"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
Academic Advising Student Interns
Alondra is a 4th year at Chico State, she transferred from Hartnell College in Monterrey County Spring 2016. She was born in Mexico and migrated to the United States at the age of one. Alondra is a first generation college student and after graduating hopes to attend graduate school to obtain a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. When Alondra is not in the office, you can find her giving back to the community or spending time with family and friends. Alondra is part of Upsilon Kappa Delta multicultural sorority, where she’s hold several positions such as; Community Service Chair, Fundraiser Chair, and VP of Internal Affairs. Through those positions she has been able to explore her passion and has been given the encouragement to continuing her education. As an Academic Advising Intern, Alondra hopes to aid students to reach their goals and academic dreams. Alondra loves meeting new people and there isn’t a day you won’t see her with a huge smile on her face.
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 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.
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.
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: Health Science
Devin is currently a third-year student at Chico State. Majoring in Health Science with an option in Health Education, Devin plans to pursue a future career as a physician assistant. After graduation, she plans to further her education at UC Davis to achieve her career goals. To Devin, Chico State is her second home and as an active Wildcat she likes to be involved with her campus. Devin is Treasurer for the National Honor Society Phi Eta Sigma, Historian for Latinas In Action, and a clarinet player for the Chico State Pep Band. Devin is also an Alumna of Upward Bound and participated in the R.E.A.C.H program. She is excited to be a part of the Academic Advising family and help her fellow Wildcats. Devin enjoys dancing, breaking a sweat at the WREC, and spending time with family and friends. She, in fact, has an identical twin sister also attending Chico State!
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.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Edgar is a sophomore at Chico State. He hopes to work in the automotive industry after graduating from Chico. He also participates on the Chico State Baja Team where they design and race a minim Baja against 100 teams around the world. When he is not in class, working, or at the Baja Club he can be found hiking, reading, watching movies, or exploring Chico. Edgar is excited about the chance to be an academic advising intern because he’s always been a part of programs that have guided him and how he wants to help others.
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 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.
Jannah is currently a junior at Chico State and recently transferred from Sierra College in Rocklin, California. She is a psychology major and spends most of her free time participating in ongoing research as a research assistant and is also an active member of Psi Chi and President and founder of a club on campus. Her goal is to attend graduate school and obtain her PhD in cognitive psychology. She hopes to one day become a tenured CSU professor and have her future research published. When she’s not at work, you can most likely find her at the library or in Modoc working on graduate applications. She also has a hamster named Garbonzo and can solve a rubik's cube.
Major: Nutrition and Food Sciences Minor: Sociology
Jasmine is currently in her fourth year at Chico State, majoring in Nutrition and Food Science and minoring in Sociology. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she hopes to go on and obtain a master’s degree and become a registered dietitian, specializing in nutrition therapy. Since her freshmen year, Jasmine has participated in the Freshmen Leadership Opportunity (FLO), held membership within a greek organization, and interned with the Center for Healthy Communities. In her free time, she likes to run at the WREC, spend time with her kitten, and host Harry Potter marathons. Jasmine’s goal is to spread mental health awareness and body positivity by being a supportive advisor and peer.
Julianna is currently in her second semester at Chico state. She transferred from Fullerton Community College in Orange County. Julianna hopes to graduate with a B.A. in psychology and to one day work as a community college counselor it order to teach and inspire students to reach their goals of higher education. When Julianna is not in class, at the Academic Advising office, or working at Trader Joe's, she can be found reading, running, dancing or spending time with friends! Julianna is passionate about helping others and hopes that through this opportunity as an advising intern, she can assist students in creating a memorable college experience and help them in achieving their goals.
Nolan is in his junior year at Chico State. As a History student, he plans to enroll in Chico State’s Teaching Credential program after graduation in hopes of becoming a high school history teacher. Nolan spent a lot of time exploring majors before finding his love of history, and hopes to help other students find what they are truly interested in as well. When Nolan isn’t working or studying thrilling Colonial U.S. history, you can find him playing ultimate frisbee or playing banjo with friends. His favorite thing is talking with people about things they are interested in, and he looks forward to helping students figure out what they want to study.
Major: Recreation Administration: Recreation Therapy
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.