Ms. Palacio is a Tucson native and an alumnus of the UA’s Eller College of Management with a degree in Business Management. During her undergraduate career, she worked in retail banking and on campus as Credit-Wise Cat ambassador (now known as the Take Charge Cats) facilitating financial literacy workshops to the Tucson community. These experiences and being guided by her own exceptional academic advisors spurred her to work in higher education and support student success. Prior to joining the SLHS team, Ms. Palacio worked at Pima Community College as a Student Services Advanced Specialist helping low-income individuals with barriers to enter the healthcare field. She is currently working towards her Masters of Education in Human Relations through NAU’s College of Educational Psychology.