Astrid Toledo

Toledo, Astrid
Department: Science And Technology

About Astrid Toledo

Where is your hometown?
San Fernando Valley, California

What is your educational background?
AA in Sociology from Los Angeles Valley College
BA in Sociology from California State University, Northridge

Why did you decide to pursue a career in higher education?
Being the first in my family to attend college, was a challenging time in my life. I had many questions and not a lot of guidance. I attended community college and the staff that I encountered motivated me and assisted me with the process of registration and in being a successful student in college. I realize that I wanted to work in higher education, to help students reach their educational goals.  I obtained a job as a case manager for a local nonprofit that promoted higher education to families and never left the field. I really enjoy promoting college opportunities for students and their families. 

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
 I spent a month traveling to Guatemala to visit family and its beautiful sights.