Meet Your Welcome Center Staff and Tour Guides

Meet Your Tour Guides!

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Krisstina: Co-Ambassador Lead

What’s up everyone!

My name is Krisstina Caro, and I’m a first-generation student majoring in Human Development with a concentration in adolescent development! I hope to go into academic advising after receiving my degree. I chose Cal State East Bay because it was close to home and we have a beautiful campus. I was born and raised in Hayward, CA. I made my way to the Welcome Center because I was having trouble connecting to campus since the majority of my first year was virtual. However, I’ve learned so much about East Bay and I’m excited to continue my journey here!

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Geronimo: Tours Lead

What’s up, everyone!!  My name is Geronimo!! I’m a fourth-year student double majoring in both Biology, with a concentration in physiology and in Spanish! I’m originally from Stockton, but I decided to move out here to the Bay Area and attend CSUEB because of the amazing living culture and diversity we have here at East Bay! In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends and making my own horchata :D I am also involved as an Orientation Team Leader, Resident Assistant (RA), and an undergraduate research assistant in the biology department! I can’t wait to meet you all here and help you start this next journey in your lives! Go, Pioneers! 
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Isha: Office Lead

Hii Guys <33

My name is Isha! I am a fourth-year student majoring in Criminal Justice. I was born in Mountain View, CA, but I basically grew up in the bay :). I chose to attend Cal State East Bay because I wanted to be a part of a college that was passionate about representing diversity and supporting all students. My goal is to pursue law school and later on pursue my passion in cosmetology. I am a huge coffee lover! A quote that I love is, "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud". I'm excited to continue my journey here at East Bay, and meet all of you amazing people! 

Diya: Lead In Training

Hi everybody! <3

I am Diya Teckchandani, an international student here at CSUEB. My major is statistics, and I intend to be a data analyst once I am done with my bachelor's degree. I chose Cal State East Bay because of the cultural diversity held by the campus and the exposure it has to the entire Bay Area. I love talking to people and learning about different people’s perspectives. So, feel free to talk about literally anything to me and I’ll be more than happy to listen & interact! I love listening to Indian music, however, One Direction is my go-to band for English songs. I am very excited to spend my time here at CSUEB, and also at the Welcome Center, helping you guys out and showing off our wonderful campus!

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Diana: Co-Ambassador Lead

Hi!! I am Diana, currently in my second year at Cal State East Bay. My major is liberal studies with a concentration in Teacher Prep. My dream is to become an elementary school teacher. I decided to attend CSUEB because it was close to home and very diverse, which was something important to me. My favorite artists are Bruno Mars and Adele. I’m super excited to continue my education journey here, and get to know everyone! I am super grateful to be a part of the Welcome Center family :)

Mariela: Lead in Training

Hello everyone, My name is Mariela and I'm from San Jose, California. I’m currently a second-year student here at Cal State East Bay majoring in criminal justice. I picked East Bay because of how diverse the campus is and because it is close yet far enough from home. A fun fact about me is that I believe that I am the best actress, singer, dancer, etc. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, listening to music, and watching the office on repeat. I look forward to assisting all of you guys in order for you to find the right place for you.🤗

Teresa: Outreach and Social Media Lead

Hey everyone :) My name is Teresa Perez-Reyes, and I am a fourth-year majoring in kinesiology. I am a first-generation college student from Monterey Bay. I chose to attend East Bay because I wanted to be in the Bay Area, and the campus is in the heart of the Bay. I am a big foodie person so I enjoy trying new things. This campus made me feel welcomed because of the diversity and how supportive the faculty is of their students. A fun fact about me is that I love to be outdoors and go out into nature. This school helped me step out of my comfort zone and become more active on campus. I am very excited to be able to support you and help you find your place here at Cal State East Bay.ast Bay.


Hey everyone!  My name is Daniel Myint, you can also call me Dan, and I am an international student from Myanmar(Burma). I’m currently a third-year student at CSUEB with a major in Art Illustration and a minor in Computer Science. I came to Cal State East Bay for its cultural diversity and amazing campus. I’m a huge football(soccer) enthusiast and just being outdoors in general but can also nerd out from time to time. I also enjoy playing video games, watching shows/ anime, and just hanging around with friends and family. A fun fact about me is that I have a huge fear of heights but going skydiving is on my bucket list. I look forward to assisting you here at the Welcome Center!
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Hey everyone! My name is Glory Verduzco and I am a second-year student. I am currently majoring in Business with a minor in American Sign Language. I am from SoCal but decided to attend Cal State East Bay because I wanted to live in a different area and liked how diverse this campus is. I can’t wait to be able to help you :) 
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My name is Elvializ Ramos, all my friends call me Liz. I am currently a third-year student here at East Bay majoring in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Chicanx Latinx Studies. I am from a small town in a wine country called Sonoma. I chose to come to East Bay because I have always dreamed of going to a school with lots of diversity. I did not grow up seeing this and I love that about East Bay.

Another thing I am glad about is that it’s not too far from home. I am able to enjoy my friendships and connections here on the weekdays while on the weekends I am able to see my childhood friends. I am excited to create more exciting memories here at CSUEB.

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Hiya! I’m Carolyn Sullivan! I’m a 3rd-year Communications major here at East Bay. I am originally from the Bay Area and chose East Bay so I can be close to home and my friends. I also love the diversity on campus and the amount of support that the school provides to its students. A fun fact about me is that I have a fear of bees but love to garden during the warmer weather seasons. Feel free to say hello!
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Hello, my name is Arsen Dzhuraev and I am an international student from Kyrgyzstan. I am a second-year Computer Science major here at CSU East Bay. I chose East Bay for its computer science programs and a lot of internships in the Bay Area. Besides my career goals, I was also looking for a campus with cultural diversity and Cal State East Bay has people from all over the world. A fun fact about me is that I love playing computer games, programming, and designing. We are always excited to help you!

Welcome Center Staff

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Jorge: Welcome Center Advisor

Jorge was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Union City, CA. He attended James Logan High School and Los Medanos College.  He earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Cal State East Bay. As a first-generation college graduate, he strongly believes in the importance of post-secondary education and the power it yields toward the betterment of society. After more than two decades of working and coaching in high school, he continues to volunteer as a youth football coach. He thrives in mentoring high school and transfer students in their pursuit of higher education. 
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Maria: Outreach and Recruitment Office Manager

Maria grew up in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area in Hayward. She entered Cal State East Bay as a first-time freshman and was the first in her family to graduate from college, earning her BS in health sciences in 2015, with a focus on administration and management. The affordability and close commute made Cal State East Bay an ideal choice for her. The campus’s beauty is what Maria enjoys most, from the beautiful landscape to the hilltop view of the Bay. When not working, she enjoys spending with friends and family or cuddling on the couch with her 60-pound lap dog and binge-watching Netflix.   Maria is the Outreach and Recruitment Office Manager for Student Outreach and the Welcome Center.  She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations for the offices.