Meet the Student Staff

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Peer Advisors are your first point of contact with Career and Professional Development. Meet with us early and often!

Stop by Von der Ahe 135 anytime Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to speak with a Peer Advisor for 15 minutes on topics such as internships, job searches, resumes, cover letters, CPD Events, and more.


Graduate Assistants

CPD Graduate Assistant, Yuletpsi Barreto
Yuletpsi Barreto - Graduate Assistant
Student Director

Class Year: 2020
Program: MA in School Counseling with P.P.S. and C.W.A.
Hometown: South Gate, CA

CPD Graduate Assistant, Chris Caughman
Christopher Caughman

Class Year: 2020
Program: MBA
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

CPD Graduate Assistant 19-20
Jamil Akim O'Quinn

Class Year: 2021
Program: MFA Writing for the Screen
Hometown: Compton, CA

Peer Advisors‌

CPD Peer Advisor, Adriana Donkers
Adriana Donkers

Class Year: 2021
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Philosophy
Hometown: Milpitas, CA

Arnav Jain

Class Year: 2020
Major: Film and Television Production
Hometown: Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

CPD Peer Advisor, Arturo Jacobo
Arturo Jacobo

Class Year: 2020
Major: Urban Studies and International Relations
Hometown: San Diego, CA

CPD Peer Advisor, Ciara Freeman
Ciara Freeman

Class Year: 2020
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Journalism
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

CPD Peer Advisor, Colleen Kelley
Colleen Kelley

Class Year: 2020
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Pleasantville, NY

CPD Peer Advisor, David Donovan
David Donovan

Class Year: 2022
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Math
Hometown: Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

CPD Peer Advisor, Eric Hauser
Eric Hauser

Class Year: 2020
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Whittier, CA

CPD Peer Advisor, Erin Purnell
Erin Purnell

Class Year: 2020
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA

CPD Peer Advisor, Genaro Camacho
Genaro Camacho

Class Year: 2022
Major: Marketing
Minor: Chicanx/Latinx Studies & Studio Arts
Hometown: Daly City, CA

PA Lina Nguyen wearing a black jacket and white shirt in front of trees
Lina Nguyen

Class Year: 2020
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA

CPD Peer Advisor, Michael Teasdale
Michael Teasdale

Class Year: 2021
Major: Marketing
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

PA Sebastian Grasso Wearing a blue checker shirt in front of trees
Sebastian Grasso

Class Year: 2021
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Smithtown, New York

CPD Peer Advisor, Sydney Riess
Sydney Riess

Class Year: 2020
Major: Political Science
Minor: Public Relations
Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Data Entry

CPD Data Entry Specialist, Cricket Houser
Cricket Houser

Class Year: 2021
Major: Animation
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

CPD Data Entry Specialist, Ryan Jinks
Ryan Jinks

Class Year: 2020
Major: Finance
Hometown: Memphis, TN