facebook pixel code

Meet Your Orientation Leaders
 

Amaryon Bates

Amaryon Bates

Sophomore, Finance
Hometown: Sacramento, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
The Black Squirrels

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Don’t be afraid to go outside your room, the worst thing people do when there in new environments is isolating themselves. Go walk around campus and talk to people, it’s hard to avoid everyone when the student body is small.

Ashley Becker

Ashley Becker

Senior, Psychology
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
I love the community that you build with students, professors, and faculty. Name a college where you can say you know almost everyone on a personal level! Menlo is my second home and I love the family I have built here.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Don’t be shy! Introduce yourself! Ask questions! Everyone is so friendly at Menlo. You may just find your best friend here, but you will not know until you say hello.

Madeline Ching (Maddy)

Madeline Ching (Maddy)

Junior, Human Resource Management
Hometown: San Mateo, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
I love that Menlo is a small school because you get to know a majority of your class and build relationships with your teachers. Also, our tavern night food is amazing and the events that go on there are crazy fun!

What advice do you have for incoming students?
One simple advice I have for incoming students is that take in every moment of college and don’t grow up too fast. Like what Walt Disney said, “That’s the problem with the world, too many people grow up.” He is right, you should go take adventures to Disneyland or Harry Potter World to relive your childhood and for a short while forget about reality and have fun.

Tiera Conley

Tiera Conley

Sophomore, Marketing
Hometown: Maui, HA (upcountry)

What do you love about Menlo?
I love the diversity the most, I am from Maui which is filled with world travelers who are always coming and going, but at Menlo people from all over the world come to study and stay with you throughout the year to build relationships, teach you about where they are from. I have met new best friends who have greatly expanded my love for the world and its many cultures.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Be yourself!! We love what you have to offer as an individual and who ever you are, you will fit in just perfect with the many many different types of people in our Menlo family.

Cassie Grana

Cassie Grana

Junior, Sports Management
Hometown: Downey, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
I love the small community and the family that I have made.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and always be true to yourself.

Ngozi Harrison

Ngozi Harrison

Sophomore, Management Information Systems
Hometown: South Bay/Silicon Valley

What do you love about Menlo?
I love the small size and community. As a commuter student it can be difficult to feel connected to the campus but the administration, professors, and students all make an effort to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Take advantage of the small size of Menlo, meet people and connect with the community.

Lene Lauti

Lene Lauti

Junior, Business Management
Hometown: Long Beach, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
I love the community and culture of the people here at the campus. Everyone is friendly and keeps a very welcoming family vibe.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Stay true to who you are… and if you are a stranger to the Library, you won’t be any more.

Jamie Linton

Jamie Linton

Sophomore, International Business & Marketing
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
There are many things I love about Menlo, but what I love the most is the small and welcoming family oriented community composed of students, professors, faculty, and staff.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
First off, welcome to the Menlo Family! My advice for all incoming students is to take advantage of all the opportunities that Menlo has to offer. College can be stressful, but not all the time. Here at Menlo there are so many ways to get involved. Go to classes and have fun!

Julianna Marquez

Julianna Marquez

Sophomore, Marketing & Finance
Hometown: South San Francisco, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
The small community and it’s close to home.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Take advantage of the opportunities that Menlo College provides to its students. You learn more about yourself when you step out of your comfort zone and make a change.

Jacqueline McComisky (Jackie)

Jacqueline McComisky (Jackie)

Junior, Human Resources
Hometown: Palm Springs, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
The great friendships that I have (and the café food)!

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Don’t stress, and don’t let the college experience pass by.

Rabea Piontek

Rabea Piontek

Sophomore, Marketing Communications
Hometown: Bonn, Germany

What do you love about Menlo?
I love that Menlo is such a small school, it’s like living in a big family.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Talk to people and get involved. Menlo is giving you the opportunity to make lifelong friends from all around the world 🙂

Richard Runckle-Edens (Rich)

Richard Runckle-Edens (Rich)

Sophomore, Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Pasadena, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
The vibe, take some time to soak it in.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Talk to everyone at least once, everybody knows something that you don’t.

Laura Shannon

Laura Shannon

Junior, Accounting
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
I love that Menlo College is the epitome of community. Everybody gets to know everybody by face, if not by name. The college is small so you are able to build working relationships with the students, faculty, and staff.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Please, please, please get involved! The more involved you are on and off campus, the better. By joining clubs and volunteering, you will network with people and build relationships that can last you a lifetime.

Maddeline Thomas (Maddy)

Maddeline Thomas (Maddy)

Junior, Accounting
Hometown: Saratoga, CA

What do you love about Menlo?
Menlo College gave me confidence that I had not had before. The faculty and students encourage me to get out of my shell. We are very accepting of anyone. Also, there is always someone here for you.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Be open to new people and experiences. Do not be closed off and try not to be silent. Talk to anyone who comes your way. By doing this, you are making the other person comfortable talking to you and other students.

Brittany Woods-Orrison

Brittany Woods-Orrison

Sophomore, Psychology
Hometown: Rampart, AK

What do you love about Menlo?
The diversity in the culture, classes, and people.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Start your homework right after class and be over-involved your first year to see what you like.

Menlo College
MENU

Menlo College