Academic Advising Programs


Advising Intern
Efren is a graduate student, studying Public Administration, aiming to one day work in Higher Education and help provide college access to underserved communities. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in Italian from Chico State. In addition to Advising, he is a graduate teaching assistant for POLS 155, American Government. During his undergrad, he was a tutor in the Writing Center, president of Chico Italian Academic Organization, treasurer of Students for Diplomatic Solutions, a volunteer thru CAVE, a student officer for Model United Nations, and a camp counselor with Camp Adventure in Yokosuka, Japan. He is from Live Oak, California, which is about 30 minutes south of Chico. Efren is also a sommelier and was working in high-end restaurants up until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his free time, he likes to go on hikes, hang out at the beach, try new restaurants, and travel.  
Portrait of Efren