Student Leadership Team

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Deadline: February 12, 5 pm.  
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The Student Leadership Team (SLT) is comprised of a dynamic group of students who serve as facilitators, trainers, peer educators and mentors to incoming students during and after the New Student Fall Retreat. The SLT take part in a ten-week intense diversity training during the spring term prior to fall retreat. During this time, student leaders learn about their identity and leadership development, fostering difficult conversations,  and leading incoming students in the fall. They also have a direct role in planning the New Student Fall Retreat. If you are interested in joining the Student Leadership Team or have questions, email:

2019 - 2020 Student Leadership Team 

Cynthia Aguilar-Arizmendi

Cynthia Aguilar-Arizmendi

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Portland, OR
Majors: Public Relations and Political Science
Fun Fact: I spent a good portion of my childhood living in Detroit, MI. I enjoy knitting, baking and crocheting. I have a weiner dog named Elio (ask me for pictures!).

Renee Baker

Renee Baker

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Gladstone, OR
Majors: Chinese
Minors: Environmental Studies
Fun Fact: I like my cereal how I like my humor...dry


Anna Calvin

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Eagle Point, OR
Majors: Educational Foundations
Minors: Nonprofit Administration
Fun Fact: I can say my ABC’s backwards!

Margaret Faliano

Margaret Faliano

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Central Point, OR
Majors: Business Administration & International Studies
Minors: Spanish & Psychology
Fun Fact: I am a roller coaster junkie: I've ridden the Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm seven times in a row once, front seat.


Lexi Haynes

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Corona, CA
Majors: Psychology and Human Physiology
Fun Fact: I’m a personal trainer & have a twin brother. I’m addicted to peanut butter & the beach is my favorite place to be.

Peiyao He

Peiyao He

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
Majors: Accounting
Minors: Economic
Fun Fact: I'm originally from China

Nastaran Milani-Baladi

Nastaran Milani-Baladi

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR
Majors: Biology and Psychology
Minors: Chemistry
Fun Fact: My name translates to "Rose" in Farsi, the language spoken in Iran.

Benedicto (Beny) Penaloza-Betancourt

Benedicto (Beny) Penaloza-Betancourt

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Springfield, OR
Majors: Economics
Minors: Public Policy, Planning and Management
Fun Fact: I play guitar in two bands. One is a funk band and the other is a church band.

Noe Sanchez

Noe Sanchez

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Homedale, Idaho
Majors: Communication Disorders and Sciences
Minors: Disability Studies
Fun Fact: I once dislocated my knee and popped it back in myself.

2018-2019 SLT

Student Leadership Team 2018-2019

Noe Sanchez
Hometown: Homedale, ID
Major: Communication Disorders and Sciences

Anna Calvin​​​​​
Hometown: Eagle Point, OR
Major: Educational Foundations

Mariana Ignacio
Hometown: Silao, Guanajuato
Major: Human Physiology

Alvy Macias-Gonzalez
Monterey, CA
Major: Sociology

Jerry Song
 Portland, OR
Major: Accounting

Makayla Agnew
Portland, OR
Major: Journalism & Political Science

Luis Sevilla
 White City, OR
Major: Advertising

Lexi Haynes
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Major: Psychology & Human Physiology

Margaret Faliano
Central Point, OR
Major: Business Administration & International Studies

Jasmine Jackson
 Beaverton, OR
Major: Journalism

Misael Espinosa-Feria
Hometown: Salem, OR
Major: Psychology

Kia Hernandez
Hometown: Portland, OR
Major: Ethnic Studies

Jenee Elisaia
Vallejo, CA
Major: Sociology

Desirae Brown
 Portland, OR
Major: Sociology & Ethnic Studies



2017-2018 SLT

Andrea Torres-Hurtado
Angela Zhu
Christopher Tello
Dilene Soto
Lucinda Amrbiz
Manuella Tshala
Robyn Wright
Savannah Kan
Sergio Sanchez
Tre'von Robinson

2014-2015 SLT

Michelle Chun
Vivian Hsieh
Brian Mcree
Sheshank Mageshwar
Comfort Quaye
Rebecca Falleur
Eva Murtaugh
Gabriela Saldana
Jose Luis Zamora

2015-2016 SLT

Andrianna Roberts
Brian McRee
Keesha Wallace
Miaka Nix
Phillip Pham
Rebecca Fauller
Romario Bautista
Samantha Berguin
Vanessa Santillan-Nieto

2016-2017 SLT

Briana Forbes-Baker
Aimée C. Marquez
Vanessa Santillan-Nieto
Wendy Trujillo Gomez
Elirissa Hui
Abe Vega
Yasi Milani
Naily Yanin Nevárez Magaña
Molly Schuster
Luis Sevilla
Natalia Narh
Anna Hoffer
Yomaira Tarula
Phillip Pham
Gabriela Saldana-Lopez