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Peer Advisors & Grad Intern

Peer Advisors and Grad Intern

Meet with a Peer Advisor during Drop in Advising Hours:
Mon-Thurs, 10:00-11:00 am & 2:00-4:00 pm in Bldg 52, E-32

Major: English
Minor: Spanish
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly Global Program in Spain, Fall 2015
Winter Quarter 2017 Office Hours: M: 10-11, W: 10-11

My name is Sonia Asitimbay, I am going into my fourth year at Cal Poly as an English major. My interest in the International Center came about while I was studying abroad through the Cal Poly Global Programs to Valladolid, Spain during Fall Quarter 2015. I had an amazing experience, so when coming back I realized how much I wanted to share my passion for traveling and provide recommendations for any other prospective study abroad students. The perfect way to do this was to become a peer advisor, so I am really looking forward to this up coming year.

Major: Business Administration
Concentration: Marketing Management
Minor: Integrated Marketing Communications
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly Global Program in Shanghai, China, Spring Break 2015 & CEA Barcelona, Summer 2015
Winter Quarter 2017 Office Hours: M: 10-11, T: 10-11, 2-4, W: 10-11, Th: 10-11, 2-4

My name is Victoria Hall and I am a fourth year Business Administration major with a minor of Integrated Marketing Communications. I have one brother who is three years older than me who also attended Cal Poly. After my brother had an amazing experience abroad, I decided I wanted to study abroad as well. During my sophomore year, I traveled with Cal Poly to Shanghai for Spring Break, and I also went to Barcelona with CEA for Summer. That winter, I also traveled to Peru with my family and hiked the Inca Trail!  I loved studying abroad and wanted to help others experience it as well, and thus I became a CEA Alumni Ambassador and also became a peer advisor for the International Center. I hope to be able to integrate my experiences abroad into my future job as a global brand manager.

Major: Business Administration
Concentration: Marketing Management
Minor: German Minor
Study Abroad Program: USAC, Luneburg, Germany, Fall 2015
Winter Quarter 2017 Office Hours: M: 2-4, W: 2-4, Th: 2-4

Hi!! My name is Kat Kelejian and I'm a fourth year Business Marketing Major with a minor in German. I had the opportunity to spend a semester in Lüneburg, Germany in Fall 2015. From Lüneburg I was able to travel around a lot of Central and Eastern Europe where I got to learn some crazy history and was exposed to new cultures. I've continued my German classes at Cal Poly and can't wait to go back hopefully soon. Studying abroad has opened my eyes to the possibilities of traveling and living abroad after college. I can't wait to work with other students to help them through their process of studying abroad. 

Major: Journalism
Minor: French & Integrated Marketing Communications
Study Abroad Program: USAC Lyon, France, Fall 2015
Winter Quarter 2017 Office Hours: M: 2-4, Tu: 2-4, W: 2-4, Th: 10-11

Hello world! My name is Jackie Steele and I'm a senior journalism student with minors in French and integrated marketing communication. Since studying French in middle school I dreamed of being able to study abroad, and after spending a semester in Lyon, France with USAC last year I can say with certainty that study abroad was way more than I ever thought it could be. Being abroad helped me grow so much in my independence by stretching me outside of my comfort zone, and definitely changed my life and self. Since returning, I feel passionate about sharing my experience abroad with others who are interested in going or are in the planning process, and I'm excited to be able to help students feel supported through each step. I'm looking forward to a great year at the International Center!
Major: Industrial Engineering
Study Abroad Program: USAC London, England, Fall 2015 & Munich University of Applied Sciences, Summer 2016
Winter Quarter 2017 Office Hours: M: 3-4, Tu: 2-4, W: 3-4, Th: 2-4

I'm Louis! Originally from the Bay Area, I've come down to Cal Poly to study Industrial Engineering and it'll be my third year here. I studied abroad in Fall 2015 at London Metropolitan University. Studying in London was the best experience of my life and I'm proud to say that the city and having "learned by going" defines my character and goals now.
I went abroad again, but this time studied in Munich for Summer 2016. Can't wait to see you stop by the International Centr and help you along with your study abroad journey!

Major: Civil Engineering
Minor: German
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly International Exchange with Munich University of Applied Sciences, Spring Semester 2016
Winter Quarter 2017 Office Hours: M: 10-11, 2-3, W: 10-11, 2-3

I am a fourth year civil engineering student who is also pursing a German minor. I am President of Chi Epsilon Honor Society and an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. In my free time, you can find me cuddled up with a good book and a cup of tea or hiking around California with my camera in hand. I dream of exploring the globe and experiencing all the different cultures (and food) this world has to offer.


Shonna Davis imageSHONNA DAVIS
Graduate Student: Master of Arts in English
Winter Quarter 2017 Appointment Times: M: 1-2pm, Tu: 12-2pm, Th:12-2pm, F:1:30-2:30pm
Winter Quarter 2017 Office Hours: Tu: 10-11am

Hello there! I’m Shonna and I’m starting my second year in the English graduate program. I graduated from Cal Poly, SLO in 2014 with my B.A. in English. I’ve had a passion for traveling, especially its ability to empower and educate us as individuals, ever since I had the opportunity to travel abroad as part of an educational program in high school. Since then, I can’t do enough exploring, whether that be all over the country or all over the world! My favorite travel spots so far are the Netherlands, England, and Nashville, Tennessee. As a lover of both education and travel, I’m thrilled to be a part of the Study Abroad team. I’m excited to encourage and work with all students who have a desire to take advantage of the opportunity to “learn by going.” I can’t wait to meet y’all and help as you navigate your Study Abroad experience!