Lina grew up in Arizona, but spent many years in Albuquerque, NM where she worked at the University of New Mexico as a Department Administrator. While there she took advantage of the Tuition Remission program, taking 1 or 2 classes a semester, and after 12 determined years, earned her Bachelors in Business Administration degree. After retiring, the lure of sunny Southern California, the beach, and a diverse population resulted in a move. Her daughter is a Scripps alum who works at Harvey Mudd, and her son-in-law works at Pitzer as well – this is a Claremont Colleges family! Lina enjoys the beach, reading, dancing, watching the Packers play football, and meeting people. Her two grandchildren hold top-billing in her life and she looks forward to being with them whenever possible.
Favorite Place in the Claremont Village: Definitely Crème Bakery. Everything there is beautiful and inviting. The smell alone is pure bliss. Choose anything and enjoy!
Fun Fact: I served in the Air Force for four years right out of high school.