For this week’s edition of #FacesOfPUC we are going to get to know a little about Kryslyn Maldonado. Kryslyn comes to PUC by way of Chicago and is a sophomore studying social work. When she’s not in class or studying you can find her assisting the coaches at a Pioneers game or helping out in the chaplain’s office.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to work as a social worker in an adolescent inpatient facility.
How does that compare to what you wanted to be when you were young?
When I was younger, my desire was to be involved with people and help them. I know it sounds really cliche but I’ve always empathized with people who struggle with mental health. I’ve always wanted to change the negative mental health stigmas and share with people how important one’s mental health is.
What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?
My favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneers family is being able to spend time with some amazing people.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
My favorite place in the world is downtown Chicago. I’m from Chicago and the best memories I had growing up were made there.
What show are you bingeing these days?
Currently, I’m not binge-watching anything, but when I do have time in my schedule I’ll binge watch The Office and Parks & Recreation for the 100th time.
What is something you’re passionate about?
Something I’m really passionate about is ministry. I really love planning and participating in events that bring people closer to God.
Recommend a place to go in the Bay Area on a weekend.
Since I’ve been going to school here, I’ve been obsessed with boba. One place I recommend to visit in the Bay Area is Boba Guys in San Francisco!