Meet Your Tour Guides


Hometown: Gerber, CA

Major: Sociology

 My name is Vanessa. I will be going on my fourth year here at CSU, Chico. Due to the fact that I changed my major to Sociology the semester before my fourth year, I will be a super senior ;)

This tour guide is a an optimistic young lady who was born in a small town called, Red Bluff, and was raised in an even smaller town called Gerber, yes like the baby food, and no, it is not made there. Chico State is around 45 minutes away from Gerber. I love to hang out with family (my dog included) and friends.  I am shy when I first meet you for about two minutes, and then I get to my normal fun self.  I love to dance and listen to music, ride my bike, walk through Bidwell Park and explore new things.

Being here at Chico has been nothing but a rewarding and amazing learning experience for me.  I love the fact that I am able to enjoy a well-rounded and friendly community, beautiful outdoor scenery, take part in the classes and programs I need to succeed, and am only a short drive from the ones I love. Chico has so much to offer, and I have tried to take advantage of many of the opportunities.  I am a mentor and social chair for Educational Talent Search Alumni Association, and I have been involved in C.A.V.E (Community Action Volunteers in Education. CAVE was one of the most rewarding experiences; I volunteering at an after school program.  I absolutely love CSU, Chico, and look forward to showing you around!