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Orientation Leader Team - 2015

Orientation Leaders 2015

Adom Desta

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Major: Pre-Nursing

CSUSB Involvement: SOAR

Favorite Quote: "I’d rather be at Hogwarts." - Me

Alexandrea Baytion

Hometown: Ontario, California

Major: Human Development

Minor: Sociology

Career Goal: Social Worker

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, and shopping

Favorite Quote: "Less self-doubt, more self-love."

Antonette Calvillo

Hometown: Riverside, California

Major: Economics

Career Goal: Rapper

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, rapping, and writing music

Favorite Quote: "They hate us 'cause they ain't us."

Ashley Serrano

Hometown: West Covina, California

Major: Liberal Studies

Career Goal: Owning an art gallery

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, singing, dancing, drawing, and hanging out with friends

Favorite Quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."

Ashlin Fujinami

Hometown: Colton, California

Major: Communication-Public Relations

Minor: Gender Sexuality Studies

Career Goal: Still exploring

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, reading, listening to music, and cooking

Favorite Quote: "What is life without a little risk?" –Sirius Black

Brandon Sanchez

Hometown: Moreno Valley, California

Major: Graphic Design and Marketing

Career Goal: Actor/Own a brand

Extracurricular Activities: Film Club, acting, and shopping

Favorite Quote: "Everything in life is luck."

Brenda Garcia

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

Major: Liberal Studies

Career Goal: Elementary School Teacher

Extracurricular Activities: Coyote Soccer Club, Zeta Tau Alpha, SOAR, National Society of Leadership and Success, going to the gym, playing soccer, shopping, and hanging out with friends

Favorite Quote: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." –Malcolm X

Carolina Hernandez

Hometown: Adelanto, California

Major: Undeclared

Career Goal: Become a teacher, then a Principal

Extracurricular Activities: Jogging

Favorite Quote: "Don't look back; you're not going that way."

Cecilia Ramirez

Hometown: Fontana, California

Major: Social Work

Career Goal: Social Worker

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, running, and lifting weights

Favorite Quote: "This too shall pass".

Chloe Addison

Hometown: Ontario, California

Major: Biology/ Business

CSUSB Involvement: Kappa Delta, SOAR

Favorite Quote: "May God break my heart so completely that the whole world fall in."

Christopher Hanhan, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Barstow, California

Major: Human Communication

Career Goal: Student Affairs

Extracurricular Activities: Housing & Residential Life, The Well, Student Rec and Fitness Center, ministry, tennis, video games, solving cube puzzles, being me!

Favorite Quote: Don't have one. Lol.

Clarissa Welch

Hometown: Indio, California

Major: Social Work

Career Goal: Medical social worker in a hospital

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR Leader, Sociology Club, SAIL & First Generation College Group, W4W Mentor Program for Housing & Residential Life, Resident Assistant for Housing & Residential Life

Favorite Quote: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." –Helen Keller

Donal Martinez, Student Coordinator

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

Major: Criminal Justice

Career Goal: Federal law enforcement officer

Extracurricular Activities: Recreation and Wellness Center staff, Special Events and Guest Services staff, wrestling, hiking, traveling

Favorite CSUSB Memory: Traveling to Alaska with the T.R.A.C.K.S. program to do community service and recreational activities

Favorite Quote: "What defines us is how we will rise after falling."

Ernesto Arvizu, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Moreno Valley, California

Major: Communication

Minor: Gender Sexuality Studies

Career Goal: Director of Orientation

Extracurricular Activities: Student Alumni Association, CSUSB Debate Team, Volleyball Club, Rotaract Club, Public Relation Student Society of America

Favorite Quote: "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming." –Finding Nemo

Frenzel Maralit

Hometown: San Jacinto, California

Major: Pre-Nursing

Career Goal: RN or Neonatology Nurse

Extracurricular Activities: Lubos PASO, Lubos Celebration of Pilipino Culture, working at Housing & Residential Life, playing the piano, guitar and ukulele, singing, reading, dancing, and drawing

Favorite Quote: "The journey of life is like sailing through the wind. At times it will get tough and it will sail in the wrong direction, but you can't give up. You may not be able to direct the wind, but you can always adjust the sails."

Gabriela Pocius

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California

Major: Communications - Public Relations

Career Goal: I'm still exploring!

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, photography, and reading

Favorite Quote: "Worry less, giggle more."

Hanny Virginia

Hometown: Indio, California

Major: Pre-Nursing

Favorite Quote: "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." - George Sand

Javeen Beard

Hometown: Oak Hills, California

Major: Biopsychology

Career Goal: Child Psychiatrist

Extracurricular Activities: SAAS, BSU, Neuroscience Club, University Dance Company, dancing, and sewing

Favorite Quote: "The goal isn't to live forever, but to create something that will."

Jazmin Zavala

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California

Major: Kinesiology

Career Goal: Physical Therapist for Children

Extracurricular Activities: EOP

Favorite Quote: "Be yourself because people who mind don't matter, and the people that matter don't mind." –Dr. Seuss

Jennifer Perez

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

Major: Business Administration-Marketing and IST

Career Goal: Entrepreneur - Own My Own Business

Extracurricular Activities: Hispanic Scholar Chapter, Lubos PASO, Student Alumni Association, ACE, singing, dancing, and talking

Favorite Quote: "Don't let others break you, let them make you."

Jesse Perez

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

Major: Communication

Career Goal: Promotions Director

Extracurricular Activities: Volunteering for Coyote Radio, skating, and DJing

Favorite Quote: "I want to be a better person than I was yesterday."

Jocelyn Rodriguez, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Beaumont, California

Major: Mathematics

Career Goal: Math Teacher/Professor

Extracurricular Activities: SMSU Program Board, National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Alumni Association, dancing, playing the piano

Favorite Quote: May the force be with you!" –Star Wars

Jonathan Ang

Hometown: San Jose, California

Major: Kinesiology

CSUSB Involvement: Sigma Phi Epsilon, KSA, SOAR

Favorite Quote: "It was lit fam!"

Jose Zuniga

Hometown: Bloomington, California

Major: Undeclared

Career Goal: Career in Math

Extracurricular Activities: Going to CSUSB basketball games, and hanging out with my dog

Favorite Quote: "Just do it!"

Karen Daniel

Hometown: Ontario, California

Major: Psychology & Child Development

CSUSB Involvement: Zeta Tau Alpha, SOAR, NSCS

Favorite Quote: "Stay pretty, be educated."

Katelynn Contreras-Munoz

Hometown: Grand Terrance, California

Major: Health Science, Public Health

CSUSB Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, Student Mentoring program

Favorite Quote: "To infinity and beyond!" - Buzz Lightyear

Kimberly Amaro

Hometown: Indio, California

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Physics

Career Goal: Dentist

Extracurricular Activities: Math Club, playing tennis, and eating

Kristie Escobar, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Beaumont

Major: Business Administration, Marketing and Management

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR

Favorite CSUSB Memory: Getting my first college A!

Laura Barrera

Major: Psychology/Human Development


Laura Martinez

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

Major: Nursing

Minor: Psychology

Career Goal: Nurse Practitioner-Maternal Fetal Medicine

Extracurricular Activities: NSCS, Delta Epsilon Iota, Coyote Nurses, drawing, and listening to music

Favorite Quote: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Leonard Loya

Hometown: Alta Loma, California

Major: Anthropology

CSUSB Involvement: SOAR, Admissions and Student Recruitment

Favorite Quote: "Don’t talk about it, be about it."

Lizvette Gonzalez-Topete

Hometown: Rialto, California

Major: Criminal Justice

Career Goal: Bailiff or Highway Patrol Officer

Extracurricular Activities: Criminal Justice Club, SOAR, playing soccer, watching Netflix, being outdoors, hiking, and running

Favorite Quote: "Don't wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect."

Manuel Macias, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Rialto

Major: Communication Studies, Mass Communication

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, Admissions & Student Recruitment, Student Mentoring Program

Favorite CSUSB Memory: Writing and directing my first short film for my Comm 345 class!

Marco Polo Cortez, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Rialto, California

Major: Kinesiology, Exercise Science and Allied Health

Career Goal: Surgical or pediatric nurse

Extracurricular Activities: Brother of Delta Sigma Phi, reading, hiking, paintball, going on adventures, Disneyland!

Favorite CSUSB Memory: Getting to watch Gabriel Iglesias perform live in Coussoulis Arena.

Favorite Quote: "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever." - Walt Disney

Mayela Garcia

Hometown: Ontario, California

Major: Business

CSUSB Involvement: Kappa Delta

Favorite Quote: "You don’t even go here!"

Mayra Gonzalez, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Ontario

Major: Kinesiology, Exercise Science

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR

Favorite CSUSB Memory: Becoming a coordinator for the SOAR program!

Megan Gutierrez, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Fontana, California

Major: Public Health Education

Career Goal: Physician

Extracurricular Activities: Student Alumni Association, dancing, watching Netflix, spending time with family and friends, drinking tea

Favorite Quote: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" –Aristotle

Naomi Salcido-Hurtado

Hometown: Fontana, California

Major: Social Work

Career Goal: Medical Social Worker

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, Lambda Theta Alpha, and tumbling

Favorite Quote: "Be yourself, love yourself."

Noel Gonzalez

Hometown: Fontana, California

Major: Pre-Nursing

Career Goal: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, studying, hanging with friends, and listening to music

Favorite Quote: "The ones who follow the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been."

Pedro Hughes

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

Major: Kinesiology - Pre Physical Therapy

Career Goal: Physical Therapist (pro soccer team)

Extracurricular Activities: Kinesiology Student Association, playing soccer, playing videogames, and hiking

Favorite Quote: "Ball is life."

Saxxie Tran, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Rowland Heights, California

Major: Nursing

Career Goal: Pediatric oncology nurse

Extracurricular Activities: SOAR, Netflixing

Favorite CSUSB Memory: The two summers I’ve spent with the SOAR team (2014, 2015)!

Favorite Quote: "The good old days are now." - Unknown

Vanessa Morfin Zaldana

Hometown: Corona, California

Major: Liberal Studies

Career Goal: 3rd Grade Teacher

Extracurricular Activities: Literacy Center Tutor, Food Services, Delta Sigma Chi, reading, playing volleyball, watching Netflix, and listening to music

Favorite Quote: "Never give up!"