XUELIAN LOTUS CHEN, Middlebury Institute of International Studies |  Remote | July 2020 – Current 

Xuelian Lotus Chen just graduated from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey studying international policy and development. She is a bilingual professional (English and Chinese) journalist and social change maker who has worked in India, China, Vietnam, and the US for years. She is passionate about making the world a just, inclusive, and equal place by blending her journalism background and international policy & development program by assisting with grant research and process development at MBEP.

KEVIN MANZANO, UC Santa Cruz | Remote | 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. Kevin is working with MBEP on a region-wide climate student ambassador campaign.

ISMAEL ROCHA, CSU Monterey Bay | Remote | 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. Ismael is helping lead a South Monterey community engagement campaign to increase awareness of MBEP’s workforce development resources to students, educators and employers. 

Past Student Ambassadors

Sarah Baghdadi | UC Santa Cruz | September 2019 – December 2019

Leah Baker | Monterey Peninsula College | February 2020 – April 2020

Gabrielle Davila | CSU Monterey Bay | Summer – Fall 2019

Lisa Hood | Cabrillo College | Spring 2019

Malena McKaba | UC Santa Cruz | October 2019 – Spring 2020

Nichol Veles | CSU Monterey Bay | Spring 2019 – March 2020

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