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Sophomore Coaches

2018-19

 

Name: Danielle
Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Major: Marketing, B.S. & Psychology, B.S.
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student and manage 4-5 jobs to be able to afford school.
Career Goals: To become a clinical psychologist and work primarily with children and families.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a WPC 101 Facilitator, was President of ASU Dancing Devils, and was a Director and Facilitator for Camp Carey.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I have always had a desire to help others and what better tool than the First-Year Success Center. I’ve learned so much during my first three years at ASU and hope to share my knowledge and experiences with you to help you reach your personal, academic, and career goals.
Advice for your Success at ASU: Remember how fast high school went? College will go even faster. Keep your goals written down somewhere you will always see them and give 110% in all of your endeavors. You are beginning to build your foundation for the rest of your life so make every minute count!

 

Name: Kaylie
Hometown: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Major: Marketing
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain my Sophmore year and it sparked my love for travel and international business!
Career Goals: To go into product development and work internationally for a few years.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi
Why I wanted to be a coach: I really wish I had a fellow student to help me go through my first few years of college and would love to be that person for someone. I want to help people make their time at ASU the best it possibly can be!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved on and around campus. You'll be amazed at how many people you will meet that are just like you!

 

Name: Bartia
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Political Science
Year in school: Senior / 1st Year Master’s
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: After studying the language for a couple years, I spent last spring abroad in South Korea.
Career Goals: To work as a political analyst specializing in US-Korea relations and Korean international politics
Extra Curricular Involvement: I play on ASU’s Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team and serve as a member of the GATE Journal’s editing team.
Why I wanted to be a coach: My own first-year success coach was instrumental in making sure that I was happy and comfortable my freshman year of college—someone around my age who truly cared. I want to offer the same sort of relief for new ASU students!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Remember that every struggle you have now will later add to the list of reasons to keep pushing. Patience and hard work are amazing things!

 

Name: Tyler
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Major: Higher and Postsecondary Education
Year in school: 1st year graduate student
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation undergraduate and graduate student born in Busan, South Korea!
Career Goals: Work alongside student athletes within championship life!
Extra-Curricular Involvement: N/A
Why I wanted to be a coach: As an out-of-state student, I understand the adversity one faces transitioning to an unfamiliar place. I welcome the opportunity to help and support you through your transition as a first year Sun Devil!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved on campus and embrace stepping outside your comfort zone!

 

Name: Erin
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Performance (Music Theatre)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a full-time poet and part-time ABG. Last summer I taught my first workshop, entitled “Asian Pacific American Poetry,” at my sorority’s national conference!
Career Goals: To create and educate.
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am a charter of Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc., and involved with ASU Music Theatre and Opera, New Carpa Collective, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and research labs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Why I wanted to be a coach: My time at ASU has been an incredibly challenging, yet rewarding, experience. I want to help others reach their dreams, and to make a big campus feel a little more like home.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Work hard, follow your heart, and forgive yourself.

 

Name: Anna
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Major: Justice Studies
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Since freshman year, I have been a Sun Devil, a Lumberjack, and a Wildcat because of summer programs at NAU and UA.
Career Goals: Although I am still weighing my options, I am interested in working for a non-profit organization or pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology.
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Dorrance Scholarship Program.
Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first-generation college student, I felt trepidation about my ability to succeed at ASU. Peer coaching built up my confidence and played a vital role in my academic success, and I want to be able to do the same for other students at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: It is far too easy to become isolated at a large university like ASU; connect with those around you and do not be afraid to ask for help if you ever need it.

 

Name: Ronae
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Major: Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology), Asian Pacific American Studies, and Communication (Minor)
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I committed this summer to learning how to meal prep and live a healthier lifestyle.
Career Goals: I want to become a counseling psychologist to serve low-income and minority communities
Extra-Curricular Involvement: I’m involved with the Center for Asian Research and I also conduct research in the Brandon Yoo Laboratory through the School of Social Transformation.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I am passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. I feel like one of the best ways to do so is to help other students find the tools to be successful in their education and career path.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Read the newsletters that you get from ASU staff and faculty. There are tons of amazing and unique opportunities, scholarships, and positions that many students miss out on because they don’t read their emails!

 

Name: Jacklyn
Hometown: Garden Grove, California
Major: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: This past semester I studied abroad in Spain where I ran my first marathon in Madrid! #26.2
Career Goals: I plan on teaching English abroad for a year before starting a full-time job at an accounting or consulting firm.
Extracurricular Involvement: I serve as a WPC 101 Facilitator as well as an active member for the Next Generation Service Corps (NGSC), Changemaker Central, and Global Microfinance Brigades.
Why I wanted to be a coach: As a first-generation student, I want to share my Sun Devil experiences and provide support to incoming students. College is an incredible opportunity, and I want to help students make the most out of their experiences.
Advice for being successful at ASU: It’s crazy how many opportunities and resources exists at ASU, so stay curious and don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek for help.

 

Name: Jazmín
Hometown: Ensenada, Mexico
Major: Dance
Year in school: Junior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I love to travel and visit new places. I recently went to Havasupai Falls and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
Career Goals: To teach and choreograph dances for dance companies in Spanish speaking countries, such as Mexico.
Extra-curricular involvement: I perform with DancEstrella and with the dance program here at ASU. I also volunteer in my church where I teach Sunday-school classes to children, and spend my weekends hiking the mountains of Arizona.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I wanted to become a coach because I want to help new students, specially transfer students like me, be successful and have a smooth transition from Community College to a four-year university.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always be yourself, do (study) what you want to do and don’t let fear of the future stop you from following your dreams. Doing what you love will be more rewarding and bring you more happiness than making a lot of money.

 

Name: Sara
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Business Communication
Year in school: Senior
Interesting fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation student who is originally from Ethiopia, after 8 years I went back last summer!
Career Goals: Run Public Relations for a huge company!
Extra Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the East African Student Association.
Why I wanted to be a coach: I had a difficult time fitting in and felt out of place my freshman year. I was contemplating dropping out but I decided to stay and now I love it! I’d love to encourage students who aren’t adjusting and having a hard time to stay.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Put 100% in everything you do, especially your classes because you can pass anything when you put your mind to it!