College of Communication & Education

Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award Recipient

Veronica is working toward a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with an option in the bilingual and cross-cultural pattern. As a bilingual speaker of Spanish and English, Veronica says her ultimate career goal is to teach in a bilingual elementary school. She has been a volunteer for Community Action Volunteers in Education since 2015, where she presently works as a classroom aide in Chico schools.

Veronica is also involved in the campus community by organizing and assisting with events through the Movimiento Estuduantil Chicano(a) de Aztlan, an organization that is focused on supporting the civil advancement of Chicanx students. In addition to her campus-based volunteering, Veronica also works as student assistant in the liberal studies department, where she works with new and continuing students with major-related assistance. Through these experiences in the field of education, Veronica’s passion for teaching and the Chico community has grown. As stated by her nominators Jamie Cinquini, Rena Marino, and Paula Selvester, “We feel that Veronica’s passion for education, volunteering, strong work ethic, dedication to her studies, and desire to working with children make her a very deserving recipient.”

Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award Recipient
Veronica Zaragoza-Ventura