Orientation Leaders

Who are Orientation Leaders?

San Francisco State University's Orientation Leaders (OLs) are student staff who assist with the implementation of SF State's New Student Orientation Program. OLs are well-respected, academically balanced leaders on campus. OLs are chosen based on their current and potential academic, interpersonal and leadership qualities. The Orientation Leader team is selected in the fall and participates in the following summer orientation sessions.

 

Meet Our Peer Directors and Student Directors

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James Perocho ( He/Him/His )
Student Director
Major: Psychology, Hometown: South San Francisco, CA
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Damien Beltran ( He/Him/His )
Student Director of People Operations
Major: Business, Hometown: San Diego, CA
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Max Denembo ( He/Him/His )
Creative Student Director
Major: Visual Communications, Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
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Alina Frigerio-Swain ( She/Her/Hers )
Peer Director
Major: Political Science, Hometown: San Diego,CA
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Kathy Nguyen ( She/Her/Hers )
Peer Director
Major: English, Hometown: Garden Grove, CA

Meet Our Team Leaders

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Grace Aguirre ( She/Her/Hers )
Major: Social Work & Child Adolescent Development
Hometown: Antioch, CA
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Mark Buckle ( He/Him/His )
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Victorville, CA
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Florence Anne Cadiz ( She/Her/Hers )
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Vallejo, CA
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Claudia Hirons ( She/Her/Hers )
Major: Biology
Hometown: Rio Ranch, NM
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Janvi Kumar ( She/Her/Hers )
Major: Political Science
Hometown: San Ramon, CA

Meet Our Orientation Leaders

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Kara Blue
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Hometown: Manteca, CA
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Lizeth Cordova
Major: Finance
Hometown: Los Angeles
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Fabian Cruz
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
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Kathy Dao
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
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Brianna Gomez
Major: Business
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
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Colette Hazel
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
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Peggy Kavugwe
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
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Emily Liu
Major: Pre-Nursing
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
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Trajan Miller
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Torrance, CA
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Ximena Nava
Major: Kinesiology
Hometown: Avondale, CA
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Luis Poncio
Major: Computer Engineering
Hometown: Oakland, CA
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Natalia Regalado
Major: Communications & Creative Writing
Hometown: American Canyon, CA
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Emily Rong
Major: Chinese Literature & Linguistics
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
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Dia Talwar
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Lucknow, India
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Elena Tapia-Silva
Major: International Business & Marketing
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
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Tanieya Washington
Major: Biology
Hometown: Victorville, CA
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Madeline Wiggins
Major: Liberal Studies
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
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Vanessa Yang
Major: Psychology
Hometown: San Jose, CA
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Jordan Young
Major: Pre-Psychology
Hometown: Modesto, CA
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Jovown Zamora
Major: Theater Arts
Hometown: Fowler, CA

Interested in Becoming An Orientation Leader? 

Orientation Leaders are essential for the success of the Summer Orientation program and new student transition. Orientation is the process of engaging, informing, and assisting all new students and their guests (parents, family, friends, and other supporting figures) through the essential transition to a successful college experience. SFSU Orientation Leaders aid the facilitation of this process by providing new students, parents, and guests with an engaging introduction to campus and all its resources.

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Orientation Leaders: 25-40 spots available annually!

Any questions can be directed to New Student Programs at nsp@sfsu.edu