Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Arturo Duarte

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Hometown: Wilmington, CA

High School: Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy

Major: Sociology

Involvement on Campus: Hermanos Unidos

Hobbies: Soccer, playing FIFA, and listening to music

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Chicken Chipotle Sandwich with a raspberry Snapple at Cafe Rosso

Favorite Place on Campus: Malcolm X Plaza

Advice to Freshman?: Make sure you have balance between fun and school.



Breanna Martinez

Breanna Rae Martinez

Hometown: Commerce, CA

High School: Social Justice Leadership Academy @ Esteban E. Torres High School

Major: Criminal Justice

Minor: Race and Resistance

Involvement on Campus: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Hobbies: Read, Netflix, nap, and arts and crafts

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: I love to get Chocolate Milk Tea with boba at Quickly's

Favorite Place on Campus: The quad because I like to take naps on sunny days

Advice to Freshman?: School is important but remember to have fun and practice self-care.



Collin Finegan

Collin Finegan

Hometown: Palm Springs, CA

High School: Orange Lutheran High School

Major: Business Finance

Minor: Decision Sciences

Involvement on Campus: Ice Hockey

Hobbies: Hockey, hiking, snowboarding, and wakeboarding

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe Rosso or Gold Coast Grill

Favorite Place on Campus: The Quad

Advice to Freshman? Explore SF and live life to the fullest! Have fun and get involved. You will never run out of things to do here.



Drea Gallegos

Drea Gallegos

Hometown: Tracy, CA

High School: John C. Kimball High School

Major: Communicative Disorders

Minor: Special Education

Involvement on Campus: Alpha Phi

Hobbies: Hiking, getting brunch, and playing with bulldogs

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe Rosso

Favorite Place on Campus: Third floor of the library or the quad when it's sunny

Advice to Freshman?: Get involved and explore the city in your free time.



Gerardo Nevarez

Gerardo Nevarez

Hometown: Santa Maria CA, Central coast area

High School: Santa Maria High School

Major: Communications

Minor: Business Marketing

Involvement on Campus: Phi Delta Xi

Hobbies: Discovering new music, sewing and scrapbooking on my free time. Learning new things and exploring the wondering city of San Francisco. Along with doing yoga and face masks to keep me looking good and avoiding the freshmen 15.

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe Rosso; Mocha javiva fills me with the will to keep going and the Taqueria in Ceasar Chavez--their burritos give me purpose.

Favorite Place on Campus: Cesar Chavez Center and J.Paul Leonard Library

Advice to Freshman? Get involved, Be involved. College won't be fun if you don't do anything then just go back to your dorm. There are endless of clubs and organizations to join, explore them all. Meet new people and make new friends. Know that college is difficult but possible. Take Ethnic Studies courses, they are eye opening. The journey is extraordinary, don't make it ordinary.



Johanna Reyes

Johanna Reyes

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

High School: Grant Union High School

Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Minor: Latinx Studies & Race and Resistance Studies

Involvement on Campus: La Raza Student Organization, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Hobbies: Site seeing, finding new music, and sleeping

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe Rosso

Favorite Place on Campus: Cesar Chavez Student Center

Advice to Freshman?: Get involved on campus, you never know where you'll find your home away from home.



Kelly O'Donnell

Kelly Nicole O'Donnell

Hometown: Alameda, CA

High School: St. Joseph Notre Dame

Major: Biology

Involvement on Campus: Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, Inc.

Hobbies: Netflix, hikes, yoga, and learning about the human anatomy

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: The bagels and smoothies at Natural Sensations are such a great and healthy option!

Favorite Place on Campus: The Quad, library, and wherever I can find coffee!

Advice to Freshman?: Reflect. Remember past decision are in the past and you can be whoever you want to be. Achieve whatever you want to achieve! Your only limit now is you.



Kevin Baltazar Reyes

Kevin Baltazar Reyes

Hometown: Newhall, CA

Community College: College of the Canyons

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Involvement on Campus: Hermanos Unidos, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)

Hobbies: Making and discovering new music, hiking, and video games

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe Rosso

Favorite Place on Campus: Third floor of the library

Advice to Freshman?: Don't be afraid to be weird. It's San Francisco, if you think you're weird, there's someone weirder than you.



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Kelly

Hometown: Fremont, CA

High School: John F. Kennedy High School

Major: Computer Science and Journalism

Involvement on Campus: INCUBED, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and Jedi Knight Training Club

Hobbies: Coding, writing articles, badminton, watching baseball (Go A's!), and finance

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Shah's Halal Food

Favorite Place on Campus: Design Lounge in the Fine Arts Building

Advice to Freshman? Don't spend time in your dorm room. San Francisco is your playground.



Mando Perez

Mando Perez

Hometown: Windsor, CA

High School: Windsor High School

Major: Business Accounting

Minor: Education

Involvement on Campus: Hermanos Unidos, ALPFA, and EOPSO

Hobbies: Soccer and drinking Yerba Mate tea

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: I love me a chicken burrito from Taqueria.

Advice to Freshman? Get involved, participate, and do things outside your comfort zone. You'll thank me later.



Rachelle Chaturabul

Rachawadee Rachelle Chaturabul

Hometown: Walnut, CA

High School: Walnut High School

Major: Sociology

Minor: Criminal Justice Studies

Involvement on Campus: Search of Sisterhood

Hobbies: Netflix, yoga, online shopping, and sleeping

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe Rosso's sandwiches are the bomb dot com!

Favorite Place on Campus: J. Paul Leonard Library

Advice to Freshman? Don't be afraid to just dive right into the college life: get involved in clubs; meet anyone and everyone; go to school games; take an Ethnic Studies course! College only lasts a handful of years -- and it goes by fast.



Sarah Julie Niderost

Sarah Julie Niderost

Hometown: Ukiah, CA

High School: Ukiah High School

Major: Journalism and Business Marketing

Involvement on Campus: INCUBED

Hobbies: Rollerskating, writing poetry, and watching Disney movies

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: I love the carne asada fries at Taqueria Girasol

Favorite Place on Campus: The Depot

Advice to Freshman?: Always ask questions.



Victor Aguilar

Victor Javier Aguilar

Hometown: Norwalk, CA

High School: Santa Fe High School

Major: History

Involvement on Campus: Koinonia, E-Gay, and Queer Alliance

Hobbies: I love reading, watching shows on Netflix, playing soccer, watching soccer, obsessing over Corgis, buying ties and bow ties, making people smilie and laugh, eating, and sleeping

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: I love getting a Hamburger/French Fries combo from Cafe Rosso.

Favorite Place on Campus: I love the top of the Cesar Chavez center because it is so nice and peaceful to go up there to watch the sunset and relax after a stressful day/week

Advice to Freshman?: When you feel overwhelmed, relax and go out and take a breather! Go to Dolores Park, StonesTown Mall, Starbucks and meet your future bae! Take a walk around Lake Merced! Don't keep stressing yourself out!



Zoram Mercado

Zoram Mercado

Hometown: Oakland, CA

High School: Oakland Technical High School

Major: Undeclared

Involvement on Campus: Hermanos Unidos, Hermanas Unidas, and La Raza

Hobbies: Video games and music

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Baked potatoes at Gold Coast Grill

Favorite Place on Campus: La Raza office

Advice to Freshman?: Be involved on campus.