Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Jennifer Valencia

Hometown: Livermore, CA

High School: Livermore High School

Major: Communications Studies

Minor: Latino/a Studies and Health Education

Involvement on Campus: Student Outreach Services

Hobbies: Eating, Painting, Watching Kitchen Nightmares 

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Nizario's Pizza located downstairs in Caesar Chavez

Favorite Place on Campus: I spend 75% of my time at the Library so that would have to be my favorite place on campus

Advice to Freshman?: Take advantage of your professors' office hours!!!

Kaylah Breiz 

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

High School: The Urban School of San Francisco 

Major: Political Science 

Minor: Race and Resistance Studies 

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

Hobbies: Social Justice Organizing, Community Service Work, Baketball

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Taqueria Girasol 

Favorite Place on Campus: The Quad and Sutro Library 

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

Alondra Esquirel Garcia 

Hometown: San Jose, CA

High School: Lincoln  High School

Major: Political Science/ Race and Resistance Studies

Involvement on Campus: Phi Sigma Sigma Soroity. Associated Students VP External Afffairs, Political Science Association

Hobbies: Music festivals, Cal State Student Assocation, Women Empowerment, Musical Theatre2

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe Rosso 

Favorite Place on Campus: Remembrance Garden

Advice to Freshman?  Explore SF ! Get Involved ! Travel and explore the world during college!

Samiksha Nedra

Hometown: India

Highschool: India International School

Major: Business Adminstration/ Finance

Involvement on Campus: Student Outreach Services, Indian Graduates Association, Indian Student Assoication

Hobbies: Sports, Music

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Subway

Favorite Place on Campus: Mashouf Wellness Center

Advice to Freshmen?: Don't stress to much about classes

Kelly 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.

Wayne Kue

Hometown: Fresno, CA

High School: Clovis High School

Major: Biology

Minor: Asian American Studies

Involvement on Campus: Still searching for a student organization

Hobbies: City Adventures

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Ha Tien Cove

Favorite Place on Campus: Student Center

Advice to Freshman? Dont be afraid to ask for help, we are all in the same boat!

Colette Hazel

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

High School: Rio Americans  High School

Major: Pre- Nursing

Involvement on Campus: Student Outreach Services

Hobbies: Knitting, Art, Anime

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Cafe 101 located in Cesar Chavez Building

Favorite Place on Campus: The area on top of the student health center

Advice to Freshman?: Always ask questions if you dont understand !!!

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Hometown: Oakland, CA

High School: Oakland Technical High School

Major: Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)

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?: Make sure to take care of yourself and get involved on campus.

Rashid Abdur Rahman 

Hometown: Dubai 

High School: English School of Kalba 

Major: Finance

Involvement on Campus: Student Outreach Services 

Hobbies: poetry, social media influencer, trying new foods, sleeping, soccer and taekwando

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Subway 

Favorite Place on Campus: On top of Cesar Chavez 

Advice to Freshman?: It's ok to be a undeclared major, take your time and explore your interest.


Wencie Hoang

Hometown: Antioch, Ca

High School: College Park High School

Major: Cinema

Minor: Race and Resistance Studies

Involvement on Campus: Reslife, Dragon Boat, SKINS, Waves, Gatorfest Student Life Festival Comittee


Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: iNoodle

Favorite Place on Campus: The Cesar Chavez Student Center and Sutro Library

Advice to Freshman?: People and opportunities will come and bring you so much joy and happiness and then leave. However, that does not mean the happy memories turn sour. The memories will alwyas stay with you. 


Janneth Gasca- Lozano 

Hometown: San Pedro, Ca

High School: San Pedro High School 

Major: International Relations

Minor: Race and Resistance Studies and Latino/a Studies

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

Hobbies: Photography, scrapbooking and traveling. 

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Farmers Market on thursdays.

Favorite Place on Campus: Malcolm X Plaza


Advice to Freshman? Academics is super important but take time to get to know your campus comunity. Get involved and join student clubs and organizations. it will build your network, will help keep you balanced, and its a fun way to meet friends.