Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:34 PM PST

Carmen Cueto,'12
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS), General Science with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry

“Knowing how to communicate, being able to listen, developing solid leadership skills, and working as part of a team are the main skills that have helped me navigate the post-grad world.”

A recipient of Seattle U’s Distinguished Graduating Student award, as well as the Spirit of Seattle U, Carmen was an Anatomy and Physiology Instructor Assistant and a Biology Study Group Facilitator. 

As an undergraduate, Carmen also served as:

President of Campion Hall Council

Resident Assistant

Redzone President, 

Ignatian Leader

Member of Alpha Sigma Nu. She received the Distinguished Graduating Student award, as well as the Spirit of Seattle U award upon graduating. 

After receiving her degree from Seattle U she began her studies at the University of California, San Francisco. This past August Carmen completed her graduate studies with a Masters of Science in Global Health. 

“Being in graduate school requires discipline, organization, study skills and knowledge that I gained from the SU classroom and professors. It was my extracurricular involvement at Seattle U that prepared me the most for the future. The confidence, empowerment and spirit instilled in me at Seattle U are what have kept me going through this past year…I’m also pretty sure they’re what got me my job. “

She was recently hired as a full-time research analyst at UCSF and will be working as part of the Global Health Group Malaria Elimination Initiative. Carmen plans to head to medical school in the future.

“SU provided me with multiple avenues to explore different interests and always challenged me to reflect and discern what I wanted to do with my life. It’s hard to put into words what the four years at Seattle U meant to me, I learned more than I expected and made memories that will stay with me forever.”