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.”

Dani Andrews

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Monrovia, CA
Undergraduate Institution: Ohio Wesleyan University
SAHE Class of 2019
Residence Life: Academic Initiatives 


Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “I hope to learn new material and stretch myself academically and professionally.”

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!”

Stephanie Cuevas

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Downey, CA
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Bárbara
SAHE Class of 2019
Graduate Assistant for Student Resolution Center

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I really want to be pushed out of my comfort zone and get a better understanding of diversity and equity through experiences with my cohort mates. I am also really looking forward to making long lasting friendships. I know that by nature I can’t make super deep and meaningful relationships with absolutely everyone, but even just a handful will be enough for me. I love meeting people from all backgrounds and having those friendships challenge me in various ways.”

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.”

Lucy Delgado

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Queens, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
SAHE Class of 2019
Vice President for Student Affairs – Diversity Education and Student Success

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I hope to continue to find my purpose within student affairs and be challenged to grow by my cohort and the program.”

Alejandro Diaz

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Grand Island, Nebraska
Undergraduate Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Manager

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “My number one goal during my time in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program, is to walk out confidently with a firm foundation of knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the Student Affairs career field. That I will understand the interworking of the field, and how I can use my skill set from SAHE to support and impact any students I will be working with during my time at CSU and beyond that. I also hope to build as much experience that I can during my time with my assistantships and build strong professional-relationships with other professionals within the Student Affairs field and my cohort.”

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.”

Emily Garner

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri
SAHE Class of 2019
Education Abroad Coordinator

Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “I hope to engage in current Student Affairs topics through coursework and research, learn from my professors and cohort members, work toward an inclusive campus environment, and ultimately intertwine Student Affairs with my current role in International Education.”

Genesis Gongora

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Mérida, México
Undergraduate Institution: Autonomous University of Yucatán
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “I expect to be able to gain as much knowledge as I can, to then bring it back to my hometown. I want to be challenged to get out of my comfort zone, to grow personal and professionally more than I can imagine, and definitely to become a better version of myself. I also want to be able to share my experiences with my cohort, and hear their unique perspectives and stories.”

Lorenda Holston

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2019
Athletics: Diversity and Inclusion

Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “My hope for SAHE is to find ways to make change within the structure of higher education and create pipelines for under represented students. I hope to learn more about myself while getting to know my cohort!”

Curtis Johnson

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Pearland, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: Baylor University
SAHE Class of 2019
Residence Life: Engagement and Leadership

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I’m really excited to experience the cohort model of SAHE! We all have different backgrounds and experiences, and I believe each one of us has something unique to offer. That being said, through my cohort, I hope to learn more about myself as a person and as a professional.”

Olivia Kail

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Manager

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I hope that I find community within the SAHE program and that I begin to identify what I’d like to do professionally within student affairs.”

Tian Tian Li

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Jinjiang, China
Undergraduate Institution: Shanghai Normal University& Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I hope we can be the change in higher education, bring out greatness in students, and make the world a better place.”

Colleen McDonald

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Oregon University
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “After taking several years away from school to work in professional positions in both outdoor education and higher education, I’m hoping the SAHE program will provide a hands-on approach to a variety of areas in the field of Student Affairs.  I’ve heard that this program allows you to make it anything you want it to be, which is amazing – and literally everyone I’ve talked with so far has been welcoming and supportive, so I’m also hoping to make some new friendships along the way!”

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!”

Liz Morales

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown:Salt Lake City, Utah
Undergraduate Institution: University of Utah
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “I hope to gain a better understanding of higher education and the needs of the students that Student Affairs serves. I also hope to gain a greater understanding of myself. I hope  to be pushed throughout my two years in the SAHE program not only in the classroom but also in my assistantships.”

Carolina Mozee

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: National City, San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Institution: San Diego State University
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “I hope to expand my knowledge on how to successfully serve as a SA pro, reflect on a deeper level regarding my experiences as a former undergrad student, connect with my cohort and the 2nd year cohort in a professional and meaningful way, impact CSU students’ lives in a positive light.”

Alexis Opper

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Manager

Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “I’m hoping that SAHE will be an environment I can form enriching personal and professional relationships that challenge my view of the world and myself.”

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.”

Samantha Ralston

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Grosse Ile, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Ball State University
SAHE Class of 2019
Assistant Residence Director, Residence Life

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I am very excited to be a part of the SAHE program! I am hoping to face new learning challenges, develop my advocacy for students, make new friends, and reflect throughout this two year journey at Colorado State. I chose this program because of the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the social justice focus, so I hope to learn from my peers alongside me every day.”

Patrick Ramierz

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Fullerton
SAHE Class of 2019

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “What I really hope to get out of SAHE is a new and challenging experience, so I can learn and grow both professionally and personally. I want to learn how to support and challenge students that are at a Predominantly White Institution while still holding my own values and respecting other students and staffs’ values. I want to learn how to challenge and break down institutional racism in a more effective way, while also learning more effective ways to have people think more about people with disabilities.”

Marisela Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
SAHE Class of 2019
Vice President for Student Affairs – Retention and Research

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone in our cohort and finding community in like-minded individuals. I am also excited to be challenged with new perspectives and grow professionally.”

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.”

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 to Triangle Fraternity

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “I’ve enjoyed the friendships that I’ve made with members of my cohort and the connections I’ve made with staff across CSU. My favorite part has been the work I do within my assistantship, specifically supervising the OFSL students interns, advising the Multicultural Greek Council and Order of Omega, and serving as the CGA for Triangle Fraternity.”

Qingyuan (Mike) Sun

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: China
Undergraduate Institution: Tianjin University of Technology and Education, China
SAHE Class of 2019

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “As an international student, I am so appreciative of the help and support from SAHE faculty and amazing cohort. I hope SAHE will keep open-minded, and absorb more and more students who have different backgrounds. Diversity needs to be kept up in this program!”

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!”

 

Maddie Turnquist

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
SAHE Class of 2019


Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “continue learning how to assist students in various capacities, foster growth and development in students (and continue growing myself) and to get hands on work experience in a university setting. Also, to make friends who are interested in similar issues as I am.”

 

Isabel Villalobos

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Institution: San Diego State University
SAHE Class of 2019
Apartment Life – Coordinator of Central Programming and Staff Development

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I am beyond thrilled to start my journey with the SAHE program! I am excited for my growth, both professionally and personally. I hope to gain a greater understanding of the profession and become an advocate, ally, and change agent in order to ensure a successful and holistic development for students of all identities. I also cannot wait for the opportunity to enroll in Global Perspectives where I will learn about higher education in different countries and be able to travel with my cohort!”

 

Kayla Wong

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Los Angeles County, California
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego
SAHE Class of 2019
Graduate Assistant, Career Center

 
Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “I’m excited to challenge myself personally and professionally in a new environment with all these inspiring student affairs practitioners.”