Student Program Coordinators and Interns
The Student Program Coordinators perform work that is vital to the success of the CEJ. Each academic year the Center employs two students who each work 8-10 hours per week. The Center also employs one part-time Student Program Coordinator each summer. Each semester the CEJ attempts to have one student intern who, in consultation with a faculty adviser, combines CEJ work with an academic project.
Student Program Coordinators manage regular email and phone communication, administer the CEJ Conference Room schedule, and coordinate logistics and marketing for CEJ events. They also organize the Student Advisory Committee and coordinate at least two meetings each semester. In addition, these students have the opportunity to work closely with CEJ-affiliated faculty.
The Student Program Coordinators for the 2012-2013 academic year are Elizabeth Barna and Elmira Tadayon.
Elizabeth Barna is a junior working toward a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Environmental Science. Originally from Bellflower, California, Elizabeth enjoys volunteering at her local nature center in Long Beach where she assists with habitat restoration programs. This year she is serving as a SWELL team member for Wellness Programs, an ambassador between the Student Alliance for a Greener Environment (SAGE) and the CEJ, and a member of the AKD Sociology Honors Society. After completing her degrees at CLU, Elizabeth plans to attend graduate school in Public Health or Sociology. She would ultimately like to help improve access to healthcare, and especially work toward reducing the stigma surrounding mental and reproductive health services.
Elmira Tadayon is currently a senior working towards her B.A. in English here at California Lutheran University. She is originally from Thousand Oaks and has found a passion for the law and justice issues throughout her community as well as internationally. As a result, she is looking to law school to continue her education, as she hopes that a law degree can give her a strong medium for promoting and taking action on social justice issues. Elmira is also an English D.A. and the treasurer of CLU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.