Five questions with the Vancouver Campus Pinnacle recipient: Camila Castro

By Kenna Caprio

Camila Castro is going to miss the international flavor of the Vancouver Campus after she graduates with her BS in business administration. But the El Salvador native is excited, too, because there’s so much more of the world to see. Her next adventure awaits at Commencement 2015, where she’ll take part in the ceremony as the Vancouver Campus Pinnacle Award winner. Camila Castro

FDU: What's the best, most unexpected experience you had at FDU?

CC: My major is business administration. Last spring, some of my classmates, two adjunct professors, Gudrun Dreher and Kiran Toor, and I set up a play on campus through the FDU Thinkers Club. The play was a success and I honestly never imagined that as a business student I would be involved in activities not related to my field. It was a terrific experience!

FDU: Do you have any advice for incoming freshmen?

CC: The “FDU experience” is not so much what you get from the school, but also what you can give to it. By this I mean that education is best developed when you contribute to the growth of the school by putting your education into the service of others: join clubs or create clubs, support the student government association or be part of it and be an active student in and outside of class.

FDU: What's an academic highlight from your undergraduate tenure?

CC: I had the opportunity to represent the University at the National Model United Nations Conference in 2014, and my team received an award for “Distinguished Delegation.”

FDU: Who is one person at FDU who had a big impact on you?

CC: This one is tough! There’s definitely more than one person who has made a big impact on me! However, I’ll name Kiran Toor here. Whether it was her amazing lectures, feedback on papers, discussions at the FDU Thinkers Club, or casual conversations in the school hallways, Dr. Toor has significantly contributed to my academic progress, professional development and personal growth. Thank you, Dr. Toor!

FDU: What's next for you?

CC: Toronto, and maybe one-day, England. I’m moving to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to develop my professional career there. In a year or two, I plan to go to graduate school for a master’s in global affairs.