Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors play an important role at Menlo College and are ready to show you around campus and answers any questions you might have about student life and Menlo College in general.

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Menlo College Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors
 

Julia AndurayJulia Anduray

San Fernando Valley, California
Major:
Psychology
What I love about Menlo:
The family type of feel, the smaller campus, and the faculty.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
The retreat, meeting my friends, and on campus events.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Be an ambassador, join a lot of clubs, get involved. The more people you know the more fun the experience is here. It is easy to make friends on your hall floor.
Favorite activities/sports:
Baseball

Bayley BlackneyBayley Blackney

El Dorado Hills, California
Major:
Marketing
What I love about Menlo:
The people! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The small population of students makes Menlo a family.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Winning the volleyball Cal Pac Conference championship game and feeling the love and support of families and the Menlo crowd.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Get Involved! The small community at Menlo provides opportunities to join clubs or attend events (SBA Day). Your college experience is what you make of it so be active and make connections!
Favorite activities/sports:
Volleyball and Yoga Club

 

Garrett Bock Garrett Bock

Valley Springs, California
Major:
Marketing
What I love about Menlo:
The cafeteria and small community atmosphere allows everyone to be close.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Mystery Dance 2013 on a boat!
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Pool was donated by the owner of the Titans (Alumni).
Favorite activities/sports:
Football, Weight Training, and Outdoors

Brendon BrekkeBrendon Brekke

Dublin, California
Major:
Undeclared
What I love about Menlo:
The community, the size, and the food. The professors here are great and everyone treats you like a family member.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Definitely the Homecoming Dance. It was a great time and I look forward to future dances. The orientation experience as a whole was also pretty awesome.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
I'm currently helping assemble the Haunted House and participating in multiple clubs. Talk to everyone and get active in the school. It’s a lot of fun, and check the SERV page often.
Favorite activities/sports:
Baseball, Watching Sports, and Driving

 

Shakila CaldwellShakila Caldwell

Oakland, California
Major:
Psychology
What I love about Menlo:
Size and location
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Meeting friends and starting the dance club.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Study a lot and join the dance club.
Favorite activities/sports:
Cheerleading, basketball, and volleyball

Andres CamarilloAndres Camarillo

El Paso, Texas
Major:
International Management
What I love about Menlo:
The small community and proximity to San Francisco!
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Getting on the Cal Train for a day trip to SF (you can meet some celebrities)!
My Menlo Insider Secret:
People here don’t bite; get out of your room and say Hi!
Favorite activities/sports:
Music and Singing!

 

Chris DaileyChris Dailey

Colorado Springs, CO
Major:
Marketing
What I love about Menlo:
The small class sizes and accessibility to professors.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
It has probably been the one day where a bunch of people just hung out at the pool and ended up throwing each other in.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Get a room on the same floor as the laundry room
 

Aleeza DavidAleeza David

Union City, California
Major:
International Business
What I love about Menlo:
The size of the school and how really close you feel to everyone, not being overwhelmed by a lot of people and big class sizes.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Was definitely the retreat and all the fun orientation activities we did to really get us into the Menlo spirit.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Join Clubs to meet more people, never be afraid to explore outside, don’t be afraid to sit out in the Quad on a nice day, Lucky Charms Rice Krispies Treat.
 

 

Savannah DunawaySavannah Dunaway

Pomona, California
Major:
Marketing Communications
What I love about Menlo:
The small community and all the nice people and friends I have made.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Is creating friendships with amazing people and spending time doing crazy random things. Being thrown in the pool on a random day was fun too.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Get involved with as many things as possible and don’t be scared to talk to everyone. 
Favorite activities/sports:
Dance

Brianna Felix-
HernandezBrianna Felix-Hernandez

San Diego, California
Major:
Marketing Communications
What I love about Menlo:
Campus size, the staff, and how everyone is so friendly.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Becoming an Ambassador.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Talk to everyone and join clubs.
Favorite activities/sports:
Shopping, Talking, and Traveling

 

Matthew GanibiMatthew Ganibi

Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Major:
Sports Management
What I love about Menlo:
Everything. The diversity, the dedicated staff, the beautiful campus, the activities, and the small classes.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Setting foot on campus for the very first time.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
The fitness center has free water until midnight.
Favorite activities/sports:
Long walks on the beach, listening to all types of music, and watching every sport.

Jiayi Gao (Rachel)Jiayi Gao (Rachel)

Chengdu, China
Major:
Management
What I love about Menlo:
Small school, big view, good environment, great location, and friendly people.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
When I first became an official Menlo student.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Join clubs and socialize!
Favorite activities/sports:
Attending club meetings

 

Shelia Mae GarnaceShelia Mae Garnace

Waipahu, Hawaii
Major:
Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
How I can get help from my professors one-on-one. They have office hours which is very convenient to my class schedule.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Is when I got into the Ambassador Program because I get to meet and build good relationships with other students.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
President James Kelly joins the residential assistants in getting pied during the "Pie your RA" event.
Favorite activities/sports:
Volleyball and Softball

Nichole GedmanNichole Gedman

Burlingame, California
Major:
Marketing Communications
What I love about Menlo:
The size of the school (we're like one big family), how small the classes are, and the attention professors give us!
My most awesome Menlo moment:
When I met all my close friends in my hall and connected right away with them.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
I get to golf here, I got to make new friends, and I realized I have way more opportunities and responsibilities than I ever had before.
Favorite activities/sports:
Golf

 

David Grijalva

Fresno, California
Major:
Marketing/Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
The small community atmosphere.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Mystery Dance.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Take advantage of all the free food they offer on campus.
Favorite activities/sports:
Wrestling

Elizabeth GuzmanElizabeth Guzman

Healdsburg, California
Major:
Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
The size of the school is great for people who know what they want to major in. The location is ideal. Close to town, shows, city, etc. Not to mention that Menlo is a great way to begin a career in the business world.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
The Mystery Dances!!
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Everybody knows everybody. So be ready to make everlasting friendships!
Favorite activities/sports:
I love the outdoors and my SF Giants. I always aim to have adventures and great times!

 

Kaya JohnsonKaya Johnson

Grass Valley, California
Major:
Undeclared
What I love about Menlo:
Close community, constantly new events going on, and the athletic environment.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
The retreat and Homecoming 2013!
My Menlo Insider Secret:
The Writing Center and Pool.
Favorite activities/sports:
Volleyball!

Jason Ladd

Clovis, California
Major:
Finance/Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
How friendly and nice the campus is. The small school atmosphere allows you to meet new people and know more people on campus.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Dressing up Gatsby-like for the Homecoming Dance and becoming a Menlo Ambassador.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Enjoy all the free things Menlo has to offer (resources, food, events, etc.)
Favorite activities/sports:
Wrestling

 

Katie LathropKatie Lathrop

Edwards AFB, California
Major:
Marketing
What I love about Menlo:
How close everyone is, its like one Big Happy Family!
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Being a part of the Orientation Leader team this year, met some amazing people!
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Join everything you can! Go to every event, there is almost always free food!
Favorite activities/sports:
Basketball! (Go Lakers!)

Bianca Lupercio

Bianca Lupercio

Woodside, California
Major:
Business Administration
What I love about Menlo:
The small community, the cool activities (puppies in the Quad, etc.).
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Calling my math teacher with a question and having her answer at the late hours of the night.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
There are a lot of black squirrels!
Favorite activities/sports:
Swimming, Hiking, and Listening to Music

 

Bianca MagpayoBianca Magpayo

Hayward, California
Major:
Marketing-Communications
What I love about Menlo:
The small community, small classes, and helpful teachers.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Welcome week 2013 because of all the fun activities and being able to meet people.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Take advantage of the Writing Center.
Favorite activities/sports:
Working out, Sleeping, Listening to music, and sometimes Reading

Andrea Mendez

Pittsburg, California
Major:
Entrepreneurship/International Management
What I love about Menlo:
The environment, and all the support/encouragement you receive.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Too many! Attending the Lu'au and being in the top 5 for SBA Day!
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Do what you are afraid to do! Get out there and get involved!
Favorite activities/sports:
Singing! Movie Nights!

 

Dhruv MohanDhruv Mohan

New Delhi, India
Major:
Finance
What I love about Menlo:
The small size makes it easier to get to know people and get involved in the on-campus activities. Lots of eating joints in the close vicinity. Its location is in the heart of the Silicon Valley which is very prime for being a business school.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Getting chosen as a Student Ambassador.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Be the first person to break the ice with another person and you can become friends in no time. Best to get involved in as many clubs as you can.
Favorite activities/sports:
Soccer, Swimming, Chilling in the Student Union, and working out in the Fitness Center

Caroline MorenoCaroline Moreno

Manteca, California
Major:
Finance
What I love about Menlo:
The small class size and how its focused on business which is important to me, it gives me an insight of the true business world.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Going to the de Young Museum with the campus as a field trip.
My Menlo Insider Secret: 
It is easy to make friends with those who live on your floor, the majority of my friends are my neighbors.
Favorite activities/sports:
Latino Club and going to Tavern night

 

Jesse Rae Mumford

Los Angeles, California
Major:
HR Management
What I love about Menlo:
We are so close, family oriented and love to have fun while getting business done.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Running Apollo Night and receiving the Fitness Center manager job.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Must go to Apollo Night! One of the best events at Menlo.
Favorite activities/sports:
Dancing and Watching Basketball

Anthony PitiniAnthony Pitini

Woodland Hills, California
Major:
Business Management/Finance
What I love about Menlo:
How small and convenient the school is.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Freshman Orientation.
My Menlo Insider Secret: 
Be yourself and you will easily find yourself with a good group of friends.
Favorite activities/sports:
Weightlifting

 

Maile RaymondMaile Raymond

Ashland, Oregon
Major:
Sports Management
What I love about Menlo:
The academics and the nightly activities.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
The petting zoo in the quad.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Second floor of Kratt is the best!
Favorite activities/sports:
Football, basketball, soccer, and baseball

Brenda RiveraBrenda Rivera

Pittsburg, California
Major:
Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
Is the small community and all the activities that give free food.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Was attending the Lu'au.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Do not procrastinate!
Favorite activities/sports:
Attending movie nights

 

Cole SegretiCole Segreti

San Mateo, California
Major:
Entrepreneurship/Finance
What I love about Menlo:
Small school, personable teachers, and great people!
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Getting second place in the Dodgeball Tournament.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Easy to make friends here!
Favorite activities/sports:
Baseball, Lacrosse, Rugby, and Paintball

Lily SherwoodLily Sherwood

Chino Hills, California
Major:
Marketing Communications
What I love about Menlo:
The intimate community. Since we are so small, you get to know all the students and make a lot of friends. The faculty and staff are always there for you too!
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Homecoming! It was so much fun to hang out and dance with all of my friends.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Stay out of your room as much as possible. You'll be less homesick and make more friends that way. Not to mention, there are a lot of fun things to do around here.
Favorite activities/sports:
Reading, Swimming, and Jewish Student ClubReading, Swimming, and Jewish Student Club

 

Pooja Suresh KumarPooja Suresh Kumar

Los Altos, California
Major:
Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
Is the small community atmosphere.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
So far it has been the retreat! It was a great way to meet new people.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Is to get involved with the Menlo community, join clubs, participate in activities, it’s a great way to meet new people and make the most of what Menlo has to offer!
Favorite activities/sports:
Traveling, Singing, Playing Instruments, and Hanging out with friends.

Chantelle ThaiChantelle Thai

Sunnyvale, California
Major:
Undeclared
What I love about Menlo:
The small size, it allows me to connect with faculty and staff on a first name basis.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Registering for classes and having so many questions at 5pm . Rachel Tipton was still available, and willing to help me while being patient.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Menlo had a polo team (yes the one with the horses) even if it was years ago, one player was invited by Queen Elizabeth herself, (by paper invite) to play in England!
Favorite activities/sports:
Learn German vocabulary, so I can improve my German

 

Sam TongoSam Tongo

Manila, Philippines
Major:
Marketing
What I love about Menlo:
Its community, family-oriented environment.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Being initiated into the Delta Mu Delta Honors Society.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
College is what you make it! Stay involved and take as many opportunities as you can.
Favorite activities/sports:
Photography, film, reading and painting

Kevin TsoKevin Tso

Pacifica, California
Major:
Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
The small population and location.
My most awesome Menlo moment: 
Having a pool tournament with UC Davis on behalf of Menlo College.
My Menlo Insider Secret: 
Join clubs, it helps interacting with other people.
Favorite activities/sports:
8 ball, ping pong, and dancing

 

Jessica ValenzuelaJessica Valenzuela

Los Angeles, California
Major:
Psychology
What I love about Menlo: 
There are activities going on all the time.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
When the hypnotist came.
My Menlo Insider Secret: 
Tavern Night.
Favorite activities/sports:
Hawaii Club

Luyao WangLuyao Wang

Hefei, China
Major:
Marketing Communications
What I love about Menlo:
It is a small school, people are very nice and everything is very convenient.
My most awesome Menlo moment: 
Join different clubs at Menlo.
My Menlo Insider Secret: 
It is convenient on campus and everyone on campus is nice. It is easy to make friends.
Favorite activities/sports:
Watching Movies

 

Keisha WatanabeKeisha Watanabe

Honolulu, Hawaii
Major:
Undeclared
What I love about Menlo:
The close-knit family and the people you meet are great.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
The events put on by the school, meeting people and making connections.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Get out of your room and take advantage of the resources on campus.
Favorite activities/sports:
Chilling with friends

Terrah YevilovTerrah Yevilov

Mission Viejo, California
Major:
Psychology and Accounting
What I love about Menlo:
There is something for everyone. Clubs, sports, and leadership opportunities.
Favorite activities/sports:
Air hockey and beach volleyball

 

James YoderJames Yoder

San Jose, California
Major:
Marketing
What I love about Menlo:
The opportunities such as great jobs, involvement on campus, creativity, sports and the opportunity to have a GREAT college experience.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Would be officially starting the Venture Christian Club on campus and my first college football game as a freshman.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
Create a change on campus! Find a passion of yours and run with it, find a way that your professors can make it a reality; they are here for you and await student's ambitions.
Favorite activities/sports:
Middle linebacker for football team, Student Union Manager, President of VCC, Vice President of Snow and Ski Club, Full time student, and Ambassador!

Mitchell YoungMitchell Young

Modesto, California
Major:
Business Marketing
What I love about Menlo:
Small community where everyone loves each other and pushes one another to succeed and be successful after Menlo.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Getting to wear the Menlo Acorn costume and run around the campus.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
The cafeteria has the best cookies.
Favorite activities/sports:
Football, Basketball, and Volleyball

 

Jiayi (Jenny) ZhuJiayi (Jenny) Zhu

Shanghai, China
Major:
Management
What I love about Menlo:
Small size, excellent professors, environment, study slam, and free Wi-Fi.
My most awesome Menlo moment:
Club events.
My Menlo Insider Secret:
It's easy to make friends here.
Favorite activities/sports:
Badminton