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Staff Spotlight: Denise Luna


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Denise Luna is a senior at CSU, Fresno pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration.

She is currently employed with Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development as a Student Assistant in Finance and has been working here since December of 2017.

She is the youngest of six siblings. Some of her hobbies consist of riding her motorcycle, traveling, and trying new food. 


What was the best concert you've ever attended?

Darius Rucker, I attended this concert about 3 years ago at the Shoreline amphitheater in Santa Clara, CA. It was my first major country concert. The experience was nothing like I had expected it to be.


What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about my education and career. I am a Economics major and my plans for the future and try to find a job as a Financial Analyst or continue on to get my masters in Environmental economics. Environment economics with a focus into climate change is something that I find very interesting and I enjoy.


What's your favorite movie?

Favorite money would be “The Big Short”. It is about the housing crash of 2007-2008.


Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

I would love to swap places with my sister Rocio for a day. She works at Google as a Researcher and I would want to see the environment and professionalism that goes on there. I enjoy being around intelligent people that are just as driven and motivated as you are.


What's your favorite local meal?

I would have to say Pizza Factory. Growing up there was a pizza factory in my hometown which was the best kind of pizza I’ve ever tasted… and still it.


What was you first job?

My first job was my junior year in high school as a team member at Taco Bell. I worked there for a year and a half. I really enjoyed that job because three of my other friends worked there also.


Have you ever met anyone famous?

I met Billy Currington at a Country Concert here in Fresno, CA. I even took a picture with him. It was a great concert.


What’s something you want to do this year that you’ve never done before?

I want to travel to places I have not traveled before. Traveling is the thing i am most passionate about. The feelings of going to a new place and seeing the culture and traditions of that place excites me. I have been to Vancouver, Canada, Barcelona, Spain, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Italy, Munich, Germany, Bern, Switzerland, and Paris, France.