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2020-21

Public Service Academy

Public Service Academy

 FYS Coach Christina

Name: Christina 
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
College: Ira Fulton School of Engineering 
Major: Environmental Engineering 
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact/ experience: This is my second career. I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 10 years and have worked in the specialty of ophthalmology for the last 6. When I had achieved all I could in that field, my family and I decided I needed a change. I have always been passionate about the earth, nature, and the effects humans have on it--plus science! Environmental Engineering seemed like a dream career for me and I am so excited for this next chapter in my life!
Career Goals: Start with an internship at City of Tempe in the Environmental Quality department, blow them away with my prowess and charm, be offered a job as an engineer on a team of amazing people with a clear line of growth ahead of me, eventually move into a manager or leader position and live the good life while helping make the world a better place. The types of projects I want to work on involve innovating ways to not only protect, but enrich the sustainability of human interactions with the environment, while preserving and supporting the needs of at-risk, minority and indigenous peoples. Complex problems require complex solutions and I just love putting together puzzles like that!
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have an empathetic nature. I believe the success of each person depends dramatically on their environment and if they are given the support necessary to grow. Mentorship and having someone in your corner you can go to without judgment is something everyone needs. I wanted to be a coach because my passion for connection, my belief in my duty to serve and my ability to find solutions to individualized problems are skills I feel called to utilize. 

Advice for being successful at ASU: Take care of yourself first! Make yourself, your physical health, and your mental health your number one priority. Be honest with yourself about how much you can commit to--this is different for every person. If you've got yourself right, you are now ready to take on the rest life has to offer and crush it!

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

FYS Coach Ismail

Name: Ismail
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions 
Major: Social Work (MSW) 
Year in School: First-Year Graduate Student
Interesting fact about yourself/experienceI'm a first time pet parent! I adopted a 9-month old Siberian Husky over the summer.
Career Goals: I want to work with Southwest populations in Marriage and Family Counseling, with an emphasis on providing resources and information to alleviate stressors that affect relationships.
Extra-Curricular InvolvementI volunteer as a Sueños Youth Leader at Neighborhood Ministries working with passionate and resilient high schoolers in the community by leading positive-peer activities that focus on developing civic engagement, community service, amongst other things.
Why I wanted to be a coach: This will be my third year coaching, and I continue to do it because I love witnessing the growth that happens from the start to end of the year. I enjoy being part of the process of students finding their way, as they get nervous and laugh, as they cheer and tear up from achieving their goals. I do nothing more than ask questions and offer support, but the work that students put in to making themselves better is what motivates me to do the same. How can you not love that?
Advice for being successful at ASU: Practice asking questions, whether in your classes, to your advisors or your friends. You'll find that a quick question will lead to an easier process of doing things or reveal a wealth of new information. You'll learn so much!

 FYS Coach Tanner

Name: Tanner
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions 
Major: Parks and Recreation Management
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experienceRight before my freshman year at ASU I decided to shave my head and donate all my hair.
Career Goals: I want to help plan private, corporate, and community level events —anything from weddings to charity events. With an emphasis on keeping these events as sustainable as possible.
Extra-Curricular InvolvementI am the former President and current member of the Sports, Parks and Recreation Club. I am also a member of the First Gen @ Watts Club.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to be a source of positivity and encouragement for everyone I meet. I know jumping into college can be a bit overwhelming at first so I want to help students navigate their way through it and ultimately grow as an individual.
Advice for being successful at ASU: 1. Be kind to yourself and others everyday. 2. Utilize your electives to take classes that excite you. 3. It's okay to be overwhelmed and need to take a break. Know your limits! 4. Remember that each day has potential & possibilities.

Polytechnic Campus

Polytechnic Campus

FYS Engineering Coach Karolina

Name: Karolina
Hometown: Mielec, Poland/ Queens, NY
College: Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Major: Air Transportation Management
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love aviation and my hobbies include traveling on different types of aircraft and photographing airplanes. I also enjoy to play and watch soccer.
Career Goals: Airline upper management!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the Financial Office for the ASU Chapter of Women in Aviation.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I like to help out fellow students with their goals and challenges and apply my experiences to help them out!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Stay focused on classes and do not veer off your pat to success. Also, find an organization that fits your interests on campus to meet like minded people and pursue career oriented activities. 

FYS Engineering Coach Kambiz

Name: Kambiz 

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

College: Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Major: Human Systems Engineering
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I very much playing guitar and enjoy various genres of music.
Career Goals: I want to become a knowledgeable human factors engineer that works within health care and safety, specifically medical systems.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the Director of Finance for Barrett Leadership And Service Team (BLAST) at the Polytechnic campus. I have also given many tours around the engineering labs as a Fulton Ambassador. I am hoping to become a part of research and the human factors ergonomics society club on campus as well.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The transition from high school to university can be daunting and stressful for many students. I want to make sure they know they have the help of the ASU community around them. I wanted to be a coach to help students with their academic career. Specifically, I want to help by giving them resources and advice on how to excel and benefit their career goals and dreams, whatever they may be.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Make sure to have a balanced life while knowing how to prioritize and manage your time well. Be persistent and passionate about your education, but be flexible as well. Do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Get to know people around the community and make good relationships with your professors. You never know what doors and pathways can be opened with the help of the community around you.

College of Health Solutions

College of Health Solutions

FYS Coach Megan

Name: Megan 
Hometown: Heber, Arizona
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Nutrition and Dietetics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience:  I used to want to be an interpreter and I am currently trying to study Spanish on my own.
Career Goals: To obtain my master's within this field of EXW, take my CSCS, then become a strength and conditioning coach for college gymnastics if possible.
Extra Curricular Involvement:  I have been a member of ASU's chapter of CKI since I was a sophomore and love serving others in my community.
Why I wanted to be a coach:  I want students to know that they don't have to have everything figured out right away and that they are not alone in their academic journey.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Have an open mind! When you are willing to try new things, you can discover so much more about yourself and the world around you!

FYS Coach Jaida

Name: Jaida 
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Nutrition (Dietetics)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience:  I am a first-generation student and I had the opportunity to spend this past summer shadowing various physicians of different specialties. The experience was very eye-opening and proved to me that medicine was what I wanted. 
Career Goals: My career goals include getting my RDN (registered dietitian-nutritionist) credential, work as a dietitian and gaining experience, attending medical school, and becoming a bariatric physician.
Extra Curricular Involvement:  My current extracurricular activities include - Volunteer Nutrition Teacher with HeadStart Maricopa County, Boys and Girls Club Mentor, Peer Facilitator for CHS 101 and I am a member of Downtown Phoenix AMSA.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because I genuinely enjoy helping people find themselves. Helping students and peers research, set and achieve goals is something that I am passionate about. ASU is the "land of opportunity" and having the ability to help others navigate it is a privilege.
Advice for your Success at ASU: Reach out and get to know counselors, peers, teachers, anyone you think you can learn from and build connections with them. You may need them as references in the future and getting to know teachers and counselors that are in your field of study, can really be a guiding light and saving grace.

 FYS Coach Johana

Name: Johana 
Hometown:  Phoenix, Arizona
College: College of Health Solutions 
Major: Science of Healthcare Delivery
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and a proud Latina! I tend to always be trying new things in order to keep building a better version of myself and I encourage you all to do so as well as long as it is not harmful to yourself or others.
Career goals: My career goals change frequently and if yours do as well you are not alone. As of now I want to pursue a career within clinical research, however, if that changes I will certainly remain in the healthcare field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Extra Curricular Involvement: During the 2019-2020 school year, I was a TA for the Complementary and Alternative Healthcare course offered here at ASU. I will also be interning at different clinical facilities across the valley that focus in hospice and palliative care this school year.

Why I wanted to be a coachI wanted to become a coach in order to assist students in adapting and succeeding to life as ASU Sun Devils. I fully understand the challenges that one may face as a college student and I want to be able to help along the way. While my path and experiences may differ from yours, I hope that I will be of aid to you as needed.                   

Advice for being successful at ASUTo be successful here at ASU, I highly recommend adopting some sort of (safe) hobby that can help keep your mind relaxed. I also want you to know that asking for help from your instructors or tutors is perfectly okay. I know it can feel discouraging when you face obstacles, but there are resources available to help you overcome those barriers. 

FYS Coach Nancy

Name: Nancy
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Medical Studies
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Phoenix when I was 10. I also studied abroad in Costa Rica during spring break.
Career Goals: My goal is to become an obstetrician-gynecologist. Other than that, I would love to help improve my community and the world. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have been involved with the Next Generation Service Corps, Alzheimer's Association, and Hospice of the valley. I am currently the Vicepresident of Kindred Friends. I have worked as a Research Tech at Barrow Neurological Institute. I will also complete an internship this semester with the Aunt Rita's Foundation.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I had trouble adjusting to my freshman year at ASU. My experience emphasized the importance of students having a cheerleader by their side. I hope I can help ease the transition to ASU for others.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Participate in things you are passionate about. Your time is too precious to spend it on things you hate. 

FYS Coach Maya

Name: Maya                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Hometown:  Scottsdale, Arizona                                     

College: College of Health Solutions

Major: Medical Studies 

Year in school: Senior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was a competitive dancer for 13 years and danced in the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show with Katy Perry!

Career goals: To work in healthcare whether that be as a physician, pharmacist, or administrator and create meaningful change in areas of healthcare that need reform.                           

Extra Curricular Involvement: Pi Beta Phi & AMSA (American Medical Student Association)

Why I wanted to be a coachI want to help students navigate all of the exciting opportunities ASU has to offer without feeling overwhelmed so they can achieve their maximum potential as an ASU student!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Advice for being successful at ASUCheck your class websites daily, get ahead of lecture material and avoid cramming before exams, get up and move daily, and don't be afraid to branch out and take a class outside your major just for fun!

 FYS Coach Cobie

Name: Cobie 
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Kinesiology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have played the cello for ten years of my life and I was fortunate enough to play at Ham Hall in Las Vegas.
Career Goals: To attend medical school in Arizona or New York in order to become an Anesthesiologist or become a Chief Executive of a Hospital. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am currently the President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, and I have had the pleasure of with working with many other organizations here on campus. I have also obtained many internships throughout my collegiate career including Mayo Clinic Hospital that have provided me with valuable information and mentors that I will never forget. I am also involved with the Black African Coalition.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The college experience is truly different for everyone and I wanted to become a success coach in order to make college a smooth transition for you. I have been in your shoes once before, and I have learned from both my successes and failures. I am a very honest and determined individual who wants to see you succeed in many areas of your life, and I will do anything that I can to make that happen for you!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Never lose sight on why you came to college. As you continue your collegiate career here at Arizona State, you with will be faced with many obstacles and tribulations that may seem impossible to overcome. The one thing I want you to remember is that nothing is impossible as long as you remain focused and dedicated. I am here to help guide you and make your experience here at ASU a remarkable one!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

FYS The College Coach Aidan

Name: Aidan 
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Communication and Psycholgy
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/ experience: One of my favorite passions is to gather random ingredients together and make a delicious meal out of them.
Career Goals: Become a motivational speaker, medical social worker, and work alongside an NFL team.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I also currently work as a LEAD Mentor which I have been doing for the last three years.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I love helping people discover their potential through positivity and encouragement.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Discover your recourses and do not be discouraged of stepping outside your comfort zone. Use everything including people as a way to learn something new and be aware that the best opportunity is right now.

FYS Coach Asal

Name: Asal 
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences (Nuerology, Physiology, and Behavior)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Originally from Iran, I’ve visited 9 different countries, and I love horse-back riding
Career Goals: To attend medical school some day and become a physician.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I'm involved in Sols Ambassadors club, have had one year of assisting in a research lab on campus, and I volunteer in a local hospital.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I remember my freshman year on campus and how confused and overwhelmed I was by everything new. My success coach helped me understand and utilize the resources I could use to thrive. I wanted to be there for those who are new around ASU and help them reach their potential.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do what you love, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and believe in your unique powers! 

FYS The College Coach Faith

Name: Faith
Hometown:  Tucson, Arizona
College: College of Liberal Arts and Science 
Major: Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was a Learning Assistant for the LIA 101 program and absolutely loved it! I also enjoy swimming, reading good books, and exploring new things around Phoenix.
Career Goals: To become a genetic counselor!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I volunteer with Tempe St. Luke's Hospital.
Why I wanted to be a coach: My First Year Success Coach made a lasting impression on me, she really pushed me to find my place at ASU. Plus, I enjoy helping other students and love seeing them succeed!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find a good balance between all the fun and the schoolwork. I also really recommend finding some type of organizational tool that works for you.

FYS Coach Jacklyn

Name: Jackie
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Anthropology & Public Service and Public Policy (Health Policy)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I named my dog after a cheese!
Career Goals: Get my Master's in Public Health and continue increasing under-represented population's access to health and education resources. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Undergraduate representative for SHESC's Diversity and Inclusion Board. Peer recovery health educator and Barrett teaching assistant. Former research assistant in labs analyzing nutritional literacy, educational technology, cognition & learning, and ethnohydrology.
Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first generation student that commuted, it personally took me awhile to find my community at ASU. Being a coach allows me a chance to be the mentor I wish I had my first year. I'm excited to help you navigate freshman year!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Apply, apply, apply! Even if you don't get an opportunity, you learn how to better improve your chances and find opportunities that are a better fit. It's also never too early to start networking!

FYS The College James

Name: James 
Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois 
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Mathematics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: ASU Tillman Scholar; Lincoln Scholar; Honors Devil; Undergraduate Student Researcher for the School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Career Goals: I want to be a career changer. Immediately out of college I'm trying to get into actuarial science in the healthcare industry, then I'd love to get involved in politics, and maybe one day study a discrete science like physics or public health. I always want to challenge myself with new fields of study!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a tour guide for the university, I am a board member for Gamma Iota Sigma, the professional fraternity for actuarial science, and I'm heavily involved at my part time job at a concert venue in Phoenix!
Why I wanted to be a coach: My coaches as a freshman and sophomore have really been support systems in helping me find my success path. They never told me what to do or who to be, and they were always there to affirm any life decision or change I wanted to try out. I've been so happy and proud of my time in college so far, mistakes included, that I want to help students determine their own path to success and find the opportunities best suited for them, like I have. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Understand that everybody's path to success looks different, and you will make mistakes. But, these mistakes will help you understand what you are and what you aren't. They will help you develop yourself personally and professionally, and the more unique your path is, the more pride you will take in your success.

FYS The College Coach Konya

Name: Konya
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Major: Philosophy and Justice Studies
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact/experience: I have written three books, that I can hopefully publish one day!
Career Goals: I want to become a human rights lawyer and hopefully work for the United Nations one day.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a senator in the Undergraduate Student Government. More specifically, I am a co-chair for the University Affairs committee. I am also a volunteer for Phoenix Rescue Mission.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Having been through a lot at ASU, I do have a lot of experience and insight that I hope I can pass on to a new group of students. College is difficult to navigate on your own, and students need all the help they can get, so I just want to play my part in ensuring that a student has a successful first year.
Advice for being a successful student at ASU: Meet a lot of new people and stay close with them! Networking is one of the most important things you can do in college, not just for the opportunities or insight that new people can bring, but also the friendship. It's important to find time to have fun and make it harder for work and school to overwhelm you.

FYS The College Coach Luna

Name: Luna
Hometown: Commerce Township, Michigan
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Psychology, B.S. 
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love traveling and spending time outside! I feel like it creates a really great balance of learning and leisure when you incorporate hiking and camping into your busy student life.
Career Goals: I want to become a clinical psychologist and engage in research while also having a private practice as a therapist. In my practice I want to focus on mood disorders.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I volunteer for Crisis Text Line for 4 hours every week. I also was in the Outdoors Club here at ASU.
Why I want to be a coach: Moving here from another state not knowing anyone at all was really scary my Freshman year. It can be really discouraging and I wanted to be there to help people get through it who may be in the same boat that I was in. Also, there is a lot of stuff I wish I knew my Freshman or Sophomore year that I wish someone had told me sooner to help with getting a head start with experience and building a resume. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: The best advice I can give a student at ASU is to take your studies seriously and take advantage of everything offered by this huge campus! There are tons of resources around campus that you can use to help you succeed, plus the campus is absolutely beautiful. Also, try to start getting experience in your field early on rather than waiting until your Junior or Senior year.

The College Success Coach

Name: Madeline 
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences
Major: English (Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacies)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I studied abroad at the University of Sussex in the U.K. for one semester last year!
Career Goals: My goal is to work in the publishing industry My goal is to work in the publishing industry- preferably at a publishing house in a big city!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a co-secretary for the Rotaract Club of ASU..
Why I wanted to be a coach: The transition to college can be stressful and might not always go to plan. As a coach, I want to help students find the resources to achieve their goals and make the most of their college experience!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take time to explore all the opportunities that are available to you! There are so many different paths that you can take, so make sure to consider your options. If something interests you, go for it!

The College Success Coach

Name: Megan 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences 
Major: Biochemistry
Year in school: Junior 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I've been to 4 Hawaiian islands.
Career Goals: I want to be a physician.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the Director of Logistics for the Global Women's Health Initiative, the Outreach Director for the Medical Humanities Society, and the Mission Team Leader for the Next Generation Service Corps. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach to help others while they are transitioning from high school to college. I want to use my experience to help others make the most out of their time in college. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved in student organizations! It is a great way to meet people and build a network.

The College Success Coach  

Name: Nora
Hometown: Avondale, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences 
Major: Biochemistry
Year in school: Junior 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I spent three weeks camping and kayaking in a remote area of Alaska.
Career Goals: I want to attend law school and work through diplomacy to improve human rights globally. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in political and social awareness clubs on campus such as the Arabic Language & Culture Club and SJP, I also enjoy volunteering whenever possible.  
Why I wanted to be a coach: I benefited so much from the program and wanted to impact other ASU students the same way I had been. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: ASU is a big university so theres never a shortage of opportunities to enrich your experience and people willing to help in anyway possible, take advantage of everything available!

The College Success Coach  

Name: Paige
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences 
Major: Psychology
Year in school: Junior 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have only been out of the country one time, but one of my biggest dreams is to travel the world. I hope to study abroad in France next summer!
Career Goals: After graduating from ASU, I plan to earn my Master's degree in Counseling and Education. I want to work as a therapist or a counselor for adolescents. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved with a mental health awareness club called Devils4Devils. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I love working with other students and helping them achieve a common goal. Establishing interpersonal relationships and being a resource for others gives me a feeling of purpose!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Make yourself a priority, too. Making time for exercise, to eat a decent meal, and to sleep not only benefits YOU, but also your schoolwork and your relationships. 

The College Success Coach  

Name: Rebecca
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences 
Major: Biochemistry
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first generation college student, and I also studied abroad in Fall 2019 in Hamilton, New Zealand!
Career Goals: To attend medical and become a physician in surgery, emergency medicine, or epidemiology. In my career, my goal is to advocate and treat under served communities and address biases in health care. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Tempe American Medical Students Association; American Medical Women's Association; Student Health Outreach for Wellness; Surgical Undergraduate Research Fluency Plus Program; Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach to teach younger students how to be successful on campus and utilize the resources available. As a freshman, I had a tough time feeling accepted and that I belonged at ASU. My first-year success coach helped me to stay focus on my personal and academic goals, and I would like to provide this guidance to other students. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Establish both personal and academic boundaries. Being able to acknowledge that you need a break or that you cannot take on a further workload will help you have a more enjoyable experience.

The College Success Coach  

Name: Rocio
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences 
Major: Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I once performed CPR with a cardiovascular surgeon during non-invasive surgery. 
Career Goals: To become a Neurosurgeon within Mayo Clinic. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a lab research assistant at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center at the Biodesign Institute.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to be a coach to help students realize they are more than capable of swinging open the doors of opportunities that come their way.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Never sell yourself short. In life you will hear a lot more "no's" than you will of "yes". Persevere now, do not give up. You will want to look back to remember what you aspired and accomplished rather than to ponder in regret of what you didn't do. 

The College Success Coach  

Name: Shelby 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences 
Major: Psychology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have interned internationally in three different countries!
Career Goals: I hope to complete my PhD in social psychology, conduct my own research, and teach in higher education.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the Director of Communications for Psi Chi, a member of the Next Generation Service Corps, and a TA in the psychology department.
Why I wanted to be a coach: ASU is my community. Being a success coach is a way for me to connect with the members of my community and share the lessons and skills i've picked up on throughout my education so that my peers can have the best possible experience at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: College is a period of huge development. There will be a lot of challenges and struggles, but it is also a time for you to invest in yourself, explore the world, and experiment with life. If it ever gets to be too much, focus on what makes you feel comfortable, happy, and confident. 

FYS Success Coach Tylie  

Name: Tylie
Hometown: Nogales, Arizona 
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Major: Justice Studies 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a second-generation U.S. citizen, and speak both Spanish and English. 
Career Goals:  I am currently studying for my LSAT so that I may be admitted to Law School at the end of my senior year and I hope to become a Criminal Defense Attorney. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and Order of Omega
Why I wanted to be a coach: My passion in life is to help people and be apart of their success in life. As a coach I am able to do this with students who on a daily basis. 
Advice for being successful at ASU:  Don't be too hard on yourself, especially in the times we are facing right now. Do what makes you happy and what will give you continued happiness in the long run. 

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

FYS Success Coach Joey

Name: Joey
Hometown: Buckeye, AZ
College: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Year in school: Senior
Interesting Fact: I had the opportunity to study Biomedical Engineering abroad in London and Winchester as a first-generation college student.
Career Goals: I would like to focus on public health and global health policy as a biomedical engineer, but I’m still figuring out that next step.
Extra-Curricular Involvement:  I am involved in the NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program as well as its student-led organization. I am also involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
Why I wanted to be a coach: When I learned about the coaching position, I saw what the center does for first-year students and how passionate the team was. The center is dedicated to showing people what ASU has to offer, and I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to do the same. I’m excited to be part of this team and help you have an incredible first year as a Sun Devil!
Advice for being successful at ASU: It’s easy to get extremely invested, whether that be in extracurriculars or coursework, but the major key to being successful as a college student is that you have to strike a balance between the two. Join that club, take a risk, and take some time to relax too!

 FYS CISA Peer Coach

Name: Katelyn
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
College: College of Integrative Sciences & Arts
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Criminal Justice and Socio-Legal Studies
Year in school: Senior
Interesting Fact: I am a first-generation college student and I changed my major three times before finding my current major!
Career Goals: After graduation, I plan to attend law school. I would like to work as a public interest attorney and eventually a judge.                                                                                                  Extra-Curricular Involvement:  Currently, I am the Treasurer of the Black African Coalition (BAC), the Treasurer of the Black Undergraduate Law Society (BULS), and an Ambassador for SPARKS. In the past, I was the First Vice President of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and a Facilitator for the Sankofa Leadership Institute. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: My first-year success coach played an instrumental role in my success here at the University. No matter how discouraged I was, he always reminded me that I was capable of accomplishing anything I set my mind to. I hope that I am able to provide that same reassurance and guidance to other students who need it. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Try not to compare yourself to your peers, your journey is not going to look like everyone else's and that okay! Make sure to take time for yourself to preserve your mental health!

 

 FYS Coach Rebecca

Name: Rebecca
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
College: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business and Sustainability 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting Fact: Some of my favorite and most challenging nights of college often take place at 24hr coffee shops around the Valley, also I am a first-generation college student!
Career Goals: I hope to complete development work abroad before returning to the US and working in the non-profit sector and obtaining an MBA.
Extra-Curricular Involvement:  I love to keep involved on campus, I am in Honors Devils and I am a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business Fraternity. Previously, I have been a Tillman Scholar and an Academy Peer Programmer for Leadership Engagement (APPLE).
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have loved getting to shape my own college experience over the past three years and I can not imagine where I would be without the help of others. The best way for me to share my gratitude is to pass it on and help new students find their path to success!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Never hesitate to ask for help. The best way to be successful is to learn from the triumphs of others and then figure out what works best for you! 

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

FYS Edson Coach Aaron

Name: Aaron
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Major: Nursing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I led a mission trip through ASU's Newman Center, to Kingston, Jamaica! We helped at local shelters, volunteering with an organization called the Missionaries of the Poor.
Career Goals: To work as an ICU nurse.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I was a student leader with ASUCatholic at ASU Tempe Campus.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The smallest actions can make the biggest difference in other peoples lives. I have seen the sacrifices that my family and friends have made for me, and it has positively impacted my life for the better. I want to give back to others for the support I have received and help students through whatever challenges they might face.
Advice for being successful at ASU: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Make sure to stay organized and manage your time effectively, but always leave time to take care of you and do the things you love.

FYS Edson Coach Alexis

Name: Alexis
Hometown: Cave Creek, Arizona
College: Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation
Major: Healthcare Compliance and Regulations
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I changed my major four times before I found what I was passionate about.
Career Goals: I would love to be a Compliance Officer for a hospital.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I volunteer at the Mayo Clinic in the pathology lab.                                                                                             

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because I know how important it is to have people you can go to for support and to be your cheerleader. It is also important to be provided resources from people who have experienced the university first hand. 

Advice for being successful at ASU: My advice for being successful at ASU is don't be afraid to ask for help, plan accordingly so you don't fall behind on your studies, and most importantly save time to relax and have fun.

FYS Edson Coach Alyssa

Name: Alyssa
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Major: Nursing

Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was born in Kuwait to Filipino parents, which is something I’m incredibly grateful for as I got to experience and learn about different cultures at such a young age.
Career Goals: I'm still trying to figure out what I want to specialize in, but I was interested in becoming an operating room (OR) nurse. 

Extracurricular Involvement: I was involved in the Philippine American Student Association (PASA) since I was a freshman in college. I interned my first year and I was Fundraising Chair my second year. Outside of ASU, I've been active in volunteering for various organizations such as FMSC and Banner Health.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because I love talking to new people and helping students prepare for their future. As a freshman, I was fortunate to find a community where I was comfortable enough to express myself and my ideas. I want to assist others in finding a group of like-minded individuals where they can have fun while achieving their goals.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don't be scared to try new things or join new clubs. You would be surprised by how many great friendships you can obtain by being active in ASU's extracurricular activities.

FYS Edson Coach Dana

Name: Dana
Hometown: Prescott, Arizona
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation 
Major: Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was born at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and lived in Alaska for part of High School; you could say that nature and wilderness are close to my heart!
Career Goals: I believe our health either supports or limits our potential as human beings and therefore have a career goal to empower people with knowledge and self-awareness in health and well-being. I am especially interested in integrated healthcare and using technology to bring together all aspects of health of physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and environmental factors.
Extra Curricular Involvement: At ASU, I am the President of the Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club that aids students in their development of health solutions and also enjoy intramural soccer and sand volleyball. Outside of ASU, I love reading, doing yoga, creating music, and five times out of ten I'm at a local coffee shop contemplating existence.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Some people say you can't make the same mistake twice--trust me, you can! But with the help of peers, professors, mentors, and the occasional self-help book you can avoid making the mistakes that others have made before you. Being a coach allows me to be what others have been to me: a guide that cultivates more self-awareness leading to the stronger, more confident decision-maker I am now.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Fall seven times, stand up eight. No matter what college life throws at you, be willing to jump back into it. You will inevitably grow and change in your time at ASU so be ready for moments of discomfort, but be proactive in building relationships and habits that will support you through your growth. Define what success means to you and enjoy the process of moving toward it.

FYS Edson Coach Taler

Name: Taler
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation 
Major: Nursing/Family and Human Development
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I worked as an intern for a local magazine company for over a year! I interviewed members of the community and had multiple articles published during my time there.
Career Goals: To work as an RN Case Manager.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I volunteer with local, community-based organizations.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Having a support system of my own was a leading factor in my college success, and I want to be able to offer the same level of support to other students.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Believe in yourself and know that there is not a perfect timeline for success. Make sure you give your best effort every day, but be willing to take a step away from the stress if you get too overwhelmed.

FYS Edson Coach Tevin

Name: Tevin
Hometown: 
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation 
Major: Health Care Compliance and Regulations
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to play soccer and have lived abroad most of my life.
Career Goals: To become a Head Compliance Coordinator at a hospital..
Extra Curricular Involvement: Intramural soccer and the gym.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I struggled to find a sense of direction in the beginning of my studies. I would have greatly benefited from having access to the First Year Success Center and want to help those who need guidance as they embark on this new journey.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always show up to class and have a smile on your face when talking to professors.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

FYS Success Coach Shalina

Name: Shalina
Hometown: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
College: School of Film, Dance, and Theatre
Major: Filmmaking Practices
Year in School:  Junior
Interesting fact about myself/experience: I have been helping my parents put on concerts with their production company since 2013, and I have learned a lot about producing from them.
Career Goals: To begin interning for movie studios and become a Production Assistant.
Extra-Curricular involvement: I am the President of ASU’s Philippine American Student Association, and often attend meetings for AAPASC, HPIC, and AZNA.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I had participated with the First-Year Success Center when I myself was a freshman, and it was such a cool experience. I was able to plan out what I wanted to achieve for the year, and I believe a part of my success has come from it. I am someone who is a people person, and I already help the members of my PASA organization, so I figured I would also lend a hand here.
Advice for being successful at ASU:  Make at least one friend in every class, prioritize your own health and well-being, stay organized and keep up with coursework.

FYS Success Coach Lizzie

Name: Lizzie
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Major: Digital Culture (Theatre)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I went out of the country for the first time this past summer, studying abroad in Florence and Paris with ASU Barrett.
Career Goals: To start an Arts Non Profit and help build communities.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I want to be involved in the making of theatre in some capacity. I am actively exploring different paths and finding specifically want I want to pursue.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to use my experiences to help others navigate the ups and downs of the first year of college. In addition, I want to get more involved within ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find your own community within ASU to grow and thrive. Don’t be afraid to go after unlikely opportunities because you never know what could happen.

 

FYS Coach DJ

Name: Djuan (Dj) 
Hometown: El Mirage, AZ
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Major: Theatre
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and I got to participate in the IACURH conference at BYU with RHA. It was an amazing experience!
Career Goals: To attend graduate school to becone a creative Director of a performing arts studio.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Epsilon Sigma Rho Multicultural Fraternity Inc., RHA, and Rainbow Coalition Why I wanted to be a coach: Through my experiences here at ASU, I have gained so many memories while also being successful. As someone who understands what you're experiencing, I am here to support you and hopefully inspire you have an unforgettable first year!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Never turn down an opportunity to try something new, get plenty of rest, and dream big!

FYS HIDA Coach Christian

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Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

FYS Coach Isaiah

Name: Isaiah
Hometown: Kayenta, AZ
College: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I recently interned out in Dayton, Ohio where I competed in my first ever weightlifting competition and placed second in my weight class!
Career Goals: Work in a design facility in Seattle, WA, settling down there.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the current secretary for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being in your shoes, I understand what it is like transitioning to a huge public university as ASU, especially coming from a small reservation school of 500 students, and I want to share my experiences from my freshman and sophomore year to you so you can even do better than I did. I’ve experienced many failures and lows, so my goal is to prevent you from finding yourselves in those situations.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Break through any shell holding you back, whether that’s being an introvert or afraid to try new hobbies. But most of all, be resilient and persistent with your education, know that there’s always someone here willing to help.

FYS Engineering Coach Jasmine

Name: Jasmine
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
College: Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Major: Chemical Engineering
Year in school: 4th year
Interesting fact: I played competitive softball for six years
Career goals: Work for NASA one day with renewable energy
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of Phi Sigma Rho engineering social sorority and an undergraduate research assistant.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to help students have a successful transition into college and take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities and resources on campus.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t skip class, put yourself out there, and be authentically you.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

ASU FYS Coach Madison

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West Campus

West Campus

Name: Ashley
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
College: Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College
Major: Health Sciences, BS, and Nutrition (Dietetics), BS, with a certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching.
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and I am completely debt free! 
Career Goals: My ideal career would give me the opportunity to be a part of the solution to remove barriers to access and affordability of healthy, nutritious foods for all people. I would love to inspire people to make healthy lifestyle changes as a powerful tool and preventative measure against chronic diseases that affect people worldwide.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Social Media/Events Coordinator for HOSA at ASU West, Vice President of Barrett Upper Division Students (BUDS), Peer Facilitator for CHS101, Curriculum Developer with REACT. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I love helping students explore and use their strengths to create solutions, make meaningful life changes, and become the person they were born to be.
Advice for being successful at ASU: We all need help sometimes, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you feel like you’re struggling or you don’t understand something. You have a strong support system here at ASU! 

Name: Aubrey
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
College: Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College
Major: Secondary Education (History)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a person who loves trying new things! From new foods to new adventures, if I find something interesting I will give it a go!
Career Goals: My career goal is to become a high school history teacher and make the students' experience as great as it can be. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a part of the Teachers of the Future club on the West campus, which is open to anyone with an interest in education. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being a first-year student can get overwhelming, and I would love nothing more than to help students adjust to college life. ASU is a fun college and I hope I can use my experience to help first-year students realize that as well. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: My advice would be to get yourself a planner! Whether it is physical or electronic, it is a great way to stay organized and know when assignments are due or when important tests are coming up. Also customize it with stickers and markers to make it a fun activity! 

Name: Kimberly
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Major: Forensic Psychology
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I make art in my free time. I am also learning Japanese. 
Career Goals: While I am still exploring my options, I hope my future career will be in a clinical, research, legal, or business setting.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: At ASU West, I am a co-chair for the Barrett Ball Committee, a member of AMSA and Honors Devils, as well as a mentor for the Barrett Mentoring Program. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I remember how I felt when I was a first year student: confused, scared, and anxious, among many other emotions. Then, I was introduced to my group of mentors and I was so grateful for their help during the time when I felt the most vulnerable. As a coach, I want to continue those acts of kindness and help guide each student to their own definition of success. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be open to trying new experiences. One of the beautiful things about college is that this is one of the few times in your life where your social calendar lines up with most people. Use that time to make memories. Buy a planner to keep track of all the things that life will throw at you (trust me, you will forget!). Be yourself, and the right people will naturally be drawn to you. Live in the present. Take advantage of campus resources. Discover your passions and what makes you happy. Ultimately, you're only here for a few years, so make the most of it!  

Name: Lisette
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: W. P.  Carey School of Business
Major: Business Administration
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I enjoy being outdoors!
Career Goals: Obtain my MBA and become a business advisor. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am currently the vice president of Business Ambassadors. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I know incoming students may feel intimidated by their first year of college. I want to help them learn about the wonderful resources ASU has to offer that will help them make the best of their college experience. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: I highly recommend getting involved and stepping out of your comfort zone.

Name: Taylor 
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 
Major: Forensic Psychology
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Every year I drive cross country to my home in NY and back!
Career Goals: I want to become a Clinical Psychologist.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I'm a Barrett Student, a member of Girls Talk, Peer Leader
Why I wanted to be a coach: It is important to me to be involved with my community and to help others. College can be tough and I think it's important to be supportive of your peers any way possible. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! There are so many clubs, sports, and events to help make your college experience super memorable and fun.

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W. P. Carey School of Business

W. P. Carey School of Business

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Allana 
Hometown:  Tampa, FL
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Management
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: My home in Tampa Florida is 15 minutes away from Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary. 
Career Goals: To create my own fashion line and work on the business side of fashion. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Chapter Treasurer of gender-inclusive Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, volunteering locally, and various internships in finance. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have a strong passion for assisting others achieve their goals. My greatest strengths include communicating, managing relationships, and providing insight for continuous personal improvement.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do not be scared to take chances and professional opportunities in college. You will thank yourself tremendously later. You are worth so much more than you think.
 

FYS WPC Coach  

Name: Anna
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Business, Communications
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Before I had a major in Business, Communications, I was studying Business, Chinese Language and Culture. I wanted to study Chinese because I lived in Shanghai, China for three years in middle school.
Career Goals: After graduation, I would like to start a career in Human Resources. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because I wanted to give back to the ASU community. I visited my coach many times freshman year and I wanted to be able to help out others become acclimated to college life. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find clubs or intramural sports that interest you! Getting involved is the best way to be successful at ASU.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Diego 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Business Entrepreneurship
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a dual citizen! (U.S and Switzerland)
Career Goals: To have a career that allows me to work internationally/travel around the world.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am in a fraternity, I enjoy playing intramural sports, and I snowboard!
Why I wanted to be a coach: My FYS coach gave me much needed advice when I was a Freshman, and put me on the right track for success.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Explore every social opportunity, make a lot of friends in different networks, and always be thinking about your future!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Elizabeth 
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Supply Chain Management & Business (Sustainability) 
Year in school: To move out of Arizona and work for a tech company.
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I'm a first generation student that loves to talk about conspiracy theories.  
Career Goals: To move out of Arizona and work for a tech company.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Asian Business Leaders Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Asian/Asian Pacific American Students' Coalition, Supply Chain Management Association.
Why I wanted to be a coach:  ASU has given me so many opportunities and resources and I want to give that back by helping students!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get out of your comfort zone and take risks, it's the best way to learn and grow.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Jessica
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Marketing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: My great Aunt Rose was the first woman governor of Arizona! I also have a miniature dachshund named Piper who has competed in multiple races and has actually won awards!
Career Goals:  I would love to work as an account manager or strategist for an advertising agency where I can work with many different types of projects, brands, and people.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in AdWorks, Omega Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Pi, and American Marketing Association.
Why I wanted to be a coach: ASU has offered me so much in terms of lifelong relationships, professional development, and has become my home away from home! I’m so excited to help other students to achieve their goals and feel supported throughout their time at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! It will lead you to your passions, amazing people, and really enhance your college experience.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Justin
Hometown: Austin, TX
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Finance & Supply Chain Management
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I had the opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain during the fall semester of 2019. There, I was able to travel to several European countries and experience unique events like Oktoberfest and La Mercè.
Career Goals: Serve in a leadership role in the financial services industry.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Greek Life and intramurals.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I loved being an underclassman at ASU, and I had some amazing experiences and those allowed me to grow immensely as a person. I wanted to be able to give back and try to help students enjoy their ASU experience and navigate their life during the first years as I did. I also love working with younger students, because they have so much time ahead before graduation and offer an exciting attitude about college.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Work on your own schedule. There will always be distractions leading you away from what you need to get done. If you're able to prioritize what you need to get done first, all other things will fall into line.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Karissa
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Business Sustainability and Organizational Leadership (Project Management)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have a passion for traveling and I love all things Disney! 
Career Goals: I would like to be a project manager for Disney theme parks to oversee the development of themed lands (such as Marvel land) within the parks. Eventually I want to become a chief sustainability officer for a major corporation.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Next Generation Service Corps scholarship program where I work with students and staff to tackle complex challenges. I specifically focus on how to mitigate climate change in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to help other students adjust to Sun Devil culture and find a community of support that they can grow with while they discover everything ASU has to offer.
Advice for being successful at ASU: My best advice for being successful at ASU is to try new things. ASU offers a ton of unique clubs, organizations, sports, programs, etc. By joining such groups you'll develop connections to help you boost your academic and professional career, all while making life long friends.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Lucy
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Supply Chain Management
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: 
Career Goals:  I hope to work in the fashion industry. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I love taking classes with Hip Hop Coalition on campus!
Why I wanted to be a coach: I really enjoy working with and meeting new people. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Mike
Hometown: Medford, OR
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Finance and Accountancy
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: When I was in middle school, I won my regional spelling bee and participated in the national spelling bee.
Career Goals: Upon graduation, I hope to work for a large company in the financial industry before starting my own company.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: While at ASU, I have been fortunate to be involved with three different student organizations—the Financial Management Association, the Undergraduate Student Investment Management Fund, and the social fraternity Phi Kappa Theta.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I never took advantage of the many resources offered to help freshman succeed in their first year of college, and I want to make sure that other people do not make the same mistakes that I did!
Advice for being successful at ASU: To be successful at ASU, you have to step out of your comfort zone. At such a large school, the best way to distinguish yourself from everyone else is to do the things that most people are too scared to do. Get involved and never back down from a challenge!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Morgan
Hometown: Anthem, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Business Law
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience:  I had the privilege of studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain, as well as travel around the rest of Europe the summer before junior year. It was one of the best experiences of my life because I was able to fully immerse myself in the Spanish culture!
Career Goals: I hope to pursue a career in Human Resource Management.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Kappa, Fleischer Mentors, and the McCord Scholars program. I was also previously involved in RHA and Fleischer Mentors.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I know how scary it is to attend such a large school and not know quite where you belong just yet. I want to help make the transition from high school to ASU a little bit easier by sharing my advice and working with students to achieve their goals!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Put yourself out there! I have gained the most personally, professionally, and academically from joining clubs and organizations and taking on new leadership opportunities. It might be intimidating at first, but once you find your place, you’ll be so thankful you did!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Neel
Hometown: Katy, TX
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Supply Chain Management 
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I spent this past summer interning with the same company that my grandfather worked for when he first moved to the United States. 
Career Goals: My career goal is to leverage a supply chain role into a senior leadership position with a large, influential company in the technology sector.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I currently serve as the Executive Vice President of the W. P. Carey Business School Council, an organization that I have been a part of since my very first semester at ASU. In addition to that, I am also an active member of the Supply Chain Management Association here on campus.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Deciding to attend ASU has been the best decision of my life. Before the Fall of 2018, I had only been to Arizona once when I was 9 years old, but by the end of my first semester I felt like this was my home. My First-Year Success Coach inspired me to immerse myself in the community here which I believe is the main reason that I have had such an enjoyable time here for these past two years. I want to do the same thing for others that my First-Year Success coach did for me.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved on-campus, put forth your best effort in anything and everything you do, find your passions, meet as many people as you can, and HAVE FUN!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Qike
Hometown: Fuzhou, China
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Finance & Supply-Chain Management
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a big foodie and I have been keeping track of every single new restaurant I have been to since junior year of high school and currently I am sitting at stop 227!
Career Goals: Try to set foot into the consulting industry to gain experience and look forward to starting my own firm one day.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am currently a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, Business Ambassadors, New Venture Group & President of Ascend!
Why I wanted to be a coach: I was once a freshman so I know how intimidating and daunting the transition into college can be. Therefore, I think FYS is not only a platform for us upperclassment to share our experiences to help the new students but also a great way for me to give back to this community that I love. Lastly, I have always loved and enjoyed the experience of meeting new people and learning about their stories! 
Advice for being successful at ASU: College is one of the last few windows in life where you can try anything with a low opportunity cost so don't be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone and attempt new things!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Sarah
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a dual citizen!
Career Goals: I want to work internationally as a marketing director after I get my MBA in management.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Undergraduate Student Government (past PR Director, current Director of Internal Operations), Kappa Alpha Theta (past archivist), past APPLE (WP Carey).
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have has such a gratifying at ASU because of my involvement in certain clubs. I want to use my connections to positively impact the futures of students through my connections.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find friends that have similar values as you so that you can stay on track with your studies, as well as making life-long connections.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: William
Hometown: Buckeye, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Business Data Analytics & Computer Information Systems
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I've played 5 different sports since high school and am always looking for new ones to try!
Career Goals: My goal is to attain a M.S. in Statistics and to pursue a career as a data scientist or machine learning engineer.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a captain of ASU's club squash team and involved in the Tillman Scholars Program.
Why I wanted to be a coach: While I felt that I was well-equipped for the transition to college, I definitely could have used a mentor for some of the big decisions that I had to make as a freshman. After two years of experience in the business school, I am excited to share my knowledge with new students that may be in that same position.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Keep an open mind and look out for new opportunities whenever possible! Stepping out of your comfort zone can open doors to all sorts of new opportunities, people, and experiences.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Yuqi
Hometown: Beijing, China
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Business Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a dog person. I have a 3 years old german shepherd. 
Career Goals: My career goals is to get more experiences in Machine Learning. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: President of International Scholar Association at ASU
Why I wanted to be a coach: I enjoyed my time at the first-year success center during my first two years of college. I was benefited a lot from my coach. I want to give back to the ASU community.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Make sure to engage , be mindful, and open to learning. 

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Zabric
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Accountancy
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I enjoy pursuing a multitude of hobbies including playing piano, cycling, golfing, photography, or anything else that challenges me. 
Career Goals: I hope to attend law school and pursue a career in law. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of Phi Kappa Theta social fraternity and I also served on the Interfraternity Council. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I find myself most energized and fulfilled when I am helping others. I know that university life can be difficult to navigate at first, and I want to help students find the resources they need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Establish relationships with those you encounter at ASU including peers, professors, and coworkers. Much like yourself, everyone has something to bring to the table, and it is very fulfilling to collaborate and exchange resources, experiences, and talents with others.