2016-2017 Student Ambassador Team
Hometown: Vista and Encenitas, CA
Studying: Liberal Arts Mathematics and Sciences
Hello!! I was raised in Vista, California until I was in 10th grade and then I moved to Encinitas, California. I attended Vista High School. I plan to transfer to a 4-year university, major in Animal Science and become a large animal vet or one day open my own animal shelter. In high school, I was involved in color guard and FFA. Feel free to come up and say hi if you see me around!
Hometown: Portland, Oregon and Pacific Northwest
Hey, everyone! My name is Andrew Charlton. I was born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in the Pacific Northwest until around the age of 16. Three years ago, at the beginning of my junior year, I moved down to Carlsbad with my mother and siblings, where I finished off my last two years of high school. I graduated from Carlsbad Village Academy in 2015. This will be my second full year at MiraCosta, but my first year as a student ambassador. In the future, I hope to attend medical school and peruse my dreams of having a career somewhere within the medical field. Outside of school, you can find me at the beach, digging for new music, or spending my days hiking. I am extremely excited to represent MiraCosta's ever-changing and diverse community this school year.
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hello, my name is Andres Flores. This is my second year at Mira Costa College. I lived my whole life in Oceanside and proud of it. I'm involved in an after school program called REACH, which helps students with their homework and keep them out of the streets. My educational goal is to go to SDSU and get my bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. On my free time, I like to play soccer and just hang out with my friends.
Hometown: Portland,OR and Oceanside, CA
Hellooo! I'm April, I graduated with the class of 2016 at El Camino High School and I am now entering my first year at Mira Costa College. With my major in sociology, I want to be able to work in the foster system or rehabilitation centers for teens that are not getting the help they need and be the change the systems need to see. My education plan is to transfer to either CSU San Marcos or UCSD and earn my Master’s Degree. When I was in High School I was involved in a nonprofit organization named Project REACH, it was an after school program that not only helped students with their academics but helped them stay off the streets and find healthy alternatives. On my free time, I love to go to the beach, hang out with my friends, go to my local youth group with my friends, or work out!
What I love about MiraCosta College: The thing I love about this college is the diversity! Though it is my first year here, I've came many times to check out the campus and have met several people who come from different backgrounds which I find amazing.
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
Studying: Political Science
Bonjour! My name is Brianna. This is my second year at MiraCosta College. I was born in Los Angeles, but I moved to Oceanside for military reasons. I am working on my general education to obtain an AA degree in political science with an emphasis of minoring in Psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercising, and running on a daily basis. My goals after MiraCosta are to transfer to UC Davis and receive a bachelor’s. After college, I wish to pursue a career in the Army Reserves and in the meantime go to Stanford Law School. Being an ambassador for the second time, I want to let students know about the amazing opportunities that await them here at MiraCosta College!
Hometown:Oaxaca, Mexico and Vista, CA
Major: Liberal Studies
Hello everyone my name is Cristina. I was born in a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico but for most of my life, I have lived in Vista, California. I graduated from Guajome Park Academy in 2015. I plan to transfer to Cal State San Marcos by Fall 2018, in order to become a teacher. I enjoy working with my community and children; I am a Catechist at my church and regularly help at the events in The Alta Vista Gardens. If you see me around please feel free to ask me about the resources available at MiraCosta.
What I love about MiraCosta College: My favorite thing about MiraCosta is the staff, resources, and dedication that the professors have for students.
Hometown: San Marcos, CA
Studying: Fine Arts
Hello, my name is Daniel. I am a first-year college student who recently graduated from Mission Hills High School. I am studying Fine Arts with an emphasis in human development in hopes of becoming a future art professor. I plan to transfer to CSUSM to obtain my Bachelor's Degree and then transfer to UCLA to get my Master's Degree in Fine Arts. Outside of school, you can typically find me drawing, teaching myself to play the ukulele, or hanging out with my bros. If you want to come to a school that has many positive vibes and influences, you should come to Mira Costa College!
Hometown: Solana Beach, CA
What's Good everyone! My name is Elvert and I was born and raised in Solana beach my whole life and I just recently graduated Torrey Pines High School .Therefore this is my first year at MiraCosta College and I plan to pursue the field of business and transfer into a four year university with a emphasis in marketing. I admire the caring staff members and positive atmosphere that MiraCosta has for it's students. I enjoy playing the beautiful and sport of futbol, playing a good old game of chess, and playing some juicy tunes on my keyboard. Always remember that if you want to be the very best that no one ever was, don't be afraid to try out new things and don't let your fears interrupt your goals in life. I am very easy to get along with and if you ever see me around campus or anywhere please feel free to ask me anything.
Hometown: Murrieta, CA and Carlsbad, CA
Hello, my name is Emma and I am going into my second year at MiraCosta! I lived in Murrieta, Ca for 17 years then moved to Carlsbad, Ca the weekend after I graduated high school. I am now living it up by the beach. In my free time I enjoy playing with my two yellow labs, concerts, surfing, eating cool foods, and essentially any activity outdoors or in the water. At the end of this school year, I will graduate with my AA in Communication and hopefully transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall of 2017 to obtain my Bachelor's degree in Communication. I hope to use my degree to become a business and private airline flight attendant. One of the main goals I have as a student ambassador is to make the community college route a more positive and popular choice throughout high schools in the community. I believe this route is beneficial in numerous ways, especially attending MiraCosta College! One of the countless things that I love about MiraCosta is our staff and faculty. Each and every one of our staff makes this community college feel like home and makes every student feel incredibly welcome. They are the glue that puts MiraCosta together. If you see me around campus please say hey!!
Hometown: American Samoa
Major: Administration Of Justice
Talofa MiraCosta! My name is Geoffrey Vaafuti and I was born and raised in American Samoa. I moved here from Samoa three years ago to continue my education here in California. I am currently living Oceanside. I attended Vista High School(Go Panthers), and now I'm attending Miracosta College. I want to be police officer and I'm not sure where I want to transfer. I am a member of our Rugby Club here on campus. I've been playing rugby for 14 years. I'm looking forward to serve our students and people in our community.
What I love about MiraCosta College: I love that there are free services (free tutoring inside the library) and that the staff are so helpful.
Hello! My name is Liliana but most know me by Lily. I graduated from El Camino high school in 2015. This will be my second year as a student ambassador. I will be majoring in sociology to help me accomplish my dream of becoming an immigration lawyer. Ever since I was little, I have always had a desire to help others in need and ultimately aide innocent victims one day. One way that I am able to show my passion for service is through project REACH. I have participated in community events such as cleaning the neighborhood and mentoring Libby Lake elementary students.
What I love about MiraCosta College: I greatly appreciate that at MiraCosta College there are all the opportunities and resources that one needs.
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
Hello! I grew up in Encinitas, California and attended San Dieguito High School Academy. After two years of hard work at Mira Costa, my goal is to transfer to the Nursing program at University of California Los Angeles, or University of California Irvine. Once I've completed my education I hope to work with Scrips Hospital back in Encinitas. I'm currently a part of the Honors Scholar Program at MiraCosta College, as well as have recently become a Student Ambassador. Outside of school I work at a local cafe and enjoy hiking in my spare time. I'm very excited to challenge myself and make the most of my next two years here at MiraCosta!
Hometown: Canyon Country, CA and Carlsbad, CA
Greetings! I spent most of my childhood and beginning of my freshman year in Canyon Country, California where I attended Canyon High School. After a quick few months, my family and I moved to Carlsbad, California. I graduated from Carlsbad High School in 2015. Lancers Baby! This year, I will be finishing my stay here at MiraCosta in hopes of transferring to either the University of California, Los Angeles or the University of Southern California in the fall. I plan on receiving my bachelor degree in business and continue onto law school. Currently, I am a member of the MiraCosta Honors Program and volunteer at Carlsbad By The Sea Retirement Community, located in Carlsbad Village. I consider myself an adrenaline junkie so I spend most my free time doing outdoor activities, including soccer, hiking, and going to the beach with friends and family. Oh, I have also been skydiving twice! I am honored and extremely excited to begin my journey as a MiraCosta Student Ambassador and I hope to meet all you beautiful people around campus!
What I love about MiraCosta: I love that MiraCosta feels like a huge family, where the staff is always willing to help!
Hometown: Encinitas, California
I'm from beautiful Encinitas California and had the wonderful opportunity to attend San Dieguito Academy for my high school career. My academic goal is to become an English Teacher at the secondary school level. With that goal in mind my dream is to transfer to CSUSM. As for my free time, currently I enjoy "hunting" for Pokemon in and around my community with friends. If you see me around campus always feel free to say "hi" and ask any questions you may have about our lovely Oceanside and San Elijo Miracosta Campuses.
What I love about MiraCosta College: From the moment you step on campus you can feel an overflowing amount of support and positive energy enveloping you, it creates such a unique environment that can be only be found at MiraCosta.
Third Year Student
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
I was born in San Diego, raised in Oceanside. I attended El Camino H.S. and graduated class of 2011. My goals after MiraCosta are to transfer to Cal State San Marcos to attain my bachelors degree. I plan to work in the field of kinesiology as an athletic trainer to help make a positive impact on others. I'm actively involved in the sport of mixed martial arts and am an amateur fighter. I've brought an MMA Club to our campus and welcome others to join in on the fun and learn self defense.
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Studying: Computer Science
I graduated from Carlsbad High School, where I was Encuentros Club Vice President, part of the Peer Leaders Uniting Students (PLUS) team, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). My educational goal is to transfer to UC Santa Barbara or UC Riverside to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. After completing my undergraduate I plan to pursue a masters in Higher Education. When I have free time from studying, I like to play soccer, hang out with friends and family, and read poetry.
Hometown: Aguascalientes, Mexico and Vista, CA
Studying: Graphic Design
Hi everyone my name is Samuel, but call me Bubbles. I consider myself a TV ad producer as I have a tremendous amount of experience from infomercials to company presentations and more. I was originally born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and moved to Vista, California when I was eight years old. In high school I started a video marketing business known as "SAKA productions" which ironically has changed my life. At first, I had difficulty accumulating clients, but months later my videos were selling like hot cakes; suddenly I had enough money to pay for my school activities and support my family with basic needs. As a result, I have learned to face new challenges in life, and my next challenge is to transfer to CSU Northridge or SDSU in order to become a Hollywood director or graphic designer. With either career, I want to represent my Mexican and American culture with pride. I see being part of the Student Ambassador family as an opportunity to improve my communication skills and spread the word about higher education. I believe higher education is for everyone!
Hometown: Bonsall, CA
Hi everyone! My name is Samantha and this is going to be my second year at MiraCosta College and as a student ambassador. I graduated from Mission Vista High School class of 2015. I am majoring in Psychology and I hope to transfer to UCSD. My ultimate goal is to apply to Medical school and become a Pediatrician. On campus, I am involved in the Honors Scholar Program and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Additionally, I am President of Encuentros Club. Off campus, I love to go to non profit organization such as Casa De Amparo, North County Lifeline, and Operation Hope and do community service. I love to dance and hang out with my friends. My favorite part about MiraCosta is the diversity you see on campus in the various leadership positions as well as in programs and clubs. Never forget where you started and remember to stay humble.
Hometown: Solana Beach, CA
I originally am from Solana Beach and attended Torrey Pines High School. After my stay at MiraCosta, I will hopefully will transfer to UC Santa Barbara or CSU San Marcos. My academic goal is to become a guidance counselor for high school. I spend my free time looking for Pokemon in my community. If you see me around campus make sure to say hello!
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
Welcome! My name is Yanet. I graduated from Rancho Buena Vista High school as an Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID), California Scholarship Foundation (CSF) and International Baccalaureate (IB) graduate. I am ecstatic to work as a MiraCosta student ambassador, so I can involve myself with our community in order to empower each other. As a first generation student, I am dedicated and passionate about reaching my goal to become an entrepreneur for a non-profit regarding environmental issues. I plan to transfer to either USD or UCLA in the fall. On my spare time, I love to hike, swim, learn and socialize with people. Don't hesitate to say hello!