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    Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs

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  • Who Are We?

    Meet Your PASA Network Executive Board

    Esteban Alcalá

    President

    Hometown:

    San Diego, California & Tijuana, Mexico

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    First-Generation Students

    DACA/Undocumented Students

    Non-Traditional Students

    Racial Equity in P-20

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    University of California, San Diego

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    Graduate Advisor | USC Undergraduate Student Government

     

    Bio:

    Hello/Hola! My name is Esteban Alcalá and I am from San Diego/Tijuana. I completed my BA in Psychology at UC San Diego. I am really excited to be part of PASA Network this year as USC and the PASA program undergo critical change. I am passionate about the field of education and will work to pursue a PhD after PASA. Fight On!

    Mikaela Frank

    Vice President

    Hometown:

    Long Beach, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    Student-Athlete Support Services

    Student-Athletes of Color Engagement

    Student-Athlete Welfare

    Enhancing Diversity in College Athletics Leadership

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    University of Washington

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    Academic Mentor | UCLA Athletics AS2

    Student-Athlete Development Intern | UCLA Athletics AS2

     

    Bio:

    Hi! My name is Mikaela or Miki, and I am the Vice President of PASA Network. Coming from UW (a Division I institution), I am passionate about all things athletics. My career goals include supporting student-athletes in developing personally, professionally, in the community, and as leaders. I enjoy listening to music, discovering new places, and cheering on all of my favorite sports teams. You can find me at all of the tailgates and football games. Fight On!

    Cole Yamada

    Finance Chair

    Hometown:

    Albany, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    International Education`

    University Advancement Programs

    Graduate Program Administration

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    University of California, Santa Barbara

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    Graduate Assistant | USC Global Executive Ed.D Program

     

    Bio:

    Cole is a second year PASA student, with an interest in international education. His interest in international education stems from his experience teaching in Japan for two years, as well as teaching in the Bay area following his undergraduate career. In the future, Cole hopes to become the head of recruitment of a high level graduate program or work on global university advancement. As a Bay area native, Cole is a huge Warriors fan and also loves Bay area sports teams in general.

    Briana Savage

    Communications Chair

    Hometown:

    Pomona & Inglewood, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    College Access & Equity Programs

    Community Outreach Programs

    Student-Athlete Development

    Peer-Mentorship for Special Interest Populations

    Academic Advising

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    University of California, Los Angeles

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    Academic Mentor | UCLA Athletics AS2

    Classroom Support Coordinator | USC Bovard Scholars

    Program Associate | Cal Poly Pomona Athletics

     

    Bio:

    Briana is a second year PASA student, and substitute teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She primarily works at schools in underserved communities in South Central, Los Angeles and Watts. She is very passionate about helping students of color, especially in underserved areas, access resources and information to help gain admission and achieve success at top universities. Briana is an avid Los Angeles sports fan. In her free time, you can probably catch her at a Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, UCLA, or USC sports game. She also loves traveling, hiking, reading, attending concerts, and hanging out with friends and family. In the future, Briana plans to pursue a PhD in Higher Education, with hopes to teach at the university level while also working as a director for a university-level program that focuses on student success, specifically within special interest populations.

    Lily Sol Kim

    Social/Special Events Chair

    Hometown:

    Downey, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    Community Engagement/Outreach

    Social Justice Initiatives

    Orientation

    Summer Transitional Programs (i.e. Summer Bridge)

    Peer-Mentorship for First-Generation, Low-Income, Students of Color, and/or Student-Athletes

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    University of California, San Diego (Thurgood Marshall College)

    UCEAP: Yonsei University

     

    Assistantships/Internships:

    Advising Graduate Assistant | USC Athletics SAAS

    Healthy Viking Initiative Graduate Assistant | Long Beach City College

    Residential Counselor | Stanford University

    Admissions Graduate Assistant | USC Price

    Academic Mentor | UCLA Athletics AS2

     

    Bio:

    Lily is a 2nd year PASA student and her preferred gender pronouns are she, her, hers. She passionately identifies as a first-generation Korean-American and attributes this identity to her career in student affairs. One of her greatest decisions in life was studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. Some of her joys in life include: working out at the gym, watching the Warriors, binge-watching Grey's Anatomy, impulsive shopping, overeating at happy hours, taking Buzzfeed/personality tests, solving sudoku puzzles, and going to San Diego. Lily is a big fan of the author Malcolm Gladwell and her favorite movies are the Dark Knight trilogy. After this degree, Lily hopes to become a program manager for special programs emphasizing the college transition/experience and helping students create their own community. Also, Lily hopes to travel with friends to Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, or Norway. Lastly, Lily enjoys meeting new people so don't hesitate on saying "heeyyyy" or don't be alarmed if she says "hiiii" to you very energetically across the hallway. On that note, welcome to PASA and fight on!

    Samantha Quiambao

    Secretary/Historian

    Hometown:

    San Leandro, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    Student Leadership

    First Generation Student Retention & Admissions

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    California State University, Easy Bay

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    Graduate Assistant | USC Undergraduate Student Government

     

    Bio:

    Hi! I’m Samantha and I’m from the Bay Area. Prior to USC, I studied at Cal State East Bay and obtained a BS in Kinesiology. I fell in love with higher education due to my background in student government and student advocacy and decided to make it my future. I enjoy reading, listening to music & traveling!

    Georgina Aguilar

    First-Year Liaison - General

    Hometown:

    Wilmington, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    First Generation Student Initiatives

    First-Year Student Retention

    Institutional Equity

    On-Campus Student Involvement

    Support for Underrepresented Communities

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    University of California, Santa Barbara

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    Graduate Assistant | Residential Experience

     

    Bio:

    Hi ya’ll! My name is Georgina Aguilar (pronouns she/her/hers). I am currently a first year PASA student and recent graduate from UCSB. I am passionate about working with first gen. underrepresented students and creating new initiatives that will provide them with a holistic experience. Some of my short term goals include working in cultural centers and/or campus activities. My long term goal is to become the President/Chancellor of a university. I love spending time outdoors, studying at coffee shops and finding new food places in LA! If you see me around, don’t hesitate to say HI!

    Courtney Chang

    First-Year Liaison - Finance

    Hometown:

    Walnut & Laguna Niguel, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    Academic Advising

    Student Government

    New Student & Transfer Orientation

    Program Administration

    Student-Athlete Support Services

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    University of California, San Diego

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    International Program Assistant | Office of International Services

     

    Bio:

    Courtney is a first-year PASA student excited to be studying/working at USC and to be part of the PASA Network. She is passionate about supporting students in their transition/experience in higher education. After graduation, Courtney plans to work at a four-year institution working closely with students, faculty and staff to create intentional communities and university advancement in her field of interest. In her free time, she enjoy exploring new coffee & dessert places, going to escape rooms, binge-watching shows, watching movies and playing board games with friends. Welcome to USC PASA and Fight On!

    Whitney Tang

    First-Year Liaison - Special Events

    Hometown:

    Diamond Bar, California

     

    Student Affairs Interest(s):

    Career Services

    Academic Advising

    Admissions

     

    Undergraduate Institution:

    California State University, Fullerton

     

    Assistantships/Internships: 

    Graduate Intern | USC Viterbi Career Connections

    Resident Assistant | USC Residential Education

     

     

    Bio:

     

    Hello! I am a first year, part-time student in the PASA program. I am so excited to be a part of the PASA Network board and support my fellow PASA students. Prior to USC, I got my bachelors at Cal State Fullerton in Business Administration (dual emphasis in Marketing and General Management). Following my graduation, I saw the lack of teaching in professional development in higher education that I was fortunate enough to have gained through my business program. I saw the need to integrate professional development in higher education and became passionate about career services. I am also obsessed with musicals. I have seen over 25, including Hamilton (twice), Wicked and Phantom of the Opera. My favorite musical (right now) is Fiddler on the Roof. I also love traveling. I would like to visit all 50 states one day. I did not get to travel much as a kid, so I am trying to make up for it in my adult life. Next on my list is Greece, Italy, France and Spain. In the future, I may want to pursue some doctoral program (not sure yet!), but anything is PASAble! Please reach out to me! I will be at the tailgates and most of the football games! Fight on!

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