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Coaches for American Indian Students

The First-Year Success Center partners with the American Indian Support Services to offer peer coaching to assist American Indian students in becoming academically and personally successful at ASU.  

2017-2018

Dexter

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ

College: W.P. Carey School of Business

Major: Finance

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I enjoy rapping and producing rap beats.

Career Goals: Obtaining a Master’s degree in Finance then becoming a Financial Analyst.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the Outreach Coordinator for the American Indian Council and the Media Director for the Barrett Indigenous Culture Association.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to help people succeed. ASU is a place with so much diversity and so many resources; I want everyone to take advantage of it all.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Prioritize and get social. Make sure your health and well-being are taken care of and get out of your comfort zone, ASU has so much to offer but nothing comes without effort!

Josey

Hometown: Lewiston, Idaho

College: W.P. Carey School of Business Majors: Supply Chain Management & Business Data Analytics

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I had the opportunity my freshman year to cheer on the Sun Devils from the sideline at the ASU vs UA football game!

Career Goals: To work as a Supply Chain Manager at a major corporation and go on to attain my MBA.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and I’m also a member of the Supply Chain Management Association and the Women’s Business Leaders Association. I am in the sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and have competed on the ASU Club Tennis Team.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I want each student at ASU to know that they are getting an amazing and fulfilling college experience. ASU has so many incredible resources and I am excited to help you discover them.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Get involved and don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. You get what you put into it!

Shandiin

Hometown: Fallon, NV

College: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Major: Construction Management

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a full-blooded Navajo, and recently I have been starting to sell some of my artwork. My artwork mainly revolves around Navajo culture with a pop of modern inspiration.

Career Goals: I would like to attend Graduate school for Architecture or go on the path of Design.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: This school year I will to be the Co-Facilitator/VP of the American Indian Council and Dean for the Native American sorority Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. I was also a part of the ASU running club and I run races in my free time.

Why I wanted to be a coach: If I can have the opportunity to help others and the ability to inspire others, I’ll do it. ASU has so much to offer and it can be a lot to take in. I’m here to help and support you through it all.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Join a club or organization and be active on campus. Become a part of the ASU family during your first year, and it will help you grow in your own ways too!