Fabiola Escobedo Torres

MA Leadership Studies


Oceanside, California

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2018

What do you hope to do with your degree, and why?

I aspire to work at a Fortune 500 company and hope to use my future degree in leadership to do so. My goal is to continue to improve diversity in the workforce so that its leadership can reflect the growing diversity of our country.

How did you hear about SOLES, and why did you choose to enroll?

I discovered SOLES while I was researching graduate programs in Leadership, Industrial Organizational Psychology, and Applied Psychology. I chose to enroll in SOLES because the Leadership Studies program embodied everything I wanted in a graduate program. This program captivated my attention because of its curriculum and evokes a good balance between theory and practice. Additionally, its welcoming atmosphere was inviting during my campus visit.

Which class has impacted you the most? Why?

LEAD 559 has impacted me the most. I learned a lot from Dr. Green, our teaching assistant, and my fellow classmates. As a class, we learned to work together and use our individual skill sets to navigate situations that were unclear. This class taught me how to work with others, to find balance in both my academic and personal life, and address complex situations.

Is there anything specific you would like to share with prospective students?

It is important to be flexible, patient, and adaptive. Although most people come here with a certain plan/career goal in mind, it is important to be open to new experiences and teaching methods. You can learn a lot about yourself when you are placed in situations outside of your comfort zone.