Office of Community and Economic Development
Staff Spotlight: Emily Lazaro
Emily Lazaro is a recent Fresno State graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a minor in Recreation Administration. Emily joined the OCED team in January of 2019 as their Public Relations Intern. She is now a project assistant for OCED’s Parent University program. Emily was born and raised in the Central Coast.
Who Inspires You?
Both my mother and father. They never give up. They're the reason why I’m able to do what I do. They gave up their dreams and came to this country so I can live and accomplish mine. Everything I do successfully, I dedicate to them.
What are you passionate about?
Helping people is my passion! Being able to be the voice of those who aren’t able to do so is important to me. OCED is a perfect example of this. We help provide the community with a multitude of resources that they were previously not aware of. It feels great to be part of an organization as such.
Where are you originally from?
I was born and raised in the 805! I live 20 minutes away from the beach and absolutely love it. Fun fact, I used to love going to the beach every weekend when I was in high school and listen to music or read a book.
Pasta. I am obsessed with pasta. Both Mexican and Italian food are my favorites.
Most memorable college experience?
Joining my multicultural sorority, Lambda Sigma Gamma. This is my home away from home where I have met the most amazing and supportive women! Fresno State would have definitely not been the same without them.