Hilda Saavedra Alvarado

By Ryan Ozuniga
Pulse Staff Editor

The March 2017 issue of The Pulse is the seventy-fifth issue published since the Fall of 1998. We asked former reporters and editors to let us know where they are now, their favorite Palo Alto memories, and what advice they would give to current students.

After being a reporter for The Pulse, Hilda Alvarado completed her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M-San Antonio, and she attended graduate school at the University of the Incarnate Word, where she received her master’ degree. She is currently an HR specialist for the Air Force in their PALACE Acquire (PAQ) training program.

Reporting for The Pulse helped Alvarado gain confidence and overcome her fear of talking to complete strangers. Working for The Pulse also gave her the opportunity to meet new students and staff, which, she said, she would have not met on her own.

“I am an introvert, and by working on The Pulse, I had to learn to be more of an extrovert. I overcame my fear of approaching strangers for interviews. I feel that the experience built my confidence, which has helped me with my career,” wrote Alvarado.

Never turn away opportunities.