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Students from California campuses were selected in September 2018 to participate in California Campus Compact's Community Engagement Student Fellowship (CESF) program, a 4-month initiative specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning and community engagement at California Campus Compact member campuses throughout the state.

 

Cortni Bardier is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), majoring in Global Health with a minor in communication. She is a trained peer health educator for the Student Health Advocate program specializing in alcohol and other drug harm reduction. She has been in the SHA program for three years, currently serving as Co-President and previously as an Alcohol and other Drugs Lead Co-Coordinator. She dedicates herself to informing her peers of alcohol and drug risk through interactive activities, facilitating workshops, educational materials, and tabling. She believes this work is imperative to promote student well-being and a safe atmosphere amongst party culture at UCSD, especially incoming students, which is executed through our Tritons Party Safer campaign. During the fellowship period Cortni plans to continue her volunteer experience with the SHA program.

Jocelyn Boe is a fourth year Smittcamp Family Honors College student with a Biology Major and Music Minor at California State University, Fresno. She is currently considering a career as a Physician's Assistant in the future, specializing in Women's Health, Pediatrics, or General Practice. In her time at Fresno State, Jocelyn has served as a Richter Center Ambassador, participated in the Biology Honors Program, served as President of Christians in Commerce, was a founding member of FLOCC Improv, and has performed in a number of Fresno State Opera productions with the Music Department. She is extremely honored to have been selected for this Fellowship and is excited to see the results of that collaboration at the inaugural LIFT Conference.

Kasandra Cordova is an 18 year old first-year student at Cal State LA. She is a graduate of Bravo Medical Magnet High School, and was raised in East LA. She is passionate about encouraging civic engagement and is planning to major in Sociology.Long term, she wants to attend medical school, but wants to dip into something different first by studying Sociology and making sure she's educationally well- rounded.


Aubrey Enriquez is a second-year student at Stanbridge University where she is studying to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. Aubrey is passionate about helping others and working towards positive change in society. Shortly after he first professional job, she experienced rehab therapy first hand. As a patient, Aubrey gained an appreciation of typical day to day tasks and learned the value of treating an individual under a holistic approach following an injury. This inspired her to pursue a career that helps others discover a new enthusiasm for life after a traumatic experience or a disability. Along with her studies, she is a student leader. She is the Fundraiser and Events Coordinator for the Stanbridge Occupational Therapy Association. Additionally, Aubrey volunteers for a non-profit organization in San Diego which serves at-risk youths and helps raise awareness of human trafficking. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places and sharing a good meal with friends and loved ones.

Eva Gonzales will be a senior in the fall of 2018 and is majoring in Communication Public Affairs with an emphasis in Diversity Studies at California State University, Chico. Eva has already been very active in civic engagement on our campus and community. Eva is a CAVE volunteer, a mentor for First-Year Experience, a mentor for the REACH- Raising Educational Achievement in Collaborative Hub program, and a mentor for the pilot Town Hall 2.0. Eva prides herself on her willingness to take on tough challenges and is a solid team player when it comes to working together to accomplish common goals.

Marin Guerrero is currently a student at Stanbridge University pursuing her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Marin’s passion for science, creativity, and understanding those with disabilities led her to a wholehearted pursuit of a career serving others. Originally from Sacramento, CA her education led her to UC Irvine where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior. Her education along with her extensive employment and volunteer experiences serving individuals of all ages and abilities, provided her with a unique perspective of the fundamental skills of living that people rarely cherish until they are gone. Marin is dedicated to becoming a leader in the healthcare field and is looking forward to continuing her education in order to provide quality, holistic, and client-centered care to support the aging population alongside their families.

Joseph Hodeib is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Human Development. He is a trained peer health educator from the Student Health Advocate Program at UCSD, where he serves as the Sexual Health Lead Coordinator. As a Sexual Health Student Health Advocate, he focuses on promoting healthy behaviors by educating fellow students with information on safer sex, sexually transmitted infections and testing, and birth control. Joseph facilitates sexual health workshops and information sessions, and takes part in campus event and campaign planning. Joseph also volunteers with the UC San Diego Health Hospitals in the Radiology department and in Outpatient Pain Procedures. He plans to continue volunteering with the Student Health Advocate Program and with UC San Diego Health.

Trisha Hooper is a second year Physical Therapy Assistant student at Stanbridge University. A California native, she graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis In Athletic Training, a Minor in Chemistry, and a concentration in Biblical Studies. While attending university, she was on the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Team and began her participation in local and international missions. Her interest in Physical Therapy began in high school but was put on hold after university to live and work overseas in a variety of cultural contexts. Her passion is helping people in all areas of life. Trisha is active in the community as a volleyball coach with a local club and works as a tutor.

Darla Howell is a junior at Occidental College. Currently residing in Los Angeles CA, Darla enjoys writing and reciting spoken word poetry, playing the piano, and writing new (soon-to-be hit) songs. She’s majoring in Chinese and Linguistics and plans to minor in Spanish. Darla is truly passionate about education and language acquisition and hopes to impact the way students grasp new languages in the classroom. She dreams of combining her passion for language, education, and music to positively shape America’s public education system. After college Darla hopes to continue her study of the Chinese language and potentially teach abroad in China.

Megan Kennedy is a senior at the University of Redlands. Her major is Communication Sciences and Disorders which is a stepping stone in her journey to become an audiologist. Megan is a Peer Career Educator for the university’s Office of Career and Professional Development. She is also very involved on campus. She hosts her own radio show at the campus radio station, is the treasurer for the campus National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, co-chair of the annual Professor of the Year event hosted by Mortar Board Senior Honors Society, and a volunteer tutor through Jasper’s Corner Homework Club.

Julissa Larios is a first year at Occidental College. Julissa lived 10 years in a small town in Jalisco, Mexico and then in Los Angeles for the past 8 years. The city was overwhelming at first but her experiences from these two very different places are what made her take advantage of opportunities and molded what she is interested in. She loves to draw and paint. She has a passion for helping her community and encouraging the cycle of learning from each other in order to have different approaches to solving a problem. She wants to major in Biology possibly with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology and a public health minor. She hopes to help the patient to physician relationship, improve hospital policies an access to resources in all communities.

Marizela Maciel received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SJSU and will enter the Master of Social work program in Fall 2018. From 1993 to 2011, she served in a coordinator or director role at Sacred Heart Community Services in San Jose. She currently is the Client Services and Operations Manager at Kara in Palo Alto. She is an avid volunteer, serving at a handful of agencies in the Bay Area including Get on the Bus, Valley Medical Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, and One Brick. This past semester she assisted with programming for the Veterans Embracing Transition (VET) Connect Project.

Kelsey Miehe is a first year student in the Registered Veterinary Technician Programat Stanbridge University. Before becoming a student at Stanbridge, Kelsey completed herhigh school education with highest honors and attended Copper Mountain College thefollowing year working on her generals. Since she was a little girl, Kelsey knew she wouldone day want to turn her passion for animals into a career. Growing up, Kelsey’s family caredfor a wide range of animal species from farm animals to reptiles to companion pets. As ateenager, she spent much of her time volunteering at a horse rescue near her home. As aveterinary technician, she hopes to bring joy to others while pursuing her dream of providingfull and healthy lives to animals of all shapes and sizes. Kelsey also shares a passion forchildren and, as an active member in her church, has had the privilege of working with manyyoung children through teaching various classes. Her goal as a Community EngagementStudent Fellow is to provide an influential testimony to the next generation of animal lovers,encouraging them to make a difference and be a positive change in the animal medicalworld. Kelsey is Fear-Free certified and, in her spare time, enjoys giving endless amounts ofattention to her two Sphynx kitties.

Nouchee Moua is an advertising and public relations practitioner. She is a senior at California State University, Fresno. Nouchee has recently worked with the Armenian Heritage Museum. She assisted with a social media workshop, press releases, on-site events, audience outreach and engagements. This will be Nouchee’s first year as an Ambassador with the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning to promote and nurture the campus culture of service. In addition, Nouchee is Inbound and Content Marketing certified. She was awarded “Most Dependable TALKER” in TALK, a student-run PR firm at her university. Currently, Nouchee is working on her Bachelors in Public Relations with a Hmong minor. Nouchee’s fellowship activities will be to serve as co-director of the LIFT Conference, bringing together student service-leaders from throughout California.

Robert Murray is an aspiring registered nurse at Stanbridge University and will be graduating in March 2020. He was raised in the Coachella Valley and is a student of life. He doesn’t know where his journey will take him but the lessons he has learned as a father and a husband will help guide his path. These lessons will not only make him a better person, they will make him a better nurse as well. Robert hopes to one day become a nurse practitioner in a neonatal intensive care unit. He wants to help save lives because they deserve saving. He also wants to be a hero to his daughter, even if she thinks he is already. This way maybe he will believe he can be someone deserving of that title.

Kevin Nguyen is a United States Marine Corps Veteran who served in the Global War on Terror in Iraq. He is a currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio-Television-Film at SJSU. He serves as a Veterans Embracing Transition (VET) Connect peer leader and has created educational videos documenting the experiences of Veterans transitioning to college and the civilian world. This summer he will be participating in a faculty-led trip to Rwanda to explore anddocument the country’s social enterprises.

Kailey Priest is a senior at Sonoma State University with a double major in Women and Genderstudies, and Communications and Media studies, with an English Minor. She was born andraised in Manhattan Beach, California before heading up North for school. Kailey joined the Center for Community Engagement on campus as a blogger to further her writing skills as wellas connect with her community in order to discover what it has to offer. She also looks forwardto helping other students engage with their community through volunteer work, jobs, andinternships by vocalizing these opportunities in her weekly blog posts, bringing light toinspirational local nonprofits and organizations. Kailey spends her time off volunteering at localfood banks to give back as much as possible as well as contributing to her school's newspaperas a staff writer. Her other interests include, working for a PR agency, fighting for women’srights, supporting sustainability efforts and immigration reform.

Linnae Schroeder is originally from Chula Vista, CA and is entering her third year as a Sociology major at UC Berkeley. She is passionate about education and providing opportunities for self-expression and creative learning to youth from underserved communities. She plans to pursue a career in teaching and to advocate for more equitable education policy. In her first year at Cal, she taught art to kindergarteners and first graders at two different public afterschool programs through CREATE. She has also taught free SAT prep classes to help local high school students prepare for college, and served as an orientation leader for incoming first year students at Cal. As a Community Engagement Student Fellow, she will build on her experience with CREATE to engage and support the 2018-19 CREATE student teachers and their arts mentors in serving 350 youth and local residents.

Lindsey Stevens is a rising second year student at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in International Relations. She is driven, diligent, and passionate about social and environmental issues as well as serving her community. At Loyola Marymount, Lindsey is a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, Skiing and Snowboarding Club, Working to Empower and Educate (the university’s first feminist club), as well as a dean’s list student. Prior to college, she dedicated her time to teaching classes at the Boys and Girls Club and volunteering with the special needs program at her school. As a freshman, Lindsey continued her work with young kids at the Alexandria House, tutoring them and acting as a mentor to increase students’ academic confidence. As an International Relations major, she hopes to use her passion for social justice in conjunction with her knowledge of politics to make a difference in underprivileged communities that are desperate for change.

Ezequiel Vega is a fourth year student majoring in Business at CSU Monterey Bay. He currently interns for the GEAR UP program held at Marina High School where he helps to inform students about higher education. He enjoys helping others as well as playing soccer, and being involved in the car culture in the Monterey Peninsula. Although he is not set on a career after graduating, he hopes to find something which involves giving back to the community.


Sydney Wells is a junior at the University of Redlands majoring in Sociology and Anthropology with a minor in French. She always loved volunteering and started to make it a priority in high school. Since her start at the University, Sydney has taken advantage of many opportunities that have allowed her love of community service to flourish. She is currently working at Jasper’s Corner, an on campus tutoring center for elementary through high school students in our community, which she has been doing since February 2017. In the past, she has also been fortunate to go on two service oriented trips, one to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the other to South Africa and Swaziland. In Louisiana, Sydney went with a dozen other students from her university for one week to help provide aid in the recovery of the damage inflicted by the massive floodings there in 2016. This past May, she took a class allowing her to learn about public health and international aid by going to southern Africa to help repair a government hospital with the help of the Ministry of Public Health in Swaziland. Sydney is always grateful for any experience she has that allows her to help others and she doesn’t plan to stop. After college she is hoping to join a non-profit that will allow her to continue to provide aid abroad.

Jaren Wright is a freshman at Loyola Marymount University and has a dream of becoming a filmmaker with his Screenwriting major in the School of Film and Television. As a leader in the Youth Uplift Leadership Conference, Jaren mentored kids and volunteered at events like the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. His overall goal is to inspire the world in hope that one day, society as a whole, will live out its dreams in what can only be described as a Utopia. How Jaren hopes to create this inspiration to motivate the world is through film and other arts that he produces.