Zac Arellano

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Thornton, CO
Undergraduate Institution: The University of Iowa
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities, RamEvents
Chapter Graduate Advisor

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I am so appreciative of the support, authenticity, and transparency both the cohort and my assistantship provide.  I am also fortunate to have an incredibly compassionate second year RamEvents Graduate Assistant to help me acclimate to my assistantship as well as SAHE.”

Jenny Campfield

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate Institution: Alma College
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement – Volunteer Programs

Chapter Graduate Advisor for Alpha Delta Chi

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “What I’ve enjoyed most about the first semester of SAHE is the reflective process of the portfolio.  Setting aside time and space to make meaning of what I’ve learned this semester, both in the classroom and in my assistantship, has helped learn more about myself and who I hope to be as a future Student Affairs Practitioner.”

Jaelyn Coates

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Military Kid, so everywhere!
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for Parent and Family Programs and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I’ve enjoyed getting to know folx in the cohort and learning about their experiences – y’all make it fun!”

Tucker Copi

Pronouns:he/him/his
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
SAHE Class of 2017
Assistant Residence Director, Academic Village

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “The experienced faculty.”

Anica Dang

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Undergraduate Institution: Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “Learning from the passionate and experienced faculty, working with an incredible student staff in my assistantship, making meaningful connections within the program. Also, having worked in student affairs before starting this program, I really appreciate how many of our assignments are designed to reflect what professionals actually do in the field.”

Jenny Duong

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate Institution: San Jose State University, CA
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for Adult Learner and Veteran Services

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I’ve enjoyed building relationships with my cohort, 2nd year SAHE students, SAHE Alumni, faculty and student affairs practitioners in the field.  Everyone is friendly, well connected and extremely supportive!  I also enjoy the discussions we have in the classroom – it is thought-provoking and refreshing to be able to learn with a group of passionate individuals.”

Bailey Dunn

Pronouns: she/hers
Hometown: Kinston, NC
Undergraduate Institution: Meredith College (Raleigh, NC)
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for Support and Safety Assessment

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I’ve definitely enjoyed both: the challenge that comes from the discussions in and out of class from my colleagues- I can see many positive ways it has already impacted my practice with students and I’ve enjoyed the eagerness of faculty in helping me get the most of out of this experience, professionally!”

Dylan Dunn

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Tiffin, OH
Undergraduate Institution:
Ohio State University
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “The SAHE Portfolio has been an incredibly rewarding way to track personal progress through reflection and see just how much this program has molded me into the student affairs practitioner that I hope to be. Along with the focus on reflection and making meaning of our experiences here, I have enjoyed learning not only from faculty but also from the incredibly passionate folks in both cohorts.”

Raghda El Deeb

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate Institution: American University of Kuwait – Salmiya, Kuwait
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Resident Manager, Apartment Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “While it was a challenge moving to a different country, I enjoyed utilizing my learning experience during my work at the assistantship. The SAHE program provided me with knowledge, work experience and a supportive cohort that continuously develop my experience.”

Tyler Fultz

Pronouns: they/them/their
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Undergraduate Institution: Vassar College
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I could not have asked for a better cohort to go through this experience with. They lend me so much care and support while consistently challenging and motivating me to be better.”

Ge Ge

Undergraduate Institution: West Anhui University
SAHE Class of 2017

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “Diverse perspectives.”

Marie Hebert

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant, Career Center

Chapter Graduate Advisor, Sigma Nu

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “The scholar/practitioner focus is what initially drew me to the program and remains one of my favorite aspects of SAHE. Professors are constantly tying the academic material to in-field examples and encouraging us to apply the learning to our assistantships and practicums, making the whole SAHE experience blend together beautifully.”

Jenny Kim

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado, Denver
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives and Leadership Programs, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “Developing my own practicum experiences!”

Kenzie Kitson

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puget Sound
SAHE Class of 2017
Assistant Residence Director, Office of Residence Life

Chapter Graduate Advisor

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “The program has constantly challenged me to do new things and manage multiple things at the same time. I have enjoyed this because it has helped build my confidence in the field and in life.”

 

Marina Martin

Pronoun: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: Washington State University
SAHE Class of 2017
Coordinator of Central Programs & Staff Development, Apartment Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I have enjoyed the amount of growth and learning that I have experienced in the SAHE program. The program has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and I feel very fortunate to have been selected to be in this program. Additionally, I have learned a lot from my experiences in my assistantship.”

Sheena Martinez

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant for Training and Development, Lory Student Center

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I’ve truly enjoyed the opportunities to connect with SAHE faculty. They have provided guidance and support throughout the program and have contributed immensely to my personal and professional growth.”

Liz Menter

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant, Student Resolution Center

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “What I’ve enjoyed most in SAHE is the tremendous number of opportunities available to students in our program.  I came into SAHE after having worked in college access and admissions, and a main goal of mine for graduate school was to explore other areas of student affairs.  As of my third semester in SAHE, I have been fortunate to gain experience in conduct, conflict resolution, career services, academic advising, and transfer support services, and if there were enough time in the day I feel confident I could expand that list even more thanks to the many doors being a SAHE student opens for you in the CSU community.  Go Rams!”

Kayla A. Montañez

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Lowell, MA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Resident Manager at Aggie Village, Apartment Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I have enjoyed the SAHE cohort the most. I have formed friendships that mean the world to me and I know will last forever. These people are my family. Also, the fact that we get to live in Colorado and are constantly surrounded by nature, mind blowing scenery and mountains is pretty amazing!”

Macie Murphy

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: North Dakota State University
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership and Engagement, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “My assistantship! In my role I serve as the Residence Hall Association Advisor to an energetic group of undergraduate students who inspire me with their passion help on-campus students find a home at CSU.”

Myvy Ngo

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: Westmont College
SAHE Class of 2017
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I have most enjoyed the opportunity to build a community of peers, staff, and faculty at CSU who continue to challenge me to be a better professional and human being. I have learned and continue to learn a lot about my personal values and interests through SAHE. SAHE has molded me into a more critical thinker, a more empathetic person, and a person who is firmly rooted in who she is and who she is to become.”

Benjamin Petrie

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado School of Mines
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I really enjoy the time I get to spend with students through Hall Council, conduct, duty, and day-to-day. I’ve been able to connect with the College of Engineering faculty and success team, which helps me better support the students in my building. I also like dropping by the College of Engineering every now and then to see the cool labs and things.”

Kodi Phelps

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: I lived in Jamul, CA until I was 8, then Berthoud, CO until moving to Fort Collins, CO for college
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for INTO CSU
Chapter Graduate Advisor

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “Thus far what I have enjoyed most about the SAHE program is the opportunity to practice what we learn in the classroom hands-on via our assistantships.  I also really appreciate that our faculty are full-time student affairs practitioners.  Hearing about their personal experiences, while drawing from my own created through my assistantships and combining this with my classroom learning, has made my education more meaningful.”

Kelly Pizarro

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “The community. From faculty and administrators to fellow SAHE cohort members, I’ve met some of the best people I will ever know. Regardless of perspectives, everyone is committed to higher education and is very supportive of one another through the process. I’m very thankful to be colleagues with these folks.”

David Polizzi

Pronouns: he/him/his
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2017
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Chapter Graduate Advisor

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “SAHE reminds me of when I was first learning how to ride a bicycle without my training wheels.  I’d fall over. My dad would come pick me up, make sure I was okay, help me learn why I fell, and then let me try again.  You get the opportunity to actually be a student affairs professional working in the field. I meet with students. I make mistakes. And every time I do, my supervisors and instructors are there helping me learn how to do better. This learning environment has allowed me to grow immensely not just as a professional, but also as a person.”

Juan Ruiz (Jay)

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area
Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State University
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for Campus Information and Box Office
Chapter Graduate Advisor

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “The parts of SAHE I’ve enjoyed most are the students I work with, the connections I’ve made with the faculty, and the different ways in which the program has challenged me to explore who I am and the kind of practitioner I want to be.”

Jafar Sadek

Pronouns: he/him/his
Undergraduate Institution: University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
SAHE Class of 2017
Assistant Resident Manager, Apartment Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I enjoyed the opportunity to do my courses in a diverse cohort, where we got chance to see the student affairs issues from different perspectives. Being taught by the Student Affairs Professionals and learning through assistantship were also tremendous experiences. Because of these we were able to connect the textbook topics with real life experiences.”

Andres Schemel Ramella

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Institution: San Diego State University (SDSU)
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for RamRide

Chapter Graduate Advisor Sigma Pi

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I have enjoyed the theory-to-practice approach SAHE offers. Gaining academic and professional knowledge from my own experiences, as well as the experiences of my faculty, has further extended my developmental growth in this program.”

Elijah Serena

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Texas State University
SAHE Class of 2018
Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life
Chapter Graduate Advisor

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: ” I’ve enjoyed the friendships that I’ve made with members of my cohort and of the 2nd year cohort too. My favorite part has been the work I do within my assistantship, specifically supervising the OFSL students interns and advising the Panhellenic Council, the Programming Board, and Triangle Fraternity.”

Amaris Tang

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life
Chapter Graduate Advisor to Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I love the scholar-practitioner focus of the program because everything I learn about is connected to what I do within my assistantships and practicums. SAHE faculty are also AWESOME folks to get to know! It was important to me that my SAHE advisor is someone who meets with me regularly and supports me in my transition into and through graduate school. Lastly, I am excited for Global Perspectives and the adventures to come with the members of my cohort!”

 

Ariana Tellez

Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
SAHE Class of 2018
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Yessenia Torres

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics
SAHE Program Assistant

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I really enjoy the theory to practice model we have at SAHE. I have definitely learned as much from my cohort and hearing them bring in their assistantship experiences as I have from the coursework and curriculum. I also love the flexibility we have to make our SAHE experiences our own through practicums and other opportunities.”

Michelle Trueblood

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis
SAHE Class of 2017
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “There’s a ridiculous variety of opportunities available to you, and more importantly, people who are rooting for you to succeed in those opportunities.”

Abdelis Vega

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate Institution: East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Social Justice at Front Range Community College

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to tackle and work through difficult topics head on with folks who, though all incredibly different, have the same goal of making higher education a better place for students across the board.  Being in community with folks who do not shy away from the hard stuff is rare and one of the best aspects of the program.  Also, the ability to be taught by scholar-practitioners is a privilege and a large reason why I believe Colorado State University grads are some of the most competitive in the market, hands down.”

Amanda Villa

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Undergraduate Institution: New Mexico State University
SAHE Class of 2017
Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities and Ram Events
Chapter Graduate Advisor

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “There are several aspects of the SAHE program that I enjoy. Ultimately, the facet of the program that I enjoy the most is the incredible individuals that I have had to opportunity to connect with. Not only have these individuals played a vital role in my development, they have also become my greatest support system.”