Q&A with Paula
Hometown : Alicante, Spain
How did you find Caldwell University? Through basketball
What has been most beneficial for you in being a student at Caldwell University?
Every year I spend at Caldwell University is a new chance to learn and improve as a basketball player and also as a person. Something that stands out is that these experiences at CU are making me realize how the four words of the core values–Respect, Integrity, Community and Excellence–are the basics to having a successful career.
What do you tell others about Caldwell University?
It is a friendly and nice university close to the city. The people are very welcoming and open to everybody. It is so nice to live around a community that cares for everyone and that makes you feel like [you are] home.
Main activities you have been involved in at Caldwell
I am part of the women’s basketball team. I have been involved in some of the community service activities that the university has organized.
What life lessons have you learned or are you learning through the pandemic?
I have learned that you cannot take anything for granted. Everything we have in our lives has value and we need to appreciate it. I also have realized that everything comes when you least expect [it] and that we always have to be open to learning and facing new challenges during our lives.
Plans after graduation?
Keep playing basketball in Spain and do my master’s in education.
Factoid or fun fact about your life in your home country.
Every New Year’s Eve in Spain we eat 12 grapes (one for every month) in the last 30 seconds of the day. It is a tradition that has existed since the last century. It is something very unique and special from my country. I love playing music and drawing. I am a very active and happy person too.