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Meet the Office Staff Team!

Emily Villalba

Office Staff
Class Year: Junior Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: Check your emails, give yourself mental health breaks, and most importantly, ask for help when you need it! Remember you are not expected to come in knowing everything, that’s why you’re here, to learn!

Marielle (Mari) Bueno

Office Staff
Class Year: Senior Preferred Pronouns: she/her/they/them
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: Take a deep breath and don't push yourself! You're cool and you're valid! :)

Mehrasa (Mehr) Mazandarini

Office Staff
Class Year: Junior Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: You're here to learn, but don't forget to have some fun.

Monica Murtidjaja

Office Staff
Class Year: Sophomore Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: Don't take morning classes if you can't wake up for them.

Soulaiman Amal

Office Staff
Class Year: Senior Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: Trust the process.

Adriana Castro

Office Staff
Class Year: Junior Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: College is a great way to find yourself and create new relationships. Whether you make them in GE classes or randomly on campus. Having a good support system can help you through the bumps in the road as you continue your college career. Also don't be afraid to talk to your professors as these relationship can be helpful.

Sam Pineda

Office Staff
Class Year: Senior Preferred Pronouns: she/her
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: Go to one of the cultural centers! Regardless of identity, they're a great place to meet people and find out more about campus events, and there's no way you can go to one without somebody welcoming you!

Sydney Homan

Office Staff
Class Year: Sophomore Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: College, especially in a virtual setting, is going to give what you put in. So, if you want to have fun, make friends, and make the most of your time, then you have to put yourself out there, make yourself a little uncomfortable with the unknown, and don't just keep to yourself.

Yennhi Dang

Office Staff
Class Year: Junior Preferred Pronouns: she/her
  • office locationAdvice to incoming students: This is the best time to branch out and try things/clubs you've never done before. If it doesn't work out then at least you'll know.