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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.  

2018-19

 

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Name: Shandiin
Hometown: Fallon, NV
College: Del E. Webb School of Construction
Major: Construction Management
Minor: Studio Art
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a full-blooded Navajo that can make you steam corn with frybread, but also jump to Tilted Towers with you.
Career Goals: Attend grad school for Design (possibly Architecture)
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Construction in Indian Country
Why I wanted to be a coach: You are unfolding the next chapter of your life in a whole new setting. ASU will challenge you, but it is up to you if you want to go on this adventure. With my previous leadership and experience of surviving ASU (as long as I have), I want to be able to guide you to your vision of success.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t be afraid to try new things! “The greatest teacher failure is” – Cheii Yoda

 American Indian Coach Dexter

Name: Dexter
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Finance
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I got the sauce. And I can rap pretty well.  I really like '90s rap and some early snap music. 
Career Goals: To be my own boss and invest my money in real estate and equities. 
Extra Cirricular Involvement: I am invovled with a few Native American organizations on campus, namely the Native American Business Organization and the Barrett Indigenous Cultural Association. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being able to get to know freshman students and see them grow into their own is so fulfilling to me.  I get the privilege to positively influence the next wave of influencers.
Advice for being successful at ASU: You gotta play your hand there's a risk to everything. Things are crazy when you hustle it could get you anything.