Executive Board and Faculty Advisor
Hi all! My name is Jackie Lembesis and I am a Child and Adolescent Studies major with an emphasis in family and community contexts, working towards a career as a Child Life Specialist in a hospital setting. This is my fourth and final year at CSUF and my second year on board. This year, I am the Executive President. My role consists of using my passion to unite and lead an extraordinary team, manage meetings, and be a spokesperson for all of CASSA. In my free time, I enjoy baking, painting, volunteering, and spending time with my friends/family. I hope you all have a great semester!
"Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power but in character and goodness.”-Anne Frank
Hey everyone! My name is Lizbeth Gonzalez and I am a fourth-year Public Health major here at CSUF. I am still in between career paths but I want to be a part of something that helps and prompts change in the community as a whole. I do have an interest in working within the medical field or as a health educator. I will be the Vice President this year and I will be supporting the President as well as the other positions. For fun, I love to play volleyball, hang out with friends, jam out to some Olivia Rodrigo songs, and of course binge some shows/movies.
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin
Hey everyone! My name is Diana Santana and I am a Child and Adolescent Studies major with an emphasis in elementary school setting. I am a fourth year and my position this year is finance manager responsible for budget planning, fundraising and overall managing all the incoming and outgoing funds for CASSA. In the future, I plan to be an elementary school teacher working primarily with younger children. Now outside school, I enjoy hiking, reading, coffee shop hunting, and anything Disney-related.
"Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn." -O.F. Donaldson
COMMUNITY PROJECT MANAGERS
Hi everyone! My name is Cassandra Ng, but I also go by Cassie for short. I am a fourth-year majoring in Child and Adolescent Development with a concentration in Elementary School Settings. For as long as I can remember, my passion has always been to work with younger students in hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher for grades anywhere from kindergarten to third grade. I’m also planning to finish my credentials here at CSUF! I am incredibly grateful and excited to serve as one of your Community Projects Managers for CASSA this year. As a Community Projects manager, my role consists of reaching out to various organizations, planning community service events, creating flyers, and organizing donation drives. When I’m not at school for class or club events, I enjoy journaling, traveling, listening to music, and discovering new coffee shops or shows to watch. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year with you all and can’t wait for everyone to see all the fun events we have planned for CASSA this year!
“We will fail when we fail to try.”-Rosa Parks
Community Project ManagerS
Hello everyone! My name is Anayely Romero and I am a fourth-year Child and Adolescent Studies major with a concentration in Family and Community Contexts. After I graduate, I plan to further my education by obtaining my Master's Degree in Social Work. I am one of the Community Projects Managers and my responsibilities are planning community service events and drives. Some of my hobbies are going to the beach, painting, and going hiking. I also enjoy going to concerts and my favorite concerts have been Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.
“A little progress each day adds up to big results” -Satya Nani
Departmental Awards and Activities Managers
Hello! My name is Sabrina Moreno, and I am a Child and Adolescent Studies major. I’m a transfer student in my fifth year of college, and it’s my second year here at CSUF. Currently, my educational goal is to earn both my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I’d like to go on to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher and work in a dual-language school setting. I’m so excited to be this year’s Departmental Award and Activities Manager here at CASSA. Some of my responsibilities include planning socials for both the board and general members, as well as planning some of the bigger events in the Spring, like the Alumni Mixer and Celebration of Achievement. In my free time, I like to bake, listen to music, take pictures with my friends, go to Disneyland, and keep up with the National Women’s Soccer League.
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” -Audrey Hepburn
Professional & Career Development Manager
Hey everyone! My name is Andrea Acevedo and I’m a third-year student at Cal State Fullerton. I am so excited to be the professional and career development manager for this school year! With that being said, I am responsible for providing guest speakers, career, and conference opportunities. I can’t wait to meet new or reoccurring club members so that I can provide the best-fit opportunities for everyone! I’m currently majoring in public health and hope to continue in the administration pathway. Even though I’m not a CASSA major, joining this club was still an amazing experience that inspired me to join the board so that I can get more involved and give the same experience that I experienced when I was a club member. In my spare time, I love to explore and try new places like coffee shops. Also, I love to read, go thrifting, watch romcoms, and listen to podcasts. Fun fact, I attended mass in Rome and got to see the Pope in person.
Interclub Council Representative
Hello everyone! My name is Emily Laguna and I am a senior here at CSUF! I transferred from Fullerton College back in Fall 2022. I am majoring in Child and Adolescent Development with an emphasis on elementary school settings. Once I finish my bachelor’s, I plan to further my education by getting my teaching credential and master’s here at CSUF. As the ICC Rep, I attend HHD-ICC weekly meetings, propose funds for CASSA events, and communicate upcoming CASSA events to the council and vice versa. Some of the hobbies I enjoy are baking, riding my bike, and reading. If any of you have book recommendations, I'm always looking for more. I am super excited to be part of this year’s board and can’t wait for this year! !
Hi, my name is Isabella! I am a 3rd year CAS major and this year's information manager. My responsibilities as the information manager include taking minutes for board meetings and creating our newsletters. I want to help improve children's education by either becoming a special education teacher or a researcher. Some of my hobbies include going to the movies, visiting bookstores, and trying to perfect my coffee-making skills. I'm looking forward to a great semester!
Hey everyone! My name is Mikaela and I am a fourth-year Child and Adolescent Studies major. I am the membership manager for CASSA and my responsibilities consist of keeping track of every member's hours in the club so that you can earn your cord or sash. Once I graduate, I want to become an Elementary School Teacher! A couple of things about me are that I have two older sisters, and I love going to the beach. I hope I get the opportunity to meet you all!
Creative Content MANAGER
Hello everyone! My name is Kayla, and I am a third-year majoring in Child and Adolescent Studies. I’ll be in charge of CASSA’s social media accounts and bulletin boards this year. My career goal is to also become a Child Life Specialist in a hospital setting. I'm excited to be part of CASSA as a board member this year, and I'm looking forward to making the most of my time here with everyone! Some of my hobbies include listening to music, journaling, reading, and thrifting.
"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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