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Sophomore Coaches

2020-21

FYS WPC Coach

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

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Amy
Hometown: London, UK
College: Herberger Institute of Design & Arts, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Major: Film and Media Production (Directing), Geography 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I have been in customer service for over 5 years. 
Career Goals: I want to be a First Assistant Director. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have two internships with different film companies. I am in the ASU Film Association. I am an International Student Ambassador for ASU. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I started to mentor some students in a class I had previously taken and really enjoyed the mentoring experience and being able to help students go through a school experience that I already had and could help with. This is what lead me to become interested in coaching. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: When you start anything that is new to you (e.g. new school, new country, new class) be as prepared as you can. If you take the time to understand this new part of your life through research or asking questions you make the entire process easier for yourself as you have provided yourself with the gift of clarity and understanding. 

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 WPC Coach

Name:  Conor Ann
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
College:  Integrative Sciences & Arts
Major: Applied Biological Sciences (Pre-Vet) 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a certified scuba diver, I got certified before getting my driver's license. 
Career Goals: I plan to become a small animal private practice veterinarian focusing on rehabilitation and alternative pain management strategies. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Volunteer at animal clinics and shelters. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I know how difficult and scary it can be coming into an unfamiliar environment, such as the university one. It is extremely beneficial to have someone by your side giving you tips and tricks on how to be successful throughout your undergraduate journey. I love the idea of sharing my experiences and resources in order to encourage someone else's success. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take advantage of all the resources ASU has to offer. Get to know your professors and your TAs, and don't be afraid to reach out for help! Your peers and professors want to see you succeed and can help you get there. Don't forget to focus on your personal well-being and take time to care for yourself. 

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Desiree 
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
College: College of Health Solutions
Major: Medical Studies 
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to travel- and have been to Canada, France, and England! My next big trip is either to Portugal or Greece! 
Career Goals: I plan on getting my Masters in Microbiology and then applying to medical school, which will then lead to a career in the healthcare field. My overall goal is to become a neurosurgeon or a neurologist.
Extra-Curricular Involvement:  I am a peer facilitator of the CHS freshman class that dives into the idea of ASU and how to get involved and how to be successful. I am also a certified RBT where I provide ABA therapy to children with autism. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a FYSC in order to provide other insight and information to those who might not have come from a traditional family- or those who might not be a "traditional" applicant. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: GET INVOLVED! The biggest thing I had to get over was my own insecurities. I would not go out of my way to talk to people as I was scared or nervous that they would judge me. However, as I continued on with my college journey, I ultimately realized that everyone is really on the same boat as I am- just kind of riding the waves as they come. 

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Erika
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
College: W. P.  Carey School of Business
Major: Supply Chain Management
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: 
Career Goals: To work in logistics at the beginning of my career and work my way up to Chief Operating Officer
Extra-Curricular Involvement: Currently, I am the Vice President of Affairs for Program and Activities Board at the Polytechnic campus.  I used to be an office aide for W.P. Carey's Admissions Office and a subject area tutor.
Why I wanted to be a coach: During my first-year, I visited with my coach a few times to figure out what I wanted my college experience to look like.  Thanks to my coach, I discovered a bunch of resources and opportunities that led me to the level of success I am at now.  Therefore, I want to give back and be the person who helps students to make the best out of their experience at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: To go out of your comfort zone, but at the same time know your limits.  At ASU there is an endless amount of opportunities and I encourage you to take advantage of as many as possible! However, make sure you still have time for your academics, loved ones, and your overall well-being.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Ivan
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Major: Political Science
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I can speak 3 languages! I like to make people guess for fun! 
Career Goals: Becoming a consultant at a major consulting firm
Extra-Curricular Involvement: New Venture Club (consulting club) and Priority Male (Men's Acapella Group)
Why I wanted to be a coach: To help give guidance to other students who are walking a similar path I've already walked.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find out what you care about and get involved! Your life will be better for it.

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Kaylee 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I was part of my community college's forensics team and while I was on the team I became a national champion at informative public speaking! (I used to be terrified of having to talk in front of people).
Career Goals: My career goals are to work within the FBI, or to attend law school and pursue a career working to reform the criminal justice system and the laws that govern the system. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am part of a small group at ASU that is working to create a club that aims to bring educational topics and resources into prisons throughout Arizona. We also work to provide positive changes to the prison system and address reentry struggles while finding ways to make the transition easier on incarcerated individuals.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to be a coach because having transferred from a community college, I understand that adjusting to university life can be very challenging and figuring out what you want to accomplish in college can be overwhelming. I wanted to make it so that everyone I help has to opportunity to succeed, is able to explore their interests, and will leave ASU feeling like they made the most out of their college experience. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: My best advice for being successful at ASU is to always set goals for yourself, no matter how big or small, and use everyday to get closer to completing your goals. Also don't be afraid to ask for help reaching your goals, you will always find someone who is happy to help you along the way!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Lizbeth
Hometown: San Luis, AZ
College: W. P.  Carey School of Business
Major: Supply Chain Management and Business Law
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain.
Career Goals: Work for a Fortune 500 company in Supply Chain or Program Management.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I'm a member of the Hispanic Business Student Association and Supply Chain Management Association.
Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first generation student, coaching during my freshman year encouraged me to get envolved, study abroad and maximize my college experience. I want to have that same impact on my students. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! Don't be afraid to do things alone, there will always be someone new you meet when you come out of your comfort zone. 

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Nya
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to play futbol (soccer).
Career Goals: Participate in medical research.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I volunteer in my community. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I became a coach because I think that everyone needs a space to voice their plan for their scholarly journey and their life in a safe space, without judgement.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Attend your classes as often as possible!

FYS WPC Coach

Name: Shani 
Hometown: For Bragg, ND
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Major: Psychology
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to stargaze, science fiction, and I buy way more books than I have time to read. 
Career Goals: I want to be a psychologist. 
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am the President of the Tau Chapter to Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc at ASU, I serve on the E-Board of the Barrett Peer Mentoring Program, and I am also a research assistant at the Emerging Minds Lab. 
Why I wanted to be a coach: I didn't finish college the first time around because I didn't know how to ask for help, the resources that were available to me, and I didn't feel like there was anyone that could understand my experiences. I want to help prevent this in any way I can by helping students to feel confident about themselves, their abilities, and the school they have chosen to attend. 
Advice for being successful at ASU: If you are ever unsure, even in the slightest bit, always ask for help and accept help. Try to step outside your comfort zone, that's where the magic happens!