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Orientation Leader Team

Orientation Leaders 2021

Joshua Alban

Joshua Alban

Major: Communication Studies

Hometown: Highland

CSUSB Involvement: Orientation

What do you like about CSUSB? I like how inclusive and diverse CSUSB is. I feel like I belong and I am able to find people who support me for who I am. I love that their curriculum requires you to study something that you usually would not and you are able to learn much more about the community and world.

Karen Bhor Giron

Karen Bhor Giron

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Moreno Valley

CSUSB Involvement: Orientation Leader and Honors Program.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? A piece of advice I would give to a first-year or transfer student is, do not be scared of going into a new place like CSUSB because you will able to find great people that are going to support you with anything or just to get involved into campus. You are not alone through your path, you will find friends or faculty to help you to be the person you want to be.

Lizett Estrada

Lizett Estrada

Major: Health Science – Public Health

Hometown: West Covina

CSUSB Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator, Student Assistant at the Women’s Resource Center, Vice President of Zeta Tau Alpha

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? Get involved on campus to expand your skills, find your purpose, and meet new people.

Marisol Gutierrez

Marisol Gutierrez

Major: Child Developmenta

Hometown: Glendora

CSUSB Involvement: Kappa Delta, Orientation Leader

What do you like about CSUSB? What I like about CSUSB is how welcoming and friendly people are on campus. Especially some of the professors on campus who make it so enjoyable to be in class and genuinely want to see you succeed.

Annalissa Hernandez

AnnaLissa Hernandez

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Desert Hot Springs

CSUSB Involvement: Orientation, Honors Program

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? The advice I would give is do not be afraid to ask questions. There is always something new you can learn from either other students or professors. If you need help with something reach out and ask don't feel like you need to figure it out alone and in silence, that's what we are here for to help you.

Magan Le

Magan Le

Major: Health Science – Public Health

Hometown: San Bernardino

CSUSB Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator, Kappa Delta

What do you like most about CSUSB? CSUSB offers so many resources and opportunities, that you can find your own place wherever you go.

Marlyn Lopez

 

Marlyn Lopez

Major: Pre-Nursing

Hometown: Hesperia

CSUSB Involvement: Pre-Nursing Club, Greek Life, Orientation Leader

What do you like about CSUSB? I like how diverse the school is and all the wonderful things it has to offer. Like clubs, job opportunities, and major affiliated clubs.

Oscar Lopez Blandon

 

Oscar Lopez Blandon

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Yucaipa

CSUSB Involvement: Honors Program, Ambassador for the Center of Global Management in the Jack H. Brown College of Business, Orientation

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? I would suggest having a game plan for the semester. What I mean by that is having a set of goals for the semester and continue to build on those time management skills. I cannot stress enough the importance of being able to manage one's time well as sometimes college life can become a bit overwhelming. My best friend during my time at CSUSB has been my planner, where I keep track of all my to dos on a weekly and monthly basis.

Nereyda Marquez

 

Nereyda Marquez

Major: Liberal Studies

Hometown: California City

CSUSB Involvement: Orientation Leader, Zeta Tau Alpha

What do you like about CSUSB? CSUSB is such a welcoming, supportive community. Everyone, especially the professor will help you to the fullest to achieve your goals. You will create bonds with such amazing people with unforgettable memories. CSUSB is filled with many opportunities, every day is a new adventure

Rudy Mejia

 

Rudy Mejia

Major: History

Hometown: Fontana

CSUSB Involvement: Orientation Leader

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? The advice that I can give you is to not neglect your mental health. Though this is an amazing school, the workload can be overwhelming for many and thus we tend to neglect our mental state. Especially at this time it’s important that you prioritize your health so you can be the best possible version of yourself. What’s great too is that there are so many resources for this, so make sure to take advantage of them.

Ingrid Munoz Islas

 

Ingrid Munoz Islas

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Moreno Valley

Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader

What do you like about CSUSB? I love that CSUSB has been able to create that a safe and educational environment. I love that this campus had so many resources that are available to me to help me succeed in my educational career

William Nguyen

 

William Nguyen

Major: Business Administration – Accounting

Hometown: San Bernardino

Campus Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator, Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Association

Where is your favorite place on campus? Why? Temporary Classrooms 15-17; these buildings are where I’ve had some of my best classes and are a good place to relax!

Gabriel Nieto

 

Gabriel Nieto

Major: Geology

Hometown: San Bernardino

Campus Involvement: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Geology Club, University Police, Orientation Leader, EOP

What do you like about CSUSB? My favorite thing about CSUSB are the many events that we have like Late Night and Snow Day.

Zuheiry Ortusiastigue

 

Zuheiry Ortusiastigue

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: San Jacinto

Campus Involvement: Global Generosity Club, Four Year Pledge Program, Orientation Leader

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? Don't be afraid! Talk to others and your professors. It really helps because you will feel more welcomed and enjoy attending CSUSB.

Jessica Padilla

 

Jessica Padilla

Major: Liberal Studies

Hometown: Barstow

CSUSB Involvement: Student Mentoring Program, Adventure Programs with The Rec Center, Orientation Leader

What do you like about CSUSB? CSUSB is accepting of ALL backgrounds; I love the diversity that is evident throughout our campus and the camaraderie that comes along with it. We are the true definition of community.

Laura Rodriguez-Requeno

 

Laura Rodgriguez-Requeno

Major: Nursing

Hometown: San Bernardino

Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? In the words of Chadwick Boseman, “The thing about purpose is that it unfolds to you more and more everyday..." Focus on the end goal because the road bumps don't define you.

Guadalupe Romero

 

Guadalupe Romero

Major: Biological Psychology

Hometown: Jurupa Valley

Campus Involvement: Associated Students Inc., Global Generosity Club, Orientation Leader, Coyote Scholars Club

What do you like about CSUSB? I love the people at CSUSB. I feel very at home when I'm there. I love talking to people and getting to know about their goals and aspirations in life. I have meant some very incredible individuals who want to make campus and the world a much better place. Everyone overall has such great energy and always makes you feel welcome.

Bianca Sanchez

 

Bianca Sanchez

Major: Psychology

Hometown: San Bernardino

Campus Involvement: Psychology Club

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? Aside from getting involved & trying to meet new people, I advise students to use their resources that are provided on campus. There are many different workshops that can help you succeed in your classes, so take advantage!

Diana Sanchez

 

Diana Sanchez

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Indio

Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader

What do you like about CSUSB? I like that the CSUSB campus is more on the smaller side, it allows me to see familiar faces around campus which is very nice.

Kaitlyn Tabbert

 

Kaitlyn Tabbert

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Yucca Valley

Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? Do not be afraid to ask questions! There are so many people who would love to answer and help you through your CSUSB journey (like me!). Also, try to get involved by attending workshops and getting to know the faculty in your specific major

Rosaura Valenzuela

 

Rosaura Valenzuela

Major: Liberal Studies

Hometown: Colton

Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader, Honors Program

What do you like about CSUSB? I love how welcoming and diverse the students and faculty are. I have a strong sense of belonging here at CSUSB.

Wendy Velazquez

 

Wendy Velazquez

Major: English – Creative Writing

Hometown: Rialto

Campus Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator, NSCS, Four Year Pledge Program, Usher for Theatre Arts, Lambda Theta Nu

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? Don’t slack off – it becomes a habit that will only stress you out more.

Fatima Villanueva

 

Fatima Villanueva

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Desert Hot Springs

Campus Involvement: Kinesiology Club, Orientation

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student? Do not be afraid to try things that interest you alone! It will help you learn new things about yourself.

Christina Zimmerman

 

Christina Zimmerman

Major: Communication Studies

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga

Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader, Global Generosity Club, Student Association of Geography & Environmental Studies, Student Mentoring Program

What do you like about CSUSB? I like how amazing and helpful the staff is. The staff I have met are so kind, welcoming, and helpful. They truly want to see us all succeed. I appreciate each of them for everything they do!