SARAH BAGHDADI, UC Santa Cruz | September 2019 – Current

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.

KEVIN MANZANO, UC Santa Cruz | September 2019 – Current

Kevin is from Los Angeles, California and a junior at the University Of California Santa Cruz focusing on majoring in Economics. His goal is to help high school and college students use Monterey Bay Career Connect to find and create goals for themselves, and to help them seek opportunities to achieve these goals.

MALENA MCKABA, UC Santa Cruz | October 2019 – Current

Malena McKaba is in her final year at UC Santa Cruz, studying Literature and Creative Writing. She is excited to join Monterey Bay Career Connect, and to use her passion for reading and writing to create an engaging social media campaign for them. Her goal is to increase the online presence of this great resource, and to give others the tools to use the many opportunities it offers.

ISMAEL ROCHA, CSU Monterey Bay | Spring 2019 – Current

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.

NICHOL VELES, CSU Monterey Bay | Spring 2019 – Current

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.

RYEN RAHBAR, CSU Monterey Bay | March 2020 – Current

Ryen is a third-year student at CSUMB where he is majoring in Communication Design with an emphasis on Web Design. He is thrilled to join the MBEP Student Ambassador team and looking forward to utilizing his graphic and web design skills to help complete project goals.

LEAH BAKER, Monterey Peninsula College | February 2020 – Current

Leah Baker is a full-time Computer Science student at Monterey Peninsula College with plans to transfer to CSU Monterey Bay and finish a bachelor’s in Computer Science with a focus in Networks and security. Her goal is to use her passion for technology to help other students achieve success with resources like Monterey Bay Career Connect.

MEGAN GUIDI, North Carolina State University | Monterey Peninsula Native | April 2020 – Current

Megan is a graduate student at North Carolina State University finishing the last semester of her College Counseling and Student Development program remotely from Pacific Grove. Megan enjoys connecting people to resources that help guide career exploration and readiness, she is excited to extend that passion along the central coast as she settles in back home. Megan looks forward to sharing her insights as a former Career Counseling Intern through the creation of new materials to share on the Monterey Bay Career Connect website.

Past Student Ambassadors

Gabrielle Davila | CSU Monterey Bay | Summer – Fall 2019

Lisa Hood | Cabrillo College | Spring 2019

Ellen (Jingyu) Zhong | Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey | Fall 2019