Name: Lisa DiaMota
College: Gonzaga University (WA)
Major: Business Administration, Minor in Italian
1. What drew you to Gonzaga University?
The extensive music programs originally drew me, and its closeness to home, but I gradually realized business classes would make more sense from a career perspective. I had lots of musician friends who were really blessed to find careers that make enough to support their families, but my then-future husband was inheriting his family business, and I wanted to help him and the business.
2. How was your adjustment from high school to college?
It wasn’t bad, actually! I had always hung out with older kids who were in college and studied with my older siblings, so when it was my turn, it was just like stepping up.
3. What class was your favorite and why?
I enjoyed every class I took, but I really loved Italian. I have family in Italy and actually visited them after I graduated and was able to keep up with them pretty well, local dialect included.
4. Were there any clubs or groups you were involved in?
There were so many to choose from, but I have lots of siblings and am close to my family and church, so I didn’t have much time for clubs. Every spare moment I had, I was home.
5. Anything else you want to tell us?
There are so many diverse majors offered! Business, music, Arabic, Communications, Biology and other medical courses, I think Gonzaga offers a well-rounded education.
6. In one sentence, what did you love best about your school?
I loved the old Church and the concerts; the music was wonderful.
Lisa and her husband own a small business in Washington and are a little proud of the fact that they don’t have a website or anything high-tech; it’s the kind of thing you have to drive by, notice, and visit.