Lupita Aquino

Title: Multicultural Admissions Counselor
Dept.: Admissions Office
Office: Humphrey Center E15

Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, Lupita learned to call Iowa her home. She started her education at Central College before transferring to Drake University. After graduating from Drake University, she spent two years providing trauma-informed counseling to multicultural populations across five different Iowa counties and building community partnerships. Lupita joined the Viking family in 2017 to focus on working to help students access higher education and reduce barriers to higher education. Her family consists of two beautiful long-haired cats, Mish and Franklin Francisco, and her partner. You will find them often trying new restaurants around town, or traveling to mountainous areas whenever possible.

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Psychology; Drake University 

GV Start Date

  • December 11, 2017

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Counseling
  • International Admissions
  • First-generation college student support
  • Building community partnerships

Personal Interests

During Lupita's free time, she enjoys cooking for her family, gardening in the summer, and listening to podcasts and cuddling both of her long-haired cats (Mish and Frankie) in the winter time. Additionally, she keeps active by hiking, weightlifting, and playing soccer. 

Question & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
I think Grand View's community is very welcoming and continues to strive to be more inclusive. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
I love working with our dedicated Admissions Team. They continuously work to advise students and put student's needs first. 
Lupita Acquino