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Your Admission Counselor

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Assistant Director of Admission

Karla Gutierrez-Hernandez '19

Office: 503-370-6531
California (Far Northern CA, Valley of the Moon, Sacramento County), New Mexico, Oregon (Southern & Eastern), Washington (Greater Eastside)

About your Admission Counselor

Pronouns: she/her

Book I Would Read Over, and Over Again:

In Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is a must read. It is about the life of three intelligent, strong, young women, the Mirabal sisters, growing up during Trujillo’s dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. I also wrote my thesis on this novel.

I would also recommend Born a Crime by Trevor Noah; a coming-of-age story during apartheid in South Africa.

Favorite College Memory:

Working at the Hatfield Library and being surrounded by such welcoming, supportive, creative, and funny staff. Also, doing homework with my friends in the Bistro while drinking my London fog with a cheese bagel or vegan chai cookie.

Favorite Quote:

"Debes plantar la semilla por si viene la lluvia" - unknown

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pelé

Willamette University

Office of Admission

Salem Campus

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6303 voice
1-844-BEARCAT toll free
503-375-5363 fax
503-375-5383 TDD