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Emiliano Gallego '99, '11 MSEL

1: What have you been up to since graduation?
I have been involved in my family’s business as general manager of a cookie and pasta manufacturing plant. Business wise, I have also ventured into real estate and began my own company in international trading.

Regarding my education, I went through a masters program in executive leadership (MSEL) at USD, and earned a second USD degree in 2011.

Last and most importantly, I got married to the girl I had a crush on since the 6th grade (Naomi Martinez.) I now have three kids that keep me busy.

2: What is your fondest memory of USD?
I was very lucky - the engineering department had just opened the Industrial and Systems program. That said, my fondest moments would be the ones I experienced every single engineering class, since I only had one other classmate and all my class were so personal.

3. What is your favorite place on campus, why?

There are a couple:
If I want to mingle, there is no better place then Olin Hall
If I needed to concentrate and/or study, nothing beats the law library.
If I needed to be alone, Founders Chapel.

4. Who was your favorite USD professor or class?
Dr. Brad Chase - a cool and very bright guy.

5: How have you remained involved with USD since graduation?
I have served as a board member with the Comite Mexico (Mexican Alumni group) at USD, completed my masters in USD, and baptized my three children in Founders Chapel.

6: If you could offer a current USD student advice, what would it be?
Don't rush through school! Make lots of friends - they will be your future network socially and in business.

Interested in connecting with Emiliano? Email him at emilianogallego@me.com.

Thanks to the partnership between the Office of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships and Entravision Communications,  USD is proud to sponsor Hispanic Heritage Month on Univision, Telemundo, Mundo Fox and UniMas.  One of our featured alumni, is Emiliano Gallego Perez, General Manager of Pagasa Pasta.  To learn more about the University’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit: http://www.sandiego.edu/insideusd/?p=33054

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