From discovering their passion for public service to learning more about their inner strengths and the importance of community, four Cal State Fullerton alumnae share how their alma mater prepared them to serve as local and state elected officials.
Myra Maravilla, Councilmember, City of Hawaiian Gardens
Hawaiian Gardens councilmember Myra Maravilla ’12, ’17 (B.A. public administration, M.P.A.-urban management) was first elected to the city council in 2015. She previously served as Hawaiian Gardens’ mayor from 2018-19.
How did your educational experience at Cal State Fullerton shape who you are as a leader?
“CSUF faculty helped me amplify my voice with logic, empathy and persistence. A public administration degree from CSUF means I strive for excellence every day and challenge the institutions that affect others to do better.”
Crystal K. Miles, Mayor, City of Villa Park
Serving on the Villa Park City Council since 2018, Crystal Miles ’94 (B.A. biological