Esther Cuellar is NAU’s assistant director of scholarships. She sat down with NAU Communications to discuss her life philosophy, her bucket list and what she loves most about her work. Read our questions and her answers below.
Tell me about a significant childhood memory and how it has impacted your life today.
The endless support, love, guidance, learn all that you can, always keeping the faith and never giving up attitude.
What have you been most proud of this week?
Collaborating with other Departments (Admissions & IMQ) on presentations like: How are we serving our Hispanic/Latine and DACA/undocumented students. This is informative presentation on what NAU initiatives are to assist our students.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?
Long run with friends, walking my dog and talking to family on the phone.
What are three things on your bucket list and why?
Acquire more funding for Hispanic/Latine and DACA/undocumented students and underrepresented students, run an ultramarathon and travel.
What is your philosophy in life?
“All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” Hebrews 12:11
If you could pick one piece of advice to give someone, what would it be?
Practice what you preach. Never give up.
What is your favorite part of the workday?
Working/educating others on scholarships/financial aid.