Orientation Leaders

Get to know our Summer 2022 Orientation Leaders, their campus involvement activities, and their advice for incoming students.

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Ariana Ortiz
4th Year/Business Marketing

"Never be afraid to ask questions. No question is a dumb question and chances are someone else might have the same question as you."

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Daniel Cordero
Class of 2023/TV, Film, Media Studies

"Be you, be true! Live happy, live healthy!"

Program Assistant in Housing & Residence Life | Orientation Leader Academy |Anime Club | Film Productions Club

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Hannah Carrazco
2nd Year/ Theatre, minor in Psychology

"Getting involved with your campus helps students make friends, develop career readiness skills and improve their grades! It is a great way to grow and prepare for the next exciting chapter of life."

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Hannah Won
Class of 2023 / Sociology 

"Keep striving forward despite the obstacles that may come up."

Anime Club member

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"Take advantage of any opportunities you find in college!"

RoboSub | SWE | RA | OLA | IEEE  Environment Policy Committee

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Kerry Ciego
3rd year/Transfer in Rehabilitation Services

"Stay positive no matter what obstacles come in the way of your journey."

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Senior / Business Management
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"Take risks, don't live each day with regret. At the end of the day, life goes on."

Orientation Leader | Lead Social Media Specialist | RA | HBS & Marketing Club

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Nia Williams
TVF Major graduating this Fall

"What you put into Cal State LA, is what you are going to get out of it! Get Involved!"

NSFE: OL | Social Media Specialist | RISE mentor | Campus Tour Guide


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Omar Gomez
5th Year / Natural Science
Any Pronouns

"Don't be afraid to converse; friends are everywhere!"

5-year Orientation Leader

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Patricia Romero (Paty)
Animation Major

"Study something you love and are passionate about; remember this is your future so make sure to enjoy it."

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Raquel Hernandez
3rd Year / History

"Don't be afraid to ask for help; that's the only way you'll learn."

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Class of 2025 / Business Administration – Management

"Do 1–2 clubs. Anything that piques your interest is worth pursuing, even if you are shy. Loud people who are involved on campus aren't always the most successful."

Hispanic Business Society (HBS) | Orientation Leader | Marketing Club

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Summer Szeto
3rd Year / Nursing

"Get involved and make connections! It makes college a fun experience, and you'll find good advice and guidance along the way from the people you meet."

Co-President of BSN Cohort 2024 and Vice President of Kalahi Filipino-American Student Organization

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Sylvia Natty
First-Year / Business Marketing

"There is and always will be a community for you on campus! Join as many clubs, attend as many events, and apply to as many jobs as you can to create opportunities to find where you are called to be."

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Tobi Taylor
Freshman/Art & Japanese

"Don't be afraid to reach out and step out of your comfort zone."

Orientation Leader