Elias Garcia

Admissions Counselor
PLNU at Southwestern College

As the admissions counselor overseeing all PLNU students attending class at Southwestern College, I advise students pursuing their bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, child development, and nursing. Introducing people to the great opportunities offered by PLNU, and advising them through their graduation is the best job I could have asked for. As a first-generation Mexican-American, I understand the transformative power of a college education, and the special meaning of being the first in one’s family to earn their degree. I’m a San Diego native with a love for my city and my Padres. I graduated from Pepperdine University in 2010, and have traveled across five continents since then. I live with my wife, who I happily married in October 2016, in North Park.