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Sophomore Coaches

2017-2018

 

Boikanyo “Bo”

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa

College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Major: Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I’m a first-generation international student, and I completed two awesome internships in Washington DC and covered the 2017 Presidential election.

Career Goals: I hope to be a social entrepreneur creating media campaigns on social issues and human rights in the international community.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I was a volunteer at AZ PBS.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I believe that a strong support system and confidence boost can help any student excel in their academic and personal life. I know what it’s like to suffer in silence as a student, so I am dedicated to helping others reach their potential and enjoy their college experience.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t compare yourself to other. Take advantage of opportunities. Challenge yourself to try new things. Learn from others. Never be afraid to ask for help.

Eli

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Marketing (with a minor in Film and Media Production)

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: In addition to singing and arranging acappella music, I also play the electric bass and ukulele. I also visited Lebron James’ house on Christmas Day in 2013, which was pretty interesting.

Career Goals: I want to work on advertising campaigns producing commercials.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a member of the Devils’ Advocates campus tour guide organization, the Business Ambassadors, and Priority Male, ASU’s only all-male acappella group.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I have been involved in mentorship-related organizations since high school and becoming a Success Coach was one of my goals, so that I could serve my fellow ASU classmates.

Advice for your Success at ASU: The most you will ever grow as a person is outside your comfort zone, so try everything you can: join a club, take a class that intimidates you, talk to someone at the table next to you in the dining hall. CLAS

Jocelyn

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: W.P. Carey School of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Business Entrepreneurship and Psychology

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I have a twin sister who also attends ASU as well as three older siblings. I also studied in Manchester, England last fall for four months and had an unforgettable experience traveling throughout 13 different countries.

Career Goals: To start my own business in the mental health field.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I have been a part of Enactus, SECA, and ASU Blaze Radio.

Why I wanted to be a coach: Having other students and friends who’ve graduated before me provided me support, helped me get comfortable, and get involved at ASU. I hope to be that same support by sharing my experiences and insights for students!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Take advantage of the opportunities you have here at ASU to try new things and create lasting relationships. You won’t regret it!

Savannah

Hometown: Redlands, CA

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major: Family and Human Development and Justice Studies

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I am a first-generation college student and had the opportunity this past year to conduct research in Finland and Sweden!

Career Goals: Teach English in Spain after graduation and then move back to the U.S. for graduate school.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Sun Devil Support Network, I Am That Girl: ASU, and I teach ASU 101.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I was pretty lost when I first got to ASU, and I did not know what to expect. With the help of my Success coach, my CM, and other students at ASU, I was able to make school a home! I am here to help you do the same.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Get out of your comfort zone! College is all about exploring yourself and learning new things. Health Solutions

Joshua

Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA

College: College of Health Solutions

Major: Medical Studies

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I was the first member of my family to attend school out of state, and my best experience in college has been working as a camp counselor for people with special needs over the summer.

Career Goals: I want attend graduate school to become a Physician Assistant

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am currently a Residential College Student Leader (RCSL) for Taylor Place, and I am a part of a club/organization called SPARKS.

Why I wanted to be a coach: As a Sun Devil, I have been given the necessary guidance and support to help me become successful. For this reason, I want to provide that same guidance and support to you, so that you can become a successful Sun Devil as well!

Advice for your Success at ASU: My advice to you is to embrace change, be open-minded, and remember for every test in life there is a testimony!

Mallory

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Major: Film and Media Production

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I had the opportunity to study film in Rome for a summer, which lead me to get a position working on a feature film with other amazing students from ASU.

Career Goals: To work as a Producer for the Food Network.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in Devils’ Advocates, Hillel, and Hollywood Invades Tempe

Why I wanted to be a coach: College can be difficult, but it can also be an amazing part of your life. I have learned a lot and want to help others along their ASU journey.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t be afraid to try something new. There are tons of clubs and opportunities so if something looks like fun don’t hesitate to say yes.

Michael

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business & College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors: Economics, Sociology, Business (Global Politics)

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: Ever since I began college, I have had the opportunities to be involved in student leadership and peer mentoring roles.

Career Goals: I enjoy working in policy work, and its effect on socioeconomic allocations and human welfare. My goal is to work in international diplomacy and foreign affairs.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am a Writing Fellow for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Writers’ Studio. Previously I was the Director of Finance of ASU Leadership Alliance.

Why I wanted to be a coach: College is a crazy time, full of amazing opportunities, choices, and connections. I wanted to make sure that I could do my part in imparting my own experiences with the incoming underclass students to maximize their own potential!

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t forget to love yourself.

Race

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

College: W. P. Carey School of Business

Major: Business Management

Year in School: Junior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I like to write short stories.

Career Goals: To successfully earn two degrees in theatre and business and eventually go on to earn an MBA and an MFA.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am in a social fraternity and do live theatre.

Why I wanted to be a coach: I believe that being a coach is an amazing opportunity to help others and build friendships that make Arizona State University a community that is genuinely interactive.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Find something every semester that is completely out of your comfort zone! It can be a class, a club, a team, a new hobby, or a job, but the best part is you decide because there is so much to do and so many good moments waiting for students who take that first step.

Olivia

Hometown: Washington, DC

College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Major: Psychology

Year in School: Senior

Interesting Fact about yourself/experience: I grew up in a military family and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel all over the country and abroad from the time I was a child to my most recent move to attend school at ASU.

Career Goals: I hope to pursue my Master’s and Ph.D. in Psychology.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: I am involved in the mentor program at ASU West’s Communication Assessment and Learning Lab (CALL)

Why I wanted to be a coach: I really enjoyed being able to assist students and watching them grow more confident in their own abilities as they spent more and more time with us at CALL. I hope to extend that experience as a Success Coach and help incoming students reach their full potential.

Advice for your Success at ASU: Don’t hold back; go to community events and build your network. It can seem daunting, but it’s well worth it when you get to experience all the amazing things ASU has to offer.