Meet the Campus Life Student Staff

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Michealea (Mika) Faustine

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?

I am in my second year at GRC.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am studying computer science. 

Where is your home town?
I am from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
One of my goals for coming to the US is learning how to become a good leader, so getting involved in campus seems like a good experience. I also wanted to make life on campus more fun and let students feel they have a safe space in Green River College.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to cook vegetarian meals, search for new recipes, read motivational books, playing the piano, creating a study playlist, sleeping, and learning new things. 

Simon Njoroge

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?

I am in my first year in Green River.

Which program(s) are you studying?
Engineering (Mechanical)

Where is your home town?
Kiambu, in Kenya

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I got involved in Campus because of the opportunities it brought and to be able to work and study in a diverse community.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to do Photography and Videography for fun. I also like hiking.

Quin Erwin

Quin Erwin

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?
Second Year.

Which program(s) are you studying?
Currently AA in Business Management, but will begin the BA of Business Management program in the Spring.

Where is your home town?
My hometown consists of a few places, because my mother was in the military. I was born in Kentucky and moved to Napa, California (the Wine Country) at the age of 2. I spent 12 year there with my grandmother and then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with my mother and younger brother when she retired. I spent 6 years in Alaska where I graduated from North Pole High School.

Why do you want students to get involved on campus?
I want students to get involved on campus because I know what it feels like to feel lost when starting a new adventure with school. I remember the two main directions I had when I came to school, from my car to class and back to my car. I felt very alone and did not feel as if I could have a sense of family or community while I was going to school. That all changed after few encounters with Student Leadership giving away free gifts, just to give back to the students. This felt as if it was a personal way of saying, “We are glad you are here at Green River College” and it was the start to wanting to explore more about where I am going to school at. In that exploration I was and am still finding the family and community that was in search of me and what I can bring to help it grow.

What do you like to do for fun?
 I have Fun by baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes for family and friends. I also enjoy dancing at a local dance studio, where I have been for over a year. I feel my new fun/favorite thing is working in Student Life! This is always a highlight in my day! I am learning more about my school, how to plan events for students to partake in. When I am planning, I often think about how I can reach that one person who felt the same way I did to let them know they are welcome and most importantly you are Loved!

Annie Song

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?
I am a Returning Student

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am studying Language

Where is your home town?
My home town is in south of China.

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I want to expand college students experience.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to read books, and to paint.

Nurma Noor-Khan

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?
Second Year

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am doing two years AA degree and I want to transfer to University and continue focus on my major which is Graphic Design.

Where is your home town?
I am from Myanmar and I lived in Malaysia for 8 years before I came United State

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I want to get involve on campus because I like to help others, make people happy and I want to have fun and create a lot of good memories as a college student and as a leader.

What do you like to do for fun?
 I like to travel and taking picture also, I like to watch Kdrama and I am Anime lover! I do some makeup when I have free time.

Kenny Sarasati

Gator Activities Board Member 

What year at GRC are you?
This is my second year at GRC.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am studying Business.

Where is your home town?
 I like to travel and taking picture also, I like to watch Kdrama and I am Anime lover! I do some makeup when I have free time.

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I really love making new friends and building connections with people so I joined a lot of clubs in campus to get involved with people.

What do you like to do for fun?
In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, reading, and watching a lot of movies. 

Abel Supandji

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?

I'm currently on my 5th quarter at GRC, so this is my 2nd year.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I'm earning my AA Degree in Business at GRC but planning to major in Actuarial Science as I transfer to a four year university.

Where is your home town?
I'm from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I was inspired to get involved on campus as I immediately saw the importance of student leaders at GRC the moment I arrived. Resident Assistants, International Student Ambassadors, Activities Board Members and Peer Volunteers made orientation period and my first week in GRC very welcoming and lively. In my perspective, the contribution of student leaders in making Green River not only a great college but also a close knit community was central to my experience. Because of this, I have always strived to become involved in various Student Life departments like the ASGRC student government and now, the Gator Activities Board. Through this platform I hope to contribute to the community aspect of our college to make it a fun and safe space for all students

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy sightseeing, dancing, dressing up for absolutely nothing, playing Sims, scrolling through Astrology memes and watching/filming regrettable TikToks.

Peggy Chen

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?
This is my second year at GRC.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am studying in Communication.

Where is your home town?
I am from Taiwan.

Why do you want students to get involved on campus?
One of the greatest things is getting involved.  College life for me is not only clases, but also lots of fun. A good way to do that is to be involved.

What do you like to do for fun?
One of my favorite things to do is Dancing. Dance is a way to express one's mind and is stress releasing.

Juwayriyah Sheikh

Gator Activities Board Member

What year at GRC are you?
 I am currently on my 4th quarter here at Green River, so this is technically my 2nd year here at Green River!

Which program(s) are you studying?
Running Start

Where is your home town?
Renton, Washington

Why do you want to get involved on campus?
 I want to get involved on campus because I want to create more interpersonal relationships at Green River and provide a fun and safe environment for everyone here. I also want to experience working in a very diverse sett​ing, learning more about Green River, and meeting new people!

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy baking which is becoming a problem (haha!), reading a little bit too much about zodiac signs, making new friends, exploring around, watching shows/films, and playing around with fashion.

Jerry Chen

International Student Ambassador

What year at GRC are you?
This is my second year at GRC.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I’m studying Computer/Electrical Engineering, and I plan to transfer to a four-year university.

Where is your home town?
I’m from China. My hometown is Shihezi, Xinjiang, located in the northwest of China.

Why should students get involved on campus?
Getting involved on campus is a huge part of the college life that I have always wanted. I love meeting and getting to know people from different cultures and backgrounds, and Green River College is a perfect place for me. There are so many things that we can learn outside of the classroom, and one of the best ways to do so is by interacting with others. I believe that we can create more fun and help each other out by getting involved on campus.

What do you like to do for fun?
I’m a huge basketball fan, so I love playing basketball. I also love playing drums, and my favorite band is Green Day. Just chilling with music also takes a big portion of my free time. Last but not least, I love playing League of Legends!

Dara Huy

Resident Assistant

What year at GRC are you?
This is my second year at GRC.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am majoring in Computer Science.

Where is your home town?
I am from Cambodia

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I want to get involved on campus because I want to meet new people and build good relationships with them.

What do you like to do for fun?
Things I do for fun are Listening to music, Playing Video Game, Ping-Pong.

Mehria Nessar

Resident Assistant

What year at GRC are you?
I have been at GRC since my junior year of high school.  I am now in my second year of the Associate of Arts degree program.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am on the Associates of Arts degree track and my area of concentration is Diversity Studies.

 

Why do you want students to get involved on campus?
Campus involvement lets individuals bridge the gap between book learning and real-life experiences.  It allows students to expand their knowledge on both an intellectual and social level.  There are many events aimed at exposing the student body to the current day experts in different fields.  There are also events that are purely for networking and engaging with peers.

I find that limiting learning to only books and classrooms would rob a student of opportunities to apply knowledge and build  meaningful connections along the way.

What do you like to do for fun?
Throughout my college experiences, I have placed importance on part-time work experiences. I find my positions on campus both regarding and challenging in ways that provide growth opportunities.  I also enjoy interacting with children, so i tutor K-12 students as part of a community program. I often observe classes at GRC just to see what other disciplines are like. I have found amazing faculty members and new areas of interest by observing classes.

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Alan Li

Resident Assistant

What year at GRC are you?
This is my second year at GRC.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am working towards an AA in Chemistry

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I want to get involved on campus and gain some work experiences

What do you like to do for fun?
Gym and late-night drive

Jacko Ho

Resident Assistant

What year at GRC are you?
This is my second year in GRC. I started in Fall 2019.

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am studying Aviation.

Where is your home town?
I am from Hong Kong.

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I wanted to get involved on campus to interact with more people and gain more experience in problem solving and communicating.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like listening to all sorts of music and shoot photographs.

Taelin Marthaler

Resident Assistant 

What year at GRC are you?
I am a second year student

Which program(s) are you studying?
I am in the Transfer Program.

Where is your home town?
I am from Sartell, Minnesota.

Why should students get involved on campus?
To make the most of the college experience!

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to read, spend time with friends, and paint.

Francie Igboabuchi

Francie Igboabuchi

Resident Assistant

What year at GRC are you?
Second Year

Which program(s) are you studying?
Pre-Med

Where is your home town?
Aguata, Anmbra State

Why did you want to get involved on campus?
I wan to connect the residents at CCA to campus resources to make their college experience event better!

What do you like to do for fun?
Go shopping!