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FASST ADVISORS

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE SUCCESS TEAM (FASST)

logo-StreetSignThe FASST team of advisors is here to support all freshmem 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 before June 2020.  

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 closed while shelter-in-place guidelines are still in effect due to COVID-19.  Our staff is checking emails and phone messages regularly.  

General Education Office located in SA 1500 

Phone: (510) 885-2941

Email: f20frosh@csueastbay.edu 

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Given the current recommendations and mandates related to COVID-19, advisors are not on campus.  However, all FASST advisors are available to assist students remotely, through virtual appointments scheduled online.  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 the new advising platform.

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

 

List of FASST Advisors

Advisors for 2020 First-year Freshmen

Joanna Cady Aguilar

Linda Beebe

Sharla Blank

George Hanna

Mo Her

Evelia Jiminez

Megan Lambert

Alan Lemus

Terry Peppin

Aaron Placke

Arianne Riley

Advisors for 2nd Year Students (Sophomores)

Linda Beebe

Sharla Blank

Will (Guilherme) Diehl 

Bobby Ewing

George Hanna

Evelia Jiminez

Alan Lemus

Maria Orozco

Andrea Papillon-Wilkes 

Diane Petersen

Aaron Placke

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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Bobby Ewing

Enrichment Counselor

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Hello and welcome to Cal State East Bay!  My name is Bobby Ewing and I am the Sankofa Scholars Academic and Enrichment Counselor in Student Equity and Success.  My role is focused on supporting African American students as they transition to and navigate though CSUEB.

I received both my Bachelor's degree in Sociology and my Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of San Francisco.  My Master's program was focused on improving access to higher education for first generation, low-income, and underserved students.  

I recently began working at CSUEB.  However prior to East Bay, I worked at the University of California, Berkeley with undergraduate and graduate students.  Additionally, I worked at the University of California, Santa Cruz where I served as an Academic Counselor and Pre-Graduate Programs Coordinator for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

I am excited to meet you all and please feel free to reach out with any questions or just to say hi!

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.

Megan Lambert

FASST Advisor

Megan LambertMy name is Megan Lambert (she/her/hers), and I am a FASST Advisor here at CSUEB!  I am excited to meet you and learn more about your goals, skills, and dreams! I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA or my undergrad, where I majored in Creative Writing.  After serving a year with AmeriCorps, I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where I received my Master's in Higher Education Administration.  When not on campus, I enjoy exercising, cooking, and spending quality time with my partner and our goldendoodle pup, Schuyler!  Strengths: Input, Positivity, Connectedness, Empathy, Intellection.

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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Terry Peppin

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 

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