Bea Salazar-Nunez was born in Los Angeles, Calif., but grew up in Commerce City, Colo. Ever since college, she has felt drawn to assist students — as well as their families — gain an understanding of all the options available to them after they graduate from high school. Bea is also incredibly adept at helping families navigate through what is to many a confusing and complex financial aid process.
Here at Eagle Rock, Bea assists students in exploring their options as they prepare for their journey after Eagle Rock. Besides being excellent at what she does here on campus, this artist and animal lover has other interests and avocations that we asked her about:
Eagle Rock: What year did you graduate from college, what colleges did you attend, and what was your major and minor?
Bea: I graduated from the University of Colorado Denver in 2013 with a BA in psychology, a minor in ethnic studies, and an honors thesis in biochemistry/biophysics. I also attended Marquette University for my first year of college where I was a majoring in biomedical engineering.
ER: What did you do prior to coming to work for Eagle Rock?
Bea: Prior to coming to Eagle Rock I was an assistant residence director at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where I completed an MS in student affairs in higher education.
ER: What attracted you to Eagle Rock?
Bea: Students inspire me when they overcome everything life has thrown at them, and then make the best of it. So I would have to say that the students drew me to Eagle Rock — although the beautiful scenery was definitely a plus!
ER: When you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Bea: When I am not at Eagle Rock, I love to do art, knitting, crocheting and baking.
What reality TV should you be on and why would you win or be kicked off?
I don’t really like reality TV, but if I could be on anything it would probably on an HGTV show redecorating houses or restoring old furniture.
ER: What’s your all-time favorite Eagle Rock success story?
Bea: I love hearing the letters alumni and previous fellows send to us. It’s great to hear where they are and what they’re up to. It’s also fun to hear when the alumni are related to students still here. I always get a kick out of those.
ER: What’s one thing not many people know about you?
Bea: Something not many people know about me….hmmmm….that one is hard! My art was in an international art show that traveled from Denver, Colo., to Puebla, Mexico, and finally to La Paz, Bolivia.