Alumna Spotlight: Spring Sing Past and Present!

Ella Gonzalez de Barreto ‘94 and Carina Valladolid Arnaiz ‘94 recently attended Spring Sing 2018 to enjoy watching their daughters, Ella Sofia Barreto ‘21 and Isabela Arnaiz Valladolid ‘21 perform as members of the Freshman class production. It brought back fond memories when they performed with their graduating class, the Class of 1994. While at OLP, both Ella and Carina were active participants in
their class’s production – Carina was a choreographer! Both Ella and Carina attended CETYs Universidad in Tijuana after graduating from OLP.

Ella graduated with a degree in Business Administration, received an Academic Merit Award and was Valedictorian of her class and has worked for the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce as their MEXPORT coordinator.  She has been married to Javier Barreto since 2001 and has two other future OLP Pilots in addition to Ella — Marie Jose and Viviana. She is grateful to OLP for the gift of self- respect as a person but most importantly, as a women.

Carina pursued a degree at CETYS in Business, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Carina is the Director of Fundacion Luz which supports many other foundations in Tijuana, Mexico. She is married to Raymundo Arnaiz, the same boy she first met when she was 10 years old and they also have 2 upcoming Pilots, Daniella and Gabriella.

From her time at OLP Carina gained the freedom to embrace being a woman. She remembers enjoying OLP chocolate chip cookies — the best on the planet ! And she shares: “God bless OLP and everything it does to empower women! Thank God for the existence of OLP. Thank God that I had the amazing privilege to be a student and graduate from there!” Ella and Carina look forward to enjoying many more Spring Sing productions in the future!