Featured Torero Archives
Joyce Chua '09
1. What have you been up to since graduation?
Once I graduated, I started working as a travel agent here in San Diego. It was a such a great opportunity to travel and see the world. A year and a half ago I started a new job at USD as the office manager of Alumni Relations and I haven’t looked back! I’ve been recently promoted to the Assistant Director of Torero Clubs, a new position in the Alumni Relations office, and I can’t wait to get started and meet all of my fellow alumni throughout the country.
2: What is your fondest memory of USD?
My fondest memories of USD are of the best friends that I made. I didn’t know anyone when I started at USD and I left with lifelong friends.
3. What is your favorite place on campus, why?
I have two favorite places. One of my favorite places on campus has to be Founder’s Chapel. It’s a beautiful space that is such a place of peace and solace from all the happenings around campus. The masses are so beautiful and the choir always does a fantastic job. The other place is behind the IPJ, the Garden of the Sea. It has the most spectacular view.
4. Who was your favorite USD professor or class?
I really enjoyed all of my International Business classes which is why I chose an emphasis in it. (International Business wasn’t a major quiet yet.) I loved learning about different cultures and people and how we interact with them on a business level. I also really enjoyed my study abroad classes in South Africa and Hong Kong. They were unforgettable experiences with fantastic professors.
5: How have you remained involved with USD since graduation?
I’ve stayed involved by attending alumni events such as the various happy hours, an ice skating event, Homecoming etc. I’ve cheered on many of our Torero athletes at home games. I donate to the school to give future Toreros a chance to experience a USD education. Now that I work on campus, I try and get my fellow alumni friends to participate and stay connected with USD too.
6: If you could offer a current USD student advice, what would it be?
Stay in college as long as possible! Just kidding. But really enjoy yourself while you’re at USD. Try new things, be involved, make new friends. It’s all about the experience, so don’t let it pass you by.
Joyce will be on the road working with all of our regional clubs soon! If you'd like to connect with her shoot her an email at email@example.com.
Sonya Sparks '05
Sonya graduated from USD in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration. Since her days in Alcala Park, she opened an art gallery in downtown San Diego representing contemporary artwork to support the local art community.