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Orientation Leader Team

Natalie Avila

Natalie Avila 

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: San Bernardino 

CSUSB Involvement: Orientation, Recreation and Wellness Center 

What do you like about CSUSB?

I like the diversity of this campus, there is a place for everyone no matter who you are! There are so many clubs and organizations, and lots of events that fit everyone’s interests! 

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student?

Regardless whether you’re a transfer or a first year student, try to get involved! Sometimes all we think about are academics, but go to that club meeting, go to that movie night, homecoming event, or fundraiser! Take that first step out of your comfort zone! Even if the event wasn’t what you expected, at least you can say you tried it out! 

Annalissa Hernandez Martinez

Annalissa Hernandez Martinez 

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Desert Hot Springs 

CSUSB Involvement: Sociology Club, CSUSB Honors Program, and Orientation

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student?

A piece of advice I would give to first-years and transfer students is to keep an eye on your school email! It is so important because you will receive almost all your information about what is going on with your classes and the campus in general through it. But most importantly just to have fun while in college and don't take things so seriously we are all here to live and learn.

Where is your favorite place on campus? Why?

My favorite place on campus has to be the 2nd floor of the Center for Global Innovations building. It is surrounded by gigantic windows which allow you to look over campus or the beautiful mountains behind it and the chairs in there are also pretty comfy for studying or even napping.

Rudy Mejia

Rudy Mejia

Pronouns: They/Them

Hometown: Fontana

CSUSB Involvement: Orientation and First Year Experience 

What do you like about CSUSB? 

The overall sense of community and the ability to be able to find a chosen family, no matter who you are. Whether your are LGBT, Latino, Black, Asian, Religious or Atheist, there is a family for you on campus. You simply need to look for it!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Why? 

My favorite spot would have to be the Student Union. It’s essentially the hub of student life here on campus and most of the affinity centers are there as well. It’s a place I was able to find some of my chosen family and for that I will always deem it to be my favorite spot. 

Christina Zimmerman

Christina Zimmerman

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga

CSUSB Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator, Orientation Leader, ASI Marketing Specialist, Student Association of Geography & Environmental Studies

What do you like about CSUSB?

I love the sense of community that CSUSB has. All the staff are extremely helpful and kind. 

What is one piece of advice you would give to a first-year or transfer student?

My advice to incoming students is to utilize all the resources CSUSB has to offer. There are many wonderful programs and centers that are here to help you.