Dr. Candy Navarro

Director of College Counseling & Advising
Latinas United in Action Moderator
Dominican Justice Committee Member
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional Learning Community
Started 2012
We build change makers and are committed to providing opportunities for many interests including the arts, graphic design, STEM, business, etc.

What is your role at Flintridge Sacred Heart?

Director of College Counseling and Advising

What do your students call you?

Dr. Navarro

What made you want to work at Flintridge Sacred Heart?

I wanted to be able to help young women find themselves and be able to pursue their dreams. Additionally, I feel so blessed to be able to use the "G" word and always allude to the many opportunities and support that God always provides.

What has been your proudest professional accomplishment?

Receiving my doctorate especially given the fact that my mother has a second grade education and my father with a sixth grade education. I am proud that I truly took advantage of the resources available to me and that my mom and dad were there to support me every step of the way though they could not contribute academically or financially.

What most excites you about your work here on the Hill?

I am grateful to help young women find a college in which they can flourish while fostering their academic and socioemotional development.

What is Flintridge Sacred Heart's best kept secret?

We build change makers and are committed to providing opportunities for many interests including the arts, graphic design, STEM, business, etc.

What do you love about the all-girls environment at Flintridge Sacred Heart?

Teaching young women to critically question and challenge as they become who they want to be.

What's your favorite spot on campus?

The octagon and overlooking the Rose Bowl. Standing there and soaking in the view helps ground me, especially in October(my busiest work month— college app season).

When not in the classroom/office, where can you be found?

Hiking and walking my dog as well as cheering the Dodgers at Chavez Revine!

What is your favorite place in the world?

Carpenteria, California

Who has made the biggest impact on your life?

My brother Juan Navarro was the first that went to college in our extended and nuclear family. I appreciate him paving the way for me and always preparing me for the next challenges of life, especially as a BIPOC individual. He has really chased his dream and represents the 1% of LatinX college coaches in the country which has truly taught me about the importance of representation.

What book, movie, work of art, piece of music, etc. can you not imagine life without?

So You Want to Talk About Race (such a good read!)

What did you want to be when you grew up (at age 12)?

Bilingual reporter on ABC News

What do you want to be when you grow up (now)?

College Professor



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