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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'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I am excited to help 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

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 an advisor, 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
Nora Bitar
Major: Psychology
Minor: Music
Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I'm excited to make new friends with my coworkers and help the future year of students.
Fun fact: I play seven instruments and love sea turtles.
Hometown: San Jose, CA 
Campus Involvement: Hall Government, RHA, International Cuisine Club


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Erika Brindopke
Major: Psychology

Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I'm excited to reach out to incoming freshman and guide them into their transition here at Pacific.
Fun Fact: I can't blow up a balloon.
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Campus Involvement: Pacific Christian Fellowship, Alpha Phi, WER Hall Government, Rhythm Inc.

SA Erika Brindopke

Garrison Chan
Major: 
Athletic Training
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2017
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: 
I want to be able to help freshmen adjust to college life.
Fun Fact: 
I love to play basketball. 
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

SA Garrison Chan

Nicholas Do
Major: 
Athletic Training
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2018
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: 
I get to help the incoming freshmen on the new journey to college. I'm also excited to be a friend and a mentor to the new freshmen.
Fun Fact:
 I was a tri-athlete in high school.
Hometown: Hayward, CA
Campus Involvement: 
Pacific Men's Club Volleyball

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Armand Ellaga
Major: Athletic Training

Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I'm excited to be introduced to incoming freshman and assist 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

Natalie Figueroa
Major: 
Exploratory - Natural Sciences
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2018
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor:
 I'm excited to meet all new freshman and transfers and make them feel as welcome as I did. I am excited to show them what Pacific is about and that Pacific is home.
Fun Fact:
 I have an obsession with Hawaii and the beach.
Hometown: 
Stockton, CA 
Campus Involvement:
 Community Involvement Program

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Sarah Lutz
Major: Political Science & Economics
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I hope to make 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

Status: Studying Abroad - Not Advising for Academic Year 2015-2016

SA Sarah Lutz

Kolleen Machado
Major: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I want to give 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

SA Kolleen Machado

Kelsi Navalta
Major: Biological Sciences
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2018
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor:
 I can't wait to get close to all the other Student Advisors as well as help first year students!
Fun Fact:
 I can fit my foot in my mouth.
Hometown:
 San Jose, CA
Campus Involvement: 
JBC Residence Hall Vice President, Legal Scholars Program, Honors Program Soccer Team

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Marielle Oco
Major: Sports Medicine
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I want to make 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

Raven Parado
Major: Biological Sciences, 4 + 3 Pre-Dent Program
Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I'm really excited to get involved and network with amazing people! From what I've heard, being a student advisor seems really fun!
Fun Fact: I've danced hula for eight years, and I can snap my fingers with my index finger and thumb.
Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI
Campus Involvement: Hawaii Club, Pre-Dental Society, Sigma Alpha Pi

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Frankie Perkins
Major: Sports Medicine, Health & Exercise
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I want to help 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, Grove Worker

SA Frankie Perkins

Christine Phan
Major: Biochemistry
Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I'm excited to be part of the Pacific staff and help guide the future generations the same way I was guided here at Pacific.
Fun Fact: I have been playing piano since I was six years old.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Campus Involv
ement: Social Chair for Tennis Club

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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'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: I'm excited to have 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

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Jillian Yelinek
Major: 
Psychology and English
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2017
Why I'm Excited To Be A Student Advisor: 
I had a great experience with my student advisor and I can't wait to help 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

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