"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience." – R.J.Light

Academic Advising Student Interns


Major: Psychology
Minor: Political Science

Angel is currently in his junior at Chico State and is a first generation college student. He spends most of his free time getting involved on campus or at the WREC playing basketball. During his time at Chico he has been involved with many programs such as R.E.A.C.H., Summer Orientation and C.L.I.C. His goal is to attend graduate school and obtain his Master’s Degree or attend Law School. His hopes are to work for a federal law enforcement agency under the umbrella of the Department of Justice. Through his experiences at Chico State, Angel has learned that he is passionate about helping others succeed in all aspects of what they do. He is very friendly and approachable so don’t be afraid to stop by and say hi!

Cristian Cristian

Major: Biology

Cristian is currently a second year student at Chico State. As a first generation college student Cristian has been involved in several organizations including EOP and ETS. Being in these programs motivated Cristian to work in advising as an intern to help students with their academics. His future goals are to attend medical school after majoring in biology, and to one day work as a pediatrician. He loves nature and being in the outdoors. Cristian’s hobbies include hiking, running, and art.


Major: Anthropology
Minor: Food Studies

Dana is currently a second year at Chico State.  She joined the Academic Advising Programs as an intern in the spring of 2015 and hopes to obtain a BA in Anthropology.  Since being here at Chico, she has been involved in Up 'Til Dawn, LeadCat, and C.A.V.E. programs, such as Special Pals and weekend emersion trips.  Dana’s hobbies include volleyball, listening to music, arts and crafts, hiking, and spending time with friends outdoors.

Daniel Daniel

Major: Criminal Justice & Public Administration

Daniel Beaky, a 3rd year student and double majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Administration, plans to apply for Officer Training School in the United States Air Force after graduation. His long term goal is a career in the Federal Government. Daniel has been on CAVE Staff for three years, an Officer for the Criminal Justice Student Association, a member of the Criminal Justice Honors Society, and worked with the First Year Experience Office on the Book in Common. When Daniel is not in class, volunteering, or at work he could be found mountain biking, hiking, or exploring Chico. Some fun facts about Daniel is he is an adrenaline junkie and does not sit still very often, his family fosters rescued pit bulls, and he hopes to be a positive influence for Chico State students through Academic Advising.


Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Drea is a first generation college student and currently in her third year at Chico State. Drea hopes to go on to graduate school, become a Speech-Language Pathologist, and work with children and their special needs. When Drea is not working on academics, you can find her involved on campus in multiple organizations (NSSLHA- Junior Representative & NSLS- Community Service Chair), engaging in community service within her community, or working to meet the individualized care of her patients. Her passion is helping others that cross her path and learning about their cultures, as well as spending time with her family.  

Gerson Gerson

Major: Anthropology

A junior, Gerson transferred from Santa Ana Community College in Orange County Fall 2015. Since coming to Chico State, Gerson has been part of Chico State’s radio station (KCSC) as a DJ and promotions staff. Additionally, Gerson has been active in LEAD, a club for undocumented students and allies of the immigrant movement; joined an action committee working to help push for the creation of a DREAM resource center in our school; worked on anthropological research on healthcare access for immigrant students, and joined the Academic Advising team! Gerson is fascinated by human ecology and technology, and hopes to focus that fascination into a future career in anthropology! Anime, children’s fiction, video games and dystopian comic books are the things he dedicates most of his free time to. Current obsession: Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

Graciela Graciela

Major: Pre-Nursing

Graciela is a sophomore at Chico State. She was born in Mexico and came to the United States at the age of three. She is hoping to major in Nursing and maybe get a minor in Health and Wellness. After obtaining a BS in Nursing Graciela hopes to continue her education and apply to a graduate program. Graciela is also in EOP; that experience inspired her to want to work with students as an Academic Advising Intern. Overall, Graciela is extremely excited to aid students with their goals and educational dreams. 

Roopinder Roopinder

Major: Recreation Administration: Recreation Therapy

Minor: Sociology

Roopinder is a 4th year student at Chico State. She hopes to become a Recreational Therapist who specializes in animal assisted therapy. Roopinder enjoys participating in many volunteer opportunities on campus and within the community; she has a true passion for helping. Roopinder is excited about the opportunity to be an academic advising intern because each student has a different story that deserves to be heard. Roopinder enjoys hiking, bicycling, and photography during her free time. She loves pizza and puppies, what more can you really want? Her overall goal in life is to be happy and to bring joy where ever she ends up.