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Freshman Coaches

2018-19

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Freshman Coach Atlas

Name: Atlas
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Nonprofit Leadership & Management, with a Certificate in Women & Gender Studies
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: As a first-generation LGBT student, it is my prerogative to help other students who are likewise unfairly disadvantaged by our society and its infrastructures. Pursuing this goal, I am an active member of ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and I was elected to serve as its Co-Chair in October 2017.
Career Goals: To establish my own nonprofit organization utilizing an integration of best practices derived from both the private and public sectors.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am a research assistant for Dr. Breanne Fahs, and am participating in her “Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality.” I am also a research assistant for Dr. Sandra Price, and have been working on “Asset Mapping Diversity and Inclusion on ASU Campuses” since 2016.
Why I wanted to be a coach: Through my own life experiences, I know what it is like to be a first-generation minority student in a large state university – terrifying! I want to use my own life experiences to make this life transition easier for other students like me, while also being a relatable friend to count on!
Advice for being successful at ASU: You are more than a student, more than a worker, more than a unit of productivity….you are not a machine, so do not expect perfection! Take care of yourself by figuring out how your body/mind express stress and learning ways to proactively mitigate it!

 

 

 

Polytechnic Campus

Polytechnic Campus

nguyen-rosalind

Name : Rosalind
Hometown  : Albuquerque, NM
Major  : Technological Entrepreneurship and Management
Year in school : Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience : I love new challenges- from learning how to skateboard and cook to solving a Rubik’s cube and composing my own music.
Extra Curricular Involvement : I am a member of the Next Generation Service Corps and President of the Poly VR Club
Why I wanted to be a coach : I’ve learned so much already attending ASU as a first-generation and out-of-state student my freshman year. I want to be able to show students that they have what it takes to succeed no matter what their situation and have an amazing first year college experience. 
Advice for being successful at ASU : Take advantage of all of the opportunities thrown your way and step outside of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to try and fail and try and fail again because failure from fear is worse than failure from trying.

 

jasmine nungaray

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

College of Health Solutions

College of Health Solutions

ashley sneddon

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

faith sosa

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

laurina woyee

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

Freshman Coach Dahlia

Name: Dahlia 
Hometown: Anthem, AZ
Major: Nutrition, Dietetics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I graduated high school with my associates degree.
Career Goals: Clinical or diabetes prevention dietician.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Undergraduate Student Government, School Lunch Study, Devil’s Advocate
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because when I came to ASU I was very overwhelmed with resources, classes, and activities. I want to be able to help incoming freshman gain the skills that they’ll need this year to navigate those three areas!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Make sure that you make time for studying and roll with the punches. These next four years are not going to go perfectly to plan but you’ll be successful as long as you can adapt.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

yessenia acosta

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

ivan bascon

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

delaney bucker

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

alex butler

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

 jessie duggan

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

nicole richards

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

 emily su

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

Freshman Coach Amanda

Name: Amanda
Hometown: Laveen, AZ
Major: Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I enjoy philosophical arguments and reading about U.S. history. I backpacked around Europe for two weeks, which was amazing since I am the first of my family to travel out of the country.
Career Goals: I plan on attending law school and becoming a defense attorney.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Pre-law Society
Why I wanted to be a coach: When I was a freshman, I was very intimidated by such a big university and over time I felt comfortable and at home. I wish for all incoming ASU students to feel welcomed and know each student serves a purpose.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take advantage of all of ASU’s resources and don’t be shy to ask questions during office hours. Remember that mental health is very important, so it is important to take care of your well-being first. 

Freshman Coach Jacob

 

Name: Jacob
Hometown: Sahuarita, Arizona
Major: Political Science
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a musician and have been playing the alto saxophone for the past 11 years!
Career Goals: After I graduate from ASU I plan to earn a law degree to become an immigration attorney in order to advocate for refugees, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors that are detained within our nation's asymmetrical immigration system.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: During the last two years I have been a part of an array of organizations at ASU including the Young Democrats, America Reads, Page Turners, Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees (COAR), and Sun Devil Mock Trial. In addition, I am a proud Brother of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I find nothing more rewarding than being of assistance to others and bettering my community. With this position I have the amazing opportunity to do just that by providing support to my fellow Sun Devils in cultivating their success and making a difference in their lives.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Approach your time in college with an open mind and don't be afraid to ask questions. You never know who you’ll meet or the opportunities that may be presented to you at any given moment!

Freshman Coach Chynna

 

Name: Chynna 
Hometown: New York City
Major: Communication
Year in school: Senior
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Greek life and I am a member of the International Business Scholars Association 
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 being successful at ASU: Keep updating your goals so you can achieve more! 

Freshman Coach Sidney

Name: Sidney
Hometown: Yuma, AZ
Major: Biochemistry
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am fluent in Spanish and will be studying abroad in Paris, France this year. 
Career Goals: To attend medical school and work in the department of Geriatrics.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am the president of Devils' Advocates and am invovled in Omega Phi Alpha, a service sorority.  I also volunteer with Hospice of the Valley.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to motivate students and serve as a resource for them to grow and get invovled and informed about educational opportunities while having fun on campus.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Change its good! It will make you grow more than you ever thought possible. 

Freshman Coach Kylee

Name: Kylee
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Major: Philosophy
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I had a mjaor moment of recalibration at the beginning of my junior year that changed nearly every aspect of my experience at ASU—ask me about it!
Career Goals: To invest my time and skills into loving people and building others up in the truth of who they are. Some current paths I am considering are Peace Corps, Christian Counseling, and full-time photography!
Extra Curricular Involvement: Outside of classes I am involved in Redemption Church and I run a small business.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I know the importance of having someone in your circle that truly cares about your well-being and will serve as an honest agent of encouragement and support. I love people, and it is important to me that those I interact with are heard and valued. This passion and my experience advising and tutoring ASU students over the past three years led me to the First-Year Success Center!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Caffeine and ambition aren’t enough to get you through the hard moments well—you need purpose. Find your reason “why” for the things that you’re doing. It will require some soul searching and self-understanding, but it will be immeasurably helpful!

Name: Violet 
Hometown: Poplar Grove, IL
Major: Biological Sciences
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I attended a residential high school so I’ve been living away from home since I was fifteen which has definitely given me some challenges but also allowed me to learn a lot and become more independent.
Career Goals: I hope to attend the law school here at ASU and practice either patent or environmental law.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am very involved with my sorority and am serving as the VP of Outreach for the Barrett Women’s League.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I remember having a really rough time when I first started here 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 out through the tough times so they can make it to the great times.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! (but the right amount) The two biggest mistakes freshman make are not getting involved at all or overcommitting and not being able to find a happy medium. Find your balance!

Freshman Coach Matthew

 

Name: Matthew 
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Major: Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology)
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: During my free time I love to travel and seek new adventures. I’ve skydive over Sedona, backpacked over 600 miles in a month through three different states, and traveled to Europe with Amsterdam being my favorite European city thus far.
Career Goals: I plan to receive my doctorates in Medical Science to further research in Gene Splicing, hoping to find a cure for one or more of many diseases in the near future.  
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am currently the President for the Arizona State Outdoors Club and love to White-Water Kayak whenever I have free time, my favorite river to kayak is of course the Colorado.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I was once a confused Freshman trying to find my path in not just college but life. Knowing how difficult it was to transition into the many new experiences throughout my freshman year, makes me want to be there for the incoming freshman to help guide them to find their own path within their new-found college community. Staying with the freshman along the way to help them discover new possibilities they never thought imaginable about themselves. 
Advice for being successful at ASU:  Seized every opportunity you can, this will make your first year of college the most memorable and allow you to build connections that will last throughout your college career. 

 

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

allan buyinza

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

annaleez fishkind

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

 

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

kasaundra dilbeck

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

emily moore

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

Freshman Coach Jamie

Name: Jamie
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Nursing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to sing! I've been singing in an a capella group on campus for the past two years and have loved every second of it.
Career Goals: My goal is to become a registered nurse and provide the best care to my future patients. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to be a coach because when I started college I felt lost; I wasn't sure what I wanted to do career-wise and I felt frustrated. I want to be here to support incoming students, who may feel lost like I once did, find their path in life. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don't be afraid to take risks and put yourself out there, it may lead you on a path that you never even dreamed of! 

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

manon goodrich

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

laurielle schwab

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

shaylyn timmons

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

Freshman Coach Chloe

Name: Chloe 
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Major: Film
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I participated in an 8 month internship at Disney World in Orlando, FL.
Career Goals: To become a film producer.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in different clubs on campus which include the ASU Film Association and the Entertainment Business Association. I also enjoy volunteering with Feed My Starving Children.
Why I wanted to be a coach: There is so much change that occurs during freshman year and it’s important to have someone there to help you through it. I wanted to be that person and help freshman transition in to the best 4 years of their life!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! There is so much to do during your time at ASU and so many people to meet. I recommend getting involved as early as possible so you can make the most of your college experience!

 

Name:  Naman
Hometown: Kirkland, WA
Major: Industrial Design, minor in Sustainability
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Long time lover of art, design, and music. I had the opportunity to intern at P&G this Summer as a designer co-op – it was a blast!
Career Goals: To work at a design agency or startup on the west coast as an industrial designer. Eventually, I would like to work at a creative studio as an art/creative director.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I play in a dream-pop/shoegaze band and am involved in the local music and arts scene!
Why I wanted to be a coach: Stress and anxiety can consume your time, energy, and life. I struggled a lot with this in my early years, and I’ve learned a lot in my journey to overcome it. The opportunity to help students navigate through such a crucial time and find inspiration and motivation is so special!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get inspired! Push yourself to get out of your comfort zone and try new things! Use this time to experiment and learn about yourself, your passions, and what you value. Remember to take care of yourself!

Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

Felipe Herrera

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

 

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

giuliana frye

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

eri yamamoto

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

West Campus

West Campus

ismail alvarado

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

 ashley sneddon

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

Freshman Coach Otesha

Name: Oteisha 
Hometown: Westmoreland, Jamaica
Major: Forensic Science; Criminology and Criminal Justice (minor)
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am an international first-generation student and despite this I 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 BSU and CKI (Circle K International)
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being here at ASU I have found myself being engaged in most of what ASU has to offer; I have had countless opportunities come my way and while I am somewhat able to introduce students to these resources and opportunities via the Dean of Students Office, it is my belief that this position will allow me to better impart my knowledge based on the experiences I’ve had. As a student, an international one at that, that has already been through the Freshmen experience, I wish to help first-year students with their transition into to university.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take advantage of the countless resources available to you here! Be willing to take risks meant to better yourselves and most of all enjoy what you do! Remember, you will achieve what you perceive!

Freshman Coach Nicole

 

Name: Nicole 
Hometown: Austin, Texas (Phoenix, AZ for the past 10 years).
Major: Pharmacology/ Toxicology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact: I am a dual citizen with the United States and Iran.
Career Goals: To attend pharmacy school and earn a PharmD and PhD, hopefully to continue into oncology research.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Barrett, the Honors College, and I of the President of the Ham Radio Society and the Co-Captain of the Maroon and Gold Swim Club.
Why I wanted to be a coach: My coach as a freshmyn was what made me more comfortable with my college transition. After my first year I was really able to understand and appreciate what ASU has to offer, and I want to be able to share that with new freshmyn (you)!
Advice for being successful at ASU: My best piece of advice for being successful at ASU is to make connections with people who are in the same classes and have the same interests as you. They are the foundation for study groups that will last during your time at ASU. 

W. P. Carey School of Business

W. P. Carey School of Business

eli bliman

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

 kevin derby

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

vanessa harvey

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

joey margolias

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

alpha ngnenya

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

thesher kaitlin

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

Sanna Walia

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

Freshman Coach Jazmin

Name: Jazmin 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Business Communication and Business Data Analytics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a social butterfly that loves to dance at any given moment.
Career Goals: I would like to work under Human Resources and work myself towards management. During this period of time, I would also like to pursue a master’s degree in Miami and relocating myself there.
Extracurricular Involvement: I currently hold the position as a Vice President of Corporate Relations for Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA). I am also a sister of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Incorporated.
Why I wanted to be a Coach: After being a coach last year, I reassured my reasoning to why it is so important to have someone that can support you and be by your side whenever you are in need of it. I gained so much knowledge from my once Success Coach, that I just hope to bring that to my students and peers.
Advice for being successful at ASU: As I am completing my last year at ASU, I can honestly say that being a freshman is the best experience college can bring to you, you learn from your mistakes but most importantly you learn about yourself like no other and the capacity you have to go so far. So don’t be afraid nor have fear of the unknown the enjoy the memories that are being created. LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE~~~~~

Freshman coach nancy

 

Name: Nancy (Huaqing)
Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Major: Business Minor: Psychology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a free and liberal spirit who loves traveling, singing, meeting new people, trying new things, and volunteering for organizations that rescue homeless animals and protect LGBTQ+ rights. I mentored students in the Business School Mentorship Program. I also worked as a Residential Engagement Leader in school and as a Summer Conference Assistant during the summer.
Career Goals: To pursue further education in the Psychology field to become a licensed therapist. I also want to open a mental health center focusing on helping minorities and LGBTQ+ youth.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Social Media Coordinator in ASU club Qmunity. Foster/ volunteer at R.A.I.N rescue. Member of ASU Chusa, Supply Chain Management Association, and Sparky's Service dogs. Former sister of Omega Phi Alpha and Gamma Rho Lambda sororities.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want freshmen to feel comfortable, supported on campus, and help them adjust to life in college as soon as possible.
Advice for being successful: Get involved as much as you can! Find out what you are passionate about and create your own academic and career path!

Freshman Coach Kelsee

Name: Kelsee 
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Marketing, concentration on Integrated and Digital Marketing Communications
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Last summer I had the chance to study abroad in Rome and explore all of Italy--my new favorite in the world!
Career Goals: Own a marketing and design firm for local businesses.  My backup/retirement plan is to move to Italy to own a vineyard. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I'm a marketing and production intern at Epic Productions
Why I wanted to be a coach: My experience here at ASU has been nothing short of amazing so far and I love having the opportunity to help incoming Freshman transition into college life.  I really enjoy coaching, especially since I've been in their shoes and know how stressful college can be at times. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: This is going to be one ofthe most influential times in your life, so live it up! Study what makes you excited. Make new relationships, and it might sound cliche but, get outside your comfort zone.  There are so many amazing popportunities at your disposal, it'd be silly not to try new things! 

Freshman Coach Brock

Name: Brock 
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Finance & Computer Information Systems
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am named after Arizona State's old baseball coach Jim Brock.
Career Goals: Work full time at a prominent company like Goldman Sachs, attend graduate school at Stanford University, and become a
teacher after retirement.
Extra Curricular Involvement: Camp Carey, WPC101, Connectors Mentor, Alpha Kappa Psi, Volunteering
Why I wanted to be a coach: I want to be a coach because I want others to avoid the mistakes I made, and help others take advantages of opportunities I missed. I have utilized mentors throughout my collegiate career, and with their help I have been able to achieve almost all of my goals, so I would love to be that rock for someone else. I want to be there for students and truly have a positive impact on others.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take full advantage of everything in front of you. Sometimes school and life will get you down, but you need to get up, rub some dirt in it, and get back to the grind.

Freshman Coach Rachel

Name: Rachel 
Hometown: Robbinsville, NJ
Major: Business Law and Management
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: This summer I became a certified Open Water Scuba Diver while vacationing in Negril, Jamaica!
Career Goals: To attend law school and pursue becoming an attorney
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and I’m a WPC101 Facilitator
Why I wanted to be a coach: ASU has offered me so much in terms of lifelong relationships and professional development, so I jumped at the opportunity to pass it on! I’m so excited to spread the immense resources our school has to offer.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t doubt yourself! You’ll be shocked how much you can accomplish if you just give yourself the chance.

Freshman Coach

Name: Rodrigo 
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Major: Supply Chain Management, Business Data Analytics, International Business Certificate
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experienceI studied abroad in London last fall. While I was there I was able to travel to 6 other countries. Fun fact: I have hiked Superstition Mountain, Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak and South mountain all in the same day.
Career GoalsI would like to work a corporate job for a few years. During that time, I plan on get my masters and gain enough experience to get my MBA shortly after completing my masters. After the completion of my education, I want to start my own company.
Extra-Curricular InvolvementWPC 101 Facilitator, Microfinance Brigades, Business Ambassadors, Hispanic Business Student Association, Supply Chain Management Association, Alpha Kappa Psi
Why I wanted to be a coachI’ve always had mentors and people in my life that have helped me with my professional and academic goals. I have learned so much from being involved in extracurricular activities. I am here to guide you and help you achieve your goals. I want to help you succeed as a Sun Devil!
Advice for being successful at ASUEnjoy college! Work hard but remember to have fun. Surround yourself with people that will help you grow and succeed. Turn your dreams into goals and achieve what you never thought was possible. Take risks and try new things, you’ll be amazed at the experiences you’ll gain from it!

Name: Alex 
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Economics
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love baseball, Go Rockies! I love traveling and have studied abroad twice! Now I am trying to learn Chinese!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Have been involved with a Professional Business Fraternity and W.P. Carey throughout my time here at ASU!
Why I wanted to be a coach: I love ASU so much and want everyone else to see how amazing it is! ASU is such an inclusive environment and has all the tools for every student to succeed! Go Devils!
Advice for being successful at ASU: My advice is to learn as much as possible and take advantage of every opportunity! Let college be the place where you find and pursue your true passions!

 

Name: Kaycee
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Majors: Marketing and Business Data Analytics
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was the first person in my family to leave New Mexico for College! I have loved being able to experience ASU as an out of state student!
Career Goals: After College I will be working for General Mills at their World Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am part of the Devils’ Advocates the campus tour guide organization, I am in Business School Council, I am a Business Ambassador and I am in the Arizona State Gospel Choir!
Why I wanted to be a coach: Being an out of state student, I thought that coming into a university this big I was going to get lost in the sea of thousands of students here and that no one was going to know who I was. Once I got here I realized the exact opposite and I found that there were tons of people rooting for me to succeed in school. I wanted to be one of those people who is rooting for first year students.
Advice for being successful at ASU: My biggest piece of advice is to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy these 4 years! School can get stressful and it can feel like all you have time to do is study and go to class but it is really important to take time for yourself to have fun!

Freshman Coach Vanessa

 

Name: Vanessa
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
Major: Marketing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and I've had the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica and China.
Career Goals: To obtain a marketing career that allows me to keep traveling and express my creativity. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am invovled on the Business of Fashion Club and was previously a Devils' Advocate Tour Guide and an off-campus CA.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I’ve always wanted to be the person I needed when I was a Freshman and this job allowed me to be. I want to share the knowledge I have on resources available at ASU and create an impact. I hope to provide guidance and support!
Advice for being successful at ASUAsk as many questions as possible! Explore your resources and seek help when needed.