Transfer Ambassadors Program

The Transfer Ambassadors program aims to promote a transfer-going culture at Fullerton  College. Each ambassador is a Fullerton College alum that has successfully transferred to a four-year university. Last semester we proudly launched our very first Transfer Ambassadors program. Our ambassadors were able to meet and share transfer knowledge with over 1,400 students on campus! This semester, we aim to support more students and promote a transfer culture throughout campus through tabling in different campus locations and events as well as presenting to clubs and classrooms about the various transfer resources our center provides.

Meet Our Ambassadors!

Justine Banal

Justine Banal

UC Los Angeles '18

Justine Banal is excited to return home to Fullerton College.  She graduated in 2016 and transferred to UCLA where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies.  While at Fullerton College, Justine served in Associated Students and was heavily involved in several campus organizations.   

During her time at UCLA, Justine contributed to the Pilipinx campus community as a Resident Assistant for the Pilipinx Living Learning Community and a member of the Pilipino Transfer Student Partnership.  She also performed with several dance teams including Samahang Modern, NSU Modern, and Taste the Rainbow.  Justine aspirations consist of pursuing a master’s degree in Education and work at a college full-time. 

Kassandra Flores

Kassandra Flores

UC Irvine '20

Kassandra transferred from Fullerton College to the University of California, Irvine (UCI).  At Fullerton College, she earned an Associates of Arts in Interdisciplinary Math and Science as well as another in Interdisciplinary Social Science.  Kassandra also served as the Vice President of Finance for Associated Students in which she was recognized with the Leader of the Year award.  She was also considered a Student of Distinction under the Service Achievement category.

Kassandra continues the interdisciplinary trajectory at UCI and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science and Criminology, Law, & Society with a minor in Statistics.  Her research interests consist of studying student populations at community colleges and their transfer experiences by evaluating special programs and sociological factors, such as academic support and community values.   She hopes to continue in educational research and to one day earn a Ph.D. in Education, specifically focusing on Higher Education.  Kassandra aspires to teach in higher education while continuing to do community college research.

Zyrah Niazi

Zyrah Niazi

Cal State Fullerton '19

Zyrah Niazi graduated with an Associate of Arts in Sociology from Fullerton College in the spring of 2017.  During her time at Fullerton College, Zyrah was president of the Middle-Eastern Club and would often table at campus events such as Worldfest.  She also utilized the Transfer Center by coming in for application assistance and participating in the annual Transfer Celebration.

Zyrah is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the California State University of Fullerton.  Her aspirations consist of applying to graduate school at Cal State Fullerton and work towards earning a Master of Science in Counseling.  Zyrah also spends her spare time tutoring refugee children throughout Orange County.  After a long day she enjoys coming home to her Australian Shepard, Inca.

Emily Ortiz

Emily Ortiz

Cal State Fullerton '18

Emily began her transfer experience at Fullerton College in 2013 and transferred to Cal State Fullerton in the spring of 2017.  At Fullerton College, she took advantage of resources on campus such as the Cadena Cultural and Transfer Center, EOPS and Teacher Pathway Partnership.  In the summer of 2018, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Child & Adolescent Development and found her purpose by being involved in her department as an Academic Peer Adviser as well as a Peer Mentor.  Emily is currently pursuing a Master of Science in College Counseling & Student Development at Azusa Pacific University.  She aspires to be a community college counselor and assist students to persist and transfer to four-year universities.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys going to Disneyland, spending time with her fiancé, friends, and family, and watching anime.  She also has a cat, Snowflake