As a student worker, Carmen Calvillo helps plan and host Student Life events and activities throughout the year.

“I wanted to get involved on campus. I came across Student Life and knew that would be a great opportunity for me. I get to interact with students every single day, and I just love it,” Carmen said.

The feeling is mutual. Her supervisors say she is warm and energetic, a great worker, and very outgoing. They also say she lights up a room, and that’s what you need in Student Life.

Carmen loves that Moraine Valley is conveniently located minutes from her home.

“It’s so close and for me, that’s perfect,” she said. After graduation, Carmen plans to transfer to a university to complete her bachelor’s degree and pursue a career in criminal justice. To further nurture that interest, she also worked at the FitRec engaging with children so it would help her to be a better police officer.