American student Nohemi Gonzalez identified as victim in Paris massacre

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A college student from California is the first American fatality identified in the Paris terror attacks.

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a junior design major at California State University-Long Beach spending a semester studying at Strate College of Design in Sèvres, France, was killed at one of the restaurants struck by terrorists Friday night.

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“She was a great girl, one of the best,” her aunt, Sandra Felt, told NBC News. “She planned her whole trip to Paris — always a go-getter, very organized person. She worked to save money for her trip.”

A Long Beach State spokesman told NBC News he had also spoken with Gonzalez’s family. The university will hold a vigil Sunday.

“I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time,” university President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement.

“Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy. We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need.”

This article originally appeared on NBCNews.com.

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American student Nohemi Gonzalez identified as victim in Paris massacre

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