Gustavo Gutierrez '13

Photo of Gustavo in front of palm trees

Gustavo Gutierrez '13 put service above self during his time at the University of Redlands.

The Beaumont, California native was a member of FIE, a non-Greek siblinghood with the purpose of bringing social awareness to social issues.

“It was a great organization to be part of,” the global business major said. “We just want to make this a better world. Redlands has service as a core of their academia, and being part of FIE has helped me grow as a person.”

One of the reasons Gutierrez chose the University of Redlands was because he could focus on international studies and business at the same time.

“Academically, the University of Redlands has allowed me to mold my academic interests into what will be a great career in the future,” he said. “I’ve been able to expand my knowledge and really understand how to be a good professional and manager in a business. My academic adviser has been a mentor throughout my four years here, and also a friend.”

An unforgettable experience for Gutierrez was spending his junior year studying abroad in Morocco. Because of his time there, he is more certain about what he wants to do in the future.

“I plan to apply to graduate school, and get a master’s in Islamic studies,” he said. “That has been one of the things I’ve found after spending a year in a Muslim country, that I want to pursue a career and research Islamic political parties in the Middle East. It was an interest I found while being abroad.”

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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