Meet Bella Castro: Library Student Assistant for Outreach

At the William H. Hannon Library, the Outreach Department consists of four full-time employees and six library student assistants. We recently sat down with one of our student employees, Bella Castro, to ask her a few questions.

1. Where are you and your family from?

I grew up in Eastvale and Glendora, California. My mother is Caucasian while my father is Latino.

2. Hobbies?

My hobbies would have to include hanging out with my friends and family, going to the beach, and reading. My family jokes that I’m a walking library.

3. Favorite eats?

I love Mexican food. Growing up, my grandmother would make the best Mexican dishes like enchiladas or mole, which were two of my favorites.

4. Why did you choose LMU?

I chose LMU because it has been my dream school for years. When I toured, I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere. LMU has this way of making you feel like you belong, which made me know that this is the place that I could call home for the next four years.

5. Why did you choose psychology as your major?

For as long as I can remember, psychology has been my passion. I have always known that it would be my major in college.

6. Favorite books?

My favorite books are “Pride and Prejudice”, “The Silent Patient”, and “Reminders of Him”.

7. What is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place would definitely be the bluff. My friends and I sit and do homework or even just look out at the view. It’s a nice way to de-stress.

8. If you could wave a magic wand and make your life perfect, what would your career look like after LMU?

I would be a psychiatrist that works with first responders.

9. How has your time been at LMU? Anything particularly challenging?

So far, my first year has been super fun. I’ve met some of the best people and have very kind teachers. The workload is not too bad, and if you’re stressed, the teachers are very understanding and want to help you.

10. Do you have any advice for new students?

Go out and meet people the first few weeks. I know it can be intimidating, but I promise it’ll be worth it in the long run.