Office of Community and Economic Development
Staff Spotlight: Cynthia De Leon-Velasco
Cynthia De Leon-Velasco is currently a senior at Fresno State pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. Cynthia grew up in southern California in a city called San Bernardino but has been calling Fresno her home since 2012. Being the introverted middle child in her family, her favorite things to do since she was a child were drawing, watching a lot of movies and listening to music. Lastly, Cynthia is a huge animal lover, which is why she has been a committed vegetarian for over six years.
Who inspires you?
My immigrant parents inspire me every day.
What was the best concert you've ever attended?
The best concert I’ve attended was the Demon Dayz Festival in 2018. It was insane to watch one of my favorite childhood bands, the Gorillaz, live.
What are you passionate about?
I’m very passionate about animals. I can talk about my pets all day.
What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?
Something that I want to do in the next year that I’ve never done before is experience new cultures by travelling outside of the United States. Travelling around Europe would probably be my ideal travelling experience.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert at something, what would it be and why?
I would become an expert in coding. Besides being able to obtain a high paying career, I’d love to become an expert in coding because I’d love to become a part of future technology advances.