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Destination Western Peer Advisors

We know the transition to college can be challenging. This program was designed to help you acclimate to a new academic and social environment. Your peer advisors will be with you throughout this experience to assist with anything you may need. We’re so excited to meet you! Welcome aboard!

Get to know the 2022 Destination Western Peer Advisors!

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Abigail Fisher

She/Her/Hers | Senior
Tigard, OR
Languages: English & ASL

I’m studying a double major in (ASL/English) Interpreting Studies and Elementary Education with a minor in ASL. I also serve as one of the Destination Western coordinators with Johnny. My favorite memories as a first-year student were joining leadership and meeting new friends!

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Johnny Martinez-Isaac

He/Him/His | Junior
Portland, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Education with a minor in ESOL. I also serve as one of the Destination Western coordinators with Abigail. My favorite memory as a first-year student was playing intramural soccer in the spring!

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Mary Ayala-Velasquez

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Albany, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting so many new people!

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Priscila España

She/Her/Hers | Senior
Medford, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a double major in Public Policy & Administration and Spanish. My favorite memory as a first-year student was traveling to Arizona for the MEChA National Conference!

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Jessica Garibay-Ochoa

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Salem, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a double major in Psychology & Public Health. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting new people and getting involved with leadership positions on campus!

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Moshe Martinez

He/Him/His | Senior
Independence, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Computer Science with minors in Information Systems and Spanish. My favorite memory as a first-year student was going on a retreat with the Discover Leadership program!

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Cristina Olivares

She/Her/Hers | Senior
Independence, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Elementary Education with a minor in ESOL. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting people from the Summer Bridge program!

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Jose Rojas Olivares

He/Him & They/Them | Junior
Redmond, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a minor in ESOL. My favorite memory as a first-year student was going to 7-eleven with my friends early in the morning while studying for exams!

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Chantel Rumenapp

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Redmond, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Middle/High School Education with a concentration in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. My favorite memory as a first-year student was getting to meet so many new people!

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Ciclali Santos

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Portland, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Business with a minor in Entrepreneurship. My favorite memory as a first-year student was receiving the Diversity Commitment scholarship!

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Fowzia Abdi

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Portland, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Business with a minor in Marketing. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting my best friend!

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Shyann Ah Nee

She/Her/Hers | Senior
Kapolei, HI
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Communication Studies with minors in Psychology and Health. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting a bunch of other students from Hawai’i and forming great friendships!

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Eva Alvarez

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Philomath, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Psychology. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting my best friends through Destination Western and Welcome Week, and getting involved in rugby!

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Autumn Beck

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Gresham, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Biology. My favorite memory as a first-year student was participating in Destination Western. I had so much fun getting to know so many new people!

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Faith DeVyldere

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Tangent, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a double major in Education and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. My favorite memory as a first-year student was joining the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and gaining a really supportive community of sisters!

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Fatima Dominguez

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Woodburn, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Psychology. My favorite memory as a first-year student was participating in the fun activities during Welcome Week!

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June Dominguez

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Gresham, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Biology with a minor in Physical Science. My favorite memory as a first-year student was teaching some of my friends how to play rugby on campus!

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Jocelyn Duran Jacobo

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Salem, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Pre-Nursing. My favorite memory as a first-year student was participating in Destination Western. I really enjoyed all of the activities and meeting new friends!

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Jess Farenkopf

They/Them/Theirs | Senior
Aloha, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Communication Studies and Psychology with a double minor in Economics and Gender Studies. My favorite memory as a first-year student was eating pizza and watching movies with my friends while studying for final exams!

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Malia Fernandez

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Maui, HI
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Psychology. My favorite memory as a first-year student was engaging in self-care with my friends at the Freedom Center!

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Kenzie Forgey

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Puyallup, WA
Languages: English & ASL

I’m studying a major in Psychology with a minor in American Sign Language. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting my new friends during Destination Western!

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Annika Fuller

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Oregon City, OR
Languages: English & ASL

I’m studying a major in (ASL/English) Interpreting Studies. My favorite memory as a first-year student was participating in the campus Drag Show!

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Jordan Gouvea

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Coquille, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Exercise Science. My favorite memories as a first-year student were participating in Destination Western and Welcome Week. Everything was so much fun, and we were all in the same boat figuring things out because we were all new!

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Wesley Gutierrez

He/Him/His | Sophomore
Salem, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Business. My favorite memory as a first-year student was participating in Destination Western as a new student!

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Kodee Harwood

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Coos Bay, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Communication Studies with a minor in Art & Design. My favorite memory as a first-year student was going on a retreat with the Discover Leadership program!

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Daryn Heim

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Toledo, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Education with a minor in English Studies. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting new people and experiencing how to be on my own alongside other new students!

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Amari Hendrix

He/Him/His | Sophomore
Sacramento, CA
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Business. My favorite memory as a first-year student was participating in Destination Western, especially playing paintball and laser tag!

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Julio Herrera

He/Him/His | Senior
Salem, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Education. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting new people and forming new friendships!

Manda Hiscott

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
St. Helens, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Dance with a double minor in Psychology and Music. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting my partner and completing dance compositions!

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Seidree Kealoha-Albarado

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Lihue, HI
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Business Management. My favorite memories as a first-year student were getting out of my comfort zone and making new friends through intramural and club sports!

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Lauren Mallen

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Oregon City, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Education with a concentration in Mathematics. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting new people and experiencing how to be on my own alongside other new students!

Cristina Matta

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
North Bend, WA
Languages: English & ASL

I’m studying a double major in (ASL/English) Interpreting Studies and Spanish. My favorite memories as a first-year student were participating in the Discover Leadership program and having good laughs with my friends!

Osmar Piza

He/Him/His | Senior
Madras, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Middle/High School Education with a concentration in Social Science. My favorite memory as a first-year student was painting my name on the new student sidewalk!

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Gracee Potter

She/Her/Hers | Junior
Redmond, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. My favorite memory as a first-year student was joining the Alpha Chi Omega sorority!

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Angeles Reyes Mondragon

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Beaverton, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Elementary Education with a minor in ESOL. My favorite memory as a first-year student was volunteering with the Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference!

Brittany Robles Jimenez

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
La Grande, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Biology with a minor in Psychology. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting so many great people, making new friends, and playing video games with my hallmates!

Brenda Rocio Martinez

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Woodburn, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a double major in Public Policy & Administration and Political Science. My favorite memory as a first-year student was when I woke up early in the morning to watch an eclipse, but I didn’t calculate the time difference correctly!

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Raúl Sagrero Gaona

He/Him/His | Sophomore
Salem, OR
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a double major in Psychology and Spanish. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting new people through Destination Western!

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Emily Stanfield

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
Rockaway Beach, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Education. My favorite memory as a first-year student was going to the rollerskating event during Welcome Week!

Kyle Talley

He/Him/His | Senior
Astoria, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Early Childhood Education. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting my hallmates and forming new friendships with them!

Anna Wyrostek

She/Her/Hers | Sophomore
McMinnville, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Psychology. My favorite memory as a first-year student was going to a WOU theatre production during fall term!

Contact the department of New Student and Family Programs

orientation@wou.edu | (503) 838-9482 | M-F, 9am-5pm | Virtually & On Campus (WUC 210)