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SOAR Advisors

Ashley Salazar

Ashley Salazar

Major: Business
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: La Mirada, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: The campus is three times the size of Disneyland.

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: Answering any questions incoming students have!

Brian Gonzalez

Brian Gonzalez

Major: Design
Year: Senior
Hometown: Downey, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: Steven Spielberg was graduated from Long Beach.

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: Helping students find the right classes!

Miki Benson

Miki Benson

Major: Theatre Arts
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Davis, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: The dad from Phil of the Future is a professor at CSULB.

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: Helping students find that perfect class.

Paige Henley

Paige Henley

Major: Psychology and Human Development
Year: Senior/Transfer
Hometown: Cypress, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: Original mascot was a donkey named Nugget and our colors were brown and gold. (Thank you to whoever changed it!)

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: Getting the opportunity to have a positive impact on the incoming students.

Paul Fernandez

Paul Fernandez

Major: Economics Major
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Whittier, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: Space Jam was partially filmed in the Walter Pyramid.

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: Making new students excited to attend CSULB

Ryan Sanchez

Ryan Sanchez

Major: English Literature/English Creative Writing

Minor: Theatre
Year: Senior
Hometown: Visalia, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: We have one of three pyramids in the nation - the others are in Las Vegas and Memphis.

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: Meeting new people and making that transition is much smoother for them.

Tanya Piloyan

Tanya Piloyan

Major: Human Development

Minor: Dance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Burbank, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: The members of Sublime attended CSULB and met on campus!

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: I love that I get to meet and learn about so many of the students on our campus. It has enriched my college experience immensely and I feel so proud to represent The Beach!

Toria Denofrio

Toria Denofrio

Major: Geography
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Redding, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: We have a cadaver lab on campus with 10 bodies.

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: When students come up to me during the year and thank me for the help.

Vince Zarn

Vince Zarn

Major: Sociology
Year:Junior
Hometown: Long Beach, CA

CSULB Fun Fact: Our football team has been undefeated since 1991.

Favorite part of being a SOAR Advisor: Being able to ease new students transition to the Beach