”