Name: Abel Mercado
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Her Campus (HC): What made you choose SDSU?
Abel Mercado (AM): “The sense of pride in being an Aztec really stood out to me. My high school had a lot of school spirit, so I wanted to continue with that camaraderie.”
HC: What do Student Ambassadors do?
AM: “We are the official student representatives, tour guides, and orientation leaders of SDSU.”
HC: What made you join Ambassadors?
AM: “It’s fun showing off your school trying to persuade others to go here. I love interacting with prospective students and putting a positive image to the school.”
HC: What do you do in Associated Students?
AM: “I am a justice in the Judicial Affairs Council. Basically we make sure the student leaders are fulfilling their requirements and following the rules of AS.”
HC: What do you plan to do with your major?
AM: “I’m in between applying for law school or trying to get a job at Buzzfeed after I finish my Undergrad.”
HC: What do you like to do for fun?
AM: “Explore random and new places. I like to go alone too because it gives you time to reflect.”
HC: What’s something not many people know about you?
AM: “I eventually want to be a Humanitarian and help communities in the Middle East or Mexico. My main goal with that is giving a voice for people who can’t be heard.”
Favorite Food: Chilaquilles
Favorite Song: “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode
Favorite Show: Broad City or Parks and Recreation
Pet Peeve: When people cup my elbow while talking to me.
Favorite San Diego Hot Spot: Trujillo’s