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Jazmin Rojas Resendiz (she/her) is a Student Navigator for the USC Student Navigator Network servicing Los Angeles students. Jazmin is from Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico but grew up in Anaheim, California, and is a first-generation DACAmented student who has overcome economic…

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Makayla Babson (she/her) is a Ferris State University (FSU) Student Navigator at Rise. In 2019, she started her education at Ferris State University studying social work and minoring in Spanish. At Ferris, she is the president of the Spanish club…

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Derrick VanWay (he/him) is a Student Navigator for the Student Navigator Network program at Central Michigan University (CMU). Derrick is a current student at Central Michigan University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Anthropology. During his time at…

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Genesia Thompson (she/her) is the Michigan Hub Program Coordinator at RISE. She is also currently a senior at Central Michigan University, graduating in May 2023. While she is double majoring in Sociology, concentrating in social and criminal justice and in…

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Cicely Nguyen (she/her) is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Student Navigator Network at Rise. Cicely graduated from Park University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism and…

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Kimberly “Kim” Pickens, Ed.D. (she/her) is a Program Manager of the Student Navigator Network at Rise. In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor at Southern University and Louisiana State University. Kim is committed to fulfilling her passion for removing…

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Emma Lentz (she/her) is the Lead Student Navigator at Ferris State University. She is also currently a junior in the Social Work program. Emma is dedicated to supporting students with basic needs insecurity. Her current plans are to pursue a…

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Richard Chavez (he/him) is a Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Student Navigator. He was the first to graduate high school and is a first-generation college student. He is a middle child, born in LA but raised in Long Beach…

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Giselle Dorado Casanova (she/her) is a Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Student Navigator. She is a first-generation college student. She has earned an Associate’s in Kinesiology and Wellness, as well as a license in phlebotomy. She hopes to pursue…

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Kimberly Yerena (she/her) is a Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Student Navigator. She is a sophomore studying Paralegal, eDiscovery, and Sociology with a graduation date in 2023. Her current plans are to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona to get…

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Grey Arias (they/them) is a Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Student Navigator for Rise. They are in their last year of completion of their Theater and Journalism AATs at Mt. San Antonio College. Greg has worked in many departments…

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Monica Sanchez (she/her) is a Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Student Navigator. She is currently in her last year here at Mt. San Antonio College. She is completing her Associate’s degree in Music and soon will be transferring to…

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