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College of the Pacific - Student Advisors

Aroosa Ahmed

Major: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Year: 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
Minor: Pre-law
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I enjoy helping people and being able to answer people's questions. I also love getting to meet all the new students.
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: Phi Epsilon Kappa, Student Advising, Sport Management Club, Basketball Club,Pacific Men's Basketball Team 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 Love Being 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
Minor: Pre-Law
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I love being able to connect my advisees to the various resources and clubs we have on campus. It brings me joy to see my advisees getting involved.
Fun Fact: I can salsa dance.
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi, Resident Assistant in McCaffrey, Order of Omega

SA Erika Brindopke

Garrison Chan

Major: Athletic Training
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2017
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: 
I love working orientation and meeting all of the new students. 
Fun Fact: 
I've played basketball with Blake Griffin. 
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA Campus Involvment: Phi Epsilon Kappa, Pacific Student Athletic Training Club, Student Advising                   

SA Garrison Chan

Nicholas Do

Major: Athletic Training
Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I love being a Student Advisor because I get to make relationships with the incoming freshmen and help them throughout the acclimation of college life and their endeavors.
Fun Fact: I have a ponytail and am trying to get a man-bun. 
Hometown: Hayward, CA
Campus Involvement: Pacific Men's Club Volleyball, Student Advising, Delta Epsilon Mu

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Armand Ellaga

Major: Health Exercise Sports Science
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: It is a pleasure to help incoming students and their transition to college. 
Fun Fact: I ran cross country and track in high school.
Hometown: Monterey, CA
Campus Involvement: Kilusan Pilipino, Xi Chi Sigma, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Student Advising

SA Armand Ellaga

Natalie Figueroa

Major: Sports Medicine 
Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
Why I Love Being 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 never eaten at Taco Bell. 
Hometown: Stockton, CA 
Campus Involvement:
 Community Involvement Program, ASuop Arts and Entertainment 

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Sarah Lutz

Major: Political Science & Economics
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being 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 Scholars  

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

SA Sarah Lutz

Kolleen Machado

Major: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being 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 Love Being a Student Advisor:
 I love being a friend, peer, and mentor for anyone that might be seeking advice or just someone there. 
Fun Fact:
 I can speak 12 languages. Just kidding. I can't. I'm kind of funny. 
Hometown:
 San Jose, CA
Campus Involvement: 
Greek Life, Honors Program, Legal Scholar, Professional Fraternity Secretary, Hawai'i Club Vice President 

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Raven Parado

Major: Biological Sciences, 4 + 3 Pre-Dent Program
Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I love sharing my experience with others, helping guide incoming freshman, and meeting new people. 
Fun Fact: I've danced hula for eight years, and have gone to Japan for a competition.
Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI
Campus Involvement: Hawaii Club, Pre-Dental Society, Alpha Phi, Delta Nu Tau    

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Frankie Perkins

Major: Health and Exercise Science 
Anticipated Graduation: May 2017
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I love to be one of the first people to welcome new students to college life in general. It's very rewarding to help freshmen get acclimated here at Pacific both academically and socially. 
Fun Fact: My Padawan tail is 1 year and 9 months old. 
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Campus Involvement: Delta Epsilon Mu's National Liaison, Kilusan Pilipino's KORE Co-activities Coordinator, William Knox Library-Information Commons Assisstant

SA Frankie Perkins

Christine Phan

Major: Biochemistry
Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I'm excited to be part of the Pacific team and help guide the future generations the same way I was guided here at Pacific.
Fun  Fact: Sriracha replaces ketchup for me. I will put it on anything I eat. 
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Sigma, Tennis Club, Student Telecounseling Admissions Representative 

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Brandon Raidoo

Major: Economics
Anticipicated Graduation Year: Fall 2016
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I enjoy getting to know all the new students
Fun Fact: It takes about 3 months to learn a new language.
Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Campus Involvement: Vice President of Finance of Beta Theta Pi, Yield Representative

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Sara Shushtarian

Major:  Biological Sciences
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being A Student Advisor: I love seeing my students grow and get involved on campus. I love to see them start clubs, become RA's, or join fraternities. 
Fun Fact: I've been to more European countries than I have American states. 
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Campus Involvement:  Undergraduate Research for Biological Sciences Department with Dr. Rivera, Secretary for Delta Epsilon Mu

SA Sara Shushtarian

Gracie Smith

Major: English
Anticipated Graduation: May 2016
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: I love helping students with their transition to college academics. 
Fun Fact: I enjoy performing in local musical theatre. 
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Campus Involvement: Pacific Women's Water Polo, Student Advising. 

SA Gracie Smith

Jillian Yelinek

Major: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation: 
May 2017
Why I Love Being a Student Advisor: 
Sharing all the wonderful things I love about Pacific with new Tigers. It's rewarding to see new students thrive and know I helped in making Pacific feel like home. 
Fun Fact: 
I play 5 instruments.
Hometown: 
Clovis, CA
Campus Involvement: 
Alpha Phi, Sigma Alpha Pi, Yield Representative Coordinator for College of the Pacific

SA Jillian Yelinek