Cecilia is a preschool teacher who strives to make an impact in and out of the classroom. Being a Child Development graduate, Cecilia knows the importance of creating a healthy learning environment for our youth, and is determined to inspire future leaders for generations to come. When she's not with her students, she loves traveling, exercising, spending time with her family, and catching baseball games. Cecilia loves exploring the great state of New Mexico, and is ecstatic to represent the Land of Enchantment at the upcoming Miss USA pageant. With this platform, she hopes to raise awareness for breast cancer in honor of her mother, and encourage students to display the best versions of themselves. One of her favorite quotes is: "When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future" -Dian Fossey.