School Counseling Ambassador
Paula Jurado immigrated from the Philippines to the United States early in her childhood and grew up in San Francisco, California. She completed her undergraduate studies at Connecticut College and graduated with the class of 2020. She majored in American Studies with a concentration in society and public policy, while also minoring in Human Development. After graduation, she worked at The Athenian School, a 6-12 independent school in California, as an Admissions Associate and Assistant Dorm Head.
Why did you choose BC?
Paula chose BC because of the School Counseling program's dedication towards social justice, intersectionality, and accessibility. She loved that she would have the opportunity to work hand in hand with the director of the practicum experience to assure a personalized pre-practicum and practicum placement that will meet her professional goals. Also, originally from California, she was drawn towards the adventure a new city, like Boston, had to offer her.
Academic and/or Career Interests
Paula is interested in learning more effective methods of counseling that will support all students, but especially students of color, gain access to higher education. Additionally, she is hoping to further investigate the inequalities of education in the United States, relative to social capital, and access to economic, educational, and professional resources.
Musical theater, reading, and coffee!