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!

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.

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. 

Michael Gandara

Michael Gandara

CSU Fullerton '19

Michael is a proud alumni of Fullerton College (go Hornets!). He graduated in 2016 with an ADT in History and transferred to California State University, Fullerton where he received his Bachelor of Arts in both American Studies and Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Asian American Studies.

During his time at CSUF, Michael was very involved on campus. He was an orientation leader, peer mentor for his academic college, SI Leader and Titan Ambassador/campus tour guide. In addition, he helped restart the Asian American Studies student organization and was highly active in the American Studies Student Association where he served as President and ICC Representative. Michael hopes to continue his education by earning a master’s degree in Higher Education. His ultimate goal is to work with first-generation, transfer students either at a community college or university. In his spare time, Michael enjoys memes, YouTube and video games.