Maricruz Soto-Valdez received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNLV. During her time at UNLV she worked for Student Union and Event Services, Student Engagement and Diversity, and the Graduate and Professional Student Association. Her campus involvement while at UNLV included: Sigma Kappa Sorority, CSUN Student Government, and Rebel Events Board.
Maricruz has a passion for higher education and has been involved with the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) and the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). She has presented at both association’s regional conferences on topics including: marketing, communication, and recruitment. Additionally, Maricruz served on the NACA Western Regional Conference Planning Committee for two years as the Graphics Competition Coordinator.
Maricruz was awarded the UNLV Outstanding Student Leader in 2015 and was a UNLV Student Affairs Hall of Fame Inductee in 2016.