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Orientation Leader Team

Argelia Ayala

Major: Business Adminstration, Cont. Management
Hometown: Fontana
CSUSB involvement: Coyote Running Club, Rotaract Club, Orientation
Favorite CSUSB memory: My time as an orientation leader
Advice for New students: Put yourself out there, or you’ll never know of your possiblites.

Tristan Figueras

Major: Biology
Hometown: Loma Linda
CSUSB Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator for Orientation and First Year Experience, Resident Assistant for the Department of Housing and Residential Education, member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Favorite CSUSB Memory: The day I was notified that I became an Orientation Leader because it was my very first involvement in college that would soon open many more doors.
Advice for New Students: Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and to challenge yourself with new opportunities! You'd be surprised with what you're capable of doing.

Andrea Gonzalez

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Fontana
CSUSB Involvement: ADPi Sorority, National Society of Collegian Scholars
Favorite CSUSB Memory: Getting accepted into the Nursing Program
Advice for New Students: Challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone.

Joshua Hernandez

Major: Criminal Justice Crime Analysis Option
Hometown: San Diego
CSUSB Involvement: Honors Program, Student Orientation Coordinator in Orientation and First Year Experience, member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Activities Director for Interfraternity Council
Favorite CSUSB Memory: Being accepted into my Fraternity and as an Orientation Leader because they both helped me a lot with personal growth
Advice for New Students: College will be hectic from time to time so make sure you write in a planner or use google calendar to have good time management.

Oluwatoyosi Akinremi

Hometown:  Victorville  
Major:   Communications
CSUSB Involvement:  Black Student Union and Student African American Sisterhood
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The people because there are so many different kinds of people that you can connect with.
Advice for New students: Take advice from anyone you can, like as in what teachers take, how to get jobs around campus, etc., because any information helps.

Kaelyn Archuleta

Hometown: Indio
Major: English - Creative Writing Track
CSUSB Involvement: Nothing besides orientation… yet!
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I enjoy everyone’s positivity and kindness, the professors are super cool and teach throughout, and the campus looks really beautiful after the rain so that’s a plus!
Advice for New Students: To do what you believe is best for you, whether it be getting involved or just focusing on your studies. Everyone is different and adjusts differently as well.

Jose Beltran-Lara

Hometown:   Montclair
Major:   Computer Science & Business
CSUSB Involvement:  Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship organization 
What do you like best about CSUSB?  Has a good environment and you can easily talk to people
Advice for New Students: Don’t give up; college is not a place to always get straight A’s, it’s an institution to fail and grow!

Tabitha Blackburn

Hometown:   Riverside
Major:   Liberal Studies - Integrated Track
CSUSB Involvement:  Academic Mentor, Hall Coordinator, and Orientation Leader
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like how many useful resources there are to take advantage of.
Advice for New Students: Make connections with people on campus. Positive connections give you a great college experience.

Jairus Cabalu

Hometown:   Mentone
Major:   Nursing
CSUSB Involvement:  Coyote Student Nurses, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, and LubosPASO
What do you like best about CSUSB?  Overall, the campus is pretty, cheap and diverse.
Advice for New Students: Enjoy your time here! Don’t just go to school and go home.

Sarah Cervantes

Hometown:   Riverside
Major:   Business Administration - International Business
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation and First Year Experience
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like the beautiful campus and genuine people here.
Advice for New Students: As much as college is fun, never forget why you’re here and that’s to get a higher education.

Somaya Conley

Hometown: Los Angeles
Major: History
CSUSB Involvement: Volunteered with CSUSB Community Engagement
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The peaceful student environment around campus and the professors.
Advice for New Students: Make sure to speak to your advisor before choosing classes. Getting the classes/subjects you despise done and over with is a good thing, but don’t stress over them and make those classes worse for you. Your advisor is willing to assist you through the registration process and how each class you take will benefit you for your steps towards graduation.

Suany Echevarria

Hometown:  Hesperia
Major:   Spanish Literature
CSUSB Involvement:  Board of Directors Candidate for College of Art and Letters, Undocumented Allies
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The sense of community, events, and the centers provided.
Advice for New Students: Experience the college moments, walk around campus and make it your home away from home.

Daisy Espino

Hometown:  Adelanto
Major:   Biology
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation
What do you like best about CSUSB? I love the family like culture and the warm hands, everyone there was very welcoming.
Advice for New Students: Don’t be shy! You will not be with all your friends, so making new ones is great! 

Lizzet Estrada

Hometown:  Covina
Major:   Health Science
CSUSB Involvement:  Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
What do you like best about CSUSB?  Everyone on campus is incredibly nice!
Advice for New Students: Have an open mind and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Aleidis Garcia

Hometown:   Hesperia
Major:   Mathematics
CSUSB Involvement:  Math Club
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The helpful professors that are always available to assist you. The many resources available to students like tutoring and so much more.
Advice for New Students: It seems scary at first and it’s a huge adjustment from high school, but you’ll learn to adjust and even like it more, just don’t procrastinate too much because quarters go by pretty fast!

Kaylin Garcia

Hometown:   Hesperia
Major:   Chemistry
CSUSB Involvement: 2019-2020 Academic Mentor, Resident, Chemistry Club, Student Health Advisory Committee
What do you like best about CSUSB?  It’s very welcoming and the professors do care about their students.
Advice for New Students: There is no reason to worry about being or hanging out alone. Everyone minds their own business and won’t rave. I struggled with this but no one notices, I promise.

Michael Garcia

Hometown:   Fontana
Major:   Cyber Security
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation leader
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I love the many opportunities it provides for us to succeed during and after college.
Advice for New Students: That if they’re confused on what they want to major in or what to do in life, I’ll remind them they have time to get the answer and all the resources they need by going to the Career Center or by asking friends.

Daniela Gonzales

Hometown:   Fontana
Major:   Computer Engineering
CSUSB Involvement: 4-year pledge and Orientation Leader
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like the community feel of the school.
Advice for New Students: Transitioning to a university will be difficult but you have to persevere because it does get easier.

Madelyn Gonzalez

Hometown:   Long Beach
Major:   Business Management
CSUSB Involvement:  Alpha Phi Sorority and Math Club
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like the diversity of the campus and just being here makes me joyful!
Advice for New Students: Don’t be nervous for anything, everyone goes through it! It’s a part of life!

Delaney Gordon

Hometown:   Eastvale
Major:  Liberal Studies
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation Leader
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like the professors and how they want to help you succeed in any way that they possibly can.
Advice for New Students: Stay organized within your classes and with assignments because then you will be less stressed and will do better in your classes.

Jacquelyn Guillen

Hometown:   Moreno Valley
Major:   Sociology
CSUSB Involvement: Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like the students as well as the faculty and that is because everyone is so kind and helps with open arms.
Advice for New Students: I would tell them to be comfortable with the idea of being uncomfortable. To me, that means don’t always stay within your comfort zone, because if you don’t learn to branch out you are going to miss out on a lot of great opportunities

Christian Jimenez

Hometown:   Fontana
Major:   Administration- Management
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The campus and the people.
Advice for New Students: Make sure you know how to use campus resources because they can help you in a bind.

Elizabeth A. Jimenez-Magadan

Hometown:   Riverside
Major:   Pre- Criminal Justice
CSUSB Involvement:  SAIL; 4-year pledge; RA; Orientation
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The workshops & events - very diverse and held often!
Advice for New Students: Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Your head might be telling you that you’re not going to get that job or position in school. Don’t listen to that; just learn from the experience. Who knows, you might actually get it!

Raeven Jones

Hometown:   Apple Valley
Major:   Psychology
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like the calm and welcoming atmosphere of the campus
Advice for New Students: I would tell the students to be confident in themselves. Confidence is key and never be afraid to ask questions.

Magan Le

Hometown:   Highland
Major:   Pre-Nursing
CSUSB Involvement:  Kappa Delta and Orientation Leader
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I love the environment of positivity from students and faculty
Advice for New Students: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your Orientation Leaders and faculty/staff are here to help. We want incoming students to feel comfortable!

Angela Maldonado

Hometown:   Colton
Major:   Sociology
CSUSB Involvement:  4-year pledge, Orientation Leader
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like the buildings, professors, etc.
Advice for New Students: Don’t worry too much about college, enjoy the experience and have fun, but always get your work done

Fredhel Mejia

Hometown:   Rialto
Major:   Business Management
CSUSB Involvement:  Alpha Delta Pi
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The student body, everyone who attends here is friendly
Advice for New Students: I’d say, “Keep an open mind it will help you through college.” It’s okay to go out of your safe zone everyone else is still trying to find themselves.

Ulices A Mendez

Hometown:   Los Angeles
Major:   Computer Engineering
CSUSB Involvement:  Latino Business Student Association
What do you like best about CSUSB?  Probably the best value you can get from attending a Cal State
Advice for New Students: Cover your bases and talk to people who can answer questions you didn’t think to ask.

Elissa Munoz

Hometown:   Apple Valley
Major:   Kinesiology
CSUSB Involvement:  Alpha Phi
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I really enjoy the friendliness of the staff and students
Advice for New Students: Always keep an open mind and stay positive

Andy Nguyen

Hometown:   San Bernardino
Major:   Health Science – Public Health Education
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation Leader, Coyote Dining, WOW Café
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The diversity of students and how you can meet someone new every day
Advice for New Students: Expand your horizons and branch out. Get out of your comfort zone.

William Nguyen

Hometown:   San Bernardino
Major:   Accounting
CSUSB Involvement:  Beta Alpha Psi
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like that everything is relatively simple, it makes being at CSUSB less overwhelming
Advice for New Students: Start learning about the programs in your major so you can prepare yourself for success later on

Jesus Noriega

Hometown: Riverside
Major:   Political Science
CSUSB Involvement:  Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Interfraternity Council, ASI Board of Directors, Commuter/Transfer Ambassador with Student Engagement
What do you like best about CSUSB?  Every opportunity offered to students to succeed as leaders and develop themselves
Advice for New Students: Visit your professor during office hours even during the first week, get a passion planner and live your life through Google calendar!

Sabrina Olivas

Hometown:   Pinon Hills
Major:   Biology
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation, tutoring
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The environment surrounding the campus is very calming and mostly everyone is friendly and helpful
Advice for New Students: Make more of an effort to study and do homework because it’ll help your GPA

Brandon Ortiz

Hometown:   Rancho Cucamonga
Major:   Kinesiology
CSUSB Involvement:  Sigma Phi Epsilon
What do you like best about CSUSB?  How everyone is kind, the schools involvement in student lives on campus
Advice for New Students: To take advantage of all the tools we have here on campus. If not in the 4-year pledge, take notes for priority registration.

George Ramirez

Hometown:   Highland
Major: Computer Science
CSUSB Involvement:  Coyote Running Club
What do you like best about CSUSB?  It is a way supportive environment where you don’t feel the pressure of competition, yet everyone has great ambition and drive.
Advice for New Students: Don’t let the fear of being alone stop you from doing the things you want to do.

Julio Saldivar

Hometown:   Grand Terrace
Major:   Graphic Design
CSUSB Involvement:  Delta Chi, Resident Assistant
What do you like best about CSUSB?   The welcoming atmosphere
Advice for New Students: Make friends in classes, it will help you in the long run

Brandon Santhavisouk

Hometown:   San Bernardino
Major:   Biology
CSUSB Involvement:  Delta Chi Fraternity
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The diverse populous, variety of food on campus, the really cool professors
Advice for New Students: I would say, “do your best, mistakes are normal. What you do with them is what makes you who you are”.

Jonathan Solomon

Hometown:   Fontana
Major:   Global Studies / Public Administration
CSUSB Involvement:  Model United Nations, Resident Assistant, UHP Cabinet
What do you like best about CSUSB?  The community and the opportunities
Favorite/best CSUSB memory? Model United Nations trip to New York this spring.
Advice for New Students: The future starts now, not tomorrow. The obstalces that stand before you are obsolete if you are willing to persevere. Take initiative and make the most of this moment since you never know what to expect.

Brianna Sykes

Hometown:   Adelanto
Major:   Social Work
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like how low-key and layback the campus is, you never feel overwhelmed
Advice for New Students: My advice would be enjoy College, truly experience it; find who you are, find what you want to do

Jomarie Taloza

Hometown:   Colton
Major:   Pre- Nursing
CSUSB Involvement: Orientation, Honors Program  
What do you like best about CSUSB?  CSUSB welcomes diversity. The professional staff, along with professors and mentors, are some of the most caring, empathetic, and motivating individuals.
Advice for New Students: Be open to the events and resources the campus provides. Take every opportunity given to you and always remember that you can do it!

Allison Torres

Hometown:   Rancho Cucamonga
Major:   Health Science
CSUSB Involvement: Orientation 
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like that it’s so close to the mountains and when it rains, everything is green and blooming.
Advice for New Students: Study hard and always do the extra credit! At the same time, remember to take a break and have fun.

Wendy Velazquez

Hometown:   Rialto
Major:   English
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation Leader, 4- Year Pledge Program, usher for the Theatre Arts department
What do you like best about CSUSB?  I like how inclusive the clubs and organizations are. I also really like all of the green areas around campus.
Advice for New Students: Work hard for what you want; nothing is unachievable. Remember, winners don’t quit.

Vianca Viruete

Hometown:   Cathedral City
Major:   Biology
CSUSB Involvement:  Orientation
What do you like best about CSUSB?  Students and staff are very helpful
Advice for New Students: Do not procrastinate and make as many friends as you can, they are going to be your support team