Meet Your SOAR Team Leaders

MEET YOUR 2013-14 SOAR Team Leaders:


Dayana

DAYANA
Hometown: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Grade: Freshman
High school attended: Centennial High School/ Centennial Park School
Program of Study: Cosmetology
Must-watch movie or must-read book: Honey and Coach Carter.
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Milk, cheese, ham, eggs, and tortillas.
My ideal playlist includes: Andy Mineo, Bizzle, 116 Clique, and Christian Contemporary music.
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: Student Union right by the piano and fire place.
I’m on the SOAR because, I want new students to have a smooth transition to the college atmosphere, help them be more aware of all the possible services provided here at MHCC that can meet their needs and much more, and show them that they are not alone on this journey. It is possible to move mountains and achieve their dream.
After MHCC, I plan to have finished 2 different certificates, completed my degree in cosmetology, settle down in the area, get a business going, and stick around campus.


Colten

COLTEN WISHART
Hometown: Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Grade: Sophomore
High school attended: Reynolds High and CAL (Center for Advanced Learning)
Program of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Must-watch movie or must-read book: movie: Lord of the Rings and Treasure Planet. Book: Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore, or Adam by Ted Dekker
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Milk, bread, hot sauce, Parmesan and ketchup
My ideal playlist includes: A mix of hard rock and soft rock, maybe a dash of hip hop sometimes.
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: By the Pond
I’m on the SOAR because, I felt like it was a great way to give back to my school, get to know more people and I had already done a similar job and had a great time, so why not?
After MHCC, I plan to I plan to transfer to OSU for a bachelors in Mechanical engineering followed by possibly a masters in Aerospace Engineering.


SALINA

SALINA
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Grade: Freshman
High School Attended: Centennial
Program of Study: Associate of Art Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)
Must watch movie or must read book: Movies- Memoirs of a Geisha, Van Helsing, 10,000 BC. Books- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Mortal Instruments
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Milk, tortillas, and hot dogs.
My ideal playlist includes: Kishi Bashi, Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, AH-J, The Cranberries, Electric Guest Hugo, Lily Allen,
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: Right below the fountain/the first seating area
I’m on SOAR because… it’s a good way for me to know the campus and get to know students, while still helping.
After MHCC, I plan to… transfer to PSU


MIGUEL

MIGUEL
Hometown: Portland/Gresham
Grade: Sophomore
High School Attended: Benson Polytechnic High School
Program of Study: Transfer for Mechanical Engineering
Must watch movie or must read book: Books: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Deception point, Digital fortress, The Lost Symbol and Inferno. Movies: The Fast and the Furious series, and Despicable Me 1 & 2.
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Hot Sauce, Juice, Milk, Mexican food.
My ideal playlist includes: Mexican Music J
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: Student Union
I’m on SOAR because…when I was on my last year of high school, I didn’t really have any guidance to college, so I would love to help students out that are in that same situation.
After MHCC, I plan to: Transfer to Portland State to get my Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.


PARIS

PARIS
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Grade: Sophomore
High School Attended: Reynolds
Program of Study: Associate of Art Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)
Must watch movie or must read book: The Lord of the Rings, The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter, Overboard, The Last Mimsy, Full Metal Jacket,
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Ranch dressing, honey mustard, shredded cheese, sausage, and ice cream (yeah!)
My ideal playlist includes: Flyleaf, System of a Down, Hawthorne Heights, Eminem
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: A secret room that hardly gets used ( I will NOT disclose the location!)
I’m on SOAR because… I want to help you! College is a smart choice!
After MHCC, I plan to… transfer to the University of Oregon to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling.


BEIJA

BEIJA
Nick Name: BEIJ
Hometown: Elgin, Oregon
Grade: Sophomore
High School Attended: Elgin High School
Program of Study: Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree in Business
Must watch movie or must read book: Finding Nemo & Remember the Titans
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Crunchy peanut butter
My ideal playlist includes: Maroon 5, Foster the People, Taylor Swift, Kristene Dimarco
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: Library and Learning Success Center
I’m on SOAR because… I wanted to encourage the pursuit of higher education and inform everyone of the opportunities that Mt. Hood Community College offers.
After MHCC, I plan to…transfer to a four year university


LUIS

LUIS
Hometown: Portland Oregon
Grade: Sophomore
High School Attended: David Douglas
Program of Study: Hospitality and Tourism
Must watch movie or must read book: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Irish coffee creamer
My ideal playlist includes: Any beat that makes me dance
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: The Library
I’m on SOAR because… I like helping others.
After MHCC, I plan to… apply all of my skills to further my education, help my community, and grow as a leader.


SHANE

SHANE
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Program of Study: Health Informatics
Must watch movie or must read book: World War Z
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Dr. Pepper
My ideal playlist includes: Dubstep
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: The Science Lab/ Skunk Works Computer Lab
I’m on SOAR because…I heart my campus
After MHCC, I plan to…Transfer to Portland State


ALMA

ALMA
Nick Name: Acmita
Hometown: El Salvador
Grade: Sophomore
High School Attended: David Douglas High School
Program of Study: Hospitality and Tourism
Must watch movie or must read book: White Chicks, Despicable Me 1 & 2, Batman
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Cheese, hummus, tortillas, and butter
My ideal playlist includes: Everything including R&B, Spanish Music, Salsa, Mexican Music, Oldies and religious music
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: The Back 40
I’m on SOAR because…I want to help the community by letting everyone know college is possible, affordable, and not as hard with the help of MHCC staff .
After MHCC, I plan to…to move far away from Oregon, and probably travel for a bit.


ROLANDO

ROLANDO
Nick Name: Rolex, Ro-Ro
Hometown: Gresham
Grade: Freshman
High School Attended: Gresham High School
Program of Study: Psychology
Must watch movie or must read book: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Kool-aid, milk, yogurt, cilantro
My ideal playlist includes: Classical Music
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: No favorite spot yet…I am new to campus!
I’m on SOAR because…I want to help those with questions.
After MHCC, I plan to…transfer over to a four year university.


ROGELIO

ROGELIO
Nick Name: Roger
Hometown: San Pablo
High School Attended: David Douglas
Program of Study: Business
Must watch movie or must read book: The new Alice in Wonderland & read To Kill a Mockingbird
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Leftovers from a restaurant
My ideal playlist includes: T.I, The weekend, Rihanna, Drake, Gaga, Vegas playlist
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: Rm. 50 of the Student Union
I’m on SOAR because… I enjoy helping others reach their full potential while at Mt. Hood
After MHCC, I plan to…go to the school of business at PSU. Then leave Oregon.


ROXANNE

ROXANNE, Student Recruiter
Hometown: San Jose, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from Portland State University. Master’s degree in educational leadership & policy from Portland State University.
High School Attended: Leigh High School ( in CA)
Must watch movie or must read book: Books: Fragile Things (Neil Gaiman )Anything by John Green, Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai and To kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) ,
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Guacamole and Orange Juice
My ideal playlist includes: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Metric, Modest Mouse, Horse Feathers, Rilo Kiley, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian and I should probably stop listing ones now…
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: The Student Union
I’m on SOAR because…I am excited to spread the word about all MHCC has to offer and to help more people transition to college. Also, I get to work with this amazing group of student leaders!


JESSICA

JESSICA, student outreach coordinator/academic adviser
Nickname: Jessy, J.R.
Hometown: Ontario, Oregon
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business from Western Oregon University. Master’s degree in management and organizational leadership from Warner Pacific College.
High school attended: Ontario High School
Must-watch movie or must-read book: Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom), Godfather 2
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Milk, Yogurt, Tortillas, Grapes
My iPod, Pandora or favorite mixed CD playlist includes: Everything from pop to hip hop to country, oldies & Christian music
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: My cube that’s decorated.
I’m on the SOAR Team because, I supervise this lovely bunch of talented students!
After MHCC, I plan to …what are you talking about? I live here!


SYDNEY

SYDNEY, manager for student outreach & retention
Nickname: Siganee
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from University of Oregon. Master’s degree in educational leadership & policy from Portland State University.
High school attended: South Salem High School
Must-watch movie or must-read book: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
If you look inside my refrigerator, you’re always likely to find this item: Taco Bell hot sauce packets, cheese, leftovers, tortillas, and more cheese.
My iPod, Pandora or favorite mixed CD playlist includes: Cat Power, Erykah Badu, Fiona Apple, Fleetwood Mac, and the list goes on…
Favorite spot on the Gresham Campus: Visual Arts Gallery
After MHCC, I plan to keep talking, guiding, and supporting students to get on board at MHCC, learn to cook, & live a merry life.

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