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The department of New Student and Family Programs hires approximately 25 students each year to be part of WOU’s new student orientation PLUS Team (Peer Leaders Understand Students). These student leaders assist incoming students during PACK Welcome festivities throughout the summer. PLUS Team members help students become excited about their transition to college and make meaningful connections with their classmates!

Get to know PLUS Team 2022!

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Ella Tenido

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

I’m studying a major in Social Science with a minor in Public Policy & Administration. I also serve as the coordinator of PLUS Team this year. My favorite memory as a first-year student was when I dyed my hair and it turned the shower pink!

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Dakota Whitmire

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

I’m studying a major in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. My favorite memory as a first-year student was participating in Destination Western!

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Brayleen Blanchard

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

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

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Gheraldy Bobadilla-Cruz

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

I’m studying a major in Education with a concentration in Social Science. My favorite memory as a first-year student was joining the PLUS Team!

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Nancy Montecinos

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

I’m studying a double major in Psychology and Public Health. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting my roommate, spending time with them, and getting frozen yogurt at Frozone!

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Cesar Murillo

He/Him/His | Sophomore | Mt. Shasta, CA
Languages: English & Spanish

I’m studying a major in Psychology. My favorite memory as a first-year student was getting involved with the PLUS Team because it was one of the first major things I did, despite being virtual!

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Mari Catalan Galeana

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

I’m studying a major in Biology with a minor in Physical Science. My favorite memory as a first-year student was making the honor roll!

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Daizy Hernandez Soriano

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

I’m studying a major in Business. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting new people and making new friends!

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Marione Corpus

She/Her/Hers | Junior | Saipan, CNMI
Languages: English & Tagalog

I’m studying a major in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Science. My favorite memory as a first-year student was seeing snow for the first time!

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Coral Davis

She/Her & They/Them | Sophomore | Jefferson, OR
Language: English

I’m studying a major in Secondary Education with a focus in Mathematics. My favorite memory as a first-year student was getting everything organized and put away when I first moved into Ackerman Hall!

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Carl Garon

He/Him/His | Senior | Saipan, CNMI
Languages: English & Tagalog

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 living in the residence halls and creating a community with the other students in my hall!

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Connor Goehring

He/Him/His | Junior | Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Languages: English & ASL

I’m studying a double major in American Sign Language Studies and Education with a minor in Linguistics. My favorite memory as a first-year student was getting matching dinosaur tattoos with two of my friends!

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Hunter Hall

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

I’m studying a major in Mathematics with a minor in Communication Studies. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting my classmates and friends!

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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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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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Shabryna Herrera

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

I’m studying a major in Criminal Justice with a minor in Juvenile Justice. My favorite memories as a first-year student were participating in Destination Western, joining the rugby team, and meeting my new best friends!

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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 going to a movie night with my friends after finals week during winter term!

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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!

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Bacilio Miguel

He/Him/His | Sophomore | Cornelius, OR
Languages: English, Spanish, & Q’anjob’al

I’m studying a major in Art Education with a minor in ESOL. My favorite memory as a first-year student was getting to meet and spend time with new friends!

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Tyler Noyes

He/Him/His | Sophomore | Tampa, FL
Language: English

I’m studying a major in (ASL/English) Interpreting Studies. My favorite memories as a first-year student were meeting new people during Destination Western and Welcome Week, and seeing the performances and shows on campus!

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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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Quinn Ridder

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

I’m studying a major in Business with a concentration in Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship. My favorite memory as a first-year student was meeting some of my closest friends!

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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!

Contact the department of New Student and Family Programs

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