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Our Team

Lauren Jensen, Ph.D., OCEAN Interim Program Coordinator

Jennifer Miller, OCEAN Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Miller

Pronouns: She / Her / They / Them

Graduate Degree: M.A.Ed., Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

Professional Interests: Student Affairs, Health & Wellness, Advocating for folks through the use of peer education programs, activities, and other resources to help improve their educational / life journey in any way possible.

Past-time Activities: Traveling, Trying new foods, YouTube, Watching movies & documentaries, Thrifting


Graduate Peer Educators

Kaeleigh Margaret Hayakawa

Kaeleigh Hayakawa

Pronouns: She / Her / They / Them

Degree Program: M.S.
Specialization: School Counseling

Graduate Institution: California State University, Long Beach

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Economics, Political Science with a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies (University of California, Irvine)

Professional Interests: Community education, mental health advocacy, supporting survivors of intimate partner violence, advocating for students of color, promoting equitable access to education.

Hobbies & Other Interests: I love going to Disneyland, playing video games, reading, spending time with my friends and family, and playing with my cute cat.

Fun Fact: This is my second year working with Project OCEAN!

Nicholas Duran

Nicholas Duran

Pronouns: They / Them / Theirs / He / Him / His

Degree Program: M.S.
Specialization: Marriage & Family Therapy

Graduate Institution: California State University, Long Beach

Previous Graduate Degree: MFA in Dance (University of Illinois)

Undergraduate Degree: BFA in Dance (New York University)

Professional Interests: Interested in the role of the body in psychotherapy, I have taught dance and somatics at Whitman College, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, University of California, Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, and California State University, Long Beach.

Hobbies & Other Interests: Spending time in nature, art and performance, walking, and biking.

Fun Fact: I am a Reiki Master, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, and Facilitator of somatic practices.

Undergraduate Peer Educators

Cristy Tran

Cristy Tran

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Degree Program: B.A.

Specialization: Psychololgy

Professional Interests: I am interested in going to graduate school for Clinical Psychology. I hope to be a clinical psychologist to practice therapy and continue my research endeavors in topics such as understanding the socio-emotional development in children with mental illnesses and how the varying approaches between different cultures might affect development. My main goal is to advocate for mental health awareness and incorporate it more into the topic of conversation to lift the stigma surrounding it.


Hobbies & Other Interests: I love learning, planning, and decorating! I love finding different interests and fostering my skills regarding those interests. Recently, I have been enjoying learning calligraphy and drawing! Other interests involve volunteering, going to the beach, and spending time with loved ones. On my off-time, I like relaxing by watching shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Criminal Minds, Queer Eye, and Sugar Rush!

Fun Fact: If I am wearing socks, they will almost always have fun prints or are animal-themed!

Dana Manalo

Dana Manalo

Degree Program: B.A.

Specialization: Psychololgy

Professional Interests: Pediatric Psychiatry

Hobbies & Other Interests: Singing, playing the piano, going on food adventures, visiting new places with friends, and Disneyland trips.

Fun Fact: I am a twin!

Isaac Da Silva

Isaac Da Silva

Degree Program: B.A.

Specialization: Political Science and History

Professional Interests: Law and American History

Hobbies & Other Interests: Basketball, fitness, art, painting, reading, aviation.

Fun Fact: I have different colored eyes.

Maame Asafu-Adjaye

Maame Asafu-Adjaye

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers / They

Degree Program: B.S.

Specialization: Community Health Science, Minor in Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies

Professional Interests: I would like to somewhere in the healthcare field alongside being a makeup artist.


Hobbies & Other Interests: Reading, journaling and creating makeup videos / looks and doing other people’s makeup!

Fun Fact: I like to change my hair often because I like to switch up my routines and I like change.


Contact Us

  • Lauren Jensen, OCEAN Interim Program Coordinator
  • Jennifer Miller, OCEAN Administrative Assistant

Project OCEAN Steering Committee

Project OCEAN has the support of several key departments in Student Affairs. The Steering Committee meet to discuss:

    • Policy development
    • Program Recommendations
    • Assessment of project direction
    • Identification of funding resources for ongoing stainability

Steering Committee Members

  • Dr. Mary Ann Takemoto, Associate Vice President, Student Services / Project OCEAN Principle Investigator
  • Dr. Bong Joo Hwang, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • David Sanfilippo, Former Director, Disabled Student Services
  • Rachelle Ang, Case Manager, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Vacant, Project OCEAN Coordinator
  • Jennifer Miller , Project OCEAN Administrative Assistant
  • Lauren Jensen, Project OCEAN Consultant / Interim Coordinator / Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Vacant, Licensed Psychologist
  • Vacant, Project OCEAN Evaluator / Consultant