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2021-22

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Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Makiya Badada, Success Coach

Name: Makiya 
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Major: Social Work
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I love to travel!
Career Goals: After graduating with my bachelor's degree in Social Work, I plan to continue my education by getting a Master's degree in Social Work at ASU. I want to work as a school social worker or in mental health in the future.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I enjoy volunteering and helping my community.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I love empowering and supporting people. Being a coach will allow me to do just that.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Turn in all your assignments on time and you will be successful! Be open to learning, growing, and enjoy the journey.

Tanner Smith, Success Coach

Name: Tanner 
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Major: Parks & Recreation Management
College: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I love jewelry! I currently own 67 pairs of earrings, and my collection is always growing.
Career Goals: I would love to work in the live music industry, planning events/shows/concerts.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Sports, Parks and Recreation Club (SPARC), President from 2019-2021 and First Gen @ Watts Club Member since 2020.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I appreciate seeing students grow over their first year, discover themselves, and accomplish their goals.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take time to understand yourself and your limits. Self-care + self-love are key to being a successful college student.

Polytechnic Campus

Polytechnic Campus

Mateo Montoya, Success Coach

Name: Mateo 
Hometown: Florence, AZ
Major: Air Transportation Management
College: Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am an Officer Graduate for the United States Marine Corps.
Career Goals: Military Service.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Fitness, wrestling and intramural sports.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To inspire, lead and grow alongside many other motivators trying to succeed in this unique college community.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Have a purpose and make goals! Those who are motivated to succeed versus those who are forced to succeed will receive more than just a degree upon graduation. Instead they will have self respect, pride, and overall happiness.

Samaria Winans, Success Coach

Name: Samaria 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Graphic Information Technology
College: Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I collect records and cassettes as a hobby!
Career Goals: I hope to attain a career in UX/UI design.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Sometimes I participate in Phoenix Food Not Bombs. It's an organization that bands together to create meals for the homeless in downtown Phoenix.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I want to help students optimize their time and resources at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do not be shy to use all the resources ASU has to offer. It'll make your time at ASU much easier.

College of Health Solutions

College of Health Solutions

Amenze Igbinoba, Success Coach

Name: Amenze
Hometown: Surprise, AZ
Major: Kinesiology
College: College of Health Solutions
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I’m Nigerian.
Career Goals: Occupational Therapist
Extra-Curricular Activities: Black student Union
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To help students coming into college because my first year was easier with the help of a first-year success coach!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be open to receiving help!



Celine Tadros, Success Coach

Name: Celine
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Science of Healthcare Delivery
College: College of Health Solutions
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: An interesting fact is that I transferred from NAU to ASU after my Freshman year!
Career Goals: To become a Physician's Assistant
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach so that I can help new ASU students as well as gain experience.
Advice for being successful at ASU: My advice for being successful at ASU is to always check your email, put yourself out there, and make sure to find a study habit that best suits you!

Gabriel Gonzales, Success Coach

Name: Gabriel 
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Major: Human Nutrition with a minor in Kinesiology
College: College of Health Solutions
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I really enjoy reading and sketching in my free time and swimming is by far my favorite sport. I once got to meet olympians Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel during my second year at ASU.
Career Goals: I am interested in pursuing Physician Assistant School following graduation and working in Dermatology or in an Emergency Room.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Sports Nutrition Club, Sports Medicine Club, and Pre-PA Club. I have also volunteered with ASU's Sports Nutrition Department where I assisted with research and food prep for student athletes.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: As an out-of-state student, my freshman year at ASU was a pretty hectic one as I got used to a new state and being a college student. I learned a lot from my success coach that year which is why I wanted to become a coach.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do not be afraid to try new things, you never know where they might take you. Do not be shy to use all the resources ASU has to offer. It'll make your time at ASU much easier.

Sarah Alsaeedi, Success Coach

Name: Sarah 
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Major: Medical Studies
College: College of Health Solutions
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am bilingual, I love to go hiking to watch sunrises. I am a foodie, I love to try new food places.
Career Goals: I am planning to pursue a career in dentistry as well as being a service member in the National Guard.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am currently the vice-president of the Pre-Dental Society club at the Tempe campus, I am also a member of the ROTC program, as well as the Marketing and Media Committee Chair of SHOW Clinic.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach as it is a great position to be in to help students navigate as well as utilize the resources available for them here at ASU. I am able to reach out to students to help them become successful.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always reach out for help and ask questions!

Swetha Ganesan, Success Coach

Name: Swetha 
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Medical Studies BS, Science of Healthcare Delivery MS
College: College of Health Solutions
Year in School: Graduate Student
Interesting fact about me: I was born in India and moved here when I was 6 years old I am bilingual, I love to go hiking to watch sunrises. I am a foodie, I love to try new food places.
Career Goals: I am planning to pursue a career in dentistry as well as being a service member in the National Guard.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I aspire to become a Physician and specialize in Psychiatry, while also experiencing the business aspect of healthcare.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I remember freshman year when my success coach reached out to me to check up on me. I simply loved the feeling of having someone check up on me and give me advice regarding my major because she had taken some of the same courses that I was struggling with. I would love to do the same for other people.
Advice for being successful at ASU: My advice for success at ASU is to not be afraid to seek out help and ask questions. Use all the resources that ASU has to provide because there are a lot of programs and software which can be very beneficial for your time at ASU.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Alina Hoff, Success Coach

Name: Alina 
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Psychology, BS
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: During the summer of 2019, I traveled to Greece and learned about its history, culture and explored the different islands surrounding it!
Career Goals: Sports Psychologist
Extra-Curricular Activities: New Student Programs LT, Sun Devil Civility Facilitator, Intramural Sand Volleyball
Why I wanted to be a success coach: During my first year at ASU, my success coach helped me get involved within student organizations, get access to tutoring, and found ways to help me stay active. I want to be able to do the same for our incoming students, and help them better acclimate to ASU!
Advice for being successful at ASU: ASU is filled with endless opportunities, you just need to take the first step to find something that you are passionate about!

Ana Pablos Almada, Success Coach

Name: Ana 
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Major: Psychology, BS
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I enjoy playing the ukulele!
Career Goals: Any career that will enable me to help people on a personal, individual basis!
Extra-Curricular Activities: Binary Theater Company, ASU Catholic
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I love helping people in a positive way that is meaningful on a personal level! I am dedicated to being of service to people, and I enjoy the connections I make while doing so.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take advantage of the opportunities here! Join a club that focuses on your interests, go to office hours, apply for things you're interested in - you never know what you'll gain from it

Konya Saidu, Success Coach

Name: Konya 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Philosophy
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have dual citizenship in Sierra Leone and the United States.
Career Goals: I want to be a lawyer, specifically a public defender.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Black African Coalition treasurer, Maricopa County student attorney
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I was very timid and hesitant my freshman year, and even my sophomore year, because I was intimidated by people doing better things than me. I wanted to be a coach to help others that also feel like this, because achieving your goals shouldn't scare you. It should excite you, and all it starts with is one step.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Apply for anything that interests you, whether it's a scholarship, internship, or leadership position. The worst that can happen is you get told no, and you forget about it in a week. But, you could also be told yes and have the honor of feeling very proud of yourself.

Celeste Zuniga, Success Coach

Name: Celeste 
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Major: Philosophy and Justice Studies
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I went to nine different schools before college.
Career Goals: I would love to become an educational lawyer and influence policies that are meant to serve students who are most in need.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I work as a co-leader in a non-profit organization named Culture Talk.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: As a first-gen student with four younger sisters, I have always found education to be the most influential aspect in having a good life. I have had a hard life, and school has made it amazing for me in so many ways. I want to be able to give back to ASU and my fellow students by helping others with any problems they may have as a person in school.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Ask for help! Literally ask anyone, a professor, librarian, random person, guide, anyone! It makes life easier, it makes you more comfortable, more confident, and it lets you connect with others in a meaningful way. It's the best way to ensure success!

Haley Wiercinski, Success Coach

Name: Haley 
Hometown: Lake Quivira, KS
Major: Political Science
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: My girlfriend and I adopted a two year old pitbull last year and we named her Snooki after Jersey Shore.
Career Goals: I would love to become a lawyer. Ideally I would want to work with some kind of organization that upholds some sort of social justice (LGBTQ+ rights, POC rights).
Extra-Curricular Activities: Women’s Business Leader’s Association, Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity – ASU Psi Epsilon Chapter, Bridge the Gap – ASU Politics Club, Barrett LGBTQ+ Club, ASU Young Democrats, Barrett Book and Tea Club, That's on Period - education about the female reproductive system.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: When I first came to ASU, I didn’t know anyone since I was moving from Kansas. I struggled with finding myself at ASU, finding friends, using my resources, etc. If I could find a new student who is really struggling and try to make their experience even a little better that really matters to me.
Advice for being successful at ASU: The biggest advice I can give to be successful at ASU is to get involved. It sounds simple, but it isn't as easy to actually do. Not only will getting involved help you socially, finding friends, making networking connections, but you will find out so much more about yourself.

Jonathan Gates, Success Coach

Name: Johnathan 
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Major: Urban Planning/Political Science
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have started a fanny pack collection with hopes of being able to have a bag for any and every occasion.
Career Goals: I aspire to work in the public sector with hopes of using sustainable practices in the Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and/or the Environment Protection Agency.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Digital Presence Coordinator with the ASU Student Planning Association
Why I wanted to be a success coach: As a coach, I strive to be the student, the leader, and the person I needed when I transferred to ASU. Creating a space for students to realize and reach their highest potential at ASU is truly rewarding. Being a guide to my fellow Sun Devils makes the college experience all the better.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Focus, focus, focus! To find success at ASU, one must keep their eye on the prize. Being engaged with student activity is a great way to stay on track while making the most of your college life.

Katie Sheridan, Success Coach

Name: Katie 
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Major: Psychology and Family and Human Development
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have traveled internationally 5 times in my life.
Career Goals: Clinical Psychologist
Extra-Curricular Activities: Devils Advocate, INCHAARG, Phi Sigma Pi, Adolescent Stress and Emotion Lab.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I really enjoy being able to share my experiences at ASU and am excited to have the opportunity to guide students who are in the shoes I was once in.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find a balance between school and fun. Take the time to make the mistakes and learn from them. Making mistakes is what helps you grow as long as you learn from them. This goes for both your personal life and your academics.

Madeline Lewis, Success Coach

Name: Madeline
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
Major: English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies)
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I studied abroad at the University of Sussex in the U.K. in 2019!
Career Goals: After graduation, I plan to teach English abroad. I'd also like to work in publishing or curriculum development someday!
Extra-Curricular Activities: Member of the Rotaract Club at ASU, Student Editor-in-Chief of Superstition Review, Fall 2021
Why I wanted to be a success coach: My first year of college was totally different than what I expected. Each aspect of your life shifts dramatically when starting university, and I want to use my experiences to help students navigate this influential time in their lives.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take time to explore all the opportunities that are available to you! There are so many different paths that you can take, so make sure to consider your options and if something interests you, go for it.

Malak YoussefArafat,  Success Coach

Name: Malak 
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Major: Political Science & Justice Studies
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I am a first-generation Egyptian.
Career Goals: In the future, I hope to be a human rights lawyer and one day work for the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Financial Coordinator for Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, Internal Vice Director for Barrett Talent Match, ASU's Salsa Club, Undergraduate Law Association, as well as the Refugee Education and Clinic Team.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: As a freshman, I felt lost and didn't know where to find my place at such a large university. I was unsure of how to meet people, get involved, or live away from my family. I decided to become a coach to help others that may find themselves in the same situation.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Allow yourself to grow and change, and recognize that new opportunities will allow you to learn more about yourself as a person. Do not be afraid of trying new things, and most importantly, do not be afraid of failure, because without failure, you cannot have success.

Paige Cornell, Success Coach

Name: Paige 
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Psychology
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I enjoy water activities like parasailing, jet skiing and kayaking.
Career Goals: I want to be a counselor or a therapist to support adolescents and young adults through life's challenges.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am involved with Barrett, the Honors College and I am the Chair for the Peer2Peer Committee for Devils4Devils.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to return as a coach because I loved meeting my students last year and seeing them thrive.
Advice for being successful at ASU: The best way to be successful at ASU is to be curious, get involved, and believe in your ability to achieve success.

Sagan Hagstrom, Success Coach

Name: Sagan 
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Innovation in Society / Justice Studies
College: College of Global Futures
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: Over this past summer, I completed Geico's Business Leadership Internship even though I have no business experience. It was a great experience and something out of my comfort zone!
Career Goals: I want to pursue work with think tanks and the federal government to reduce income inequality while also working with Amnesty International and ACLU to protect civil and human rights.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Next Generation Service Corps, SUPER Research Program, SFIS Undergraduate Research, Changemaker Central, ASU Foundation Student Worker, Career and Professional Development Student Board.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I had low grades throughout high school and I never thought I'd go to college. Ever since then, I've been doing every opportunity I can at ASU while dealing with family issues. These experiences made me want to be a coach to show students that they aren't alone and illustrate ways to manage both school and life.
Advice for being successful at ASU: It is extremely difficult to succeed in college on your own! Rely on your family, friends, coworkers and ASU faculty/staff to propel yourself to that degree. Always be transparent and honest with everyone.

Samantha Sabbara, Success Coach

Name: Samantha 
Hometown: San Tan Valley, AZ
Major: Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology)
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: Even though my name is Samantha, some of my favorite people call me Hermione! Hermione is the camp name I chose when I joined Camp Kesem at ASU!
Career Goals: To go get my master's degree in Communication or Genetic Counseling!
Extra-Curricular Activities: Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, Camp Kesem, Leadership Scholarship Program.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I want to use my experiences to help new students navigate the school, find their place in our community, and discover their potential!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Meet new people and find new experiences to be a part of! Four years go by fast, but the people I met and the clubs I joined freshman year have continued to help me grow all the way through my undergrad experience!

Searra Foote, Success Coach

Name: Searra 
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
Major: Earth and Space Exploration (Astrobiology and Biogeosciences)
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have been a commuter student since I was a freshman and have learned that it is still possible to be highly involved in your ASU experience and be successful.
Career Goals: My goal is to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD to study astrobiology. My ultimate goal is to work in academia by becoming a professor.
Extra-Curricular Activities: The Sundial Program, a supportive mentoring community in science that fosters inclusion and develops leadership, ELIFE, an astrobiology research group ELIFE, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) and The Mouseketeers.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because I realize how valuable it can be to have support and guidance from your peers. I am eager to pass on the knowledge I have gained and help my fellow students in any way that I can.
Advice for being successful at ASU: The best advice I can give is to ask questions and build your network! Talking to other people is so important and can lead to many opportunities and learning experiences.

Wen Wendt, Success Coach

Name: Wen 
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Political Science
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Graduate Student
Interesting fact about me: One interesting fact about me is that I have never broken a bone.
Career Goals: My career goals are to lead global projects that help women in conflict zones obtain substantive education services and legal aid, in a larger move to support gender equity.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I have been involved with Teach for America, the Next Generation Service Corps, SolarSPELL, Education for Humanity, and Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: More generally, I wanted to be a coach because I am passionate about the importance of higher education pursuits. Though, I am also from Arizona and have spent all my college years at ASU, so I have a special interest in orienting that personal passion toward helping my peers actualize their potential at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Network!. ASU students are exceptionally diverse and connected. I would recommend making considerable efforts to develop relationships within the ASU community, not only for the professional contacts but also for the social benefits.

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Faith Cisneros, Success Coach

Name: Faith 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Biological Sciences (Biology and Society); Politics and the Economy
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I love longboarding and am learning to skateboard right now, so you might see me cruising around campus or collecting bruises trying to learn how to do one good ollie.
Career Goals: I'm hoping to be involved in public health through legislation, but doing research is my alternative plan.
Extra-Curricular Activities: The City of Poets (it is great for anyone at any skill level interested in any art form)
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because people are important to me and I have a knack for understanding people. I think understanding and guidance can be a type of love that is passed forward.
Advice for being successful at ASU: What happens on the inside shows on the outside, so if you're treating yourself with love, nourishment, and rest, then the way you interact with the world will be enhanced.

Katelyn Kubly, Success Coach

Name: Katelyn 
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrations Criminal Justice and Socio-Legal Studies
College: The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I can say my ABC's backwards!
Career Goals: To become an attorney and eventually a judge or commissioner.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Numerous executive boards for organizations such as the Black African Coalition (BAC) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Currently, I am the Vice President of the Black Undergraduate Law Society (BULS), the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Undergraduate Student Government Downtown (USG-D), and a SPARKS Ambassador.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because of how inspiring and encouraging my coach was. Even if he did not know exactly what to say, I could feel that he genuinely cared about me and my success at ASU. As I coach, I hope to make my students feel the same way!
Why I wanted to be a success coach: Connect with your professors, manage your time to the best of your ability, create a system to help with keeping track of assignments, and don't be afraid to try new things!

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Aaron Acunin, Success Coach

Name: Aaron 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Nursing
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: This summer I was able to road trip throughout the Pacific Northwest region of the US. I would definitely recommend backpacking in Olympic National Park, and driving down the PCH!
Career Goals: I want to be a nurse working on an intensive care unit.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am an active member of the All Saints.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because I love making connections with students. It is gratifying to be able to help others through difficult situations and help others make a positive step toward their goals and dreams!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do not be afraid of challenges as they come! Failure comes and goes but it does not define who we are or our careers or capabilities. Keep an open mind here at ASU and be ready to grow by being resilient in the face of challenges and difficult situations.

Carisse Panganiban, Success Coach

Name: Carisse 
Hometown: Saugus, CA
Major: Nursing
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am currently in the Mayo Clinic cohort, so that means all of my classes are on the Mayo Campus.
Career Goals: Eventually get my MSN and maybe my NP. I am not really sure what kind of nursing I want to do quite yet!
Extra-Curricular Activities: I love the gym!
Why I wanted to be a success coach: Tell the first year students information that I wish I knew!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Surround yourself with a good group of people who want you to be successful.

Kimberly Torres, Success Coach

Name: Kimberly 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Nursing
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I was named after the Pink Power Ranger!
Career Goals: I want to practice bed-side nursing for a couple of years in the ICU. Hopefully, as a travel nurse as well. After that I would like to go back and complete an advanced nursing degree to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I have been previously involved with our student government from the West campus. Additionally, I am a member of most of the medicine/nursing related clubs. I am also in Barrett Nurses as well.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach to be able to help other students with navigating their time at ASU. Especially with all the tips and tricks I have picked up along the way.
Advice for being successful at ASU: I would recommend engaging with as many opportunities as possible. Just make sure not to over commit yourself!

Magdalena Robles, Success Coach

Name: Magdalena 
Hometown: San Luis, AZ
Major: Nursing
College: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I love and enjoy roller coasters, beach days, and eating out - all especially with my family.
Career Goals: I hope to graduate by December 2022 and become a registered nurse. I would love to go back to my hometown and work in the hospital.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am very involved with my church from serving in the kids ministry and the dance ministry.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because I remember when I needed someone to help me set various goals in a time of being homesick, uncertain with choosing a major, and feeling very overwhelmed in college.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do not be afraid to ask questions and seek help! Time-management and self-discipline will make it way more convenient for you.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Ashley Love, Success Coach

Name: Ashley
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Music Therapy
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: An interesting experience that I've had was going to the Young Women's Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas with a sorority sister of mine! We didn't know each other really well, and had an amazing time learning together.
Career Goals: I aspire to be a music therapist specializing in the treatment of NICU infants, aiding in the process of family bonding and infant development between the parents and their child.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Alpha Omicron Pi
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I desired to be a success coach because I remember my coach being the sweetest human being to me!
Advice for being successful at ASU: You can never be bored at ASU! If you are, there are a multitude of different clubs at ASU to become involved with and with the vast number of students here at ASU. You're bound to find people that have similarities with you!

Jai Joiner, Success Coach

Name: Jae 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Animation
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I have been a musician for almost 11 years! I have experience playing in different bands with all sorts of different instruments. My favorite instrument to play is the drumset.
Career Goals: To become an animator and artist and create work I am proud to show others.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I'm a member of the Lemon Tree Animation Club.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I feel that I am well informed on the resources that ASU has to offer, and I love being an advocate for others' success. As a coach I can help guide other students to perform their best and make the most of their college career.
Advice for being successful at ASU: In my opinion, communication is key! Reaching out to every resource you know, including professors, staff, TAs and CAs, other students, and the internet in order to form a support system is immensely helpful.

Maggie Neeson, Success Coach

Name: Maggie 
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Landscape Architecture
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: The summer after my freshman year of high school I traveled to Hiroshima, Japan as a part of a foreign exchange to visit my high schools 'sister school.
Career Goals: After graduating I hope to work in major cities and create architecture designs that help combat sustainability issues and work to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Kappa Alpha Theta member, Student ASLA chapter, Barrett Sustainability Club
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I am so thankful for the experiences I have had thus far at Arizona State University, and I wanted to serve as a resource to other ASU students so that they can have the best student experience possible.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Make the most of your time here! Go to campus events! Schedule meetings with your advisors! Make friends in your classes! Things may seem intimidating at first but if you put yourself out there I promise that your time here will be worth it!

Nikki Kaur, Success Coach

Name: Nikki
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Digital Culture - Graphic Information Technology
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am a dancer.
Career Goals: Creative Director
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To help freshmen students figure out their first-year and make their process easier.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Keep your focus and direction clear and never be afraid to ask for guidance!

Shreya Dabeer, Success Coach

Name: Shreya 
Hometown: Bangalore, Kamataka, India
Major: Performance and Movement and Psychology
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am a dual citizen of India and the US because I lived half of my life in each country.
Career Goals: I aim to be a dance movement therapist and plan to work with senior citizens in disadvantaged areas to improve their mental health through movement.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I have been dancing for the past 15 years and I am certified to teach Bharatanatyam to children. I have also learnt classical piano and love to volunteer at orphanages back home in India.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I had a wonderful experience with my First-Year Success Coach as a freshman, and I wanted to be able to be of guidance to incoming students and help them acclimate to their new surroundings just as much as mine did for me. I also love learning about new people as every life has a story.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Keep a calendar handy to schedule your classes, clubs, and time for yourself!

Tristyn Baum, Success Coach

Name: Tristyn 
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Music Therapy
College: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I am an aggressive vacation planner. If I am in charge of planning vacations (especially to Disney) or any day trips, I will have everything set to the minute. I make sure no stone is unturned when I'm in charge of a project!
Career Goals: Free-lance work and eventually build a wellness center where many types of free-lance therapists (speech, occupational, psychological, etc) can rent studio spaces. I want it complete with a child and adult daycare, with a little cafe and sensory rooms.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I volunteer occasionally with a local high school music group.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I know how hard my first year at ASU was. I remember not wanting to accept help from anyone or get to know anyone, but I know how much I would've been able to grow had I let myself have an outlet. I want to be able to reach out and appeal to students who are just like I was.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved as soon as you can, and meet new people. Say "hello" to at least one person in each class, and that can lead to making study groups. People are important. You’ll need a support team.

Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering

Bryce Crumrine, Success Coach

Name: Bryce 
Hometown: Lakeview, OR
Major: Engineering Management
College: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I worked on a forestry research crew in Oregon for 5 summers.
Career Goals: Project Manager or Lead Analyst
Extra-Curricular Activities: Devils' Advocates (Volunteer tour guides at ASU), Sun Devil Intramurals.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: ASU has been the best experience of my life and I want to help others make the most of their time here too!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Spend as much time on campus as your schedule allows! The more you immerse yourself the more opportunities, friendships and experiences may arise.

Rebecca Knoche, Success Coach

Name: Rebecca 
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Computer Science
College: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: In high school I was in Future Business Leaders of America, and competed nationally within the organization.
Career Goals: Join the software industry as a developer, in either the aerospace field or biomedical informatics. After gaining professional experience, I hope to return to school to achieve my masters, while continuing in the industry world.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Women in Computer Science, Lutheran Campus Ministry
Why I wanted to be a success coach: Being an out of state student, when I first started at ASU I was very intimidated and at times felt a bit lost. I found that this opportunity to be a coach was a great way to help students through the transition period from high school to college and hopefully help them feel like they have a support system so they can avoid any feelings of intimidation or like they do not belong at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: College at times can be really difficult emotionally and academically and that is why it is so important to ask for help. Whether that help comes from a tutor, CA, friend, advisor, or professor, the ASU community wants their students to be successful and has so many resources that can help nurture this success.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Briana Brandy, Success Coach

Name: Briana 
Hometown: Maui, Hawaiʻi
Major: Secondary Education (English)
College: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I was born and raised on Maui but didn't learn how to surf until 2021!
Career Goals: High School English Teacher
Extra-Curricular Activities: Teachers College Council, Champions of Hope
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach so I can help new students at ASU who don't know who to reach out to for help as I once did.
Advice for being successful at ASU: You're only a college student for so long! Embrace every moment and take advantage of every opportunity.

Joshua Laguit, Success Coach

Name: Joshua 
Hometown: Surprise, AZ
Major: Secondary Education (Mathematics)
College: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: My favorite music artist of all time is Jon Bellion.
Career Goals: Become a High School Administrator (Principal)
Extra-Curricular Activities: Omega Phi Alpha - National Service Sorority
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach so that I can help new students navigate college life and enjoy it as much as possible!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Always remember to give yourself time to relax and de-stress!

West Campus

West Campus

Angelica Carvajal Quezada, Success Coach

Name: Angelica
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Business Administration and Business Law
College: W.P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I love learning new languages. I am currently learning French but would also like to learn Mandarin and Russian.
Career Goals: Get my master's degree in Business Administration, while also working as either an advertising executive, or as a human resources manager, or even as a Business analyst. I would like to eventually start my own business.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Camp Carey Facilitator, WPC 101 Facilitator, Business Planners at West.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because I like helping fellow students and providing them with information and resources that can help them be successful.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don’t be afraid to reach out to your professors and go to their office hours if you have questions about an assignment, the course, or even if you just want to introduce yourself. It is important to remember that they are there to help you learn and grow!

Aubrey Souders, Success Coach

Name: Aubrey 
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Major: Secondary Education (History)
College: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: In my spare time, I enjoy painting and working on fun projects.
Career Goals: Become a teacher that students feel comfortable talking to and enjoy being around!
Extra-Curricular Activities: Teachers of the Future club on the ASU West campus.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: A big part of my future career is interacting and helping students when they enter a new learning environment, so I thought a great way to practice would be to become a success coach at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find study habits and time organization skills that work best for you. The first semester is always the hardest, so take the time to brainstorm/reflect on what you need to do to ensure you won't get overwhelmed.

Kimberly Islas, Success Coach

Name: Kimberly 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Psychology
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I've always considered myself an artist, but I never took it seriously until I was in college. Now I'm gradually improving my digital art skills, and I hope to table at a comic con one day!
Career Goals: I hope to attend graduate school. I'm still deciding if I want to become a lawyer or professor of psychology!
Extra-Curricular Activities: Co-chair for the Barrett Ball Committee, a member of AMSA and Honors Devils, as well as a mentor for the Barrett Mentoring Program.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I remember how I felt when I was a first year student: confused, scared, and anxious, among many other emotions. Then, I was introduced to my group of mentors and I was so grateful for their help during the time when I felt the most vulnerable. As a coach, I want to continue those acts of kindness and help guide each student to their own definition of success.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be open to every experience that comes in your path. It's never too early to get an internship or join a lab.

Marie Sanyang, Success Coach

Name: Marie 
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Women and Gender Studies, Social Justice and Human Rights
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I love reading! I usually read for at least 2 hours a day.
Career Goals: Director of Programming with the United Nations.
Extra-Curricular Activities: United Nations Association at Arizona State University, Sex Trafficking Intervention Research at ASU.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To help others reach their academic potential.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Research academic and on-campus resources that will benefit you and ask for support early-on in the semester. The key is getting help before you need it.

Melanie Utter, Success Coach

Name: Melanie 
Hometown: Anthem, AZ
Major: Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have won awards for my artwork, including "People's Choice" and "Finalist" for Music K-8 Magazine!
Career Goals: As someone who is incredibly passionate about leadership, film, and the arts, I hope to find a career where I can express my own creativity or represent individuals in that field.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I have been involved with the Programming and Activities Board (PAB), CommLabASU, and the Solera Experience.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: As a first-generation college student, I understand how impactful the college journey can be. I hope to encourage others to discover their voice and get the most out of their college experience.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Connect with others. Reaching out to students, faculty, and staff may improve your academic, personal, and professional growth. You may also discover opportunities by engaging with members of the ASU community.

Taylor Bettis, Success Coach

Name: Taylor 
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Major: Psychology (Forensic Psychology)
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am one of the first students to be enrolled in the 4+1 Psychology program just introduced by ASU in Spring 2021.
Career Goals: Be accepted into a doctoral program post graduation, and to continue research within the field of Psychology and Law. I hope to one day introduce policy change in regards to the U.S. Justice system to create more fair and just judicial proceedings.
Extra-Curricular Activities: University Hearing Board, Student Health Advisory Board, Adulting Ambassador, Research Assistant (Psychology and Law Lab)
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I love the idea of helping ASU students in the same ways that I was helped when I first came to college. I love being a shoulder for students to lean on, someone to help them problem solve, and someone they can rely on to help them get answers to their questions.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Step out of your comfort zone, and remember that this won't look the same for everyone! Whether its taking a class outside of your major, joining a club or organization, trying a new hobby, or simply taking a new route to class- trying new things and challenging your comfort zone will help you grow tremendously!

W. P. Carey School of Business

W. P. Carey School of Business

Alex Aguilar, Success Coach

Name: Alexander 
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Business Communication
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I perform stand up comedy.
Career Goals: I would like to learn how to market myself successfully while also getting a job in human relations.
Extra-Curricular Activities: ASU Comedy, AMA
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to connect with fellow students in a way that would help them reach their own goals as well as create new ones for the future.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Organization is key, once you get organized then you can focus on all of the other goals that you have in mind.

Angelina Shtivelman. Success Coach

Name: Angelina 
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Finance
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I can speak and understand Russian.
Career Goals: To start my own business.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Skydiving club
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To help freshman and sophomores find their way through college using my experiences.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Do not procrastinate on homework or anything important! Practice time management so you have balance to your routine. Be active and step out of your comfort zone!

Rachel Wang, Success Coach

Name: Rachel
Hometown: Shandong, China
Major: Supply Chain Management
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I did a gap year living in Malaysia before college.
Career Goals: Be my own boss in the field of education with traveling opportunities, and create values in society by helping children who are not able to get the education due to lack of financial support and information.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Global Peer Mentor with International Student Scholar Center, Gold Guide with New Student Programs
Why I wanted to be a success coach: When I was a freshman, my first-year success coach inspired and helped me. I have really wanted to be a success coach since then!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Participate in as many activities as you can because you will meet a lot of amazing people here at ASU. They can become your life-long friends and mentors. Remember to be grateful and enjoy every moment when you are able to learn and grow with them together!

Colin Hehlen, Success Coach

Name: Colin 
Hometown: Los Alamos, NM
Major: Finance
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am a dual citizen, holding a US and Swiss passport. My family and I frequently travel to Switzerland to visit family and friends.
Career Goals: I am currently applying to become a financial analyst at a large technology company.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: The pandemic made our campus seem virtually empty, and so I’m excited to coach students as we transition back into the on-campus experience and meet new people!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Try new activities and stay true to yourself. Find what keeps you motivated; motivation is a key driver in academic and career success.

Divya Gootam, Success Coach

Name: Divya 
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Business Data Analytics, Digital Marketing
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me:
Career Goals: Marketing Data Analyst at Spotify
Extra-Curricular Activities: Alpha Kappa Psi.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To share the amazing experience I had as a freshman and aid other students to have the same.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Branch out! There is something for everyone to do here.

Eva Gapinski, Success Coach

Name: Eva 
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Major: Marketing
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have, at one point, been an out-of-state and in-state student as well as lived on campus and driven a 30 minute commute every day.
Career Goals: To start my own business or work my way up at Disney
Extra-Curricular Activities: Film Spark
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I love meeting new people and providing guidance or new perspectives.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take a deep breath. Balancing school, work, social lives, and personal matters can be hard, but remember we all work at our own paces and no one pace is better than another.

Jake Lydon, Success Coach

Name: Jake 
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Major: Marketing and Business Sustainability
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I met Ke$ha at a burger joint in New Buffalo, Michigan.
Career Goals: I am not too sure yet, but I know that I want it to involve sustainability and the ocean.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Men's Club Water Polo.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I want to help students gain the most out of the years they are here at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: As cliche as it is, get involved! Being an out of state student, I had a hard time meeting people the first couple weeks of college. You need to get out and immerse yourself in all that this area offers, whether it is at ASU or something within the community. You will gain valuable experience while meeting like minded individuals at the same time.

Julia Salciccioli, Success Coach

Name: Julia 
Hometown: Commerce Twp., Michigan
Major: Business (Public Service and Public Policy)
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: Despite moving across the country to a very hot state, I love cold weather more than hot weather!
Career Goals: My long term goal is to start a nonprofit that deals with food waste from restaurants.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am a part of Greek life on campus, and I am in the Kappa Delta chapter on campus. I am also a part of NRHH on the West campus.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I had a hard time transitioning to college and had a hard time finding and using the resources on campus, so I want to make it an easier experience for others!
Advice for being successful at ASU: My advice is to not be afraid to try new things and meet more people. I’m going to be a senior, and I am still meeting new people!

Karissa Young, Success Coach

Name: Karissa 
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Major: Business Sustainability & Project Management
College: W. P. Carey School of Business, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I love to travel!
Career Goals: I am on track to be a chief sustainability officer. However, I intend to start my own company.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am an active member of the Next Generation Service Corps.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I love being able to help people with anything that I can! Whether it's finding the best ASU events to go to, how to work those pesky scientific calculators, or getting that dream job I am all here for it!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Be spontaneous! Try new exciting things because now is the best time to do so! Speak up in class, try a new club, go to games, talk to random people around campus! You won't regret it!

Marina Reyes, Success Coach

Name: Marina 
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Business Marketing and Business Management; minoring in Film & Media Production
College: W. P. Carey School of Business, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I work on a team collaborating ideas for music videos, photo shoots, and have had opportunities to direct, manage, act, and location scout!
Career Goals: Work in the entertainment industry for companies like Warner Bros, Universal Studios, and New York Times in project management, creative directing, or public relationships.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Hispanic Business Student Association, Entertainment Business Association and have been most involved in the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I want to be able to give as much support and encouragement in helping students feel more clear-headed and aware of the limitless opportunities ASU has to offer for their own specific academic objectives, personal growth or professional development.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Set time in the beginning of each week to plan an agenda for how you’re going to manage your time with all your tasks and homework.

Mike Miles, Success Coach

Name: Mike 
Hometown: Medford, OR
Major: Finance and Accounting
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I participated in the National Spelling Bee when I was in middle school.
Career Goals: Following my graduation I plan to work in public accounting for some time before eventually starting my own company.
Extra-Curricular Activities: In addition to being a coach, I also help manage intramural sports for ASU and am a member of the social fraternity Phi Kappa Theta.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach to help pass on some of the amazing things I've learned during my time at ASU to other people just starting journeys of their own here.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Find the right work-life balance and everything else will fall into place. Do what needs to be done and enjoy your time when there isn't anything to do!

Neel Goel, Success Coach

Name: Neel 
Hometown: Katy, TX
Major: Supply Chain Management
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: This past summer I worked as a global supply chain intern at Intel.
Career Goals: Following my graduation I plan to work in public accounting for some time before eventually starting my own company.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Business School Council, Supply Chain Management Association
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because my success coach inspired me in so many ways, and I wanted to have the same effect on others that he had on me.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved early, get to know your professors, utilize all the resources that ASU offers, come up with a schedule that works for you, and have fun!

Nikitha Mothikuru, Success Coach

Name: Nikitha 
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Major: Supply Chain Management
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I enjoy cooking to a great extent and often recreate recipes as well as create my own recipes!
Career Goals: I want to pursue a consultant career path within the supply chain industry, and eventually become a senior-level executive position in the beauty industry.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, ASU Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), and Women's Business Leaders Association (WBLA).
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I know how daunting it can be as a first-year, transfer student, or even a second-year student for that matter, and I want to be able to help/advise students in whatever way I can by listening to and advocating for their interests and goals.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Tap into your resources! College can be exciting but also quite challenging at times, which is why we want you to know that you have many resources available to you, including the student success center, and we highly encourage you to take advantage of them.

Qike Wang, Success Coach

Name: Qike 
Hometown: Fuzhou, China
Major: Finance & Supply-Chain Management
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I played the trumpet for 6 years and I have a slightly-overweight cockatiel named Jose.
Career Goals: Supply-Chain Analyst In Tech Industry, Strategic Consulting or Financial Advisory.
Extra-Curricular Activities: New Venture Group, Alpha Kappa Psi, Ascend
Why I wanted to be a success coach: ASU has been amazing to me personally as I have received so much support and help from various peers, mentors and professors during my first two years at ASU. The Student Success Center as a platform where I can give a piece of that back to this awesome community. In addition, I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world and hearing their stories!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to try things out at ASU! ASU being one of the largest universities in America offers such a diverse option of extra-curricular opportunities and no matter where you are from or what your interests are, you can always find a place where you will fit in at ASU!

Taj Nadesan, Success Coach

Name: Taj 
Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ
Major: Marketing
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I have a podcast where I talk about reality TV with my friends!
Career Goals: Advertising or maybe late night television!
Extra-Curricular Activities: Barren Mind Improv and Dare Devils Skydiving Club.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach so I can help people who aren't having an easy time adjusting to ASU and hopefully be able to make them feel comfortable here.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved and don't be afraid to go out there! Also do homework and go to office hours, your grades will drastically improve.

Tess Rodgers, Success Coach

Name: Tess 
Hometown: Apex, NC
Major: Supply Chain Management & Management
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me:  I've traveled to 9 different countries!
Career Goals: My career goals are to work somewhere where I am challenged, I work with many different people, and where I enjoy my work. I aspire to find a job that capitalizes on my strengths, such as organization, presenting, and teamwork!
Extra-Curricular Activities: Director of Finance of Adworks, Financial Assistant of Kappa Alpha Theta, Secretary of Honors Devils, and a WPC 101 Facilitator.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because I want to help others not only adjust to college but also thrive here. I truly believe everyone has a place at ASU and I hope to help people find theirs.
Advice for being successful at ASU: My advice would be to get involved, find out what you enjoy and are passionate about, and then go deeper with that! Go to as many events and meet as many people as possible.

Yanely Bustillo, Success Coach

Name: Yanely 
Hometown: Nashville,TN
Major: Business Law & English Literature
College: W. P. Carey School of Business, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I love to travel and gain new experiences.
Career Goals: I want to attend Law school and become a corporate lawyer.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Women’s Business Leaders Association, Undergraduate Law
Why I wanted to be a success coach: My first-year success coach inspired me and I wanted to continue the butterfly effect of helping others.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved and finding your niche will help you with being successful and comfortable at ASU!