Executive Board and Faculty Advisor
Executive President – Jennifer Garcia
Hi CASSA! My name is Jennifer Garcia, and I am excited to serve you as your 2019-2020 Executive President. I served CASSA first as a general member, then on the board as one of the Community Projects Managers and now as President. I will graduate in the Spring with a major in Child and Adolescent Development and a minor in Natural Science. I plan to be an elementary school teacher. In my free time, I enjoy riding bikes and going on hikes, walking along the beach, and doing anything else that will take me outdoors. I love to try new food, so if you have any recommendations, send them my way. CASSA has been a meaningful part of my college experience, and I can’t wait to share all the wonderful opportunities with you all. I aspire to make a difference in my community, and CASSA allows me to make a difference on our campus and community. Together we have created priceless smiles for children and families.
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ― T.S. Eliot
Vice President – Jade Lee
Hello CASSA FRIENDS! This year I am honored to say that I'll be your Vice President for this upcoming year of 2019-2020. My name is Jade Lee, and I am a transfer student, currently in my Senior year at CSUF. My major is Liberal Studies minoring in Entertainment and Hospitality Management. I am currently on an exciting journey to become an elementary school teacher. I am an adventurer; I love to travel the world and experience new cultures and environments. But as much as I love to adventure off, my favorite past time is to curl up in a blanket watching movies and eating popcorn. Other times I'll be in the kitchen cooking up a storm. My role this year is finding walks that you can enjoy, while also being connected with the community by holding donation drives. I am so thrilled to meet you all and I can't wait to share what CASSA has to offer to your journey. With that being said stop waiting and join the community that makes an impact.
“Genius is in the idea. Impact, however, comes from action.” Simon Sinek
Finance Manager – Edward Reyna
Hey everyone, my name is Edward Reyna, and I’m really excited to be your Finance Manager for 2019-2020. As the finance manager, I am responsible for handling the club’s money, setting up fundraiser events that include Angels’ games and TV tapings. I am currently in my senior year as a Public Health major, after I decided to switch from Civil Engineering. Once I graduate, I hope to go to medical school and get my M.D. to hopefully become a neurosurgeon. My early mornings on my days off consist of my internship at the UC Irvine Medical Center. I get to work in the operating room beside some great surgeons. Outside of school and my internship, I like to go surfing, hiking, rock climbing, swimming and ride my motorcycle! I look forward to working with all of you, in this upcoming year.
"The greatest luxury is being free." - Manolo Blahnik
Information Manager – Kayleigh Fisher
Hi CASSA! My name is Kayleigh Fisher and I am currently in my last year here at CSUF. I am a Child and Adolescent Development major and a Human Services minor. I plan to attend graduate school and learn more about educational counseling. I have been in CASSA for two years and I am excited to be the Information Manager for 2019-2020! I will be creating the newsletter at the end of each semester and I hope you will read it. I also take notes at our board meetings and ask for paragraphs detailing your volunteer experiences. I love to travel everywhere and anywhere, if you ever want to talk about traveling, I am all ears. I hope this semester is great for everyone and I look forward to getting to know you all.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
Membership Manager – Alexis Flores
My name is Alexis Flores and I am your 2019-2020 CASSA Membership Manager! I am going into my senior year and will be graduating in May 2020 with a B.A. in Communications and an emphasis on Public Relations. My dream job would be to work with Sony Entertainment or any other entertainment companies (Disney, NBCU, Fox, HBO, ETC.). I am looking forward to a busy semester and making sure I accomplish my semester goals of passing all my courses with B's and above. As your Membership Manager, I will keep track of all paid and active members, as well as, note all the hours that you have completed throughout the year with CASSA.. On a separate note, I want to interact with you all and get to know you better as a person. During my free time, I like to swim, go on adventures, and stay Happy!
"Happy Hour is every hour if you smile and move on." ― Anonymous
Community Projects Manager – Destiny Juarez
Hey y’all. My name is Destiny Monique Juarez. I am pleased to be one of the Community Projects Managers for 2019-2020 school year. As CPM, I will be in charge of providing CASSA with a numerous amount of community service events. In order to do so, I will organize events and with the help of CASSA members, we will work these events. This is my junior year at CSUF with a major in Human Services with an emphasis in mental health and substance abuse. I work at the Children's Center on campus, so you might see me there. I am a kind and caring person that you can rely on. I hope to become an Elementary School Social Worker to provide resources for children that are at risk. Although I don’t have much free time, I do enjoy taking deep breaths and grounding myself with meditation throughout my day. I also enjoy swimming, trying new foods, and outdoor activities. Interesting fact: I babysit dogs on the weekends, find me on Rover. I love that CASSA will open an opportunity for me to grow as an individual, and I look forward to making many friends this year.
“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” ― Lena Horne
Events and Activities Manager – Melanie Ascencio
Hi CASSA! My name is Melanie Ascencio and I am excited to be on CASSA’s board for another year. This time, as your 2019-2020 Events and Activities Manager; last year I was Membership Manager. I am currently responsible for coordinating our monthly socials, and co-planning department’s biggest events: the Alumni Mixer and the Celebration of Achievement. For information on our events, visit the bulletin board on the first floor of the EC building, near the Student Success Center. I will be updating the CASSA Bulletin Board with our monthly events throughout the year. I am currently in my senior year at Cal State Fullerton, majoring in Child and Adolescent Development, following the Family and Community Contexts option, and minoring in Sociology. In the future I hope to attend grad school to receive a Masters in Social Work. During my free time I like to go to the gym, hike, and travel. This year as a board member, I am excited to create opportunities for CASSA members to meet new friends and provide long lasting college memories.
"Be brave enough to be bad at something new" ― Jon Acuff
Professional & Career Development Manager – Briana Gonzalez
Hi everyone, my name is Briana Gonzalez but I like to be called Bri. I am currently a Sophomore here at CSUF and majoring in Child and Adolescent Development with a dream of becoming a child psychologist. I am CASSA’s 2019-2020 Professional and Career Development Manager. It is my job to invite guest speakers to share their career paths and knowledge to members. Opening new doors and viewing new perspectives will be a great opportunity for everyone to follow a path and achieve their goals. A guest speaker can also change someone's life for the better simply by listening and being open-minded about opportunities! I love to go hiking, go to the beach, or simply stay home and watch Disney movies! Also, I love to dance. I joined CASSA because working and bonding with children is what I am passionate about.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”― Mahatma Gandhi
Interclub Council Representative – Sabrina Flores
Hey Hey CASSA!! My name is Sabrina Flores and I’m the 2019-2020 Inter-Club Council Representative. My role includes requesting funds from the ICC Board on behalf of CASSA in order to host events and conferences for our members. I meet and collaborate with other ICC representatives within our College of Health and Human Development. We discuss upcoming events happening within our college and I spread the word to our members in the Sunday updates and general meetings. This is my fourth and final year at Cal State Fullerton and I will be graduating in Spring 2020. I’m a Kinesiology major, with a general studies concentration. I aspire to be an Athletic Trainer because I enjoy watching sports and being able to assist athletes through injury and rehabilitation. Some of my personal interests include spending time with friends, family and my Labrador, REY. I’m adventurous, outgoing and enjoy taking spontaneous trips to the beach. I’m extremely grateful for CASSA because it has allowed me to make some memorable memories with new friends I will cherish forever. I can’t wait to see what this new school year entails for CASSA and its members. I look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone. Cheers!!!
“My mission in life is not to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” ― Maya Angelou