UC Santa Cruz

Sarah Baghdadi is a third-year student majoring in Business Management Economics. She has her own sustainable, ethical fashion startup called Incite!. Sarah enjoys helping people achieve their dreams by exploring what the Monterey Bay Career Connect resources have to offer. She also loves engaging with people to provide tips based on her experience with Monterey Bay Career Connect’s website.

CSU Monterey Bay

Gabrielle Davila is from Fremont, California. She is a returning student and in her Senior year at CSUMB studying Business Administration with a concentration on Management and International Business. She is very excited to be a Student Ambassador for MBEP and is looking forward to helping students and members of the community network through Monterey Bay Career Connect. While she was a student at Monterey Peninsula College, Gabrielle utilized the tools available on the Monterey Bay Career Connect website to help her chose her major and is excited to now be part of the team.

Comunity Outreach Volunteer
Cabrillo College

Amy Ferrasci is a returning student, currently attending Cabrillo College. Amy has a B.A. in Art History from Humboldt State University, but considers herself a lifelong student, always looking to learn more and improve her skills. Amy currently does freelance Graphic Design work, some of her past positions include: Marketing and Social Media Manager for the Capitola Village BIA, an Executive Assistant in the Director’s Office at the de Young Museum, a Real Estate Agent and an Administrative Assistant at Humboldt State University. She is excited to work with MBCC because she is passionate about helping people and connecting them with resources and opportunities that will help them meet their goals and fulfill their dreams.


CSU Monterey Bay

Gurpinder Kaur Sandhu is a senior at California State University, Monterey Bay and is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She is an international student, originally from India. She is excited to be a Student Ambassador at Monterey Bay Career Connect and is glad that she’ll get to help students with our free resources. She loves networking with people and is very ambitious. She has over 4 years of experience in social work and 2 years of experience in Marketing and Sales. She is looking forward to meeting new people and improving her skills while helping them. Since she is an international student, she wants to help other international students at her university with finding job opportunities and internships. 

CSU Monterey Bay

Harsh Patel is a sophomore at California State University Monterey Bay. He is a Business major with concentration Accounting and Finance. He always takes initiative for helping and supporting other people. He is very active, fast and hardworking. Also, he is always looking for new business ideas and strategies. He is very excited to work with Monterey Bay Career Connect and want share this platform for his career and for connecting with other people.

CSU Monterey Bay

Ismael is a second year student at CSUMB where he is majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Psychology. He enjoys helping others, especially the youth through tutoring, mentoring and coaching. He is so excited to be part of this awesome team and show students how many FREE resources they have available through Monterey Bay Career Connect website.

CSU Monterey Bay

Nichol Veles is a third year, Sustainable Hospitality major, currently attending CSUMB, although, she obtained her AA, in Liberal Arts, from Gavilan College. She is excited about every aspect of being a Student Ambassador. She loves being able to connect people with resources that could ultimately help them attain their goals! One thing Nichol has always been a networker and this is exactly the kind of work that makes it all worth it! Nichol is also looking forward to all of the marketing and social media skills she will attain, as well as being able to visit different colleges and school sites since she would like to remain a connection for education.

Graduate Practicum Intern
Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Ellen (Jingyu) Zhong is a graduate student at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, pursuing her duel-degree in IPD (International Policy and Development) & Translation (JP<>EN). She is an international student who speaks Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, English and Japanese. With her multicultural experience, she is zealous in helping students, especially international students like herself, explore local internship or career opportunities by utilizing the amazing resources that Monterey Bay Economic Partnership provides for free.