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Freshman Coaches

2017-2018

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Megan

Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois

College: Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College

Major: Elementary Education

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I’m currently training for my first marathon!

Career Goals: I would like to be part of Teach for America. After Teach for America, I would like to go back to school to become a high school guidance counselor.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Greek Life.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I know how much of an adjustment freshman year is. I am an out-of-state student and adjusting to Arizona can be difficult. I want to be there for my students to offer any help they need!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Get out of your comfort zone! Doing new things and meeting new people is the best way to grow.

Randii

Hometown: Riverside, California

College: Integrative Sciences and Arts

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I come from a military family and have had the opportunity to travel all around the world. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting new people and experiencing many different cultures. My favorite place I’ve lived so far was Okinawa, Japan!

Career Goals: To attend Graduate school in California and pursue a career in the marketing field.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the business fraternity.

Why I wanted to be a coach: As a freshman, it was hard for me to get involved and push myself to meet new people and experience new things. I just want to help other students push themselves towards success and make ASU feel like a second home!

Advice for your Success at ASU: College is all about meeting new people and experiencing new things as you find out who you want to be! My advice is to get involved with different organizations and make a ton of new connections.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Aishwarya

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Political Science

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I lived in India for a full year after graduating high school, and it was a tough yet eye-opening experience, which allowed me to understand a completely new culture and adapt under the circumstances.

Career Goals: To attend a prestigious law school in California.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Pre-Law Society and Woman as Hero club on campus.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Acclimatizing to ASU was initially quite hard for me after taking two years off following high school and being a commuter student, but I was able to immerse myself and thrive despite the issues I faced at home and school. Thus, I wanted nothing more than to help others in the same boat as me and offer any insightful advice that I possibly can, all while cheering them on and watching them grow.

Advice for your Success at ASU: It's all about conversation! Don't be afraid to talk to people, whether it's in line to get food, the person sitting next to you in lecture, or even your professor after class. You never what doors can open through the people you meet, or how close you two might grow.

Chris

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

College: CLAS

Major: Urban Planning

Year in School: Graduate School

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I love to travel! I’ve visited 7 states and Canada in the past 6 months!

Career Goals: I hope to work for the transportation planning department of a local or state government or a local metropolitan planning organization.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved with my fraternity, Omega Psi Phi

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach to help and support my fellow Sun Devils and ensure first-year students have a connection to campus.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Take risks and do things that make you uncomfortable. That’s when positive growth takes place!

Chynna

Hometown: New York, New York

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Communications

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation college student and had the opportunity this past spring to study abroad in Australia. It was the most awesome experience I have ever had in my life!

Career Goals: I want to get a job in communications for a company that has room for growth and promotions.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am in Greek life and the Business of Fashion club.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I am excited to be a mentor to give freshman insightful advice and guidance. My First-Year Success Coach was so amazing and helpful. I hope to be as accommodating and supportive as they were.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Keep updating your goals so you can achieve more!

Esteban

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador

College: School of Life Science

Major: Biomedical Science

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am the current president of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc., and I am a first- gen student from Ecuador.

Career Goals: Grad School into Medical School to become an Emergency Department Doctor.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: President of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc, Sparky’s Service Dogs Member.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I knew that this position would allow me to help others in finding their way through college. I love ASU and all that it has provided for me so what better way than to give back and help my fellow Sun Devils!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t ever be afraid of trying; it's better to say “at least now I know” than “what if”.

Hannah

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Family and Human Development

Year in School: Senior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was a business major for the first three weeks of college until found my passion for Family and Human development, and I am completing my degree in three years.

Career Goals: After attending Graduate School for Social Welfare, I hope to work for a non-profit that encourages and assists with treatment and recovery for adolescents who suffer from depression, self-injury, addiction, and suicide.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: AOC member.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I aspire to help freshman find their passions both academically and personally. I hope to guide and motivate individuals through their years at ASU.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Be adventurous, try new things, and branch out. ASU gives you limitless opportunity to make life-long friends and experience great things.

Hayley

Hometown: Council Bluffs, IA

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I really enjoy biking in my free time! I’ve participated in RAGBRAI (an annual bike ride across the state of Iowa) that lasts for one week and has a total distance of 475 miles.

Career Goals: To attend medical school and become a surgeon, with the goal of someday working for an organization like Doctors Without Borders that helps serve communities abroad without access to adequate medical care.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: At ASU, I have been involved in many different student organizations, such as Chi Omega, Devils’ Advocates, the American Medical Women’s Association, and the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Research (SOLUR) program.

Why I wanted to be a coach: As an out-of-state freshman, being thousands of miles away from home left me feeling scared and overwhelmed, but once I became involved in various organizations on campus and built meaningful relationships with so many other Sun Devils, I realized that I had made the right decision. I wanted to be a First-Year Success Coach because I want to help students have a successful college career and find the sense of community that I was able to find here at ASU.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Get involved in as many organizations as you can and get outside of your comfort zone! College is the perfect time to experience new things and to figure out what you are passionate about; getting involved and taking risks is the best way to do that!

Hector

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Global Health and Biological Sciences (Biomedical Sciences)

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I studied abroad in Chennai, India this summer for two months teaching HIV/AIDS prevention education to local students. It was my first time traveling anywhere outside the country, so it was an all-around amazing experience!

Career Goals: To attend Midwestern University for the PA Graduate program.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a brother of Tau Psi Omega Fraternity Inc.,

Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first-generation college student, I have learned so much about being at one of the largest universities in the country. I want to share my experiences at ASU with my students and to make sure they make the most of their college experience.

Advice for your Success at ASU: I would tell all incoming freshmen to just be themselves and to join any clubs that genuinely interest them. College is a time to truly discover who you are and what you're truly passionate about.

Jacob

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors: Geography & Global Studies

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a National Hispanic Scholar, and I have traveled to 16 countries.

Career Goals: To earn an MTESOL (Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) degree and be an English teacher in Spain.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have studied abroad three times as an ASU student. Also, you can find me at the Sun Devil Fitness Center almost every day playing pickup basketball and/or working out.

Why I wanted to be a coach: The opportunities at ASU have made my experience as a student the best in my life. I want to encourage other students to find and take advantage of all the opportunities that ASU offers, as I have.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Take the initiative in finding new opportunities that align with your goals! Even if you don’t end up falling in love with everything, knowing that you don’t like something is just as valuable as knowing that you do like something.

Jared

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Political Science and Religious Studies

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a huge fan of languages, old movies, writing, and I will eat anything.

Career Goals: To pursue a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and work in academia with Religious Studies and History

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Review leader for Religions of the World and former employee in the T. Denny Sanford School

Why I wanted to be a coach: Initially at ASU, I had a hard time choosing a major I liked but having supportive people around me helped me to get involved in activities and majors I love and still pursue today.

Advice for your Success at ASU: My tips for success include: Getting connected with groups you love as this will help you advance, surround yourself with active people, and enjoy everything ASU has to offer.

Jessica (Jessie)

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: This past summer I interned at the Durango Juvenile Courts. It was incredibly fascinating and helped me discover my true passion for advocating for children in the eyes of the law.

Career Goals: To attend Law School at the ASU Law School.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I enjoy exercising, outdoor activities, and previously I was a LEAD Project Mentor.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to help others to succeed, realize their potential, help them stay organized, and achieve their goals.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Always be yourself and don’t be afraid to stand out and make your mark. The first step is believing in yourself!

Jordan

Hometown: Goodyear, AZ

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Biochemistry

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation college student; I love to lift weights and scuba dive with my younger sister.

Career Goals: To attend Medical School in California.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the Next Generation Service Corps., ASU Obesity Solutions, The Be ONE Project, and the School of Life Sciences Ambassadors.

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 your Success 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.

Mahnoor (Noor)

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Psychology

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a bilingual, first-year generation college student and had the honor of interning with Oxfam America last summer as a CHANGE Leader!

Career Goals: To become a physician who specializes her work with vulnerable populations (refugees, homeless individuals, uninsured, etc).

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a research assistant at Mayo Clinic and founded a club that works with Phoenix’s homeless population.

Why I wanted to be a coach: As a senior in college, I have gained valuable experience and learned helpful tips and tricks that I would love to share with you to help you do your best. I want to help you succeed in every way that you can!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Remain open-minded and be brave! Go outside your comfort zone- you will be surprised of what you are capable of.

Maria (Belen)

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

College: College of Politics and Global Studies

Major: Political Science

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am an immigrant and a first-generation student. I was born in Argentina and moved to the United States when I was 6 years old.

Career Goals: To go to law school and one day work for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am one of the leaders and co-founders of Undocumented Students for Education Equity at ASU.

Why I wanted to be a coach: As an undocumented student, my journey through higher education has not always been the easiest. At times, I was unsure of how I was going to accomplish my dreams. Thanks to great mentors and empowerment from my peers, I am where I am now, one year away from graduation. My experiences and difficulties are why I want to give back and be who I wish I had when I was younger!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Never let the fear of the obstacles before you stop you from following your dreams. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.

Ronae

Hometown: Glendale, Arizona

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology), Asian Pacific American Studies, and minoring in Human Communication

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I love to cook and bake desserts. My favorite things to bake are brownies and pizookies!

Career Goals: To attend Graduate School, but I am still figuring out what I will pursue.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a Research Intern for the Center for Asian Research

Why I wanted to be a coach: I’ve gained so much knowledge and learned so much about myself and my interests throughout my two years here at ASU. I want to help students discover and work towards their own passions while showing them all of the amazing things ASU has to offer.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Seize the day and take a chance. My best successes come from the chances I’ve taken—you’d be surprised at how many experiences you’ll gain by ignoring your fears and taking a chance!

College of Public Service and Community Solutions

College of Public Service and Community Solutions

 

Suhey

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

College: College of Integrative Sciences & Arts

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrations in Sustainability & Transborder Chican@/Latin@ Studies

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a first generation Mexican-American and college student!

Career Goals: I want to be an environmental lawyer by day and nonprofit consultant by night!

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Public Service Academy, El Concilio, MEChA, Devils Spark Change, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Be A Leader Foundation Alumni Association, ASU Outdoors Club, and TRiO!

Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to be here for you while you figure out ASU and college life. I also want to help you grow as an individual during this chapter of your life.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Open your heart, mind, and soul!

Health Solutions

Health Solutions

 

Autumn

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: College of Health Solutions

Major: Kinesiology

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I started a cheer team for kids with special needs when I was in high school and continue to run it today. This experience helped me determine my career path.

Career Goals: To finish my undergraduate degree and defend my thesis in the spring of 2019. I then plan to attend medical school at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester. After medical school, I plan to specialize in developmental pediatrics where I will work with kids with special needs.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Greek Community, ASU Dance Marathon, Kinesiology Honors Society, and SDR lab at the Downtown Phoenix Campus.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I had an amazing freshman year experience at ASU because of the mentors that I was provided with. I want to be able to help other students have the just as an amazing experience that I did and guide those who are feeling lost.

Advice for success at ASU: Take any opportunity that presents itself to you, don’t be afraid to try new things, and never give up, even when things seem impossible.

Faith

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: College of Health Solutions

Major: Exercise and Wellness

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student, and this is will be my first 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.

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.

Liliana

Hometown: Yuma, AZ

College: College of Health Solutions

Major: Exercise and Wellness

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and had the opportunity to be a part of medical research that was offered through ASU.

Career Goals: Pursuing a career in Physical Therapy, and I plan to attend graduate school here in Arizona. Extra Curricular Involvement: I am a part of the Downtown Physical Therapy Club, volunteer for medical research, and plan to join a recreational volleyball team this semester.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I am from a smaller town and transferred here from my community college. I know what it is like to be nervous and a bit overwhelmed with the transition. I have had a chance to experience and be a part of so many opportunities that are available here at ASU. I hope to help guide you along your own path and help you have an amazing first year, as someone who has been where you are. Go Sun Devils!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t be afraid to take a chance. Opportunities are everywhere and where they can lead is up to you. ASU has so much to offer so don’t hesitate to grab what comes your way. Also, nothing is ever the end of the world. There is always another way to get something done.

Rachel

Hometown: Glendale, AZ

College: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Major: Master of Legal Studies

Year in School: First-Year Graduate Student

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I was able to be part of the first group of students to study abroad in Cuba after the travel embargo was lifted.

Career Goals: After graduation, I would like to pursue a career in health policy and advocacy.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Coach Maria and I have co-founded the CONHI Health Initiatives student organization. I am also a part of the ASU Institute for Healthcare Improvement chapter.

Why I wanted to be a coach: This is will be my second year as a coach, and I am excited to be able to connect with more students. Arizona State University has given me so many wonderful experiences and memories, and I can't wait for you to make your own!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Make the most of every opportunity you have. These next four years will go by fast!

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

 

Mary

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: Herberger

Major: Fine Arts: Ceramics

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I love to stay active, and I ran my first marathon last year.

Career Goals: To attend Graduate School for Ceramics and become a university professor.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: ASU Ceramics Club, Tempe Public Library Volunteer

Why I wanted to be a coach: I know firsthand how challenging but also how rewarding college can be. I have lots of advice, and I’m excited to help you get the most out of your time at ASU!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Setting goals and making plans are essential for success but don’t be afraid of the unknown. Embrace change, grow, and never give up.

Morgan

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

College: W.P. Carey School of Business & Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Major: Business Law & Dance

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I moved to Miami on my own for ballet school my senior year of high school, and I am the first person in my family to join Greek Life!

Career Goals: To attend Law School and work for a business or media law firm

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the sorority Chi Omega & perform in the dance shows.

Why I wanted to be a coach: My journey to college and choosing my career path is different from the average student, and I can share this experience with all students confused about their future. I have learned the importance of getting involved, and I am passionate about sharing this with other students to help them succeed and lend them any support in this new chapter of their lives.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Take each day at a time and remember to breathe whenever you start to feel overwhelmed. Seek opportunities, get involved, and enjoy your time here to the fullest.

Nik

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

College: Herberger

Major: Major-Music; Minor-Theatre

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I’ve had the opportunity to work with representatives from Sony, Cartoon Network, and even real Broadway directors and actors during my time here at ASU.

Career Goals: To get my Master’s in Music Performance here at Arizona State

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I’ve been involved with ASU acappella and the Lyric Opera Theatre.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I was coached as a freshman, and it really impacted my time at ASU in a positive way. I became a coach in order to give back to my ASU family and help guide the next generation towards success.

Advice for your Success at ASU: No obstacle is too big with the right people at your side. Make friends, make memories, and strive to make the world better through your success!

Rebecca (Becky)

Hometown: Glendale, AZ

College: Herberger College of Design and the Arts

Major: Architecture

Year in School: Senior Interesting fact: I spend all my money on micron pens and socks with cool designs.

Career Goals: I would love to design for Disney’s amusement parks.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am an officer for Alpha Rho Chi, the national fraternity for architecture, and the allied art.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I love working with students to encourage them through their first year. I know during my first year I was really scared to get involved in anything because of the requirements of my major. This is my second year coaching, and I love being able to support students, relate to them as they go through the struggles and the joys of their first year, and figuring out how to navigate through ASU.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t isolate yourself. Make friends in your classes and find a group of people you can hang out with.

Severiano (Seve)

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Major: Film (Filmmaking Practices)

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I was nominated for a Student Emmy my senior year of high school.

Career Goals: I’d like to edit comedic blockbusters or television shows.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I attend Hollywood Invades Tempe and The Underground Foundation events.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach so I could meet new Devils as well as help them find the resources they need to succeed while at ASU.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Talk to people in your classes. They make great study buddies and friends.

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

 

Hwee

Hometown: Peoria, AZ

College: Ira A. Fulton School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering

Major: Computer Systems Engineering

Year in School:: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I really enjoy cooking in my spare time; it helps me de-stress from school.

Career Goals: I want to work in the engineering industry. Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the ASU Dragon boat team and Women in Computer Science club.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to be a coach because I want to help other students have a great experience at ASU!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Remember that you should prioritize your education but don’t forget to relax and have fun along the way!

Nursing and Health Innovation

Nursing and Health Innovation

 

Jasmine

Hometown: Columbia, MO

College: College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Major: Nursing

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I have seen Beyoncé perform live twice!

Career Goals: Registered Nurse first and a master’s degree in nursing education later.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Student Nurses Association, College Council of Nursing Students, and National Alliance on Mental Illness. I also volunteer as a student nurse at the SHOW clinic.

Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first-generation college student, I thought I had an idea of what college would be like. I soon learned that I was wrong. My first-year coach helped me figure out how to address some issues I was facing as a freshman, and I want to give back by helping freshmen find the tools they need to have a successful and enjoyable college experience.

Advice for your Success at ASU: First, use the search bar on MyASU. Second, if you find it difficult to stay motivated, ask yourself if you are working toward something that you want. If the answer is no, it is okay to change your goals or your approach.

Maria

Hometown: Union, New Jersey / Surprise, Arizona

College: College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Major: Community Health

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: Throughout my life, I have always been passionate about community service. I never thought I would join a sorority at ASU, let alone find an amazing sisterhood committed to community service, but I LOVE it!

Career Goals: Attend Graduate School for Healthcare or Higher Education / Establish a Non-Profit Community Health Center or Mentor Students in Higher Education

Extra-Curricular Involvement: In addition to my role as a First-Year Success Coach, I am the Vice President of Service for Omega Phi Alpha (National Service Sorority), and I am the Co-Founder and President of CONHI Health Initiatives.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Going into my Senior year at ASU, I’ve had time to reflect on my experiences, the good and the challenging. As a Coach, I wanted to give back to the university community, support you throughout the transition process, and help you achieve your fullest potential during YOUR time as a Sun Devil!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Make what you are passionate about a priority. There’s always that tiny voice in your head that truly knows what you want to pursue- listen to it! You never know what great adventures will come from it!

Shelby

Hometown: San Jose, CA

College: College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Major: Nursing

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish Arizona!

Career Goals: To work as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved with Chi Omega, Camp Kesem, and College Council of Nursing Students.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because sharing what has made this university such an amazing experience for me with other students means so much to me.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Professors, teaching assistants, and tutors all want you to succeed and reaching out to them can make a substantial difference in your college experience.

School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability

 

Hillary

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

College: School of Sustainability and W.P. Carey School of Business

Major: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I have student ID's from 3 separate colleges... ASU, Lakeland (a community college for summer classes in Ohio), and UofA (I interned with them last spring)!

Career Goals: To influence the sustainable development of a company's supply chain, focusing on life cycle analysis.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved with GreenLight Solutions, AstroDevils, and the Honors Society for Sustainability. I also volunteered for the past 2 years as a Volunteer Income Tax Preparer with the Tempe Community Council.

Why I wanted to be a coach: When I was a freshman, I had no idea what I was doing. Now, I know a lot about the university and how much it has to offer. I want to be there to help you figure it all out, too! I am lucky to have the opportunity to be a Success Coach and am excited to help you exceed your wildest dreams here at ASU.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Learn how to network! You cannot imagine the people you will meet, the stories you will hear, or the connections you can make that can help you later on.

Teachers College

Teachers College

 

Anais

Hometown: Oakland, CA

College: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Major: Elementary Education Year in school: Junior Interesting fact about yourself/experience: When I was 16, I created and taught my very first lesson plan while volunteering as a fourth grade student teacher at an elementary school on a Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana.

Career Goals: To open my own after-school tutoring center for student athletes that serves as both an educational and practice facility.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am an ambassador for SPARKS at ASU. Through SPARKS, I visit different elementary and high schools each week to talk with students about the importance of pursuing higher education and what life is like as an ASU student.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to become a coach because as a freshman and sophomore, I was coached by two incredible people who have both had a profound and positive impact on my life. Like them, I want to help and encourage students to experience all that ASU has to offer.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t be afraid to try something new and to take risks. Some of the best things in life come when you step outside of your comfort zone.

Jenna

Hometown: Lisle, IL

College: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Major: Educational Studies Year in school: Senior Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a part of an international church, and I had the opportunity to be an intern in our church in San Diego over the summer!

Career Goals: To work in higher education to support student life and student services.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Alpha Omega Campus Ministry.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Because of my different experiences as an out-of-state-student, living in the residential halls during my first year, commuting to school, and having different jobs and internships on/off campus, I want to help support freshman students during this new stage of life and help them open up doors for their future!

Advice for your Success at ASU: You don’t need to have it all figured out yet.

W. P. Carey School of Business

W. P. Carey School of Business

 

Andrew

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Supply Chain Management and Business Data Analytics

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was born on a Friday, the 13th, my dad was born on the 13th, and his dad was born on the 13th. I guess you could say we’re all pretty lucky.

Career Goals: To work full-time in management consulting and then transition into getting my master’s degree.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in New Venture Group, Arizona Microcredit Initiative, Supply Chain Management Association, Business Ambassadors, Business School Council, and the McCord Scholars program.

Why I wanted to be a coach: My freshman year mentor gave me everything I needed to be successful – even things I didn’t realize I needed at the time. I am excited to provide lessons and insights with you to help make your first year as a Sun Devil successful!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Keep an open mind and be willing to learn new things! Doors will always open, you just have to be willing to take the step through them.

Danielle

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Marketing

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and work for the Arizona Diamondbacks when I’m not at school.

Career Goals: To create my own business by building a brand on giving back to a less fortunate community.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in ASU Dancing Devils and was previously a Director for Camp Carey.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I have always had a desire to help others and what better tool than the First-Year Success Center. I’ve learned so much during my first two years at ASU and hope to share my knowledge and experiences with you to help you reach your personal, academic, and career goals.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Remember how fast high school went? College will go even faster. Keep your goals written down in your planner and give 110% in all of your endeavors. You are beginning to build your foundation for the rest of your life so make every minute count!

Edgard

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Finance

Year in School: Senior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love watching, playing, and talking about sports. I also love music, and I always enjoy going to see my favorite artists live in concerts. Every year when I work Freshmen Orientations, I have gotten a chance to meet Sparky and take a selfie with him!

Career Goals: I plan to attend Graduate School at ASU for Higher Education

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a WPC 101 Facilitator for WPC 101, I am an Orientation Student Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs, I am a member of the hip-hop dance club AZNA, and I am a founding father of Phi Kappa Theta

Why I wanted to be a coach: Throughout my time at ASU, so many people have helped and guided me to where I am today. I want to be the person who can change the lives of students, find what they are passionate about, and get them excited about college. Advice for you Success at ASU: Don’t be afraid to try new things! There are countless opportunities so take advantage of them and never be afraid to ask for help!

Ephraim

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: Arizona State University Major W.P. Carey School of Business (Public Service and Public Policy)

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to travel and can proudly say I've been on 5 of our 7 continents and look to travel to all 7 in my lifetime. Yes, this includes Antarctica!

Career Goals: I hope to be involved within a non-profit organization that assists in giving back to both local and global communities!

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have been involved with ASU Rotaract, which gives me the chance to volunteer with a variety of city projects/charitable organizations.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Following the lead of my First- Year Success Coach, I hope to be able to get to know students on a deeper level that helps freshmen get thru the first year.

Advice for your Success at ASU: I encourage incoming students to take a breath and acknowledge that you are not perfect and will make mistakes, but these mistakes will only help you improve and learn to be a better version of yourself.

Hibah

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

College: W.P. Carey School of Business

Major: Finance & Business Data Analytics

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation American, but a second generation Sun Devil.

Career Goals: I’d like to pursue an MBA specializing in marketing, so I can work in merchandising for a large retailer.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Business of Fashion and Investment Banking and Consulting clubs.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Becoming involved on campus and utilizing my resources as freshman helped make my transition into ASU a lot smoother. I am excited to help current freshmen reach their full potential as a Sun Devil!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t be afraid to explore new opportunities and passions. Take classes you find interesting, join different clubs, and find ways to become involved in what you are truly excited about.

Jazmin

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: W.P. Carey School of Business

Major: Sports Media and Studies

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and an Obama Scholar. I absolutely love outdoor activities and sports.

Career Goals: To attend Graduate School in Miami, Florida.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the Residence Hall Association.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Looking back to when I was a freshman, I realize how little I knew academically and personally about ASU and my career path. I want to offer guidance and support to students feeling the same way. After taking few positions as a leader, I also realize there are many more things I have yet to learn. I am excited to grow with you as a student and a leader.

Advice for your Success at ASU: My tips for success include: Find your motivation and what gets you out of bed every morning, do a little extra, always believe in yourself, be fearless, and most importantly take everything step by step. If you do all this you will look back you will be amazed of who you are. BE BOLD.

Jenna

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

College: Barrett, the Honors College, W. P. Carey School of Business, & ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Marketing & Psychology

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I pole vaulted for ASU throughout my freshman year of college. I have also held both Chance The Rapper's and Kanye West's hands during their concerts.

Career Goals: Ultimately, I hope to find work that I feel fulfilled by. I plan to obtain my Master of Industrial Psychology after undergrad.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a WPC 101 Facilitator, Reading Mentor/Volunteer for Page Turners, Tillman Scholar, and a member of Barrett Women's League. Outside of school, I enjoy doing yoga, writing poetry, and drinking a copious amount of coffee.

Why I wanted to be a coach: First things first, I LOVE ASU and I want YOU to love ASU as much as I do! Secondly, I've had some pretty awesome mentors throughout my college career thus far who have completely shaped my experience here for the better. I hope to impact your life in a beautiful way - like my mentors have done for me.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Spark up a conversation with someone new at the dining hall. Introduce yourself to your professors. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Smile! Say yes to new adventures and commit yourself to personal and professional growth. Study hard but also take the time you need to relax and regroup! Know that you are enough. You got this!

Joey

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Accountancy

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia this summer, and it completely changed my life! I traveled all around while I was there and even camped in the Outback.

Career Goals: To obtain my Master’s Degree in Accountancy at ASU.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Alpha Kappa Psi and the Golden Z Club.

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 your Success 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!

Ken

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

College: W.P. Carey School of Business

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student who had the opportunity to visit Japan and South Korea this summer.

Career Goals: To attend graduate school and earn my MBA.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a WPC 101 facilitator and Peer Advisor.

Why I wanted to be a coach: To further connect with freshmen on a more individual basis and help them take advantage of all the great opportunities ASU has to offer.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Never be afraid to ask questions, do things out of your comfort zone, and make the best out of your college experience!

Kevin

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Marketing

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to play basketball in my spare time at the Sun Devil Fitness Center with my friends or while representing Alpha Kappa Lambda in Greek Intramurals.

Career Goals: Become a Sales Executive at a large company then start my own business.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Here at ASU, I am very involved in Greek Life as Brotherhood Chair of Alpha Kappa Lambda, and I help participate in Philanthropies and big events like Greek Week.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I enjoy meeting new people and helping them achieve success in school while teaching them how to become a part of the ASU community.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Get involved on campus! There’s no better way to feel more at home at ASU than going Greek or joining a club. Also, if you are involved on campus you gain great leadership opportunities for your resume and meet some interesting students and faculty while doing so.

Matt

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Accounting

Year in School: Senior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: My high school graduating class consisted of only 41 students!

Career Goals: Undecided, but I want to help people in a leadership role.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I previously facilitated WPC 101. Currently I volunteer with the VITA program doing taxes.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Coming from such a small high school and being a commuter student, I learned how important it is to get involved. I look forward to sharing my experience and helping you!

Advice for your Success at ASU: There is so much support for you on this campus, so no matter what challenges you face: a hard math class, a tight budget, a tough personal situation, etc., there are both people who have gone through the same experience and also staff here to help you. Take advantage of all the help you can get and never tell yourself you can’t

Randall

Hometown: Chalfont, PA

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Supply Chain Management

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: In high-school, I was able to take choir and sing for the same teacher that taught P!nk in middle school.

Career Goals: To eventually open up my own restaurant and have a stage where I can showcase local talents.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am heavily involved in Devils’ Advocates

Why I wanted to be a coach: After teaching WPC 101 and being a tour guide for ASU, I have gotten the chance to really learn what is important to prospective and new students. I want to use everything I’ve learned in those organizations and things from my own journey to help students get a better start then the one I had.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Do not be afraid to put yourself out there and get involved. Also, college is all about finding who you are so don’t be afraid to fail. Learn from your mistakes and keep persevering.

Ria

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Economics and Supply Chain Management

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation American. My entire family was born and raised in India. My sister and I are the first of our family to be raised in America!

Career Goals: After college, I want to get my MBA and work in product strategy and internal consulting for a tech company.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Delta Sigma Pi (co-ed business fraternity) and New Venture Group. Previously, I've worked with the Undergraduate Student Government and Access ASU.

Why I wanted to be a coach: ASU has given me endless opportunities for success and friendship, and through personal exploration and a lot of trial and error, I've learned a lot. I want to be able to share what I've learned and help other students be mentally and academically successful here and hopefully, giving them a head start to an amazing college experience.

Advice for your Success at ASU: ASU has an infinite amount of resources to use, opportunities to find, and new people to meet. Don't be afraid to keep trying new things, and really immerse yourself in everything college has to offer!

Sydney

Hometown: Andover, Minnesota

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Computer Information Systems

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I grew up in a car family. My first job was at an auto parts store, and I drag raced my car on weekends at the track my senior year of high school. One of my uncles gifted me a NASCAR driving experience for my high school graduation, so my first semester at ASU I drove a racecar at the Phoenix International Raceway.

Career Goals: I plan to go into consulting in order to help businesses grow and flourish. After a few years working, I plan to go to Graduate School to further my education.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Brother of Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed professional business fraternity, Women’s Business Leaders Association, Business School Council, and the Department of Information Systems Club (DISC).

Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to help incoming freshmen find their niche here at Arizona State University. I’ve had such a great experience at ASU, and I want to share that with others, give back, and help them thrive.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Surround yourself with people that push you to be better and challenge you to go outside your comfort zone.

Xavier

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Sports and Media Studies

Year in School: Senior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: A few years ago there was a football tournament at my community college. I created a team 10 hours before the tournament took place. It was an impromptu team made up of 9 players who many had just met the day of the tournament; we came together and ended up winning the whole thing!

Career Goals: To be a member of the marketing team for Adidas. My life experiences have led me to the goal of creating an Awareness Campaign for Cancer Patients by using athletes who have overcome or continue to fight the disease.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved with the M.E.N.S and W.P. Mentorship programs.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because my own experiences with mentors and coaches have opened numerous doors for myself, and I wanted to share that feeling with others. I also wanted to create impacts for students that last long after my own graduation.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and take risks!

Xiaofeng (Fred)

Hometown: Changsha, Hunan

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Business Data Analytics & Supply Chain Management Certificate: International Business

Year in School: Junior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have been to 30 different countries and all 50 states in the USA; I love traveling so much! Because of that, I was part of the ASU Study Abroad Office and interned with Hainan Airlines.

Career Goals: To attend Graduate School in New York at the University of Columbia and have my own travel agency here in the USA.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the Fleisher program, volunteer in Association for supportive childcare, and I am on the E-board of International Business Scholars Association. I am also involved in SCMA, DISC, and American Red Cross.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I got so much out of this program when I was a freshman; this was probably the most helpful program for me as an international student. This program was like a door that helped me open up the ASU world. I want to do the same for you and help as many students as I can!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Trust in yourself, find a mentor, and use time wisely. Most importantly, come to the First-Year Success Center for any kind of help you might need, we are always here for you!

Ying (Danny)

Hometown: Foshan, Guangdong, China

College: W. P. Carey Business School

Major: Supply Chain Management & Management

Year in School: Senior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I like to read anything that is around me. Cereal boxes while I am eating and even the back of shampoo bottles in the shower.

Career Goals: To get a Graduate degree and start my career in Supply Chain.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in CSSA and IBSA to help Asian students.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to use my experience to give advice to freshmen, to guide them, and offer academic support. I also want to assist International Students with adjusting to college life in the US and Arizona.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Build confidence! Seize opportunities! Get involved! Believe in yourself to take risks and challenges! College life is amazing, but planning and proper management of time is very important.

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West Campus

Esmeralda

Hometown: Peoria, AZ

College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Major: Communication and Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance; Certificate in Sales and Marketing

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I was born in California and raised in Arizona; I love the heat! I’m a huge movie and TV show buff so catch me watching something new all the time!

Career Goals: Pursue film acting

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I was involved with PAB as an intern for live entertainment, and I participated in “Shorts”, a live theater performance for the at West Campus.

Why I wanted to be a coach: When I arrived to ASU, I had no idea what I was doing, but I was quickly surrounded by people who wanted to help me and showed me all the resources and opportunities ASU offers. I want students to experience ASU as I did and know that this big amazing journey doesn’t have to be taken alone!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Think positive. Life surrounds you with many obstacles, and at times, it can feel like they’ve all piled on top of each other but moving forward and looking at the brighter side makes life more rewarding.

Maggie

Hometown: Tyrone, Pennsylvania

College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Major: Social Justice and Human Rights, MA.

Year in School: First Year Graduate Student

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science from Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA). I also graduated with minors in Children’s Studies and Special Education. During my four years at Saint Vincent, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant and lab manager at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. I was captain of the dance team as well as being involved with clubs and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Specialized Corp for Exceptional Children, Psych Club, Active Minds, Alpha Lambda Delta, Psi Chi, Alpha Chi, and Alpha Phi Omega. I moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona to attend the Master’s program in Social Justice and Human Rights.

Career Goals: I hope to work for an agency where I can advocate for the human rights of all people (and travel the world).

Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first-generation college grad, I had great mentors along the way that helped me to be as successful as I am. I believe that everyone is capable of achieving greatness in their own ways, and I hope that I can help others to reach their dreams!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Live with intention, seize opportunities, dream big, and work hard!

Reyna

Hometown: Glendale, AZ

College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Major: Psychology

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I love painting my nails so much that I have over one hundred bottles of nail polish. It also serves as a stress relief for me.

Career Goals: I want to get my Master’s degree in counseling from ASU.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of TRIO STEM at the West Campus.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I am a first-generation student, and my Success Coach helped me so much during my freshman year. This has inspired me to give back and help my fellow Sun Devil students. I want to see you all thrive and do amazing things during your time at ASU.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t sweat the small things! Stay focused and believe in yourself because you are capable of even more than you may think!

Tanner

Hometown: Billings, MT

College: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Major: Educational Studies

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: An incredible experience I had occurred when I met Christian Laettner, who is considered one of the greatest college basketball players, at March Madness Fan Fest. This experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, and I will never forget it.

Career Goals: Complete the Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Arizona State University and become an academic advisor.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Teachers of the Future at the West Campus.

Why I wanted to be a coach: To help students realize that their time at ASU does not have to be scary, and there are so many resources that students do not take full advantage of that help them be successful during their time at ASU.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Take full advantage of all the events that ASU offers, you never know who you may run into and what kind of opportunities will come from it!

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Polytechnic Campus

 

Felicitas (Mia)

Hometown: Yuma, Arizona

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Business Data Analytics

Year in School: I’m a junior in W. P. Carey studying Business Data Analytics and love anything tech.

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I have studied abroad in Taipei, Taiwan for 1 year and looking into Spain as my next destination. I love learning languages, experiencing other cultures, and exploring all foods! I even have a food blog/Instagram.

Career Goals: One day, I will like to be a business analyst for an airline so I can continue traveling wherever my heart desires.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a first year Success Coach because I know how intimidating college can be, and with a little guidance or encouragement, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. My coach really pushed me to get more involved on campus, and I hope to help you do the same!

Advice for your Success at ASU: My biggest advice is to get out of your comfort zone and experience everything ASU has to offer. Your ASU experience can be anything you want it to be.

Katelyn

Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

College: Polytechnic School, Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering

Major: Human Systems Engineering

Year in School: Senior

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love the outdoors. I take any excuse I get to go camping, hiking, skiing, swimming, etc. with friends!

Career Goals: I plan to attend Graduate School to earn a Master’s in Human Systems Engineering before working as a Human Factors Engineer in the medical industry.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am highly involved with the engineering school and participate on student panels, give tours as a Fulton Ambassador, and help freshman have a blast at E2 camp as a C2. I am also a proud member of Sigma Kappa where I hold the position of Vice President of Communications as well as a member of the Greek leadership honors society Order of Omega where I hold the position of Vice President of Networking.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a Success Coach because I have learned many hard lessons while being a student at ASU. I was fortunate enough to have made friendships and connections with upperclassmen who helped me though many of those hard lessons. I want to be that person for others to confide in and seek advice from.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Own it. Own your successes and your failures. Strive for things that make you happy and above all else never feel embarrassed about being knocked down. For people will not remember you by how you fell but rather what you did after.