10 Things About Margarita Wilder & the University of San Diego


“Dime de qué presumes y te diré de qué careces”

– translation: tell me what you boast about and I will tell you what you lack

The University of San Diego (USD) is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative community accentuated by a spirit of freedom and charity, and marked by protection of the rights and dignity of the individual. The University values students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds and faith traditions and is committed to creating an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect, characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas. USD and Entravision have had a longstanding corporate partnership and is a major supporter of USD’s Founders Gala. As Senior Vice President & General Manager at Entravision, Margarita Wilder has helped USD students become ethical and compassionate leaders who are inspired to create lasting social change in our global society.

10 Things About Margarita Wilder & the University of San Diego


#1 I was born in Mexico City, but I grew up in El Paso, Texas.


#2 Humility is the one quality that I think everyone should have.


#3 Vietnam was definitely the most beautiful and culturally enriching place I have visited.


#4 At the top of my bucket list is to cross the Atlantic by boat.


#5 We have 3 dogs, Hammy, Remi and Louie. What has surprised me most in life is the power of our hearts to love unconditionally.


#6 I was in a movie once. I played a reporter who interviewed Amy Poehler.


#7 When I am having a challenging day, I dissect the challenge and take baby steps towards the solution. If I make a mistake along the way… oh well, our brains learn by making mistakes.


#8 The most valuable life lesson I have learned is to always trust my instincts!


#9 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at a young age and being told by doctors that I would be confined to a wheelchair unable to walk, I turned to a naturopath doctor and followed a strict regimented program that included exercise, diet and meditation… I never looked back after running my third marathon.


#10 I work in the Latino/Hispanic space and while there is so much buzz about the power of Latinos, only a few entities truly make an effort in reaching this powerful and fast-growing segment of the population. USD’s Latino Community outreach is exemplary. USD is truly a welcoming place. Also, I love their Founders Gala and can’t wait for it next year on November 13, 2021 at Petco Park!


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Esteban Villanueva