Meet the Leadership Team
We spend the summer creating the best Welcome Week possible for you!
Hi! My name is Will. I am one of the Chairs for Welcome Week this year. I am a third year electrical engineering major. In my spare time I love surfing, scuba diving, hiking, adventuring, and playing video games. I put avocado on everything. I listen to all kinds of music from electronic to hip hop, rock and everything in between. I love playing sports and hitting the gym too! Dogs are my favorite animal, and I hope to travel the world someday. I look forward to seeing you during Welcome Week!
Hi! My name is Gabrielle Ravelli, but most people call me Elle. I am a fourth year Sociology major with an emphasis in Criminology. I was born in New Jersey and moved to Irvine when I was 12. I entered Cal Poly Pomona as a first year, living in Palmitas. I love to dance and grow plants. I also enjoy discovering new music and boba places. I am excited to share my experience with incoming students and inspire them to get involved as well. Looking forward to a great summer and Welcome Week!
Hey! My name is Carlos Mendoza, I am currently a second year Agricultural Business Management & Food Industry major here at CPP. I love making music, trying new foods, and binge watching TV shows. When I’m not watering my plants or playing with my dogs, you can always catch me indulging in good food. I’m always smiling and love to laugh, if you ever see me don’t hesitate to say hi. I look forward to seeing you all and providing the best time you can possible have here at Welcome Week.
Hi! My name is Blanca and I’m a second-year Foods and Nutrition major with an emphasis in Dietetics. In my spare time, I like to bake cakes and binge watch Netflix. My favorite shows include BBC Sherlock, The Flash, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy (up to season 8), Golden Girls, and my favorite movies are Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Deadpool. I like making midnight food runs as well as Starbucks runs. When I’m not swamped with homework and studying, I hike and take walks to appreciate the little things. I come from a big family, so I tend to love gatherings and I can’t wait to start Welcome Week. I hope to make Welcome Week an experience that you won’t forget!
My name is Marissa Engel, this fall I will be a graduate student here at Cal Poly Pomona studying for the credential program. My end goal is to become a special education teacher for children with autism. Two years ago I transferred in as a third year and I graduated June 2017 with my Liberal Studies BA. In my free time I love horseback riding, rock climbing, babysitting, and baking sweets.
Itzia Salinas Cortes
I am Itzia Salinas, I am a second year Architecture major and a Fashion Merchandising minor. This will be my second year working with Welcome Week. I am the new ASI Senator for College of Environmental Design. I am a makeup lover and a shopaholic, I enjoy watching makeup tutorials. In my free time I like to go to the BRIC.
I am an incoming third year Environmental Biology student who is passionate about saving the planet. Since my first year at Cal Poly Pomona, I have been part of Welcome Week: as a participant, a Mentor, and now an Assistant Chair. These experiences have motivated me to ensure that first-years at this university are equipped with campus knowledge, self-motivation, and with many other tools to be a well-rounded and successful student--perhaps even a student leader. I enjoy political discussions, going to the beach, watching anime or Netflix, doing makeup, and singing in my spare time.