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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Meet The Mentors

Andres Penso

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Sophomore

Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies 

Hometown: Houston, TX

Interests: Books, video games, pasta, anime, and languages

Favorite spot on campus: Reflection pool and rose garden



Ariel Moyal*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Environmental Studies

Hometown: Alameda, CA

Interests: Climbing, college outdoors, podcasts, volunteering

Favorite spot on campus: Reflecting pool



Ayla Kumano*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore 

Major: International Affairs

Hometown: Aliso Viejo, CA

Interests: Eating, cooking, camping, running, photography, crafts

Favorite spot on campus: The little nook by the swings in the garden 



Carlos Sanchez*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Junior

Major: Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, & Economics 

Hometown: South Central Los Angeles, CA

Interests: Guitar/music, soccer, Latin American ancestry

Favorite spot on campus: GLU Office



Cyan Cowap*

Pronouns: She/her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Art (Studio)

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Interests: Art, comic books, video games, cats

Favorite spot on campus: Field Arts Building



Elvira Ruan*

Pronouns: She/Her
Year: Junior
Major: Psychology 
Hometown: Torrance, CA
Interests: Movies, knitting, soccer
Favorite spot on campus: Outdoor pool

Gabby Lopez

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Junior

Major: Classics

Hometown: Lancaster, CA

Interests: Music, movies, dance, and art

Favorite spot on campus: Music section in the library

Jennifer Anderson

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Art History & Religious Studies 

Hometown: Kailua Kona, HI

Interests: Coffee, used bookstores, and flowers 

Favorite spot on campus: Benches in the back of Manor House



Kaili-Ann Akimseu


Year: Sophomore 

Major: Chemistry 

Hometown: Miliani, HI

Interests: Going to the beach, playing softball, hiking

Favorite spot on campus: Pamplin



Lizeth Vargas

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Junior

Major: Sociology & Anthropology 

Hometown: Houston, TX

Interests: Basketball, football, books, and boba

Favorite spot on campus: MRC


Marlene Guzman*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Environmental Studies

Hometown: Altadena, CA

Interests: Hiking, volunteering, embroidering, and climbing 

Favorite spot on campus: N/A



Miguel Posada*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Sophomore

Major: SOAN - Rhetoric/Media Studies

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Interests: Hiking, eating, Carly Rae Jepson, social issues, working out, and Pokemon Go

Favorite spot on campus: Lawn by the reflecting pool


Restum Mohammed*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Sophomore

Major: Philosophy 

Hometown: Awaday, Ethiopia 

Interests: Cross country, track, reading, movies, 

Favorite spot on campus: Reflection pool



Simran Handa

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Hometown: Mukilteo, WA

Interests: Hiking, traveling, stargazing, yoga, and medicine  

Favorite spot on campus: First floor of library near reading room, looking out onto reflection pool



Yonas Habte*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Junior

Major: Economics

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Interests: Play soccer, hangout with friends, workout

Favorite spot on campus: Reflecting pool, Griswold stadium




*Mentor proudly identify as a first-generation college student (one of the first in their family to attend a four year institution of higher education)!