NSO

Student Coordinators

Name: Nada Alnachef

Major: Family Consumer Sciences-Food Science

Class Standing: Senior

Empathy | Developer | Harmony | Includer | Arranger

I am currently a graduating senior studying Food Science, and I owe a huge thank you to CSUN and the opportunities it has presented me. Though I face moments when I feel lost and unsure of my plans for the future, I know that the one consistent resource I have when trying to find my motivation is this university. In the last four years I have been allowed the opportunity to be apart of the amazing team in the Office of Student Involvement and Development. Here is where I found my confidence to step forward and challenge myself, which is a quality that I hold dearly, and will forever be able to use. But the most important reason for my growing strength is my mother. I am so lucky to have such an independent, empathetic, and intelligent woman as my role model. (Mom, you’re my MOM!) What keeps me motivated is the smile on my face either during or after my accomplishments. I can proudly say that I have not stopped smiling during my journey here at CSUN.


Name: Sabrina Aguilar

Major: Family Consumer Sciences-Food Science

Minor: Biology

Class Standing: Senior 

Adaptability | Developer | Responsibility | Restorative | Achiever

My name is Sabrina Aguilar and I currently am in my senior year at CSUN majoring in Family Consumer Sciences with the option of Food Science and Minoring in Biology. I would say from the beginning, I have always striven to be the difference, to never be satisfied with meeting the bar but rather exceeding it. This campus, and program, has continuously showed me my strengths and my faults. Being able to have the opportunity to learn more not only about myself, but also of my community is a constant reminder that there is always room for growth. I want to constantly renew myself by focusing on the real me; someone who is confident and content with the who I am. With my ability to critically think and lead others, I hope to be able to inspire others to see their potential and allow them to believe in something bigger than themselves.


Name: Shannon Ashford

Major: Communication Studies

Class Standing: Senior

Includer | Connectedness | Restorative | Communication | Adaptability

Thinking back to my senior year in high school, I would have never thought that this university would have given me the numerous of opportunities I have received in my time here. Jumping four years later as I enter my senior year here, I can’t even put into words how much growth I’ve gained from this program as well as the other organizations I am blessed to be involved in. Starting off as an Orientation Leader to becoming a TAKE XXVII Cast Member and that leading to me being hired as a Coordinator, I grew a passion for student affair. Being a Communication Studies major, I’ve learned the logistics of what it’s like to have a career in an environment as such; and my involvement in the Greek Community and USU Board of Directors, I’ve learned to always show the world what you’re made of. Lastly, there are many things that this program has taught me, but my favorite of them all is to make every moment count.


Name: Frankie Benkovic

Major: Communication Studies

Class Standing: Senior 

Restorative | Individualization | Responsibility | Connectedness | Arranger

I am currently a senior studying Communication Studies with a minor in Broadcast Journalism in the college of Arts, Media, and Communication. My career goal is to one day become a director at a university and start a non-profit organization focused on guiding LGBTQ students through their college career. I am very passionate about education and the process that students must go through in order to obtain it. I’ve always wanted to be apart of the foundation that creates opportunities for incoming students to succeed here at CSUN ,which is why I applied to be a Student Coordinator for the Office of Student Involvement and Development. I genuinely believe that the incoming students are the seeds that we're planting into CSUN and the work that we're doing is the nourishment that will help them grow into beautiful trees.


Name: Gabby Danis

Major: Journalism

Class Standing: Senior 

Input | Empathy | Achiever | Maximizer | Relator

I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism- Public Relations. I will be attending the University of Southern California in the fall to pursue a Master's Degree in Education for Post-secondary Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs. CSUN has expanded my ability to get involved and has developed my leadership skills. During my undergraduate career, I held leadership positions within Associated Students, the Greek community, and within the NSO program- as an Orientation Leader and a TAKE XXV cast member. I am grateful for all of the relationships with students, faculty, staff and administration that I have fostered during my time here. CSUN has changed my life for the better; I would not be the leader I am today without all the opportunities offered on campus.


Name: Anthony Lopez

Major: Psychology

Class Standing: Junior 

Communicator | Strategic | Woo | Activator | Restorative

I am currently a junior studying Psychology here at CSUN. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I consider myself lucky to be able to pursue my education while staying close to my roots. In my time at CSUN, I have been exposed to an incredibly diverse student body that has inspired me to become involved on campus. Joining the NSO program has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I have undertaken while in college. In fact, my original orientation leaders were the people who inspired me to join NSO.  I am incredibly grateful for what the program has provided, exposing me to committed and driven students that help make NSO a fantastic family. I am very excited to be working with the Office of Student Involvement and Development to expand my involvement within the program as well as furthering the development of my personal and professional skills.


Name: Daniel Ramirez

Major: Liberal Studies - Focus: English

Class Standing: Senior

Input | Intellection| Ideation | Analytical | Strategic

Currently in my 5th year of school and 4th year with the Office of Student Involvement and Development (OSID), I began my journey with OSID, in the Spring of 2014, as an Orientation Leader before moving on to become a member of the TAKE XXVII cast the following year. Majoring in Liberal Studies with a focus on English:  Writing and Rhetoric, I aspire to teach English abroad before continuing my pursuit of a career in Secondary Education in the states … or the military, TBD. It would be remiss of me not to give credit where credit is due since everything I have achieved, and will, ideally, continue to achieve, has been supplemented by the boundless love and support that so many people have graced me with, including my parents, various mentors, fraternity brothers, friends, and my own Orientation Leaders who played a critical role in my acclimation to the campus and even pointed me towards the organizations that have shaped my collegiate experience. Thank you, all.


Name: Nathaniel Sanchez

Major: Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Input | Maximizer | Woo | Positivity | Content

I am a recent graduate, receiving my B.A. in Psychology. I was born in Los Angeles, grew up and spent my childhood in Maryland, then moved back to LA when I was 13. I have traveled from coast to coast and was able to experience the best of both unique cultures and got to meet the some of the most fascinating individuals. Most of whom I met here at CSUN. As a first generation college student, I take great pride in my school and all the experiences and opportunities that were given to me at CSUN. I joined a diverse group of organizations ranging from sports clubs to Greek life to New Student Orientation; to which I owe a debt of gratitude for shaping me into the individual I am today. It was immediately after my very own freshman orientation that I knew I wanted to be a part of the program, and it was through these combined experiences where I grew as a leader. I have recently been accepted into Pepperdine’s Master’s program in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy with Latina/os where I will continue my passion in helping improve the lives of others by realizing their true value.