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Sophomore Coaches

VIP Suite Success Coaches 2021-22

Alexia Alfaro

Name: Alexia
Hometown: Suffield, CT
Major: 1. Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry) 2. French
College: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have saved nearly every picture that I have ever taken since I got my first smartphone.
Career Goals: Make an impact in the medical field through medical research and application.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: Figuring out what one wants to do can be confusing, especially in times of transition. I wanted to connect with students and help them find and structure paths to their goals.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take every opportunity to experience something you can get. You never know what you might learn from it or where that experience might take you. 

Christina Villa, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Christina 
Hometown: Salinas, CA
Major: Psychology
College: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Year in School: Junior
Interesting fact about me: I own a dog. He's my best friend.
Career Goals: Complete grad school.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To remind students that there are people who care and want to be a part of their journey.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Don't be afraid to speak out. We lose the opportunities we choose to not go after. You never know if you don't ask. Remember the reason why you started and hold on to it.

Desiree Melvin, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Desiree 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Global Health (MS)
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Graduate Student
Interesting fact about me: With the exception of the past 2 years, I have been to a new country every year! I made this tradition with one of my best friends where we go to another country we have never been to for a week each year!
Career Goals:I plan on earning my MS in Global Health in order to help me utilize and apply the skills in various settings throughout my future endeavors. I am applying for medical school this May, and after medical school my goal is to become a pediatric surgeon.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Vice President of Kindred Friends which aims to bring more awareness to dementia and other dementia related illnesses, and I volunteer with U of A Mobile Health Clinic.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I have always wanted to be a coach in order to provide the type of support that I needed when I was starting my college career.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Get involved! Whether it be with friends, clubs, sports, volunteering, etc! It makes college a less lonely experience and you really begin to realize that there is a whole world of people out there that have similar hobbies and beliefs as you!

Hannah Bowman, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Hannah 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Business Data Analytics and Business Health Care, with a concentration in Community Health
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I am a lifetime Girl Scout!
Career Goals: Following graduation, I hope to enter the workforce and become an expert in the field of data analytics and eventually hold a leadership position.
Extra-Curricular Activities: President of Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a success coach to follow in the footsteps of my coach, who helped me find my place at ASU.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Make time for relaxing and hobbies!

Heba Tome, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Heba 
Hometown: Laveen, AZ
Major: Finance
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I recently went to Turkey!
Career Goals: I want to be a business owner and then travel the world.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am in a sorority, and I am in the Financial Management Association club.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a coach because I love giving people advice and helping them achieve their goals. I feel great when I am able to help someone achieve something.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Set goals and stay true to yourself.

Jasper Lee, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Jasper 
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Finance
College: W. P. Carey School of Business
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I won the high school talent show my senior year for performing card magic for the judges.
Career Goals: I aspire to have a net worth across an investment portfolio of $100k by age 27, and then develop various streams of income by the age of 30.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I’m a Professional Sales Executive Board Member, ABLA Occasional Member, and will be applying for ESG Investment Fund starting the Fall of 2021!
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I want to improve my customer service skills and make a positive difference in the lives of my students.
Advice for being successful at ASU: Keep eyes out for opportunities that are the right fit, and seize them when they come your way. In the meantime, continue working on yourself and never stop self improving in ways that keep you engaged.

Joey Dimodica, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Joey 
Hometown: Buckeye, AZ
Major: Biomedical Engineering
College: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I can poi spin and juggle!
Career Goals: I want to work with developing areas around the world to work on problems that they deem important to their communities.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Grand Challenges Scholars Program, Grand Challenges Scholars Alliance, Biomedical Engineering Society, Lead Engineering Peer Mentor, Study Abroad
Why I wanted to be a success coach: As a first-generation, low-income college student, you aren't really given a handbook on how your college experience is supposed to look. I was able to lean on the resources around me to help figure out what my next steps were going to be.I wanted to become a coach to give back and be that resource for others.
Advice for being successful at ASU: It's okay to be scared, because that means that you're doing something that broadens your mindset. Take that leap, join that club that you learned about, or meet your professor during office hours. The things that scare you or make you uncomfortable sometimes make for the best experiences!

Kayla Fromm, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Kayla 
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Major: Political Science
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have traveled to 32 different countries with my family, my favorite country being Portugal!
Career Goals: My dream career would be to attend law school and become a family lawyer. I am also interested in a political career that would take me abroad.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I have been part of Dancing Devils at ASU, Undergraduate Student Government- Tempe, Kappa Alpha Theta, multiple political internships, and student employment at Dutch Bros Coffee.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: I wanted to be a success coach because it gives me a chance to connect with students and make positive change within my university. There is something so special about being a consistent supporter for students, especially those who are facing hardships.
Advice for being successful at ASU: My biggest advice for students is to find your people. This includes friends, favorite professors, respected advisors, and more. Being intentional in who you surround yourself with will make the largest impact on your time at ASU.

Sharon Enck, VIP Suite Success Coach

Name: Sharon 
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: English (Creative Writing)
College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Interesting fact about me: I have lived overseas.
Career Goals: English/creative writing professor and to publish short story collections.
Extra-Curricular Activities: Editor-in-Chief of the Spellbinding Shelf book blog, Editor-in-Chief of Canyon Voices literary magazine.
Why I wanted to be a success coach: To assist students in their transition to ASU and to be a helpful resource and cheerleader in their first year!
Advice for being successful at ASU: Take everything one step at a time and be open to every new experience. Say yes!