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Meet Your Welcome Center Staff and Tour Guides

Meet Your Welcome Center Staff

Lena

Lena

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!

Meet Your Tour Guides!

student ambassador Jeremiah

Jeremiah: Tours Lead

Hello,
My name is Jeremiah Quilantang and I'm a graduating Kinesiology major aspiring to become a sports medicine physician. I was born and raised in Stockton, CA and decided to come to East Bay for a new set of surroundings. My transition was pretty smooth because what I sought after (a clean slate) became a reality. I also love meeting all types of people, so when I came to East Bay it was the reason I joined numerous clubs and organizations on campus from Orientation Team to the Welcome Center. I'm very open-minded to almost all things, which is why my favorite quote is:
"Wonderment can come from the most mundane movements" - David Levithan
This inspires me to make the most of everything that occurs in my life.
student ambassador Austin

Austin: Outreach Lead

Hello!
My name is Austin and I am a third-year Kinesiology major here at Cal State East Bay. Currently, I am the Outreach Lead here at the Welcome Center.  Even though I was born here in the Bay Area, I am from Elk Grove, CA. My dream job is to work for a professional or college sports team as a team trainer or as a coach. My transition to East Bay was difficult at first as a lot was going on as I started school. The community here at East Bay definitely made me more comfortable as I adjusted from high school to college. I chose East Bay because I loved the diversity East Bay had and I felt like I fit right in and I was at home. My favorite quote is "Success isn't owned. It is leased, and rent is due everyday." -JJ Watt. This quote by my favorite athlete reminds me that if I want to be successful I have to work hard and to strive to be the best. 
Enrique

Enrique: Ambassador Lead

Hi!

My name is Enrique Santizo I am a fourth year originally from Los Angeles and I am majoring in Business administration with an option in Finance. I hope to one day become a Financial Adviser and help people attain their monetary goals, as well as help underprivileged communities gain an understanding of fiance so that they may better prosper. When I first came to CSUEB my transition was a bit difficult due to the fact that I had never been away from home. I struggled with missing my friends and family and adjusting to the college life all together. I chose Cal State East Bay for three main reason. First the diversity, the fact that it was in the heart of the bay, and because of the sense of community amongst the students. My favorite life quote is " Each of us is better then the worst thing we've ever done." - Bryan Stevenson. My most played song is Changes by 2pac.

Chris

Christopher: Lead in Training

Hello,

I'm Chris! I am a third 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.

Christiana

Christiana

Hi!

I'm Christiana and I am a graduating senior 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.”

Dani

Dani

Hello Everyone!
I'm Dani. I am a graduating senior from Long Beach majoring in Human Development with a childhood development option and a minor in Criminal Law. I love CSUEB because of all of the great opportunities surrounding us being in the heart of the bay. I have met some of the greatest people here that have connected me with others that have helped me get going in my career. I have really enjoyed the past three years at East Bay and I can't wait to see what my last year and a half has in store for me. My favorite song right now is "Shadow Man" by Noname (10/10 would recommend. she's fantastic!). My favorite quote is "I am ready to face any challenge that is foolish enough to face me" which is from my favorite show "The Office."
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student ambassador Danielle

Danielle

Hello!

My name is Danielle Cruz, I am a fourth-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. 

"It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe
Marcos

Marcos

Hello!

My name is Marcos Sanchez a graduating 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         

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Andrea

Hello Everyone!

My name is Andrea! I am a second year Liberal Studies major with a teaching options because I want to be able to work with pre-K and K-6th grade. I am from a small town named Manteca. The reason I came to CSUEB is because it was close to home and because of all the beautiful views it has. All around campus you can see many breathtaking views of the city and SF which is why I have fallen in love with this amazing campus everyday. I currently do not have a favorite song, because I am super indecisive and can’t pick one. My favorite quote is “Hakuna Matata”.

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Alex

Hello!

My name is Alex Bazan and I am from Oakley, CA. I’m a transfer student from the University of Arizona and I’m majoring in Kinesiology in hopes to become a physical therapist later on down the road. I chose Cal State East Bay because this home to me, I grew up in the Bay Area and everything is familiar. I work as a tour guide here at the Welcome Center during the week, and on the weekends I am a server at a pizzeria. Favorite Song: Double Up by Nipsey Hussle. Favorite Quote: “All I know is grind” – Ray Lewis 

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Aiana: Ambassador in Training

Hello everyone!

My name is Aiana Wright, and I'm a sophomore here on campus majoring in Health Science.I am from Stockton, California and decided to attend East Bay because of how welcoming the students and staff were. Not only are the individuals here amazing, the beautiful campus itself with a view overlooking the city is a feature that I cannot get enough of. With it being my second year here I have grown to really love the campus and can not wait to see what the rest of my time here is set out to be. Not only do I work at the Welcome Center, I also work at the Accessibility Center as an On-Call proctor, and I am Vice President of Programming of Area 1 in Area Council. Being involved on campus helped me branch out and bond with many wonderful students and staff. My favorite movie of all time is Disney's The Incredibles, I grew up watching this movie constantly and it will forever be an all time favorite of mine.

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Alayshia: Ambassador in Training

Hello everyone, 


My name is Alayshia Turner im a first year here at East Bay majoring in Sociology.  I am from Long Beach Ca, which is located in SoCal. The reason why I chose to come to East Bay is because the diversity here is amazing and everyone makes you feel safe as if you were at home. This school has the most beautiful scenery, from wildlife that you see on campus to pretty views that you see from our hills. I am a member of our school's dance team called “Eclectic Pulse”, so you may see me at some basketball games performing at halftime or timeout. My favorite song right now is “ Dedication “ by Nipsey Hussle, also my favorite quote is by him which is “Dedication, hard work plus patience”.
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Eduardo: Ambassador in Training

Heyo!

I’m Eduardo and I am a first year from Modesto, CA. I am majoring in Photography with a minor in Marketing. I hope to become a photographer for National Geographic. I chose CSU East Bay because it became my dream school after I visited it during my freshman year of high school. I mean its at the center of the Bay Area, there’s a lot more opportunities for my career here, and the weather is much better than my home town. My transition to college has been really great, I have new friends, a good job, and my classes are going really well. “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little ‘stitious.” - Michael Scott. I love the office and vines. My most replayed song is “Sangria” by Easy Life, Arlo Parks.

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Melissa: Ambassador in Training

Hi Everyone! 

My name is Melissa Diaz Raygoza, I am a first-year student at CSUEB. I am majoring in Psychology to become a High school counselor to help students apply and attend college. I am from Los Angeles, California and, I decided to attend Cal State East Bay for the beautiful scenery, amazing programs and resources they offer. My favorite quote is “The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.” -Simon Sinek

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