Admission & Financial Aid

Paola Popoca

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  • Title: Assistant Director of Admission
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 320-353-3237
  • Territory: Twin Cities
  • Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota
  • High School: John. F Kennedy HS
  • College and Graduation Year: College of Saint Benedict '20
  • Major/Minor:  Communication and Global Business Leadership 
College Activities:

During my time at CSB/SJU I took advantage of many great opportunities. I joined several clubs and organizations and even traveled to Washington D.C. where I toured the White House and met former FBI personel, diplomats, ambassadors, amongst others. Below are some of the activities I participated in:

  • Saint Ben's Student Senate: I served as the Public Relations Representative during my senior year. I worked alongside a group of strong leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.
  • Advocates for Inclusive Mentoring: I mentored an underclass student, helping her navigate through her first two years of college. 
  • Institute for Women's Leadership: As part of my student employment job I worked as a Public Relations Coordinator. I helped plan on campus events, ran social media accounts, and crafted advertisement material.
  • Intercultural Lead Scholar: I was a part of a great support system that included, alums, faculty, staff, and current students. Many scholars served in leadership positions often because of the great lessons we learned through this program.
Fun Facts:
  • I am a shoe fanatic.
  • I've been on national television .
  • I traveled to Wallace Falls State Park and hiked more than 15 miles in Birkenstocks; needless to say I didn’t pack adequate shoes!
Some of My Favorite Things: 
  • Book:  The Four Agreements
  • T.V Show:  Grey's Anatomy
  • Food:  Pepperoni Pizza