Mr. Cunanan earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). He also doubled majored as an undergraduate in Liberal Studies (General option) and Asian American Studies from CSUN. In addition to advising all COBAE majors, he works closely with veterans and the resilient scholars (former foster youth) at CSUN. In working from a theoretical framework that is rooted in counseling and student development theory, Ron hopes to support students in a variety of ways that includes being an educator, a resource tool, a listener, and/or a motivator. In doing these things, he hopes to empower each student to take responsibility and ownership of their lives as a means of not only achieving their academic and career goals, but even more so, becoming great citizens and future leaders of an even greater society for all.