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2019-20

Public Service Academy

Public Service Academy

FYS Coach Audrey

Name: Audrey
Hometown: Yuma, AZ
College: The College Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS)
Major: Political Science
Year in School: Senior 
Interesting fact/ experience: I have two rescue chihuahuas named Nacho and Nina, one tortoise named Lechuga (Spanish for “lettuce”), and a stuffed squirrel named Armando.
Career Goals: To attend graduate school and contribute to the global human rights field
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have been involved in Next Generation Service Corps, NextGen ASU, School of Politics and Global Studies Junior Fellows, and the Association of Chicanos Por La Causa Scholars at ASU.
Why I wanted to be a coach: 
As a first-generation student coming from a small town, I had absolutely no idea what to expect from ASU. College seemed intimidating initially, but my First-Year Success Coach offered so much support and guidance that really helped me find my place and made me feel at home at ASU. I can’t wait to do the same for you and help you have an amazing experience as a first-year Sun Devil!
Advice for being successful at ASUStep out of your comfort zone, never be afraid to ask for help, and most importantly, believe in yourself! A little self-love and confidence goes a long way.

Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

FYS Coach Alexis


Name: Alexis
Hometown: Litchfield Park, AZ
College: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Major: Journalism and Mass Communication Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation college student and Disneyland enthusiast. This summer I had the opportunity to go to Disney World for the first time, and it was amazing! I’m also a writing tutor, so you’ll see me in the center quite a lot!
Career Goals: To work at a nonprofit I’m passionate about and do PR work, or become copy editor/editor of a magazine. 
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in ASU Mariachi as a violinist and volunteer with community organization Harmony Project PHX. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: Looking back on the last two years of my college experience, it’s crazy to see how much I’ve grown professionally and personally. Giving back is a trait that’s always been ingrained in me, and I hope to give you all the resources and encouragement you need to be successful in your first year at ASU. I’m here to listen to your concerns, root you on, and let you know that this is where you’re meant to be!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved and try everything. You’ll be amazed at what you might discover about yourself in the process.

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

FYS Coach Nate

Name: Nate
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions/ New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice and Psychology
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am the second of five children and a first-generation student.
Career Goals: To become a child crimes investigator with the FBI.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the vice president of the West Mock Trial club on the ASU West Campus.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I had a difficult time acclimating to college life as a freshman and was glad to have peers who were there for me and helped me along with my transitions. I want to provide opportunities to help students get to where they want to be in their lives.
Advice for being successful at ASU: If you are having a difficult time in any way, talk to a trusted friend, a coach, a professor, just speak to someone who will listen and validate your feelings. College is one of the best times of your life so enjoy it while you have it!

 FYS Watts Coach Nora

Name: Nora
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Major: Public Service Public Policy with a concentration in Criminal justice
Year in school: Junior
Career Goals: Something in criminal justice policy or advocacy
Extra-Curricular involvement: Undergraduate Student Government, Watts College Council, Sun Devil Transfer alliance
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have always loved helping people! I get to do a lot of work with students and administrators as a student senator but the FYS Center gives me the opportunity to work one on one! I can't wait to get to know all you and grow together!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Figure out what your definition of success is and then aim a little bit higher than that.

Polytechnic Campus

Polytechnic Campus

FYS Success Coach Polytechnic Muneeza

Name: Muneeza
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Biochemistry
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I’m somewhere in the middle of nine close-knit siblings, all born and raised under the same (figurative) roof. One boy, seven girls, then one boy; we’re a sandwich!
Career Goals: To become a knowledgeable, world-traveling physician (GW).
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I was an SI leader in biology for a year on Poly campus, and I look forward to being involved in campus research and joining the Poly Health Club.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The transition from high school (or otherwise) to college can seem like a daunting task when undertaken alone. That’s why I want nothing more than to be there for new students, to help them systematically realize and pursue their talents and dreams, and be that question-answerer and advice-giver that my older sister was for me when I was a first-year.
Advice for being successful at ASU: 1. Have a healthy de-stress routine at the end of each day. 2. Don’t wallow in the past. Accept it, learn from it, and move on. 3. ASU has some incredibly dedicated, respectful, and approachable staff. Make friends with your professors. Just do it.

College of Health Solutions

College of Health Solutions

FYS Coach Marcus

Name: Marcus 
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Exercise Science & Wellness
Certificate: Health and Wellness Coaching
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience:  I am a first-generation student within my family, I compete in a sport known as "Extreme Calisthenics", and love to workout!
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 am in a club known as Devilsthenics where we practice "Extreme Calisthenics" a few days during the week in Tempe!
Why I wanted to be a coach:  I wanted to become a coach because I know how scary it can be to start off in a big university whether you're just coming in as a freshman/ or are either a transfer student! I'm here to help you with whatever you need and lead you in the right direction so we can make this a most wonderful year/experience for you.
Advice for being successful at ASU:  Be on top of your tasks, do not procrastinate, have fun, and believe in yourself!

FYS Success Coach Victor

Name: Victor
Hometown: Yuma, AZ
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Medical Studies
Year in school: Junior
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: I aspire to attend Medical School upon graduation and ultimately become an Emergency Medicine Physician.
Extra Curricular Involvement:  I am a part of a Pre-Medical Academy as well as weekly volunteer work at Banner University Medical Center.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because I personally felt that having a coach was very helpful for me being a first-generation student. I want to be able to use my experience and be that cheerleader that some people may be missing.
Advice for your Success at ASU: A simple piece of advice I can give is to just go for whatever it is you are trying to do and don't be afraid of failure because that is the only way to grow.

FYS Success Coach Elma Jessa

Name: Elma "Jessa" 
Hometown: Chicago, IL 
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Medical Studies
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Although I was born and raised in Chicago, I can fluently speak two dialects from the Philippines, starting from a very young age. Fun Fact: I can bake a mean dessert, but I can’t cook!
Career Goals: To work in the field of pathology
Extra Curricular Involvement: I’ve been involved in Ryan House, AMSA, and volleyball intramurals.
Why I wanted to be a coach: My first year was one of the most difficult transitions for me as an out of state student. Therefore, I want to encourage future Sun Devils to get involved in what they love to do and to challenge themselves to succeed - socially and academically.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Use a planner and/or calendar every day! Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t overwork yourself - take breaks!

 FYS Coach Nikki

Name: Nikki 
Hometown:  Rialto, CA
College: College of Health Solutions 
Major: Kinesiology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: An interesting fact about myself is that I love to travel and attend concerts all over the United States.
Career goals: I hope to attend PA school in California at either USC or UC Davis.
Why I wanted to be a coachI am a returning coach from last year and I had a very positive experience working with students. I love the involvement and personalities that I am able to meet throughout the academic year.
Advice for being successful at ASURemain humble.


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.
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.
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!

 FYS Coach Helen

Name: Helen 
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Medical Studies
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a transfer student from Scottsdale Community College!
Career Goals: My goal is to attend medical school and become a physician.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I volunteer at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I was fortunate enough to have an amazing mentor guide me since the first day I entered college and, with her guidance and support, I’ve performed well in school and received many great opportunities and honors for which I am very grateful for. I’m excited to share with you everything I’ve learned these past few years, and to answer any questions you have, in order to help you become a successful student while making the most of your experience at ASU!
Advice for being successful at ASU: There are many but my top 3 would be to introduce yourself to your professors on the first day of class and visit their office hours, get involved in clubs that interest you, and most importantly, plan out a study schedule and execute your plan to reduce stress near assignment deadlines/test days.

FYS Coach Syl

Name: Syl
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Exercise & Wellness
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation transfer student and have had various opportunities for personal growth arise since starting at ASU!
Career Goals: I plan to attend grad school here in Arizona to become a physical therapist.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the secretary/treasurer for the Physical Therapy Club here at ASU Downtown.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Prior to starting at ASU, I made it a personal goal to be engaged in new experiences where I can benefit not only myself, but also help others. I have been so fortunate with the opportunities I have had and nothing would make me happier than to help others reach their goals.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take risks and use any obstacles you encounter as learning opportunities. I believe in you!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

FYS Success Coach Yessenia

Name: Yessenia
Hometown: Yuma, AZ
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Justice Studies and Political Science
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/ experience: I am a first-generation student and had the opportunity this past winter to study abroad in Cuba! It was the most amazing experience ever!
Career Goals: To attend law school in Washington!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I volunteer at Chicanos Por La Causa and The Young Center. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: Having my own coach my freshman year at ASU, I was able to get involved in so many activities that I would have never found out about on my own! I want to be able to introduce new things to you, and also provide a safe space for growth and happiness. I want your first year as a Sun Devil to be amazing!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always keep growing. Never be afraid to venture into the unknown because you never know what amazing things you can find there!

FYS Success Coach Melissa

Name: Melissa 
Hometown: Maricopa, AZ
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Communication
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am an Obama Scholar and I am a first-generation college student.
Career Goals: To attend graduate school and obtain a degree that allows me to help either students or members of the community whether that’s working in higher education or working for a Non-Profit that I am passionate about.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have been involved in ASU’s summer programs, Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute and Barrett Summer Scholars, that help promote higher education to the younger generations. I was also a Career Development Peer at ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services.
Why I wanted to be a coach: If it weren’t for the help of my couches, mentors, friends and family members, I would not be where I am today so I want to be able to give back and help students. Within my time here at ASU, I have realized that there are a lot of pressures that come with being a college student so it has made me want to help other students to let them know they are not alone.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do what makes you happy and enjoy being a college student! Take care of yourself first and try to have a balance of focusing on school while also gaining life experiences such as making friends, traveling, volunteering, or having an internship. Be confident in yourself and take advantage of all of the useful resources at ASU!

FYS Success Coach Frank

Name: Frank 
Hometown:  Long Beach, CA
College: College of Liberal Arts and Science 
Major: Biology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student that had an opportunity of a lifetime this summer researching pediatric oncology in New York City!
Career Goals: I would like to teach in under-served communities working for Teaching for America and then go to medical school to become a physician. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: On-campus I am a research assistant in the Neisewander Drug Addiction Lab and I am also a TA for BIO 281/282.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to make a greater impact on a student’s first-year experience by providing them the resources to be a successful Sun Devil! 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do not let your experience and success from high school define the person you are going to be in college. One of the amazing things about coming to college is that you can start fresh and I think ASU is a great place to do that.

FYS Success Coach Delaney

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

FYS Success Coach Hailey

Name: Hailey 
Hometown: Denver, CO
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Major: Biological Science (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology)
Year in school: Senior 
Interesting fact/experience: I am a transfer student from Elon University in North Carolina. I developed my own annealing assay that helped detect FFPE deamination in patient samples for a genetics research lab in Colorado.
Career Goals: To become a PA in psychiatry. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am on several committees within my business fraternity (Delta Sigma Pi)

Why I wanted to be a coach: As a transfer student and an out-of-state student, I believe that I can offer a unique perspective and help guide other students to success based on my own experiences. Coming to ASU was the best decision I have ever made, and I want to pass my love of the school on to the next successful student class.
Advice for being a successful student at ASU: Take risks and get involved in a variety of activities that ASU has to offer. Push yourself and find your support system.

FYS Success Coach Tylie  

Name: Tylie
Hometown: Nogales, Arizona
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Justice Studies
Year in school: Junior 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a second-generation U.S. citizen, and speak both Spanish and English.
Career Goals:  I hope to attend law school and one day become a Juvenile Defense Attorney.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Greek Community, where I hold an executive position on the Panhellenic Council as the Director of Women’s Leadership and Diversity.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to become a coach to help students like myself navigate through college in the same way that my coach helped me. I want to be a welcoming and familiar face to students within such a large campus community.
Advice for being successful at ASU:  Challenge yourself and do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Avoid asking yourself “what if,” and be confident in your decisions.

FYS Coach Nicole

Name: Nicole 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I studied abroad in Finland this past summer!
Career Goals: After attaining a PhD in Social or Developmental Psychology, I hope to teach and conduct research at a large public university like this!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a campus tour guide through Devils’ Advocates, I am the Director of Communications for Psi Chi: International Honors Society in Psychology, and I volunteer at camps for kids with arthritis through the Arthritis Foundation.
Why I want to be a coach: Sometimes it is easy to feel overwhelmed at such a large university with so many opportunities. I want to be there for the students who need the guidance, support, and comfort in knowing that someone is in their corner.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t feel like you should know your entire life plan after your first week of classes. College is the perfect time to change your mind and find what makes you excited to learn. The answers will come naturally with the time you spend exploring!

FYS Coach Amanda

Name: Amanda
Hometown: Laveen, AZ
Major: Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)
Year in school: Senior 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience I have backpacked around Europe and got to see amazing historical sites.
Career GoalsTo attend law school and become an attorney.
Extra-Curricular InvolvementI am involved in the Pre-law Society and a research assistant in SPHRS.
Why I wanted to be a coachI wanted to become a coach because when I first started ASU, I was intimidated and shy to start new things. I want to be the positive push who is with you through the wins and setbacks. Advice for being successful at ASU: Organize your time. From studying, eating, going out with friends, and sleeping.
Advice for being successful at ASUOrganize your time. From studying, eating, going out with friends, and sleeping.

FYS Coach Jacklyn

Name: Jacklyn
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Anthropology & Public Service and Public Policy (Health Policy)
Year in school: Junior 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience:  I spent the summer interning at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology! Ask me about how we moved the largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere and about my foodie adventures!!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved as a campus ambassador for ASU’s addiction recovery awareness program, Recovery Rising. I co-founded and am president of Friends of Recovery, am involved in the student secular alliance, and was part of a wide scope of research projects.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I’m a first-generation commuting student, and I felt disconnected from the traditional college experience in my freshman year. I want to help students feel more connected to campus so they can make the most out of what ASU has to offer!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Just go for it! Even if you think you aren’t qualified enough, take that chance and apply for that internship, job, or opportunity. You’ll surprise yourself and gain experience either way!

FYS Coach Sidney

Name: Sidney
Hometown: Yuma, AZ
Major: Masters in Science and Technology Policy
Year in school: 1st year graduate student 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to sing, dance, and act. While I was in High School, I was in about 10 musicals. I hope to be able to go back one day!
Career Goals: To attend medical school and work in the department of Geriatrics.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am currently part of Omega Phi Alpha a service sorority on campus and working on starting my own club. I am also an active volunteer for Hospice of the Valley.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to serve as a resource that not only motivates but helps students challenge themselves while progressing towards their passion. I would not be who I am today if it wasn’t for someone helping me.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many extracurricular activities. Find something that you really enjoy and dedicate yourself to it!

 FYS Coach Violet

Name: Violet 
Hometown: Poplar Grove, IL
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Major: Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology and Ecology)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have changed my major five times but finally found the major perfect for me and will still be graduating on time!
Career Goals: To attend law school here at ASU and practice environmental law.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am very involved in my sorority and am a part of a nonpartisan political organization called BridgeASU
Why I wanted to be a coach: I remember having a really rough time when I first started her at ASU but after sticking it out, I came to love this place I now call home. I want to make sure that everyone else has the resources they need to stick it out through the tough times so they can make it to the great times.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Never be afraid to put yourself out there and try for things that might be a little out of your reach. You might surprise yourself :)

FYS Coach Asal  

Name: Asal
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (The College)
Major: Biological Sciences (genetics)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I’m originally from Persia, I’ve visited 8 different countries, and I love horse-back riding
Career Goals: To attend medical school and become a doctor
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Sols Ambassadors and undergraduate research
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 first-year success coach helped me understand the resources I could use to be successful. I wanted to be able 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 Coach Asia

Name: Asia
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
College: Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS)
Major: Justice Studies Minor: Healthcare Compliance & Regulations Certificate: Women & Gender Studies
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact/ experience: I am a first-generation student. I am a green belt in martial arts, and my father is my instructor. It’s one of our favorite ways to bond.
Career Goals: Work as a Healthcare Administrator for a women’s clinic or health center
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am also a student worker at the Financial Aid Office and I am a member of the Devils' Advocates Why I wanted to be a coach: My first-year success coach was a huge influence on my decision to remain at ASU after a difficult first semester, my coach pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and seize every opportunity ASU has to offer. I want to be the same inspiration for incoming students.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Step out of your comfort zone, ASU has so much to offer you if you allow yourself to be open to new experiences.

 FYS Coach Karishma

Name: Karishma 
Hometown: Singapore
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Psychology, Family and Human Development
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a black belt in Karate and spent the past summer in Prague doing an internship
Career Goals: I wish to get a PhD in Clinical Psychology
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am part of a professional Greek Organization, Phi Sigma Pi, and have the opportunity to be the VP of Philanthropy this year.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach to be able to give back to the students and community. Being an International student having another more experienced student guide me in my first year at college was very beneficial, and I want to help upcoming students the way my success coach helped me.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Try something new, the worse that can happen is that you fail, but that only gives you a chance to try again and a chance to learn something from that experience and then succeed at it.

The College Success Coach

Name: Bailie
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
College: College of Liberal arts and Sciences
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to work out! I think having a healthy body and lifestyle is so important. I love to lift weights at the SDFC with my friends and have been lifting weights for a few years.
Career Goals: To attend Pharmacy school and become a Clinical Pharmacist in a hospital
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I volunteer at Chandler Regional Medical Center every weekend and I am a member of the SOLS Ambassadors club
Why I wanted to be a coach: A success coach is a great resource for finding new opportunities and learning to thrive at ASU and I wish I had taken advantage of that resource when I was a first year. I am so excited for the opportunity to help you become successful and to help you achieve your goals.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be positive, plan and have fun! A positive mindset and a completed planner are my secret weapons for success, with some fun along the way.

FYS Coach Nyuana

Name: Nyuana
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences (Biomedical Sciences)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I’m a plant mom and I love orchids
Career Goals: My goal is to go into the medical field ASU Experience
Extra-Curricular Involvement: VP of National Council of Negro Women
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to become a coach because I like to see people move forward with their lives in a positive way. I like to see people start and move on to bigger things and come back to me excited about their what is happening in their journey.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Actually go to class and do not go to class to memorize, actually learn the information because classes only build on what you should have learn before in the previous class. Also, have fun and take responsible risks. 

ASU Success Coach Ivan

Name: Ivan
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (The College)
Major: Political Science
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and had the opportunity this past year to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea!
Career Goals: To become a consultant at McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co. or Boston Consulting Group!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I sing in an on-campus acapella group called Priority Male!
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being a Latino first-generation college student, I have had to overcome many obstacles throughout my time at ASU. I want to take what I've learned from these experiences and help other students overcome their own obstacles!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Try your best to find what you're passionate about! Work is going to be difficult, but when it's work that you love, it's a little less difficult!

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 Coach Analeez

Name: Annaleez 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: College of Integrative Sciences and Arts 
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Business)
Year in School: Senior
Interesting Fact About Yourself/Experience: My involvement in my ASU clubs has led to opportunities to engage with the local community, including marching in the Phoenix Pride Parade two years in a row!
Career Goals: To receive a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and apply that knowledge in a healthcare administration setting.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Current president of Confetti and member of the Public Service Academy
Why I Wanted to be a Coach: My time spent at ASU has been such a defining experience in my life, going through two major changes to finally feeling a sense of true purpose and passion toward what I am doing. I am forever an optimist and your personal cheerleader, and I absolutely cannot wait to share what helpful advice I have to those who want it.
Advice for Being Successful at ASU:  Really get to know your professors and advisors, and let them get to know you too! You will be amazed at how many doors can be opened not just by a good reference letter, but by a mentor’s genuine desire to see you succeed.

FYS CISA Peer Coach

Name:
Halle
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
College: College of Integrative Science and Arts
Major: Psychology
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have a unique heritage as I am both Jewish and American Indian! I have a nickname in my family as being a “Kosher Native!”
Career Goals: To attend graduate school at ASU to become a counselor with a certificate in substance abuse and addiction. Extra Curricular Involvement: I am one of the undergraduate co-chairs on the ASU’s Student Health Advisory Committee.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I love getting more involved with ASU and helping others. I want students to feel comfortable to ask questions and find out more about ASU. Students should know that I understand what being first year student is like and my job is to support and help them. They have a supporter in me all throughout their first year here at ASU!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Have faith in yourself and your abilities. Be confident and comfortable to ask questions, try new things, and make great memories!

 

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

FYS Success Coach Alii

Name: Alli
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Major: Nursing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love traveling! I have been to all 50 states and 8 foreign countries. I have learned so much about myself through my travels.
Career Goals: To work as an RN in a pediatric unit
Extra Curricular Involvement: I'm involved in Camp Kesem and Student Nurses Association and I volunteer with Street Medicine Phoenix. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I was lucky to have family and friends to guide and support me through my first couple of years at ASU. I wouldn’t be where I am without all of their help, so I want to make sure that everyone has the kind of support that I had. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: A big college like ASU can be intimidating, but you should milk your college experience. Join clubs and organizations, go to speaking and sporting events, and open yourself to all the new opportunities that come along.

FYS Coach Adriana

Name: Adriana
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
College: Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation
Major: Community Health
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: An interesting fact about me is that I am a first-generation student. Both of my parents are from Guatemala and I have been lucky enough to visit their home a few times.
Career Goals: To become a community health worker and eventually attend grad school.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am a member of SPARKS and volunteer within The Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program. Why I wanted to be a coach: I have had previous experience with mentoring and really enjoyed the feeling of helping others. I hope to help many more as a first-year success coach!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Work hard and be passionate about what you are doing, but remember to have fun!

FYS Coach Fatma

Name: Fatma
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
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: To become a NICU nurse and eventually a family nurse practitioner
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I volunteer for various organizations.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I know that my enthusiasm for education, mixed with my experience, can inspire students to push for success. I essentially want to leave a lasting impact on students and help them fulfill their ambitions.
Advice for being successful at ASU: You’d be amazed at what you can cultivate when you embrace the art of self-discipline. It’s one thing to set goals for yourself, it’s another to put such goals into action and be consistent!

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 Coach Tori

Name: Tori
Hometown: Charleston, SC
College: Herberger
Major: Dance 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have danced with the Rockettes in New York City and recently worked as a line chef on a food truck in Laurel, Mississippi!
Career Goals: To join a dance performance company in Los Angeles.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Chi Alpha and Dance Duos.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Leaving a small town in South Carolina, I know what it was like to be nervous about coming to the countries largest university alone! I am so excited to share all of the knowledge and skills I have gained here with you and support you through all of your endeavors as a Sun Devil! 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Join a community or club, learn something out of your comfort zone, and be expectant for doors to open for you when you work hard. And in my opinion… having a positive outlook always is the true key to success. No matter what comes your way, there can be a positive outcome based on your actions!

FYS HIDA Coach Christian

Name: Christian
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Major: Landscape Architecture
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and had the opportunity two summers ago to study abroad in Europe. It was a life changing experience for me and I can’t wait to see what else the world has to offer!
Career Goals: To attend grad school for urban planning and birth my own landscape architecture firm. Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in a chess club and a martial art: Capoeira Why I wanted to be a coach: I have been a mentor/coach for three years sharing my experience with students undergoing their college transition and I would like to continue this year doing just that. I am really excited to work with you and help make your first year here at ASU into a cherishable memory.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be yourself, yet open to change. Take on challenges and never give up. Remember that these may be the greatest years to come, enjoy every moment and never forget you are a student first! 

FYS HIDA Coach Ramona

Name: Ramona
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
College: School of Film, Dance and Theatre
Major: Film and Media Production, Directing Track
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and at the end of my junior year, I went to the Cannes Film Festival.
Career Goals: To direct my first feature film before I turn 30, and eventually become a showrunner for an animated show on Netflix.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I was president of ASU's TransFam, a transgender social and support club, for over a year.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I really appreciated all the help I got from my first-year success coach in my freshman year, and I really like guiding others and helping people succeed at what they love. I also love problem-solving and I'm really familiar with ASU and all its little wonders and I want to share that.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take advantage of your resources! Everyone is here to help you succeed. Talk with your professors, read your emails, apply for those internships! You never know where you'll end up and sometimes you just need to take that chance. 

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

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Name: Eri
Hometown: Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Year in school: First-year Master's student 
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have graduated from ASU Spring 2019 and returned ASU for my master’s degree! For my bachelor’s degree, I majored in Educational Studies with TESOL certificate. I have lived in across the valley as well as Seattle, WA.
Career Goals: After I graduate from ASU, I am planning to go back to Japan and teach English as well as assist students who are planning to study abroad.
Extra-Curricular Involvement:was a global guide for a year and a half as well as was a social media officer for Oxfam Club at ASU. I also interned at a nonprofit to teach English for ESL learners.
Why I wanted to be a coach: In my first year at ASU, my Success Coach helped me to be successful, and with her help, I had a great first year. Although there are so many resources which ASU offers, I would like to support new Sun Devils to thrive at their new home!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t feel obligated to make life decisions today. Get involved, use all the available resources, manage your time well, and relearn who you truly you are!

ASU FYS Coach Madison

Name: Madison 
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
College: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Major: Elementary Education (Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language); Certificate: Environmental Education
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and had the opportunity this past summer to study abroad in Spain. It was the most amazing experience and has led me to want to explore more places around the world.
Career Goals: To obtain my graduate degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in ASU University Housing and actively participate in many events on campus. I was previously the Public Relations officer for Team TRIO but stepped away from the position for this year. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: Some of my best experiences in college have been with the people I have met, the events I have attended, and the advisors I have met who have been invaluable to me as they have pushed me to pursue studying abroad and more. I hope you are able to get the support I have received and I am here as a resource so that you can have an amazing experience being an ASU Sun Devil!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Seize all the opportunities college will provide because you will be so happy with the friends and memories you gain! Believe in yourself and know that asking for help is a strength because it shows that you are willing to work for what you want! 

ASU FYS Teacher's College Coach

Name: Kristi
Hometown: Urumqi, China
College: Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College
Major: Special Education & Elementary Education
Year in School: First-year in Graduate School
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation college student and I have been studying abroad in United States for 9 years. This experience developed me as an independent individual, and they are very precious to me.
Career Goals: To become an educational specialist to help students with learning disabilities& Autistic.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Global Launch interpretation program
Why I wanted to be a coach: I had great experiences getting helps and college survival tips with my FYS coach during my freshmen and sophomore year in college. I want to pass on the positivity to you and help you to feel confident and comfortable during this transition. Go Devils!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Make your college experiences about you. Always believe in yourself and do not hesitate to ask questions.

West Campus

West Campus

FYS Coach Ismail

Name: Ismail
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Major: Psychology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I worked with Neighborhood Ministries this summer to help provide an enjoyable camping experience in Payson to young kids from low-income families, of which for many, was a first.
Career Goals: This is my last year pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies. I plan on working on a Master's of Social Work, with the purpose of being a Marriage and Family Counselor, working predominantly in Hispanic communities.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Aside from being an FYS Coach, I am also a Vice Chair for the Barrett Mentoring Program at the West Campus.
Why I wanted to be a coach: What I love about coaching are the many invaluable conversations I have with excited and driven students who are determined to make their first year a true experience. What I love yet more, is listening and working with students who have doubts about where they are, and watching as they grow into their full potential by the end of the year.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Seek challenge, seek change! There will be many opportunities for you to make connections with students or professors, go to exciting events, trying new foods and places. Take the leap!

 FYS Coach Ashley

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

FYS Coach Oteisha

Name: Oteisha 
Hometown: Westmoreland, Jamaica
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Major: Forensic Science; Criminology
Minor: Criminal Justice
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am an international first-generation student from the Caribbean and was voted as President for the Black Student Union on the West Campus.
Career goals: To attend medical school in San Francisco or London; where I’ll pursue a degree in Pathology to become a Forensic Pathologist. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the Black Student Union at West, Circle K International and the International Students Club at West.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have engaged in most of what ASU has to offer in its entirety and I have learned so much from these opportunities to contribute to my personal growth both as a person and as a professional. I want to help first-year students do the same and find their own niche; and be a pillar of support throughout their first-year.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be willing to take the risks that are beneficial to your growth, take advantage of the resources to you and most importantly enjoy the path you choose! What you perceive, you will achieve!

FYS Coach Matthew

Name: Matthew
Hometown: Tamuning, Guam
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have served ASU as a mentor for two years and finding those opportunities to help prepare high school students for college was what helped me find what I wanted to do in leading those around me toward a successful path.
Career Goals: Join the United States Air Force upon graduation to work in the JAG corps law school and gain experience in the courtroom with family and juvenile law.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I take part in helping my community through ASU Changemaker volunteer opportunities as well as various intramural sports teams with my friends.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I remember receiving coaching as a freshman and my coach helping me recognize resources, opportunities, and faculty that I had no idea existed! I thought to myself about how great it would be to lend a guiding hand in driving student success for undergraduates myself.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always be yourself, surround your life with a healthy environment and lifestyle, while finding ways to open new doors for discovery and growth.

FYS West Success Coach Madisson

Name: Madisson 
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Major: Communication 

Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact: I have lived in three different states during my lifetime and this has given me a passion for traveling. I love experiencing new places!
Career Goals:  I hope to move to move to Austin, Texas, where I can begin a career in Public Relations.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am part of the TEDx planning club for the West campus here at ASU and helped organize the TEDx event that took place in the Spring 2019 semester.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have extensive experience with transitioning to new places and I know the process that is involved with acclimating to a new environment. For this reason, I wanted to become a coach to help students through this process and show them that ASU is not only a vibrant space to learn but can become a home as well.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always take the new opportunities that come your way because you never know where they will lead!

FYS Success Coach Jaiden

Name: Jaiden 
Hometown:  Phoenix, AZ
College: College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Major: Communications/Digital Culture  
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact:  I am about to be 21 years old and still haven’t learned how to ride a bike.
Career Goals: To conduct research in interpersonal relationships while utilizing mindfulness techniques.
Extra-Curricular Involvement:  I also work as a wellness manager on campus and an apple tech advisor off campus!
Why I wanted to be a coach: I appreciated having someone there I could go to for advice in regards to classes, finances, and overall well-being. Being a soundboard for others is one of the most rewarding experiences.
Advice for being successful at ASU: As soon as you accept the fact that failure is a part of the process, and its about applying what you learned from those failures, the more at ease and successful you’ll be at ASU!

W. P. Carey School of Business

W. P. Carey School of Business

FYS Coach Vanessa

Name: Vanessa
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Business Law and Economics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I had the opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain during Summer 2018. It was the most amazing experience. I lived with a host family, learned about the culture, and got to practice my Spanish skills!
Career Goals: To attend law school at Sandra Day O'Connor!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Devil's Advocates and Greek Life!
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to help you find your home and community within ASU. I have made some of the best memories, made the best of friends and don't regret being a Sun Devil for one minute. I hope to help you fall in love with this campus and community, GO DEVILS!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Join a club, go to free events, and live life just a little bit outside of your comfort zone!

FYS Success Coach Haowen

Name: Haowen
Hometown: Henan, China
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Major: Supply Chain Management 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and I am a first family member to study abroad. I hope I can be the lead of the other kids in my family.
Career Goals: To attend grad school and become a senior manager in operation.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in ASU Mentor, which is a platform provides ASU admissions help.
Why I wanted to be a coach:  I know many students lost their way. I used to either. Now I want to use my experience and knowledge to help you be successful. Even the way to success is not straight, there are many shortcuts I can show you. I am glad to help each “lost star”.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be hard-working, network, and be yourself!

FYS Coach Eric

Name: Eric
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Management
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience:  I enjoy extreme sports - Dirt bike riding, Wake boarding, Snow boarding. I also play guitar.
Career Goals: I want to use my degree to work in the management side of business and lead people.
Extra-Curricular Involvement:  I am a member of the social fraternity Theta Delta Chi, and I am the current president.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have always had a love for helping people. Also, I never took advantage of the many ASU resources that are provided when I was a freshman and I wish I had. I want to share my experience with you to help you be as successful as possible with your time here at ASU!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Organization has been the key to my success as it has allowed me to have a fun college experience while keeping my priorities in line, with school being first!

FYS Coach D'Aundre

Name: D'Aundre
Hometown: Smyrna, DE
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Economics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I absolutely hate cheese (Yes, I take it off of pizza). 
Career Goals:  Upon graduation I hope to join a big financial services firm for a few years and then go to graduate school to earn my MBA.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of Delta Sigma Pi, WPC 101 Facilitator, and Camp Carey Facilitator.
Why I wanted to be a coach:  I want to support and motivate incoming students to have an amazing first year as a Sun Devil. I know what it’s like to be new to campus and to sometimes feel lost, so I want to be an outlet for students when needed.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! Getting involved allows you to meet new people and see what you do and don’t like.

 

FYS Coach Ashlyn

Name: Ashlyn 
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Economics and Business Data Analytics
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I can speak three languages (sort of) and I had the most amazing opportunity this past summer to study abroad in Prague!
Career Goals: To pursue a career that combines business and positive social impact
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, the College Diabetes Network, Delta Gamma Sorority and Home Base Initiative.
Why I wanted to be a coach: The transition from high school to college can be overwhelming and I want to make sure that you all know about all the amazing resources available to you at ASU! There are so many opportunities and ways to get involved on campus and it can really enhance your college experience.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Work hard, practice gratitude, take initiative and stay curious!

FYS Coach Elizabeth

Name: Elizabeth
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Supply Chain Management
Year in School: Junior
Interesting Fact: I love talking about conspiracy theories.
Career Goals: I want to get my MBA and work for a tech company.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Asian Business Leaders Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Asian/Asian Pacific American Students' Coalition
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 future 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 Coach Jessica

Name: Jessica
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Major: Marketing
Minor: Film & Media and Design Studies
Year in school: Junior
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 a creative 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, 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 way 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 Coach Rebecca

Name: Rebecca
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Major: Supply Chain Management
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: 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 Arizona Microcredit Initiative and Honors Devils. I am a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business Fraternity. I was a Tillman Scholar and Academy Peer Programmer for Leadership Engagement (APPLE) last year.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have loved getting to shape my own college experience over the past two 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!

FYS Coach Victoria

Name: Victoria
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Major: Business Sustainability
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have lived on both coasts of the U.S., I love finding local coffee shops, and this past summer I had the opportunity to partner with an international school and teach English lessons to Thai students in Pak Chong, Thailand.
Career Goals: My goal is to one day work for Boeing to make planes and flying more sustainable.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I lead a connect group in Chi Alpha. Why I wanted to be a coach: My first-year success coach showed me the ins and outs of ASU and how to capitalize my experience. I want to return the favor to other students on how to navigate the more difficult parts and lessons of college, so they can
Advice for being successful at ASU: Step outside your comfort zone as often as possible, talk to new people and spend your days fulfilling your hopes and aspirations.

 FYS Coach Julia

Name: Julia
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Major: Marketing, Economics, Applied Business Data Analytics Certificate
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I spent my summer interning at a public relations firm in New York City!
Career Goals: A career in digital marketing that allows me to be creative and work with a team of passionate, like-minded professionals ASU Experience
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I serve as the Executive Vice President of the Business School Council, give campus tours with the Devils’ Advocates, and am a member of the Honors Marketing Advisory Board
Why I wanted to be a coach: Freshman year, my First-Year Success Coach inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and get involved on campus. I understand how intimidating such a large school can be at first, and I want to help make your experience as a Sun Devil a positive one!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Discovering what you’re passionate about is a process. My advice is to seek out as many involvement opportunities and campus events as possible in order to truly discover what you love!

FYS Coach Madison

Name: Madison
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Major: Supply Chain Management and Computer Information Systems
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: When I was eight my family and I went to a rodeo in Montana, and I was run over by a calf.
Career Goals: To work for Apple.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of Delta Sigma Pi, the business fraternity on campus, give campus tours with the Devils’ Advocates, and am a WPC 101 facilitator.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I’ve had such an amazing experience at ASU, and I want to support and encourage you all to ensure your time as a Sun Devil is amazing and successful.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and get involved on campus! Meeting new people and trying new things is what college is all about!

FYS Coach Morgan

Name: Morgan 
Hometown: Anthem, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business; Barrett, the Honors College
Major: Business Law
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I had the privilege of studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain this past summer, as well as travel around the rest of Europe. It was one of the best experiences of my life because I was able to fully immerse myself in the Spanish culture!
Career Goals: To attend Law School and eventually work in non-profit law.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Kappa, Fleischer Mentors, and am a WPC101 facilitator this fall. I was also previously involved in RHA.
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: Jonathan
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Business Communication
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I grew up in Phoenix and Scottsdale, and I spent my first two years of college at Scottsdale Community College. I transferred to ASU in the Fall of 2018. During my time at community college, I developed a hobby of weightlifting and lost 90 pounds over the course of two years.
Career Goals: To obtain an MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and work my way up a rather large company.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: During my time at ASU I’ve gotten involved with two different student organizations. Phi Kappa Theta a social fraternity, and Association of Human Communication where I’ve held various different leadership positions.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to become a First-Year Success Coach because I wanted to make a difference. By using my knowledge and the resources on campus I want to be able to provide help to the students who need it!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, getting involved, setting SMART goals, and learning from your mistakes are all very important for success at ASU.

FYS WPC Coach Alejandra

Name: Alejandra
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Marketing (Professional Sales)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and fluent in Spanish. My first job was as a Marketing Assistant at the Enterprise Marketing Hub which does all of the Marketing for ASU -- got to see a lot of behind the scenes and it was great!
Career Goals: To work for one of the Advisory Board Sponsors for ASU in a competitive sales role.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a Sales Scholar, Involved in NRHH, and Business of Fashion Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to apply what I have learned about life and college these past few years for a greater purpose and hopefully inspire others to always keep pushing forward and reach their goals. I want to graduate knowing I have made a difference in someone's life, and serve as an advocate and supporter for other students.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Confidence is the key to life, Good things take time (Don’t give up!), Learn about yourself and what works for you, Challenge yourself and always be willing to learn something new! Use a physical agenda -- it’s the secret to time management and a key organizational tool! You can accomplish anything you set your mind to as long as you put in the work.

FYS WPC Coach Gabriella

Name: Gabriella
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Major: Computer Information Systems and Economics
Year in school: Junior Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am going to travel the world on a $2,000 budget for a year after I graduate from ASU.
Career Goals: Attend Harvard Business School after working on wall street
Extra-Curricular Involvement: WPC 101 facilitator, mentor through BALF club, Head supervisor for a psychology professor.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to encourage people to be the best version of themselves as possible and assist students in maximizing their potential.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find a mentor and take advantage of every opportunity! You have no idea what life has in store for you.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Brittney
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
College: W.P. Carey School of Business 
Major: Marketing 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and had the opportunity this past year to study abroad in Prague. It was the most amazing experience ever!
Career Goals: To pursue tech sales in Australia 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Delta Zeta and the AMA 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have been attending ASU for over three years and I know that I have been exposed to many of the resources the school has to offer; I want to share everything that I have learned with younger students. I would love to share the things that I wish I would have known about at ASU! 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Embrace every moment and take on every opportunity you are presented. When you look back, you will wish you attended that meeting or went to that event. I promise it is all worth it in the end.