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Carmen Avila

Carmen Avila

Admission Counselor

Recruiting in: AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, UT, WY

Based in Denver, CO

Email: carmen.avila@drake.edu

Phone: 719-285-9792

Educational Background: B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences, concentration in Child and Family Studies, Tarleton State University

Hometown: Ranger, TX

Three interesting things about Carmen:

  • I am originally from Texas, but love all of the mountain exploring that I find myself in here in the beautiful state of Colorado.
  • I am obsessed with my 130+lb dog and my two cats, I wish I could take them everywhere with me.
  • I grew up in a really tiny rural town, graduating with only 26 students in my Senior class.

Why do you love Drake?

Drake University provides students with the opportunities to really make their educational journey their own. The curriculum at Drake isn’t so cookie-cutter like you find at so many other schools, students are actually able to really focus on classes that both interest them and benefit them.


What is your favorite thing to do in Des Moines?

As I said, I am originally from Texas, so just being able to go out and enjoy everything that Des Moines has to offer, whether it’s unique restaurants, live music, or seeing some of the local art, is what I enjoy the most while I am in the area.