Executive Board and Faculty Advisor
Hello everyone! My name is Jessica Serrano. I am a fourth-year Child Adolescent Studies major concentrating in elementary school settings. I have been a CASSA member since the Fall semester of 2020, and in the Fall of 2021, I got the opportunity to become Cassa's finance manager. Now, I have the privilege of being the executive president performing duties from managing all meetings and being a spokesperson for all of CASSA. I get to be the leader of an extraordinary team and use my passion to unite a community of students and create a family filled with opportunities. Becoming a CAS major, I plan to pursue teaching in an elementary school setting. Then, work my way around middle and high school, teaching and administrating. I plan to expand my knowledge and skills to create a more significant impact by educating and mentoring others. On my own time, I enjoy listening to music and staying active through dancing, sports, and going to the gym. That said, I hope to meet all of you and have a good run with CASSA this new year!
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right… and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”
- Marilyn Monroe
Hi everyone! My name is Jane Bacon and I am in my third year, majoring in Child and Adolescent Development. Last year I served as the Community Projects Manager and this will be my second year on the executive board. I am very excited and honored to serve as your vice president. As the vice president, I will plan fundraisers, donation drives, manage our social media and keep our calendar updated. In the future I hope to go into counseling/therapy for adolescents. Outside of school, I love hiking, listening to music/going to concerts and hanging out with my friends/family. I am really looking forward to getting to know everyone this semester!
“It doesn’t matter what your background is or where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.” -Serena Williams
Hey everyone, my name is Kevin Linsangan, a fourth year Public Health major with a general concentration. With my bachelors degree, I plan on pursuing either a Masters in Public Health or enroll into a dental college to become a dentist. I’ve been involved in CASSA the longest than any other member, starting in 2020. I have since served as ICC representative, then the president. Nowadays, I am the finance manager, who plans on managing funds for CASSA’s future endeavors, and raising them through fundraisers. When I’m not working at school or clubs, I’m usually doing my best to enjoy the drive home through some music. Then, I wind down with something when I get home.
Something nerdy perhaps, I like to learn about random things. Personally, I’m just glad to be back. Can’t wait to see what happens this year.
“The power that makes grass grow, fruit ripen, and guides the bird in flight is in us all.” -Anzia Yezierska
COMMUNITY PROJECT MANAGERS
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. Ultimately I hope to work at CHOC. This is my third year at CSUF and I am one of the Community Projects Managers. My role consists of contacting organizations, planning community service events, scheduling walks, and creating flyers. In my free time I enjoy baking, painting, creating, 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
Community Project ManagerS
Hey everyone! My name is Lizbeth Gonzalez and I am a third 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 to the community as a whole. I do have an interest in work within the medical field or as a health educator. I am currently serving as the other half of your Community Projects Manager for CASSA. This position involves all the planning aspects that come with finding community outreach services that all members can participate in. 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
Departmental Awards and Activities Managers
Hello, my name is Nolan Lee and I am a second year Computer Science Major. I am one of the Departmental Awards and Activities Managers here at CASSA. My career goal is to be some sort of software engineer or developer for either Apple or Google. Lastly, my hobbies are drumming, listening to music, or taking photos for my friends.
“If it won’t matter in a few months, why would it matter now?” (This helps me worry less and get over things easier).
Departmental Awards and Activities Managers
Hi :)! My name is Katherine Lobos. I am a second year in Mechanical Engineering. I am one of the Departmental Awards and Activities Managers here at CASSA. My career goal is to probably start my own car company and expand to be better to be the top along with Tesla. My hobbies are playing volleyball, listening to music, watching marvel/dc shows and movies, or traveling with friends here in Cali.
“If you think low of yourself, then how will you be great.”
Professional & Career Development Manager
Hello Everyone!! My name is Alexandra Martinez, I am a fourth year here at CSUF majoring in Public Health in the General Studies Concentration and minoring in Child and Adolescent Development. I have been with CASSA for two years now and I am so excited to be this year's Professional and Career Development Manager! My role is to bring in guest speakers within the field to talk about their processes of where they began to where they are now or how their organization works to help out their community. These conversations will also help us build our work pathways for our future and ignite our selves for what's there to come! In the future, I will be going to grad school for public health and work within the field of children’s mental health or infectious disease. When I am not working at school or work, I love to read, journal, take photography, take long naps, go to coffee shops, and of course spend time with my friends and family. I am so excited to see what my last year has in store for me with school, work, and of course with CASSA:)
“Work hard in silence let your success be your noise” -Frank Ocean
Interclub Council Representative
Hello! My name is Blanca Gutierrez and I am in my fourth year here at CSUF! I am majoring in Child and Adolescent Development and minoring in American Studies. Once I finish with my bachelor’s, I plan on furthering my education to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I started CASSA in the Spring of 2020 and became a board member in Fall of 2021! Last year, I served as CASSA’s Information Manager and this year I am the InterClub Council Representative. 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. Outside of school, I enjoy painting, hanging out with my friends and family, and going to concerts! I have seen Steve Lacy, Tyler, the Creator, Kali Uchis, and Erykah Badu in concert. I am excited to be back in CASSA to create new memories!
"If You're Happy Doing What You Love, Nobody Can Tell You You're Not Successful" -Harry Styles
Hello Everyone! My name is Denise Tamashiro and I am a fourth-year Psychology major and an ASAM Minor. I am the newest member of CASSA and I am very excited to be part of the team as the new Information Manager. Keep an eye out later on in the semester as I will be putting together the semester Newsletter for you all! As the Information Manager, I take notes during our meetings to keep track of all the fun events we have and all the guest speakers we have lined up for you all! But a little about me, after I graduate with my bachelors degree I hope to continue my education. I hope to continue on with a Masters in Counseling to take my first step to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and to hopefully meet my end goal of being a Clinical Psychologist with an emphasis on Health Psychology. During my free time I enjoy watching professional sports like the NBA, MLB, Soccer, and Formula 1. I also enjoy baking, spending time with my family and friends, and listening to music.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou
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