Meet the Ambassadors

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Daniel Buonauro '19
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Major: Psychology
On-Campus Involvement: Peer Advisor, ASCLU Senate Director
About: Daniel is a junior Psychology major, who hopes to use his degree to work with children. He loves getting involved on campus, from taking on a leadership position in the University's student government, to participating in intramural basketball with his roommates. In his free-time, Daniel loves going to Dodger games and spending time with his friends and family.
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Vianca Castaneda-Correa ’19
Hometown: Atwater, California
Major: Biology
Minor: Psychology
On Campus Involvement: AMSA, Pride Club, Adventure Club, Psi Chi 
About: Vianca is a Psychology major from Atwater, California.  She is the first person in her family to attend Cal Lutheran.  In her spare time, Vianca enjoys walking, hanging out with friends and travel.
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Amy Craig '20
Hometown: Oakdale, CA
Major: Marketing Communications
Minor: Dance
On-Campus Involvement: Social Media Officer for CLU Dance Team, President of the American Marketing Association, SEEd Garden Volunteer
About: Amy is more than excited to become involved at Cal Lutheran. She is passionate about helping others, and about dance. In her free time, Amy enjoys dancing, hiking and being with friends and family.
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Bradley Edens '19
Hometown: Santa Maria, California
Major: Criminology
Minor: Business Administration
On Campus Involvement: Kramer Hall RA, Criminology DA, President of the Criminal Justice Student Association
About: Born and raised in Santa Maria, Brad is a junior pursuing a degree in Criminology with hopes of a career in law enforcement or public service. In addition to being involved in various activities on campus, Brad enjoys camping, hiking, barbecuing and leading a middle school youth group.
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Andres Elvira ’18

Hometown: Porter Ranch, CA
Major: Sociology
Minor: Political Science and Gender Studies
On-Campus Involvement: ASCLUG Programs Board Director, Transitional and Leadership Development Programs Intern, Presidential Host, Admission Assistant, Peer Advisor Lead, Summer RA
Study Abroad: CLU-Oxford Study Abroad Program - Fall 2017
About: A San Fernando Valley native, Andres shares a unique perspective to the Cal Lutheran community as a student who greatly represents diversity in all areas. Andres is passionate about enriching ones college experience, serving and holding various positions in Student Life. He hopes to pursue a career in Higher Education as a Student Affairs Professional. In his free time, Andres enjoys instagraming.

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Mayra Favela '19
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Political Science
Minor: Legal Studies
On-Camp Involvement: Student Program Coordinator at the Center for Equality and Justice, Co-president of the President's Council on Honor and Integrity, College Democrat's Club, United Students of the World
About: After obtaining her Bachelor's degree from Cal Lutheran, Mayra aims to earn her Master's in Public Policy and Administration and a Ph. D. in Politics/International Education. She looks forward to becoming a policy advisor, professor, and hopefully a UN Ambassador. She is passionate about immigration, enviromental issues, and defending against animal cruelty. In her spare time, Mayra enjoys poetry, studies Italian and Portuguese, spends time with family and enjoys traveling. 
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Stephanie Figueroa ’20
Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Major: Multimedia and Communications, with an emphasis in Film & TV Production
On-Campus Involvement: Peer Advisor, Multicultural Volunteer, Student Life Commuter Intern, Latin American Student Association
About: Stephanie is a first generation student who has a passion for animation, and plans to work for the entertainment industry in the future. In her free time, she loves to volunteer and give back to the community.
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Alyssa Gee '20
Hometown: Glendora, CA
Major: Marketing Communications
Minor: Multimedia
On-Campus Involvement: Marketing Office Student Worker
About: Alyssa is a sophmore majoring in Marketing Communications. After college, she plans to work with a university marketing department, encouraging students to continue their education. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys playing beach sports, going to the gym and spending time with her friends.
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Alexandrina Gonzales '19
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Major: Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
Minor: Psychology
On-Camp Involvement: Publicity Manager for Club Teach and SCTA, Admissions Associate in Undergraduate Admissions, Kup'a Hawai'i Club, Psychology Club, Adventure Club, Fitness Classes
About: Alexandrina is a junior who is dedicated to furthering her education and career. She is passionate about working with children and spends two days a week in a classroom at a local elementary school. After she graduates, Alexandrina will be attending Cal Lutheran's teaching credential program in order for her to become an elementary school teacher, possibly in a special education setting. 
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Jacqueline Jelloian '18
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Global Studies / Political Science with an emphasis on Law & Public Policy
Minor: Business Administration
On-Campus Involvement: University Honors Program, Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, The Echo Staff, Study Abroad Mentor

Study Abroad: Oxford, England – Fall 2016

About: Jacqueline is a senior and has been involved in various clubs during her years at Cal Lutheran. She intends to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration after completing her undergraduate studies. In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
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Victoria Lahney '18
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Major: Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
Minor: Psychology
On-Campus Involvement: Peer Advisor Lead, ASCLUG Programs Board Senior Representative, Departmental Assistant of IES, Club Teach President, Crafts Club President, 3G Leader.
About: Victoria is the first in her family to attend a 4-year college. She has a passion for working with children and spends 3 days a week student teaching which has led to her becoming a Campus Supervisor at a local elementary school. Victoria loves being actively involved on campus, finding ways to step outside her comfort zone. While being involved, she enjoys finding ways to help others. In her free time she enjoys arts and crafts, journaling, and blogging.
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Mary Lawrence '18
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Major: Psychology
On-Campus Involvement: Academic Services Student Office Assistant, Her Campus, AMSA
About: Mary is the first person in her family to attend Cal Lutheran and comes from a Military family. In the future, she hopes to become a neonatologist, as she has a love for medicine and for children. In her spare time, Mary likes to hangout with friends, take road trips, read and cook. 
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Victoria Rose Meek '20
Hometown: Coronado, CA
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology
On-Campus Involvement: CLU Women’s Water Polo, CLU Women’s Chorale, Criminal Justice Student Association Club Ambassador, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member, Young Republicans Club
About: Victoria Rose is a sophomore at Cal Lutheran studying Criminal Justice and Psychology with the hopes of possibly entering a career in the Behavioral Analysis field of the Air Force or FBI. She is very involved on campus and loves dance, water polo, country music, and helping others. Growing up in a military family, Victoria Rose has moved around a lot, but is able to call Cal Lutheran her home for the next few years, along with her brother (CLU Senior) and mother (CLU Professionals Program).
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Meghan Meredith '19
Hometown: Reno, NV
Major: Business Administration with an emphasis in Management
On-Campus Involvement: Student Life intern, Delta Sigma Pi member, Marketing Officer for Happiness Club
About: Meghan is passionate about movies and television and the entertainment industry. Meghan hopes to attend law school after Cal Lutheran and combine her passions with her future career as an entertainment lawyer.  Meghan also likes to travel, write, spend time with friends and family and binge watch Netflix. 
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Rashelle Rew '20

Hometown: Orangevale, CA
Major: History Pedagogy
Minor: American Studies
On Campus Involvement: Model United Nations, Lord of Life Council
Study Abroad: Scotland - Fall 2018
About: Rashelle is a Sacramento Valley resident and newer to the Ventura area. She is very involved in the on-campus Model United Nations team traveling to places such as Harvard University for competition. Her favorite activity on campus is Common Ground in the Chapel narthex on Wednesday nights. In her free time, she enjoys hanging with her friends at the beach or adventuring in LA.

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Krystal Rhaburn '19

Hometown: Norwalk, CA
Major: Communication with an emphassis in Public Relations
Minor: Spanish
On-Campus Involvement: ASCLUG, Student Life Service Intern, Center for Nonprofit Leadership Intern, Presidential Host, Vice President of Public Relations Student Society of America, Relay For Life Committee Chair
Study Abroad: Spring 2018 - Australia
About:  Krystal is a first-generation student who has a strong love for Cal Lutheran. In her spare time, she competes in community-service based pageants, reads, cuddles with her Havanese named Kobie, and enjoys fitness activities. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Krystal wishes to obtain her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and work in nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA. She was a gymnast for eight years and on her high school's golf team. Krystal enjoys sports recreationally and coaches gymnastics over summers. 

Petra Rickertson '19
Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Major: Business Administration with an emphasis in Management
Minor: Theology and Christian Leadership
On-Campus Involvement: Convocator, Lord of Life Council, Costume Shop Stitcher, Adventure Club Officer, Student Union Desk Attendant, ASCLUG Programs Board, Southwest California Synod World Hunger Committee Representative 
Study Abroad: Paris - Fall 2017
About: The relationships Petra has made through her time at Cal Lutheran plays a huge role in her ability to eventually serve as a Program Director for a Christian hunger and poverty relief-based nonprofit. Adventuring in God's creation and connecting with the astounding part of it called the human race is when Petra finds purpose most fulfilled in life. 
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Johanna Rose-Kamprath '19
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Major: Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
Minor: Art
On Campus Involvement: Peer Advisor, Club Teach Secretary, Her Campus
About: As a legacy student, Johanna has an immense amount of pride and love for CLU. She is actively involved as the Secretary of CLU Club Teach and mentoring freshman as a Peer Advisor. She loves volunteering her time inside the classroom at local elementary schools as she pursues a career as an elementary teacher. Johanna continues to be actively involved with her church/church family back home in Arizona. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends. 
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Mercedes Sacca '20
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Mathematics
Minor: Computer Science
On-Campus Involvement: Peer Advisor, Presidential Host, Supervisor for Annual Fund
About: Mercedes is the first in her family to attend California Lutheran University. She is majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science and would like to become a statistician after graduation. She is very involved on the campus as a Peer Advisor, Presidential Host, Annual Fund Supervisor, as well as a Student Ambassador. In her free time, Mercedes enjoys to run, bike and hike.
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Annette Sousa '18
Hometown: Orcutt, CA
Major: Communications with an emphasis in Advertising & Public Relations
On-Campus Involvement: Women's Tennis Team
About: Annette is a senior at Cal Lutheran, majoring in Communications. She is a member of the Women's Tennis Team.
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Amanda Souza '19
Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Major: Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations
Minor: Political Science
On-Campus Involvement: Presidential Host, Communications Department Assistant, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

Study Abroad: Oxford - Fall 2017
About: One of Amanda’s favorite things about Cal Lutheran is how easy it is to get involved! She has performed in two theatre arts productions, served on ASCLUG, and been a first-year peer advisor.  As a legacy student, giving campus tours to prospective students and families is something she loves to do. When she's not on campus, Amanda enjoys singing, spending time with her family, and cuddling with her dog.

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Matthew Standsberry '18
Hometown: Redlands, CA
Major: Political Science and Criminal Justice (enrolled in the 4+1 MPPA Program)
On-Campus Involvement: Career Services Student Worker, Career Ambassador Director, Republican Club, Criminal Justice Student Association, Senior Pride Committee
Study Abroad: Washington, DC - Spring 2017
About: Matthew is a first generation college student and the first in his family to attend CLU. He is excited to be continuing his education at California Lutheran in the MPPA program which he began in Fall 2017 and will graduate in May 2019. Matthew enjoys traveling and attending concerts. He takes every opportunity to surround himself with friends because he loves to make people laugh and have a good time.
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Bailey Van Buren '19

Hometown: Santa Paula, CA
Major: History Pedagogy
On-Campus Involvement: Club Teach, Black Student Union, Her Campus, Student Support Services, History Club  
About: Bailey is a first generation college student studying History at Cal Lutheran. She has a passion for working with kids and helping others, which is why she plans to become an educator in the future. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to sporting events and photography. 

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Talia Van Wingerden '18
Hometown: Carpinteria, CA
Major: Marketing Communications
Minor: Sports Management
On-Campus Involvement: Presidential Host, Resident Advisor, VP of campus relations for American Marketing Association, Intramural Referee
About: Talia is a first generation college student. She has always had a passion for sports and has recently developed an interest in marketing. Her dream job is to work for the Los Angeles Dodgers and she enjoys watching basketball and baseball in her free time. Talia also enjoys spending quality time with her family while camping or playing beach volleyball and softball in her hometown.
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K'Yanna Wesley '19
Hometown: Woodbury, NJ
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
On-Campus Involvement: Cal Lutheran Dance Team, Black Student Union, Residence Life Student Worker
About: An East Coast native, K'Yanna has been a dancer since she was two years old. She has traveled around the country with The Pulse on Tour, a Michael Jackson Tribute Tour and other dance related jobs and competitions. K'yanna hopes to attend law school after Cal Lutheran and eventually help children with special needs. In her spare time, she likes to travel, cook and hang out with friends.
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Laura Willits '19
Hometown: Kirkland, WA
Major: Marketing Communications
On-Campus Involvement: Community Service Center Intern, Media Services Technician, Her Campus Editor, Founder of Happiness Club Cal Lutheran
About: Laura, rainy city born and raised, is living the dream in sunny Southeran California. She has passion for technology and hopes that one day she'll be an innovator in the digital marketing field. In her spare time Laura loves to adventure, whether it's through hiking, rock climbing or exploring new places.
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Ilana Zorin '19
Hometown: Tarzana, CA
Major: Sociology
Minor:
English
On-Campus Involvement: CLU Hillel Vice President, Peer Advisor, Alpha Kappa Delta
About: Ilana is a junior at Cal Lutheran and hopes to attend law school after she graduates. Her favorite part about Cal Lutheran is meeting the first-year students that are assigned to her peer group every year. In her free time, Ilana loves to hike, rock climb, stargaze, go to the beach, watch soccer, and spend time with her friends. She also loves to travel the world in order to learn about different cultures and people. 
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