College of Humanities

Introducing Our 2022 College of Humanities Dean’s Scholar: Jaidyn Yambao

Jaidyn YambaoJaidyn Yambao once had a high school teacher tell her that she was destined to “flip burgers” and not much more. When she arrived at CSUN, however, Jaidyn says she was filled with hope. Clearly, she was also brimming with determination. Today, Jaidyn is the 2022 College of Humanities Dean’s Scholar and Wolfson Scholar candidate. After holding a consistent place on the Dean’s List starting in the fall of 2019, being part of the GE Honor’s Program, and receiving an NSP University Scholarship, Jaidyn has earned a B.A. through the English Honors Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.93. During her time at CSUN, Jaidyn was active in a number of campus clubs and activities: a proud member of Alpha Omicron Pi, the CSUN Young Democratic Socialists of America, the Pre-Law Club, and she was a co-founder and Vice President of CSUN’s Poetry Club. Jaidyn also gave back to the university as a dedicated student leader. She served as a Student Senator representing the College of Humanities where she worked on the University Affairs Committee and the Internal Affairs Committee. While balancing, work, school, and her service commitments, Jaidyn continued to impress her professors, one of whom said, “Jaidyn Yambao is the whole package: creative, academic, professional, and community-oriented. It has been an absolute delight working with her, seeing her grow, and I am so excited for what comes next on her path.” And what is next on Jaidyn’s path? Law school for starters. Needless to say, a far cry from flipping burgers.