Week 4’s Classmate Conversation is with Mark Flores. He is twenty years old and a second year here at California State University, Long Beach. Mark is originally from the East Los Angeles area, but has moved around for the past few years. He lived in Lancaster, California; Houston, Texas; and Guadalajara, Mexico. Now being back in California, Mark is living in Newport Beach, and is currently working as a server in a café. In addition to work, he is a full-time student at Cal State Long Beach and is majoring in criminal justice. During his time at school, he has been awarded with the Dean’s List for both of his semesters at Long Beach. After college, Mark would like to be a city cop or a California Highway Patrol. However, if being a cop does not follow as planned, he would like to go back to school and become a lawyer. On his spare time, he enjoys surfing, relaxing at the beach, playing video games, boxing and eating food. Mark said that art does matter to him. He enjoys all forms that it can take, especially in the video games that he plays.