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Meet the Team

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Diane Podolske

Director

Email:dpodolsk@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-7483
Faculty Office Building - Room 228

Diane Podolske, Ph.D. is the Director of the Office of Community Engagement. One of Diane's responsibilities is to connect CSUSB students and faculty with local nonprofits, schools and government agencies for service learning and community-based research projects. She is originally from Minnesota and studied Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A fun fact to know about Diane is that she worked as a "secret shopper" for McDonald's to help pay for her college expenses.

Cherstin Lyon, Faculty Associate

Cherstin M. Lyon

Faculty Associate

Email: clyon@csusb.edu 
Phone: (909) 537-3836
Faculty Center of Excellence - PL4005C

Cherstin M. Lyon, Ph.D. is a professor of history and faculty associate for the Office of Community Engagement. As faculty associate, Professor Lyon is responsible for supporting faculty who are engaged with communities for research and who use service learning in their classes. Professor Lyon specializes in Asian American history, immigration history, public and oral history, and citizenship law. She has partnered with many community-based groups for her research and community-based teaching. A fun fact to know about Cherstin is she was a piano performance major, environmental science major, and went to nursing school before settling on history for her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. She changed her piano performance major to environmental science in her sophomore year so she could participate in a community-directed development project in the Bolivian Altiplano. 

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Bryant Fairley

Associate Director

Email: bfairley@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-7347
Faculty Office Building - Room 230

Bryant Fairley is the Associate Director for the Office of Community Engagement. Bryant coordinates managed volunteer projects for CSUSB student clubs and Greek organizations, including National Days of Service projects, Coyote Cares Day and CSUSB's Alternative Break Program. Bryant is a Cal State Fullerton alum and a fun fact is that he loves nachos, ice-cream and peanut M&M's.

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Marissa Setyawan

Community Partnership Coordinator

Email: msetyawa@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5259
Faculty Office Building - Room 231

Marissa Setyawan, M.P.A. is the Community Partnerships Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement. She is responsible for the implementation of the S4 database, which features easy online access to service learning placements. Marissa also facilitates service programming for first year students, the CSUSB President’s Volunteer Service Award and the coordination of assessment data.  She is a double alumna from CSUSB. A fun fact to know about Marissa is that she is a twin.

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Joselyn Yap

Administrative Support Coordinator

Email: jyap@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-3793
Faculty Office Building - Room 229

Joselyn Yap is the Administrative Support Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement. She oversees daily administrative operations, coordinates office budgets, maintains the Office's website and creates social media marketing. Joselyn is a CSUSB alumna and previously worked in the Office of Public Affairs. A fun fact to know about Joselyn is that she's an avid Pinterest user and loves DIY projects.

J'Kaire Gentry_Student Assistant

J'Kaire Gentry

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-7789
Faculty Office Building - Room 233

J'kaire Gentry is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. He is responsible for promoting the Office of Community Engagement through social media. J'kaire is a first generation student majoring in Communication Studies in the Media Studies track. A fun fact about J'kaire is that he enjoys editing and creating videos. 

Gisselle Lopez, OCE Student Assistant

Gisselle Lopez

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-5764
Faculty Office Building - Room 232

Gisselle Lopez is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. She is responsible for providing general office support and assisting with event planning and implementation. She is a first-year freshman and plans to major in Liberal Studies. A fun fact about Gisselle is that she loves working with children.

Jose Lopez, OCE Student Assistant

Jose Lopez

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-5793
Faculty Office Building - Room 227

Jose Lopez is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement.  He is responsible for assisting with faculty initiatives and the annual report. Jose is a senior majoring in Communication Studies in the Media Studies track. A fun fact about Jose is that he enjoys drawing.

Ricardo Miranda, OCE Student Assistant

Ricardo Miranda

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-5764
Faculty Office Building - Room 232

Ricardo Miranda is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. He is responsible for providing general office support and promoting opportunities for students to get engaged in the community. Ricardo is a Nursing major with a minor in Biology and plans to become a Nurse Anesthetist. A fun fact about Ricardo is that he was scouted to play goalie at a soccer tournament in Morelia, Mexico.

Sydney Pate, OCE Student Assistant

Sydney Pate

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-5764
Faculty Office Building - Room 232

Sydney Pate is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. She is responsible for providing general office support and promoting opportunities for students to get engaged in the community. Sydney is a Human and Organizational Communications major with a minor in Psychology, and she plans start a non-profit and provide aid to people around the world. She is also an Adventure Leader and is the Climbing Wall Supervisor for the Recreation and Wellness Center. A fun fact about Sydney is that she has traveled to over thirty-five countries around the world.

David Williams, OCE Student Assistant

David M. Williams

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-7789
Faculty Office Building - Room 233

David M. Williams is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. He is responsible for promoting the Office of Community Engagement through social media. David is senior with a double major in Communications and Geology, and he has a passion for research and graduate studies. A fun fact about David is that he closely observes human interaction and is always trying to connect theory to everyday life.  

Office of Community Engagement

5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Main Line: (909) 537-5793
Fax: (909) 537-7793
Email: leaveyourpawprint@csusb.edu