FASST ADVISORS

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE SUCCESS TEAM (FASST)

Compass IconThe FASST team of advisors is here to support all freshmen as they begin and all sophomores as they continue their journeys at Cal State East Bay.  Each incoming freshman and continuing sophomore has a dedicated FASST advisor who will make sure that the student's first two years at East Bay are successful. 

FASST advisors work closely with their students to make sure they stay on the right path by taking the right classes to meet major and GE requirements, making good decisions about selecting/changing majors, finding help and support when they need it, and building a strong campus network.  

For incoming freshmen, an assigned advisor will contact each student to set up an advising appointment and enroll them in classes by June 2021.  

Not sure who your FASST advisor is?

If you are a freshman or sophomore and not sure who your assigned advisor is or you're having difficulty getting in touch with your advisor, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  The GE Office is temporarily closed to in-person visits, but our staff is checking emails and phone messages regularly.  

General Education Office located in SA 1500 

Phone: (510) 885-2941

Email: f21frosh@csueastbay.edu 

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

All FASST advisors are available to assist students remotely, through online or phone appointments scheduled online through Bay Advisor.  Click on the button below to schedule an appointment with an advisor through Bay Advisor.

Bay Advisor is a tool to help you scheduling advising appointments, keep track of your current course schedule, view any important advising messages, and communicate with your assigned advisor and instructors for the term. To get started, please read through the Student Quick Guide to help you familiarize yourself with our advising platform.

Click on the button below to access Bay Advisor to schedule an advising appointment.

 

List of FASST Advisors

Advisors for 2021 First-year Freshmen

Linda Beebe

Sharla Blank

Joanna Cady-Aguilar

Roshwan Campbell (EOP/Renaissance)

Will (Guilherme) Diehl (EOP)

George Hanna

Mo Her

Evelia Jimenez

Alan Lemus

Antonio Martinez (EOP/GANAS)

Maria Orozco (EOP)

Andrea Papillon-Wilkes (EOP)

Diane Petersen (EOP)

Aaron Placke

Arianne Riley

Steve Spencer (Student Athletes)

Sam Tran (International Students)

Advisors for 2nd Year Students (Sophomores)

Linda Beebe

Sharla Blank

Joanna Cady-Aguilar

Will (Guilherme) Diehl (EOP)

George Hanna

Mo Her

Evelia Jimenez

Alan Lemus

Maria Orozco (EOP/GANAS)

Andrea Papillon-Wilkes (EOP)

Diane Petersen (EOP)

Aaron Placke

Arianne Riley

Steve Spencer (Student Athletes)

Sam Tran (International Students)

Meet the FASST Advisors

Joanna Cady-Aguilar

FASST Advisor/AACE...

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Linda Beebe

FASST Advisor/Team Coordinator

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Hi, my name is Linda Beebe and I am an advisor in the General Education office. My major role at East Bay is to advise incoming freshman students and help them succeed in all avenues of being a student, which includes trouble shooting financial aid issues, registering for classes and assisting in the adjustment to life as a student.

I have been at East Bay for 30 years and have been advising for 21 years. I am an alumnus of East Bay, receiving both my undergrad and graduate degree at East Bay. You can say East Bay is my life.

I will be here to assist you in your 1st two years at East Bay to make sure that your start is successful and that you stay on your path to graduation, 4 years later.

GO PIONEERS and Welcome to East Bay.

Sharla Blank

FASST Advisor

sharla-blank-photoHello! My name is Sharla Blank and I am a Freshman Advisor with the General Education Office.  I started at Cal State East Bay as a Counselor in the Educational Opportunity Program.  Before coming to East Bay, I was an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Washburn University for 10 years. 

I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Occidental College and a master’s degree and doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.  In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to the beach, relaxing with my cats, reading, and traveling. 

Feel free to reach out to me anytime!  Together we will work on creating a strong foundation for your time at CSUEB.  I look forward to meeting you! 

Will (Guilherme) Diehl

FASST Advisor

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George Hanna

FASST Advisor

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Mo Her

FASST Advisor

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Evelia Jimenez

FASST Advisor/AACE Counselor

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Welcome to the beginning of your journey at CSU East Bay! I am Evelia Jimenez, a Counselor in Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE). My college degrees are in Psychology and Education. I am bilingual in Spanish.

My role is to help you navigate your first few years at CSUEB and provide you with the advising resources you need to succeed in college. I understand the challenges many college students experience having myself been a first generation, low-income student. 

This year marks my 18th year working as a Counselor at CSU East Bay. The best part has by far been witnessing many students graduate and ultimately that is my goal for you too. I look forward to meeting you.

Alan Lemus

FASST Advisor

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Maria Orozco

FASST Advisor

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Andrea Papillon-Wilkes

FASST Advisor

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Diane Petersen

FASST Advisor/EOP Advisor

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Hi, I am Diane Petersen and I have been an EOP Counselor at CSUEB since 2000. Prior to that, I worked at CSUEB for three years as the advisor to students who were either on academic probation or had been dismissed from the University.

I received my undergrad as a transfer student from Sacramento State University, in Liberal Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. After being a peer mentor for the EOP Program, I decided I did not want to be a teacher but instead I wanted to be an academic counselor and completed a Master of Science in Counseling with a Marriage and Family and Child Counseling degree. 

Being a first generation, low income student, I know firsthand that college can be difficult and challenging at times. I truly enjoy assisting students with finding their passion and establishing career and academic goals. 

Personally, I love learning new things and reading books and when I am not working at CSUEB, I am hiking in the East Bay hills with my pup Bigges.

Aaron Placke

FASST Advisor/AACE Counselor

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My name is Aaron Placke and I am a counselor at Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE). I graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology and am currently pursuing an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism at Cal State East Bay.

While college is an exciting and valuable experience, I understand that it can also be daunting. There are many expectations that come along with college life and it can be difficult to navigate the woods on one's own. As a fellow student and advisor, I am eager to help guide you through your academic career and be a reliable resource for you to graduation and beyond!

I look forward to meeting you!

Email: aaron.placke@csueastbay.edu 

Arianne Riley

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Email: arianne.riley@csueastbay.edu 

Steven Spencer

FASST Advisor/Athletic Academic Advisor

steve spencer photoWelcome Pioneers!

My name is Steve, and I am the Athletic Academic Advisor here at CSU East Bay. In my role I work with all of our Student-Athletes, assisting them to navigate through their General Education requirements as well as maintaining the academic standards for eligibility of our University and the NCAA throughout your entire time on campus.

While I have spent the majority of my career working in College Athletics and Admissions, both as a head coach and an administrator, I have found a passion for assisting students through the academic rigors of college. I believe in meeting our students where they are, and helping them get to where they want to go. It is an impossible journey to take alone, and I am here to assist with all of your needs.

I am a former low income, first generation college student. I was also a transfer student, a student-athlete, and I am very proud to say I am a graduate of CSU East Bay myself! I understand both the challenges and opportunities that college presents to us. I have walked the exact same path as so many of our students, and my goal is to make sure your path ends at the same place mine did, walking across that stage and accepting your diploma.

Email: steven.spencer@csueastbay.edu 

Sam Tran

FASST Advisor/AACE Counselor

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Hello, I’m Sam Tran. I started my career in higher education over two decades ago.  My experience includes working at San Francisco State University, University of California, Berkeley, and now CSU East Bay.  My work experience include positions as a Lecturer, Outreach Advisor, Admissions Specialist, Evaluator, International Academic Advisor, EOP Counselor, Academic and Career Counselor, Supervisor, and Program Coordinator.  I am the FASST advisor for freshmen and sophomore international students.  

sam.tran@csueastbay.edu