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What’s on your desk? Gloria Rayo

March 19, 2015
Brandman University program coordinator Gloria Rayo

Gloria Rayo

It started as a competition.

Taco Man Lego

Taco Man started it all.

When Extended Education program coordinator Gloria Rayo heard that her boss Ricardo Lorenzana, director of operations, was looking for the Taco Man Lego, she was convinced she could find the small Lego man before he did. It didn’t take long for the shelf about her computer to fill up with more Lego figures, including her most recent one, Hot Dog Man, and her favorite, Pig Man.

Rayo has worked at Brandman’s Irvine campus for about three years and handles the academic credential-based programs offered through Extended Education. Her competition with Lorenzana continues, although his Lego figures reside at his home with his daughter. “Every time a new collection is released, we run to each other’s desk to talk about them,” she said.

Rayo’s admiration naturally extends to loving “The Lego Movie” and outrage over its failure to get an Oscar nomination. But at least she has Taco Man.

What’s on your desk? is a weekly feature of Brandman News Now. If you have a story about something you keep on your desk and want to be featured, send an email to

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