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College of the Pacific - Student Advisors

Aroosa Ahmed
Major: Psychology 
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: Student advising gives me the opportunity to interact with incoming freshmen who may be feeling the same nerves and excitement I did as a freshman. My goal within advising is to ensure freshmen a smooth transition and serve as an additional resource for success. 
Fun Fact: My family has adopted 12 cats who live in our backyard.
Hometown:
Stockton, CA 
Campus Involvement: SUCCESS TRiO Program, Career Resource Center, Research for Psychology Department


                                           SA Aroosa Ahmed            

Ilan Alvarez-Becerra
Major: Sport Management
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy helping students and meet new people.
Fun Fact: My name means "tree" in Hebrew. Also, I have the same birthday as Lebron James, Tiger Woods, and Ryan Sheckler.
Hometown: Montebello, CA
Campus Involvement: Pacific Men's Basketball Team Assistant Manager, Phi Epsilon Kappa

SA Ilan Alvarez-Becerra
Christine Amistad
Major:
Dental Hygiene
Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation:
May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor:
It's so rewarding for me to know I am a helpful resource for others. I also love the connection made with advisees and how I am able to be there for them not only as a resource, but as a friend.
Fun fact:
I love ketchup. I can eat it on almost anything!
Hometown:
San Mateo, CA 
Campus Involvement:
Alpha Phi, Rec Sports 

SA Christine Amistad

Erika Brindopke
Major: Psychology

Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy reaching out to incoming students and guiding them through their transition here at Pacific.
Fun Fact: I love to dance.
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Campus Involvement: Pacific Christian Fellowship, Alpha Phi, WER Hall Government, Rhythm Inc., Student Advisor in Residence

SA Erika Brindopke

Carlos Castellanos
Major: Political Science & Sociology

Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I know it will make a difference in a student's life.
Fun Fact: I love reality television.
Hometown: Manteca, CA 
Campus Involvement: Delta Phi Epsilon, Theta Chi

SA Carlos Castellanos

Garrison Chan
Major: 
Athletic Training
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: 
I enjoy being able to help freshmen adjust to college life.
Fun Fact: 
I love to play basketball. 
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Campus Involvement: Phi Epsilon Kappa

SA Garrison Chan

Craig "CJ" Davis
Major: Psychology
Minor: Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences
Anticipated Graduation: May 2015
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy helping new students with anything.
Fun Fact: 49ers are my team!
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Campus Involvement: Beta Theta Pi 

SA Craig Davis

Armand Ellaga
Major: Athletic Training

Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy meeting incoming freshman and assisting them throughout their first year at Pacific. 
Fun Fact: I did cross country and track in high school.
Hometown: Monterey, CA
Campus Involvement: Kilusan Pilipino, Xi Chi Sigma, Pilipino Culture Night

SA Armand Ellaga

Kimberlina Gomez
Major: Environmental Science
Anticipated Graduation: May 2015
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: It allows me to connect to the new students and help welcome them to life at Pacific!
Fun Fact: Granidionite is my favorite rock.
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi, Pacific Geocentric Society, SUCCESS TRiO Program, Community Involvement Program, Research within the Earth and Environmental Science Department 

SA Kim Gomez

Jose Jauregui
Major:
 Biological Sciences

Anticipated Graduation: May 2015
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I really enjoy being that bridge for incoming students that helps them adjust to their first year. For me, college was completely different from what I expected it to be. I definitely made mistakes, but I learned a lot from them. If I can use my experiences here at Pacific to help just one person, then I've done my job. Plus, orientation is a blast.
Fun Fact: I love the Harry Potter series, but I'm still rooting for Harry and Hermione.
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Campus Involvement: Community Involvement Program, SUCCESS TRiO Program, Biology Department Research Assistant

SA Jose Jauregui

Louis Johnson
Major: Physics & Applied Mathematics
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy being a positive role model for the incoming freshmen and helping them on their path to success.
Fun Fact: I aspire to be an astrophysicist.
Hometown: Vallejo, CA
Campus Involvement: Sigma Chi, Physics Department Representative, National Society of Black Engineers, Mathematics & Physics Tutor, SUCCESS TRiO Program

SA Louis Johnson

Sarah Lutz
Major: Political Science & Economics
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy making the incoming students' first year as enjoyable as mine was.
Fun Fact: I am terrified of bees.
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Campus Involvement: Students for Environmental Action, Pacific Legal Scholars Program, Powell Scholar

SA Sarah Lutz

Kolleen Machado
Major: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy giving people a great start to their college education at Pacific. He profits most who serves best.
Hometown: Hughson, CA
Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, Newman Catholic Community, RA in Grace Covell, Administrative Assistant for the Newman Catholic Community

SA Kolleen Machado

Marielle Oco
Major: Sports Medicine
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy making a positive impact on incoming freshman.
Fun Fact: I lived in Hong Kong for two years.
Hometown: Union City, CA
Campus Involvement: Delta Gamma, Rhythm Inc.

SA Marielle Oco

Frankie Perkins
Major: Sports Medicine, Health & Exercise
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy helping new students adapt to college life both academically and socially.
Fun Fact: At my freshman orientation, I told everyone I was only 16... and they believed me.
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Campus Involvement: Kilusan Pilipino, Delta Epsilon Mu

SA Frankie Perkins

Shawn Quiruz
Major: Environmental Science
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy providing a helpful and enjoyable experience for incoming students, as well as current students.
Fun Fact: I enjoy the outdoors, specifically camping. I also love animals.
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Campus Involvement: Pacific Geocentric Society

SA Shawn Quiruz

Palak Sheth
Major: 
Biological Sciences/Pre-Dentistry
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2015
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: 
I enjoy helping students succeed academically and in developing long-term goals.
Fun Fact: 
I've experienced a major earthquake.
Hometown: 
Baroda, Gujarat, India
Campus Involvement: 
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Committee, Teaching Assistant, Math Tutor, Student Conduct Hearing Board, CCI Individual Tutor

SA Palak Sheth

Sara Shushtarian
Major: Biological Sciences
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I love running orientation; I think it's one of the most exciting events. I love re-experiencing the awe I felt when I got into college and visited Pacific's campus and seeing that mirrored in the incoming freshmen's faces.
Fun Fact: I've met Misha Collins from the tv series Supernatural.
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Campus Involvement: U
ndergraduate Research for Biological Sciences Department, Delta Epsilon Mu

SA Sara Shushtarian

Gracie Smith
Major: English
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy having the opportunity to give incoming students a safe transition.
Fun Fact: I like to participate in local theatre productions.
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Campus Involvement: Pacific Women's Water Polo

SA Gracie Smith

Irena Sun
Major: Sports Medicine
Anticipated Graduation: 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I enjoy meeting and helping new freshman.
Fun Fact: I have the same birthday as Lady Gaga.
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Campus Involvement: Delta Gamma, Phi Epsilon Kappa, DeRosa University Center Building Manager

SA Irena Sun

Jazmine Williams
Major: 
Political Science & Pre-law
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: 
I enjoy helping incoming freshman with their transition into college.
Fun Fact: 
I love Beyoncé.
Hometown: 
Corona, CA
Campus Involvement: 
STARS,
Students Emerging As Pacificans, Alpha Phi, Black Student Union, Community Tutor

SA Jazmine Williams

Jillian Yelinek
Major: 
Psychology and English
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2017
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: 
I had a great experience with my student advisor, and I enjoy helping new students get all they can out of Pacific!
Fun Fact: 
I play 5 instruments.
Hometown: 
Clovis, CA
Campus Involvement: 
Alpha Phi

SA Jillian Yelinek