Hello, I am excited to be your Welcome Center Adviser. I earned two Bachelor of science degrees from Humboldt State University and I have a Master's in Recreation and Tourism from here at Cal State East Bay.
What I love about Cal State East Bay is the diversity, the views, and atmosphere. Cal State East Bay is a beautiful campus where you immediately feel at home. Since it's a medium-sized university, you get the family-vibe without losing access to a myriad of programs and clubs. The SF Bay Area location is perfect for exploring the city, the woods, the ocean, or any places in between. Cal State East Bay represents the best the Bay Area has to offer. My favorite place on campus is the Starbucks in the Library, because coffee and books! My most played song is “California Love,” by 2Pac. My favorite quote du jour is "I never look back Darling; it distracts from the now!" from Edna Mode of "The Incredibles" because your tomorrow is what you make it, not what makes you. I hope you'll start your tomorrow with us at Cal State East Bay. See you on campus!
Hello! My name is Uzi and I am a fourth year here at Cal State East Bay. I am from Santa Rosa, CA! My major is currently International Studies with an emphasis on East Asia and a Japanese minor. I have studied abroad at Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan, as well as visited South Korea! My plans after graduation is to move back to Japan to teach English hopefully at the University level. My transition to college was smooth thanks to the support I have received from my Welcome Center family and EOP (Educational Opportunity Program). I chose Cal State East Bay alone for its Diversity and its location to the major cities in the Bay Area. My life quote is “Don’t mistake kindness for weakness” - Tori Kelly. My most played songs at the moment is “Yes or Yes” by TWICE, "Forever Young" by BlackPink, and “Imagine" by Ariana Grande. Look forward to seeing you on campus!
I am currently a senior majoring in Biological Sciences with an option in Physiology; both fields of study are offered in the College of Science. With this major I am hoping to one day become a trauma surgeon. My transition into college was a bit difficult because I am from southern California: I had to adjust to a completely new environment, and I missed my family a lot. The reasons I chose to attend Cal State East Bay are because the university has the major I am interested in, some great programs and top-notch professors, and the campus also has such beautiful and inspiring scenery. My favorite quote is “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that takes our breath away.” Pretty much my entire playlist is Cardi B!
Hello, I'm Chris! I am a second year from Azusa, CA majoring in Kinesiology. I'm striving to one day become a registered nurse. I chose CSUEB because it was a brand new environment full of amazing people. My own personal transition to college has been amazing, I've only been here a year and I've already made amazing memories with my new friends. My favorite quote is "if it doesn't challenge you it won't change you". My most replayed song is Bleach by Brockhampton.
Hi! I'm Christiana and I am a fourth year at Cal State East Bay. My major is Psychology with two minors: Criminal Justice & African American Studies. I am a part of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. There is so much that I love about Cal State East Bay but the diversity on campus is amazing! It’s so empowering to attend a university where people who look like me are represented. It reminds me that I truly can do anything. I also love being surrounded by individuals of various cultures and backgrounds. Currently one of my favorite songs is Super Rich Kids by Frank Ocean.
My all time favorite quote is “I sit in silence and find whenever I meditate, my fears alleviate, my tears evaporate, my faith don't deviate, ideas don't have a date.”
My name is Danielle Cruz, I am a third-year Health Science student. Originally I am from Tracy, but I moved out here to the bay to attend the wonderful school of CSUEB! I chose CSUEB because of the vast diversity of students, and the very convenient student-to-teacher ratio! My favorite song is Cherry by Lana Del Rey.
My name is Marcos Sanchez I am senior majoring in communications with an option in multimedia production. I’m originally from the bay area but was raised in the state of Washington. I choose Cal State East Bay because of the diversity, location, and the views from the campus. CSUEB is a great campus that includes all students to achieve success and graduate. In addition to being a Welcome Center Ambassador, I am also part of Orientation Team and a fraternity on campus. Being part of different organizations has helped me make connections with students and faculty/staff. My favorite quote is “ Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on earth.”- Muhammad Ali
Hello everyone my name is Siddharth Valecha and I am a third-year Business Administration major with an option in finance and minor in Health Science. I was born in India and I came to the United States in fall 2016. I chose Cal State East Bay because of the cultural diversity and the numerous amounts of opportunities it offers. Since I started school at East bay, I have been involved in area council to Greek life to working for the amazing Welcome Center, being part of ASI and more. Doing different things and making all these connections makes me feel accomplished a little but knowing that I still have a lot more to learn. East Bay has not just given me the opportunity to figure myself out but also a chance to grow as an individual and be successful. I am glad that I am surrounded by a very understanding and loving community and I could not be more grateful.Favorite punchline “ How are you doing peeps?”