Meet Your Tour Guides


Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Major: Psychology & German

Hello all! My name is Ellen Harrison and I am a junior here at the wonderful California State University, Chico! I am originally from Bakersfield, California, which is about 6 hours south of Chico. I am studying psychology and German and have had the opportunity to learn from amazing professors.  I love to spend my time here in Chico enjoying the swimming holes, riding my bike downtown, and hanging out with friends. The decision to attend Chico State was a no-brainer after visiting the campus. I was greeted with friendly smiles everywhere I went and marveled at the beautiful trees that engulf the campus. I instantly knew that this was the place for me.

I spent the last semester studying in the amazing Istanbul, Turkey. Chico is ranked third in the nation for sending students abroad, and the Study Abroad Office made the entire process much easier and was a great resource for me while I was abroad.

I can honestly say that some of the best years of my life have been spent here. I have experienced things I will never forget and have met people that I can genuinely say will be friends for life. I can’t wait for you to come see for yourself!