A CSUN alumna herself, Shellie graduated with a B.S. in Leisure Studies & Recreation in 1990 and with her Master's in Public Administration in 1998. Before transferring into the Office of Alumni Relations in 2001, she worked at CSUN in the Office of Student Development, serving students in Orientation programming, Greek-life, Associated Students, Emerging Leaders, and other student clubs and organizations. Shellie's parents and her husband also graduated from CSUN. Her son Jack and daughter Dana will carry on the Matador tradition.
Prior to joining CSUN in 2017, Christina worked as a Career Counselor at the USC Career Center. She began her career in higher education in conjunction with receiving her Master's degree in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University. Before that, she received her BA in Pastoral Care from LIFE Bible College. When not in office, she currently enjoys helping and watching her daughter, Kayla, go through her freshman year here at CSUN and supporting her son, Mark, at his baseball games.
Hannah is a proud Matador having graduated from CSUN with a B.S. in Finance in 2017 and MBA in 2021. She has held various roles in Student Financial Services before coming to the Alumni Relations Team. Hannah's prior involvement with her sorority, Delta Zeta, and Nazarian Alumni Chapter, along with her campus knowledge, makes her a great resource for Alumni Chapters. She looks forward to using her experience to support the CSUN Alumni community.
Melissa is a recent CSUN alumna, receiving her B.A. in Communication Studies. She began working at the Alumni Relations office as a student assistant for two years and has now transitioned into her new role organizing student and young alumni engagement activities. Melissa was involved in the sorority Alpha Phi for four years and is excited to use her marketing experience to connect and support students on campus.
An Alumni Relations team member for 14 years, Cheryl is a lead for signature events including the Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Volunteer Service Awards. Prior to becoming a staff member, Cheryl volunteered with the CSUN history department’s Natchez Historic Conference and Courthouse Records Project. A CSUN alum by choice and marriage, her husband Richard ’89, MA’92 (History) is her best volunteer.
Cristina Bernstein (Enriquez) '10
Cristina is a proud CSUN alumna and San Fernando Valley native. Prior to joining CSUN, Cristina worked at The Los Angeles Film School as an Industry Outreach Team Lead in their Career Development Department. She is excited to provide career and professional development support to CSUN alums and students across all stages of their careers.
Marco Esparza '20
Before joining the CSUN team, Marco spent his time researching the marketing trends found in the entertainment industry. Being a Homegrown CSUN alumnus himself, he used his undergrad background to break into the job market. Previously having worked for Bank of America and NBC Universal, it was there were he found his passion for data and how it makes the world move. Now at CSUN, his goal is to pave the way for future Matadors and to discover how he can further utilize data to engage with our CSUN Alumni. His motto is to work with a purpose, he has returned to his alma mater because he knows there is still innovation stones left unturned.
Prior to working at CSUN, Chelsea spent several years working within various fields of the non-profit sector. She is a proud alumna of UC Santa Cruz, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology in 2010, and a proud Matador, having received her Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from CSUN in 2019. Her interests and educational experience drive her passion for connecting students and the greater Southern California community to the resources, programs and opportunities on campus.
Rachelle is a proud CSUN alumna, earning her B.A. in Liberal Studies in 2011 and her M.A. in English in 2015. She has worked with various nonprofits over the past decade, including serving as the National President of the Women’s National Book Association. Previously, she worked as the Head of Membership at PEN Center USA, a literary arts and human rights nonprofit. Rachelle is happy to be back at CSUN as the Annual Giving Manager, working to increase resources for students across campus.
Prior to working at CSUN, Deena spent 2 years working for the Council on American-Islamic Relations at the LA chapter in both the Development and Policy and Advocacy departments. Her last role as the Development Coordinator allowed her to oversee various fundraising campaigns and events in the nonprofit sector. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in Sociology. Deena is excited to join the Annual Giving team at CSUN and use her experience as well as grow in her new role.