Alisa Jacobo: Little More Than A Blur
Elizabeth Rivera , May 1, 2008
Some days Alisa Jacobo seems little more than a blur, because she’s off running to her next class, her next job, her next meeting with friends. As a busy junior majoring in social work and Spanish, Alisa’s days are never slow. She’s the leader of Virtuous Women (a campus ministry just for women) and a member of the volleyball team, the Green Club and Amnesty International. Not to mention her load of 17 credits and her job at a local St. Helena store. “Nothing to do” is a foreign concept for Alisa, whose days are jam-packed with school, work, and friends.
As a lifelong Angwin-ite, Alisa is more than familiar with PUC. She considered going somewhere else for college but decided to stay. Some people may be worried that the small-town setting means a lack of stuff to do, but Alisa says it’s not so. “If you have interests, there will be clubs and friends and things that follow that.”
PUC’s fast-paced quarter systems keep Alisa on her toes, but she loves it and her academic departments. Both her social work and Spanish professors are excited about their subjects and dedicate time outside the classroom to their students. “Seeing them so excited about their subjects makes me excited to study them.”
With so much to do, the greatest struggle for Alisa is finding a little time to just breathe. Some days she takes a drive through the valley to clear her head or goes running in the back woods of PUC, soaking in the nature and releasing the stress.
While Alisa does love PUC and Angwin she looks forward to traveling the world after college, perhaps getting a master’s in education or social work in another state and living abroad, maybe in the mission field. Still, you can tell by her smile and the glow she gets in her eye that PUC is home and always will be for this girl on the go.