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Freshman Coaches

2018-19

College of Health Solutions

College of Health Solutions

ashley sneddon

Name: Ashley
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
Major: Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to sing and was a soprano in the GCC Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble for three years. I’ve survived being stung by a tarantula hawk.
Career Goals: To dedicate my life to the service of educating and empowering the community to have a broader perspective on the principles of health and healing.
Extra Curricular Involvement: At ASU West, I am Vice President of BUDS (Barrett Upper Division Students), a member of AMSA, and a Peer Facilitator for CHS 101.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The beauty of being a coach is in the fact that while you’re changing the lives of others, they’re changing yours too. In the end, both parties are learning, growing, and becoming better versions of themselves. This is what I strive for.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Work hard, use Google Calendar, buy yourself a planner (and actually use it), utilize helpful campus resources, log in to MyASU daily, take advantage of every growth opportunity you can, be thankful for each day (even difficult ones), and be kind.

faith sosa

Name: Faith
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Exercise and Wellness
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and this is my second year as a success coach.
Career Goals: After I graduate, I plan to attend PT school and become a Physical Therapist.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in TRIO and worked as a tutor for America Reads. I am part of the Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I was once a freshman experiencing the transition to ASU and have learned so much about the university and all the great resources it has to offer. I look forward to supporting and helping you with your new experience so that you may even have the best first year as a Sun Devil!
Advice for your Success at ASU: Never give up! You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it.

laurina woyee

Name: Laurina
Hometown: Roseville, MN
Major: Medical Studies
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love learning and researching about becoming a Physician Assistant that I’ve gotten the opportunity to sit in an actual PA class twice. It was awesome seeing what I would be doing in the near future!
Career Goals: To attend graduate school, wherever I get accepted, and become a Physician Assistant!
Extra Curricular Involvement: I’m treasure of the Pre-PA club for Downtown Phoenix
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a First Year Success coach because I was once a freshman and I wish I had someone to give me the advice and knowledge that I know now.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Go to office hours, ask questions in class, and if you don’t do well on an exam the first time it’s not always about the grade you get. It’s about what you do differently to see better results!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

yessenia acosta

Name: Yessenia
Hometown: Yuma, AZ
Major: Justice Studies and Political Science
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/ experience: I am a first-generation student who is passionate about helping others, and working with students.
Career Goals: To attend law school in California and become a criminal or immigration lawyer.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in CLAS Ambassadors and Pre-Law Society.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The advice that my freshman year coach provided me with completely changed my whole sun devil experience in an amazing way. Now I want to share all of my experiences with you and be your personal cheerleader while making this an amazing first year as a Sun Devil!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. It might surprise you the doors that these qualities can open up for you!

ivan bascon

Name: Ivan
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Major: Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am an avid trekker and had the amazing opportunity to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro!
Career Goals: To help and serve communities as a physician.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Leadership Scholarship Program, Next Generation Service Corps, and Tillman Scholars Program on-campus, and involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Obama Foundation off-campus.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Mentors are the reason why my ASU experience has been fun and memorable; I want to offer the same opportunity for other students.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Accept failures and mistakes, be honest and vulnerable, and don’t be afraid to ask and receive help -- these are the components for growth and necessary steps towards success.

delaney bucker

Name: Delaney
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Major: Biological Sciences (Neurology, Physiology, & Behavior); Minor in Spanish
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: When I am not overly-busy with school work, you will likely find me hiking a new trail, pitching a tent, or watching the sunset - any bit of adventure excites me!
Career Goals: Animal behavior fieldwork
Extra-Curricular Involvement: ASU Tillman Scholar; Lincoln Scholar; Honors Devil; Undergraduate Student Researcher for the School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Why I wanted to be a coach: Now in my third year at ASU, I can truly say I have found a home here. Among the incredible people I’ve met, places I’ve been, and things I’ve learned, I hope to be able to connect my students to similar experiences.
Advice for being successful at ASU: ASU is incredibly large, but you cannot let that scare you! Instead, let it excite you. There are countless opportunities - go find the one that is right for you!

alex butler

Name: Alex
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Major: History
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact/experience: This past semester I had the opportunity to work at the state capitol as a Senate Page. I had the chance to assists State Senators with their day-to-day needs as well as see what the legislative process is like behind the scenes.
Career: To become a High School History teacher.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I was raised by a single-mother and college was not something I thought would be an opportunity for me. However, over these past two years at Arizona State, I have been apart of Undergraduate Student Government as a Senator as well as a Community Assistant for Manzanita Hall and now I am ready to encourage students to become as much in there first years at ASU as I did!
Advice for being a successful student at ASU: Do NOT be afraid to ask questions! Reach out to your peers and professors. Start being organized, the sooner the better you won’t regret it!

 jessie duggan

Name: Jessie 
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Major: Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: This past summer, I interned for two Judges at the Arizona Superior Courts and was the only intern not in law school! It was an incredible experience and I learned so much.
Career Goals: To attend law school and become an attorney who works with children, perhaps in either juvenile law or adoption law.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved with Greek life, was previously a LEAD Project Mentor and was a Freshman FYS Coach last year.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Just as it takes a community to raise a child, it takes friends to become successful! I want to be one of those friends and help you to achieve all of your goals!
Advice for being successful at ASU: The key to success is to dream big, work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people. Luckily, ASU is the perfect place for all of that!

jordan iglesias

Name: Jordan
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
Major: Biochemistry and Women and Gender Studies
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and I am a TA or organic chemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences!
Career Goals: To attend grad school and receive my PhD.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am an intern with Science is Fun through ASU and I work at Planned Parenthood doing advocacy,
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being a coach means everything to me because I believe that ASU can provide students with a great experience. I plan to help every student discover their best ASU experience.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Set goals, have fun, and don’t let fears hold you back from new experiences. There is knowledge to be gained everywhere, not just in the classroom.

nicole richards

Name: Nicole 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Majors: Psychology and Sociology
Year in School: Junior
Fact/Experience: My two greatest loves are books and Netflix.
Career Goals: After attaining a PhD in Social or Developmental Psychology, I hope to teach and conduct research at a large public university like this!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a campus tour guide through Devils’ Advocates, I teach LIA 101 to freshmen, and I volunteer at camps for kids with arthritis through the Arthritis Foundation.
Why I want to be a coach: Sometimes it is easy to feel overwhelmed at such a large university with so many opportunities. I want to be there for the students who need the guidance, support, and comfort in knowing that someone is in their corner.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t feel like you should know your entire life plan after your first week of classes. College is the perfect time to change your mind and find what makes you excited to learn. The answers will come naturally with the time you spend exploring!

 emily su

Name: Emily
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Economics and Justice Studies
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I immigrated to the United States from China when I was three years old, and I am a first-generation college student.
Career Goals: To attend law school and work in the field of corporate law.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a sister of Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc., as well as a tour guide with Devils’ Advocates. I am also a student worker with ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development.
Why I wanted to be a coach: When I first came to ASU, I was overwhelmed, but joining student organizations and attending events played a critical role in helping me learn and grow. As a result, I wanted to be a First-Year Success Coach to guide others towards finding a community and success at ASU!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Try new things and step out of your comfort zone! If a student organization or event catches your attention, give it a shot-- you might end up creating some of your favorite memories at ASU.

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

allan buyinza

Name: Allan 
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Major: Chemical Engineering | Certificate, Energy and Sustainability
Year in school: Senior
Interesting Fact: I am a first-generation student and getting an education at ASU has been one of the most amazing and fulfilling gifts.
Career Goals: To pursue graduate studies in energy and cast my spear in the global hunt for energy and economic development especially in the developing world.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am an undergraduate research assistant (FURI) at the Biodesign Institute, I am involved with ASU venture devils as a cofounder for one organization and founder for another, I am an active member and former Community Service Chair for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, former Community Development Officer at Vista Community Council.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I feel satisfied when I make a positive impact on someone else’s life.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find a purpose for your life no matter how small you may think it is and believe in yourself. Your purpose will be your determination or basis to work hard and believing in yourself will give you confidence to seize opportunities and it will fuel you through those opportunities.

annaleez fishkind

Name: Annaleez 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Business)
Year in School: Junior
Interesting Fact About Yourself/Experience: I changed my major twice before finding one that reflected what my goals were and where I wanted to go, originally starting as a pre-medical major.
Career Goals: Achieve my dreams of working in hospital administration, where I can help change and save lives without having to look at blood.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Confetti Club and Downtown Communication Club.
Why I Wanted to be a Coach: Your first year of college can be fun and exciting, but sometimes life can make things overwhelming and confusing. I am here to help you make sense of all the papers, pamphlets, and syllabi that you will encounter and ensure you always know there are people here at ASU to assist you.
Advice for Being Successful at ASU: Asking for help is one of the strongest things a person can do, do not be afraid of reaching out.

jasmine nungaray

Name: Jasmine
Hometown: Northridge, CA
Major: English
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation college student that is involved in the Undergraduate Student Government on the Polytechnic Campus (USGP). I also had the opportunity to travel to Germany and Switzerland this past summer; I miss the fondue!
Career Goals: I intend to go to graduate school in Washington state and receive a PhD in Gothic Literature
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have been a part of USGP for 2 years now, as well as been highly involved in Barrett on Poly by being a part of the Barrett Mentor Program and Barrett Tutoring Colloquium my Sophomore year. This year I will stand as president of the Poly Performing Arts club!
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being a first-generational college student in Barrett, I sincerely thought that my college experience would consist of just going to class and going home. There are so many different extra-curricular options that can augment the college experience and help give you an overall more pleasant experience at ASU; I’m here to help you!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Never feel as if you don’t belong anywhere at ASU! We are truly an inclusive university, and finding your right niche is important in gaining a well-rounded college experience.

 

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

kasaundra dilbeck

Name: Kasaundra
Hometown: Monterey, CA
Major: Integrated Health
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am an out of state student and had the opportunity my freshman year to be a part of BioBridge early start program!
Career Goals: To attend grad school in California to become a ND
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in volunteer work in the AZ community.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I know how difficult the transition from high-school to college is, how it might not seem like you have anyone to talk to and feeling homesick without your friends and family close by. I want to be that person you can come to, to support you and let you know that you do have someone to help with this transition to help and guide you through all things ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t doubt yourself, work hard and it will happen! ASU has so many amazing resources to help support you and get you to where you need to be.

emily moore

Name: Emily
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Nursing
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I went to Italy this past summer.
Career Goals: To write BSN, RN after my name.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I love to workout at ASU West Campus gym.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I had a success coach. She inspired me to volunteer in the hospital. There were so many questions I had as an underclassman, and things that I didn`t understand. I want to inspire others, and help them find answers to their own questions.
Advice for being successful at ASU: The future holds a plethora of possibilities. You have the capability of bringing innovation, and doing amazing things. Keep looking forward to the road ahead.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

manon goodrich

Name: Manon
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Dance
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about myself/experience: I studied classical ballet since I was 5 years old and I play the banjo. I have a passion for avocados and anything coconut flavored. I am also the first one in my family to go to school outside of California.
Career Goals: I plan to go to grad school to become an academic counsellor in a university. I also plan to work for and help with non-profit arts organizations to bring positive change to communities.
Extra-Curricular involvement: I am very involved in the ASU Salsa (dance) Club and perform in a lot of student choreographed dance shows on campus.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because when I first came to college I really had no idea what was happening or what resources were available to me, and if I had had a coach I feel I would have thrived a lot more in my first couple of years. I also love people and helping others with things that I myself have experienced in the past.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Write down all of your due dates in the beginning of the semester so you don’t miss anything, build healthy relationships with professors and visit their office hours, do not be afraid to say no, and schedule time every day to do something that makes you happy.

laurielle schwab

Name: Laurielle
Hometown: Running Springs, CA
Major: Public Service and Public Policy (Non Profit Leadership and Management)
Minor: Art History
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I know how to twist two different types of balloon dogs!
Career Goals: To start an Arts Non Profit and help build communities.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Undergraduate Student Government and the Arizona Artists Oral History Project
Why I wanted to be a coach: I moved to Arizona without knowing a single person in the state and I know a big school can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone. There are so many amazing ways to get involved and be an active Sun Devil, but sometimes you just need a little help finding the right thing for you. I want to be a coach to help new Sun Devils feel welcome and find those opportunities that could be life changing!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved and don’t be afraid to ask questions! People around campus are so friendly and the professors aren’t as scary as you might think!

shaylyn timmons

Name: Shaylyn
Hometown: Highland, NY
Major: Major- Dance Education; Minor- Early Childhood Education
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: This summer I interned with the New York Dance Residency, a non-profit that puts dance in public schools in upstate New York for kids in grades K-2!
Career Goals: I plan to attend grad school and get my degree in educational leadership in hopes of one day pursuing a career as a principal or vice principal of a public school. In addition, I will continue to advocate for dance in public schools.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I perform in the dance shows and actively participate in the classes at the SDFC. The yoga classes are my favorite!
Why I wanted to be a coach: It was challenging going to school 2400 miles away from home and I believe it is so important to help everyone reach their full potential. I want everyone to know they are not alone if they are confused about their career path and to help them find their niche in terms of all the clubs on campus!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t be afraid of change; change can be scary, but it can lead to new opportunities that you may have never considered! Sometimes you need to step back and acknowledge all of your progress and remember to take time for self-care (whatever that means to you personally)!

Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

Felipe Herrera

Name: Felipe
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Major: Computer Science, Game Design certificate, Symbolic, Cognitive and Linguistic Systems certificate
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student born in Colombia. I play guitar professionally for churches, and I compete in Esports!
Career Goals: To work as a video game programmer for a big company like Blizzard!
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the ASU gaming club and play for the Heroes of the Storm ASU team!
Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first generation student, I did not have anyone in my family who could help me in my first couple years of college. Thankfully, I had my First Year Success coach to answer any questions I had. Now that I am in my Junior Year, I have learned many valuable skills and information to share with others. I know how scary it can be to begin a new chapter of your life in college and I am here to help you make the most of it!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t be too scared of the unknown. Take risks and go on any new adventures you can find. Make as many friends as you can and you will have memories that will last you for the rest of your life!

hwee lee

Name: Hwee
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
Major: Computer Systems Engineering
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to knit, crochet, and make sweets, so outside of college, I am a part time grandma.
Career Goals: To attend grad school in New York to become a PA
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved with the ASU Dragonboat team and Women in Computer Science!
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being a coach last year, I love helping new Sun Devils and providing resources through their first-year journey, and I want to do that again this year!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be spontaneous, try out new things even if you don’t know anyone there or if it throws off your perfect schedule (time permitting of course, school is first, but stay flexible)!

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

giuliana frye

Name: Giuliana
Hometown: Ladera Ranch, CA
Major: Elementary Education
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself: I have dual citizenship in the United States and Italy, and I can speak Italian, English, and have my California State Seal of Biliteracy in French,
Career Goals: To become a K-2 or 4th Grade Public School Teacher
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I am so passionate about ASU and all of the opportunities it gives its students! I want to help students get accustomed to being a Sun Devil by letting them know they have a support system and a number of resources to help them with whatever they need.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be yourself, and get involved! This is your time to grow not only on an academic level, but a personal level too.

eri yamamoto

Name: Eri
Hometown: Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Major: Educational Studies Major with TESOL Certificate
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have been living in the United States for five years; as a high school exchange student in my first year in Phoenix, AZ, graduated a high school in Seattle, WA, and came back to Arizona.
Career Goals: Currently, I am planning to go back to Japan to become a study abroad counselor as well as an English teacher.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am interning to teach English to young children and adults.
Why I wanted to be a coach: In my first year at ASU, my Success Coach helped me to be successful at ASU. With her help, I was able to have a great first year at ASU, and I would like to do the same to the new Sun Devils!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Allow yourself to schedule a time to unwind. Don’t be afraid to see what is out there!

West Campus

West Campus

ismail alvarado

Name: Ismail
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Psychology
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: If you happen to see some kite flying on campus this year, it’s probably me.
Career Goals: I am on my way to completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a certificate in Women’s Studies. I would like to specialize in Marriage and Family Counseling for my Master’s and Doctoral Degree.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am part of the Political and Debate Club for the West campus, and am a Barrett Mentor for The Honors College.
Why I wanted to be a coach: This last year, I helped recruit incoming students to the West campus. I loved engaging with excited students who were looking forward to their college experience so much, that I decided I would like to further assist students in making their transition as enjoyable and effortless as possible.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Go to events! The biggest way to meet new people and try new things are going to the many events that are happening year round.

 ashley sneddon

Name: Ashley 
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
Major: Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to sing and was a soprano in the GCC Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble for three years. I’ve survived being stung by a tarantula hawk.
Career Goals: To dedicate my life to the service of educating and empowering the community to have a broader perspective on the principles of health and healing.
Extra Curricular Involvement: At ASU West, I am Vice President of BUDS (Barrett Upper Division Students), a member of AMSA, and a Peer Facilitator for CHS 101.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The beauty of being a coach is in the fact that while you’re changing the lives of others, they’re changing yours too. In the end, both parties are learning, growing, and becoming better versions of themselves. This is what I strive for.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Work hard, use Google Calendar, buy yourself a planner (and actually use it), utilize helpful campus resources, log in to MyASU daily, take advantage of every growth opportunity you can, be thankful for each day (even difficult ones), and be kind.

W. P. Carey School of Business

W. P. Carey School of Business

eli bliman

Name: Eli
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Marketing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am W. P. Carey’s current Mr. University and in 2013 I went to LeBron James’ house on Christmas.
Career Goals: Pragmatically I want to work in video production for an advertising agency, but the dream is to write/direct for TV or film.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I give campus tours with the Devils’ Advocates, provide business informational sessions with the business Ambassadors and sing in the all-male acappella group Priority Male.
Why I wanted to be a coach: This is my second year as a coach, and I wanted to return because I know truly how much of an impact the center allows you to make on your students’ college experience, how invested you become in their success, and how incredible and supportive the community of coaches can be.
Advice for being successful at ASU: The most you’ll ever grow is just outside your comfort zone, so don’t be afraid to try something new!

 kevin derby

Name: Kevin
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Major: Marketing and Management
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to play basketball and keep myself active in my spare time. Additionally, I have traveled through all fifty states other than Alaska, but have never been to Europe.
Career Goals: Become Senior Management of a large company and work on devising and implementing large scale marketing strategies for this business.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Greek Life on campus and play intramurals with my friends at the SDFC.
Why I wanted to be a coach: This is my second time around and my intentions are still the same. I want to use the knowledge I have gained during my journey at ASU and help new students succeed!
Advice for being successful at ASU: If you have the option to do something that may help you in classes but may not be necessarily required, always just do it. It will have a greater impact than you realize.

vanessa harvey

Name: Vanessa
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Business Law and Economics
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: This summer I was lucky enough to study abroad in Barcelona. It was the most amazing experience of my life! I made amazing friends and memories that I will forever cherish.
Career Goals: To attend law school at New York University and become a lawyer
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have had such an amazing experience as a Sun Devil and have made Tempe my home away from home. Arizona State has so much to offer for everyone and I want to help you find your home here too! Your first year in college may be difficult, but I will be here for you every step of the way!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take advantage of every opportunity available to you and be yourself!

joey margolias

Name: Joey
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Major: Accounting
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia last summer, and it completely changed my life! I traveled all around while I was there and even camped in the Outback.
Career Goals: I want to get my Master’s Degree in Accountancy and work in Audit at the accounting firm, EY.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity and am a Peer Advisor for the W.P. Carey School of Business.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I personally have enjoyed being involved at ASU, and I wanted to continue that involvement and help others enjoy their time at ASU as well. Freshman year can be a difficult transition, and I want to make that transition as smooth as possible.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! Participate not only in clubs, but also in ASU events as well! You can make so many great friends and be shocked by how much you enjoy something!

alpha ngnenya

Name: Alpha
Hometown: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Major: Business Data Analytics and Economics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: My last name means Crocodile, I have started 1 company and 3 non-profits
Career Goals: Investment Banker, Day Trader
Extra-Curricular Involvement: African Students Association, Investment Banking Industry Scholar, Coalition of International Students, Intramural Soccer, Startup Competitions, Skoll Foundation Scholar at Oxford University, Resolution Fellowship International Award Scholar, Former Spirit of Service scholar 2016-2017
Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first generation and international college student, l want to share my experiences and Culture at ASU with incoming first year students and help them navigate ASU while l learn about their cultures as well.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always reach out for help if you are having difficulties with something.

taylor thomson

Name: Taylor
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Major: Economics
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and had the opportunity this past summer to study abroad in Italy!
Career Goals: To attend a top 10 law school
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the Vice President of the Pre-Law Society and a WPC 101 Facilitator
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have absolutely loved enhancing my college experience through campus involvement, extracurricular activities, part time jobs that suit my interests and connecting with the best professors and classmates. I can’t wait to help you do the same and to ensure you have best possible time as a Sun Devil!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take advantage of office hours and tutoring centers, get involved in as much as possible, and don’t forget to take care of yourself physically and mentally!

thesher kaitlin

Name: Kaitlin
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Majors: Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I’m a first generation student, and I’ve had the opportunity to complete an internship international film
Career Goals: To work in the marketing department of a film distribution company
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Devils’ Advocates and Delta Sigma Pi
Why I wanted to be a coach: Becoming involved on campus has given me the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people and experience the resources ASU has to offer. I want to help you do the same in your first year and encourage you through your transition into college!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t hold yourself back from getting involved on campus, because that’s one of the most valuable experiences you can have at ASU!

Sanna Walia

Name: Sanna
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Major: Marketing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have a Maltese Poodle!
Career Goals: I want to be a part of a well-known company working in either sales or a position with more of a marketing focus.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: ASU Club Tennis and Alpha Kappa Psi
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to help students in the best way that I can to ensure that they have a successful and an enjoyable time here at Arizona State.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be as involved as you can, be open to new experiences, and meet new people in order for you to make the best out of your college experience! Remember, you are here for school, so if you need help with anything don’t be afraid to ask!