FGCS Advocates at CI

These members of our CI community were either FirstGen students themselves or are FGCS allies. They would welcome the opportunity to answer questions you have about college or graduate school.

 

  • Email is typically the best way to reach out.
  • When you write to someone, let them know that you found their information on this website so they know why you are contacting them.
  • The more specific you can be about the information you need, the more helpful people will be able to be.
  • If you don’t receive a response right away, it will probably be because of that person’s particularly busy work schedule at that point in time. Don’t let it stop you. Be politely persistent.
  • Reach out to as many FGCS Advocates as you like. All of us, like you, have different perspectives to share.

 

 FGCS Advocate, Position and Contact InformationRole at CIWe can talk about...
Karla Aguirre
Admissions Evaluator
email karla.aguirre@csuci.edu
Staff• Transferring to CI
• Choosing a major and/or minor
• Accessing academic resources
Julia BalénJulia Balén
Professor, English
email julia.balen@csuci.edu
Faculty• Safe at CI - AB540
• Safe at CI - LGBTQ
• Research opportunities
Diana Ballesteros
ASI Facility Specialist
email diana.ballesteros@csuci.edu
Staff• Balancing school and work
• Balancing family and college
• Career planning (e.g., resumes, job search, interviewing)
MariaMaria Ballesteros-Sola
Faculty, MVS School of Business
email maria.ballesteros-sola@csuci.edu
Faculty• Career planning in the field of Business (e.g., resumes, job searching, interviews)
• Graduate school
• Networking with peers and professors
Jeremy Booker
Assistant Coordinator of Residential Education
email jeremy.booker@csuci.edu
Staff• Being involved in campus life
• Being an active, engaged student
• Resumé and career materials
MerilynMerilyn Buchanan
Interim Dean, School of Education; Professor of Education
email merilyn.buchanan@csuci.edu
Administrator• International students
• Accessing academic resources
• Nontraditional students (e.g., veterans, older-than-average students)
amanda-carpenter-imageAmanda Carpenter
Assistant Director of Career Development Services & Henry L. "Hank" Lacayo Institute Internship Program
email amanda.carpenter@csuci.edu
Staff• Internships
• Career planning (e.g., resumes, job searching, interviewing)
• Graduate school
Daisy CarranzaDaisy Carranza
Educational Opportunity Program Specialist
email daisy.carranza@csuci.edu
Staff• Balancing family and college
• Being involved in campus life
• Developing strong study skills
Rosario CuevasRosario Cuevas
Operations Analyst, Extended University
email rosario.cuevas@csuci.edu
Staff• Accessing academic resources
• Graduate school
• Networking with peers and professors
Toni DeBoni
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
email toni.deboni@csuci.edu
Administrator• Balancing family and college
• Being an active, engaged student
• Accessing health and safety resources
Linda Demyan
Training Analyst, Division of Student Affairs
email linda.demyan@csuci.edu
Staff• Nontraditional students (e.g., veterans, older-than-average)
• Balancing family and college
• Balancing school and work
Robert Dennis
Graduate Assistant of Associated Students Incorporated
email robertcdennis@gmail.com
Student Employee• Accessing academic resources
• Being involved in campus life
• Accessing health and safety resources
beatricepic - 1Beatrice de Oca
Professor of Psychology
email beatrice.deoca@csuci.edu
Faculty• Research opportunities
• Being an active, engaged student
• Graduate school
Jeannette EdwardsJeannette Edwards
Mission Centers Coordinator
email jeannette.edwards@csuci.edu
Staff• Balancing family and college
• Nontraditional students (e.g., veterans, older-than-average)
• Balancing school and work
AiramFloresAiram Flores
Project ALAS Coordinator
email airam.flores@csuci.edu
Staff• Accessing academic resources
• Networking with peers and professors
• Accessing health and safety resources
Cynthia_Flores_PicCynthia Flores
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
email cynthia.flores@csuci.edu
Faculty• Balancing family and college
• Office hours (what are they, why go, what to do when you go)
• Graduate school
NickNicholas Fuentes
Operations Director, Extended university and Program Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
email nicholas.fuentes@csuci.edu
Administrator• Graduate school
• Nontraditional students (e.g., veterans, older-than-average students)
• Balancing school and work
Version 2Jorge Garcia
Professor, Mathematics
email jorge.garcia@csuci.edu
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Nancy GillNancy Covarrubias Gill
Director of Communications & Marketing
email nancy.gill@csuci.edu
Administrator• Nontraditional students (e.g., veterans, oldert-than-average students)
• Balancing school and work
• Graduate school
dgravelleDeborah Gravelle
Director of Wellness Promotion and Education
email deborah.gravelle@csuci.edu
Administrator• Career planning (e.g., resumes, job searching, interviewing)
• Graduate school
• Networking with peers and professors
Venessa GriffithVenessa Griffith
Coordinator of Residential Education
email venessa.griffith@csuci.edu
Staff• Being involved in campus life
• Being an active, engaged student
• Balancing school and work
Emily Guetzoian
HRE Marketing & Conference Analyst
email emily.guetzoian@csuci.edu
Staff• Developing strong study skills
• Career planning (e.g., resumes, job searching, interviewing)
• Planning and registering for classes
MPHasendonckxMichelle Hasendonckx
Grant Activity Manager, HSI Initiatives
email michelle.hasendonckx@csuci.edu
Staff• Being an active, engaged student
• Choosing a major and/or minor
• Career planning (e.g., resumes, job searching, interviewing)
Christine Joyau
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students
christine.joyau@csuci.edu
Staff• Service on University committees
• Nontraditional students (e.g., veterans, older-than-average)
• Balancing school and work
Head Shot 2 2015Sean Kelly
Professor, Political Science
email sean.kelly@csuci.edu
FacultyCI Bell Tower 2
Kathleen KlompienKathleen Klompien
Composition Faculty, English
email kathleen.klompien@csuci.edu
Faculty• Developing academic writing skills
• Being an active, engaged student
• Balancing family and college
CI Bell Tower 2Manfred Koch
Health Instructor
email manfred.koch@csuci.edu
Faculty• Accessing health and safety resources
• Balancing family and college
• Balancing school and work
Claire LangeveldtClaire Langeveldt
Student Conduct Specialist
email claire.langeveldt@csuci.edu
Staff• Safe at CI - LGBTQ
• Accessing academic resources
• Being involved in campus life
Jill LeafstedtJill Leafstedt
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning Innovations/ Senior Academic Technology Officer
email jill.leafstedt@csuci.edu
Administrator• Balancing family and college
• Office hours: what are they, why go, what to do when you go
• Developing strong study skills
Sohui LeeSohui Lee
Faculty Director of the Writing & Multiliteracy Center; Assistant Professor of Writing and Multiliteracy Center Studies
email sohui.lee@csuci.edu
Faculty• Developing strong study skills
• Developing academic writing skills
• Graduate school
Rachel Linares1Rachel Linares
Bursar, Manager of Student Business Services
email rachel.linares@csuci.edu
Staff• Financial planning and financial literacy
• Financial aid
• Developing academic writing skills
Lori MacdonaldLori MacDonald
Coordinator of Student Recruitment Programs
email lori.macdonald@csuci.edu
Administrator• Transferring to CI
• Choosing a major and/or minor
• Accessing academic resources
Bob MayberryBob Mayberry
Associate Professor of English
email bob.mayberry@csuci.edu
Faculty• Developing academic writing skills
• Choosing a major and/or minor
• Graduate school
Jennifer Moss
Manager, Budget & Planning
email jennifer.moss@csuci.edu
Administrator• Safe at CI - LGBTQ
• Career planning (e.g., resumes, job searching, interviewing)
• Networking with peers and professors
Kari MossKari Moss
Assistant Director, Educational Opportunity Program
email kari.moss@csuci.edu
Staff• Networking with peers and professors
• Safe at CI - LGBTQ
• Balancing family and college
Jennifer Mota
Coordinator of University Outreach
jennifer.mota@csuci.edu
Staff• Being an active, engaged student
• Accessing academic resources
• Being involved in campus life
SungheeSunghee Nam
Faculty, Sociology
email sunghee.nam@csuci.edu
Faculty• Being an active, engaged student
• Internships
• Office hours (what are they, why go, what to do when you get there)
Dave NirenbergDave Nirenberg
Senior Director, University Glen Corporation
email dave.nirenberg@csuci.edu
Administrator• Networking with peers and professors
• Balancing school and work
• Balancing family and college
wendy OlsonIMG_4764Wendy Olson
Professional Development Specialist
email wendy.olson@csuci.edu
Staff• Balancing family and college
• Graduate school
• Career planning (e.g., resumes, job searching, interviewing
Pilar PachecoPilar Pacheco
Managing Director, Center for Community Engagement
email pilar.pacheco@csuci.edu
Administrator• Being involved in the community
• Being an active, engaged student
• Accessing academic resources
Cesar RangelCesar Rangel
Academic Program Analyst, Psychology
email cesar.rangel@csuci.edu
Staff• Transferring to CI
• Balancing school and work
• Accessing academic resources
FARA_RAVAN PICFara Ravan
Academic Program Analyst, School of Education
email fara.ravan@csuci.edu
Staff• Accessing academic resources
• Balancing school and work
• Being an active, engaged student
monicaMonica Rivas
Assistant Director of Advising, Special Populations Coordination
email monica.rivas@csuci.edu
Staff• Accessing academic resources
• Choosing a major and/or minor
• Planning and registering for classes
Ariana Robles
Coordinator of New Student Orientation
email ariana.robles@csuci.edu
Staff• Balancing family and college
• Being involved in campus life
• Balancing school and work
CI Bell Tower 2Neil Rocklin
University Psychologist
email neil.rocklin@csuci.edu
Faculty• Balancing family and college
• Balancing school and work
• Being an active, engaged student
Don RodriguezDon Rodriguez
Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management
email donald.rodriguez@csuci.edu
FacultyCI Bell Tower 2
Beatriz RuettgersBeatriz Ruettgers
Grants Analyst, Research and Sponsored Programs
email beatriz.ruettgers@csuci.edu
Faculty• Balancing school and work
• Developing strong study skills
• Healthy eating on a budget
Version 2Kaia Tollefson
Professor, Education
email kaia.tollefson@csuci.edu
Faculty• Safe at CI - LGBTQ
• Safe at CI - AB540
• Developing strong study skills
Kim VoseKim Vose
Faculty, English
email kimberly.vose@csuci.edu
Faculty• Developing academic writing skills
• Nontraditional students (e.g., veterans, older-than-average students)
• Being an active, engaged student
CI Bell Tower 2Billy Wagner
Professor and Associate Chair, Sociology
email billy.wagner@csuci.edu
Faculty• Safe at CI - LGBTQ
• Graduate school
• Choosing a major and/or minor
Tanya Yancheson
Assistant Coordinator of Residential Education
email tanya.yancheson@csuci.edu
Staff• Being involved in campus life
• Being an active, engaged student
• Balancing school and work