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Melinda Soto

Manager of Certification and Academic Advising

Ext. 5679

  • At Biola since:

    March 2000
  • Describe your job:

    Manager of Certification and Academic Advising. I advise undergraduates and graduate students with their program plan, apply and recommend candidates for their teaching credentials, assist with the SOE website, fliers, university catalog, etc.
  • What's one of your favorite Scriptures and why?:

    “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). I love knowing that no matter what, God is with me through it all.
  • What always brings a smile to your face?:

    My kids (young adult kids)!
  • Describe what your mansion will look like in heaven:

    I would like a two-story Spanish style home with balconies outside each bedroom and a great outside patio where I would spend time with Jesus.
  • What do you enjoy most about working at the School of Education?:

    The people I work with and the students I get to meet. The staff is like family. We have become great friends. We can share personal things with each other and know that we will be supported and prayed for.
  • What was the most ridiculous thing your pet has done? :

    Our dog got out of the yard, ran down the street to the Catholic church, ran through the church then to the school yard where the students were out playing, and chased the kids until the workers were able to catch her.
  • What's the first dessert you go for at Thanksgiving (or anytime)?:

    Thanksgiving always means PUMPKIN PIE!
  • What is your favorite vacation destination and why?:

    Maui…it was a special vacation that we took before my son got shipped to Iraq. It was such a beautiful place and a special time as a family. We had so much fun snorkeling, biking down a volcano, helicopter ride to Hana, and just hanging out at the pool or on the beach.
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
1-562-903-6000