Meet the Staff

Kyra Anderson

Kyra Anderson

Year: Sophomore
Major: Marine Biology and a minor in scientific diving and oceanography
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

I chose HSU because I wanted a different environment than Southern California. I loved the trees and the natural environment that HSU had to offered. The other reason I came here was for the hands on learning opportunities, I couldn’t think of a better place to experience marine biology than California’s beautiful north coast.

Varak Bosnoian

Year: Sophomore
Major: Wildlife option 2
Hometown: Pasadena
Languages Spoken: English and Armenian

I chose to attend HSU mainly due to the really amazing science program and the distance from my hometown. I am involved with the Humboldt state Symphonic band, HSU Chamber woodwind, HSU Queer Student Union, as well as the local LGBT community outside of the school.

Alison Casey

Alison Casey

Year: Junior
Major: Studio Art
Hometown: Murrieta

I chose HSU because of all of the outdoor activities you can get involved in, and the great sense of community  I got when I visited Humboldt state. On campus I am in the jewelry club and I enjoy rock climbing in the gym!

Christina Cordova

Christina Cordova

Year: Junior
Major: Art Education w a minor in Business Administration
Hometown: Eagle Rock, CA
Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Not only did I pick Humboldt State because I am a nature lover but my favorite time of the year in Los Angeles was October because it was the rainy season (if you consider LA having a rainy season), so after finding out how often it rained in Arcata I knew HSU was an even better fit for me! While my hobby for the past 5 years has been photography, my favorite part about being so close to the rocky coast and the forest is that rain or shine Humboldt County is a photogenic place!

Andrea Cuevas

Andrea Cuevas

Year: Sophomore
Major: Kinesiology Emphasis in Physical Therapy
Hometown: San Fernando Valley

The reason why I chose HSU is because of the personal one on one communication you are able to access with your instructors which is just one of the many resources HSU has to offer!

Connie Hill

Connie Hill

Year: Sophomore
Major: Theatre Arts and Film
Hometown: Patterson, CA
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Beginner in ASL

Hey y’all! I’m from the agricultural center of California so rain, fog, and cloudy days are pretty rare where I’m from, whereas the weather here is EXACTLY what makes my heart sing. I’m a busy beaver and I hate not having anything to do so you can always find me taking way too many classes, being involved in our school’s theatre productions (onstage and off!), working on films, being involved with our theatre marketing team, leading tours and working with HOP, going to the beach and exploring everything nature has to offer us, hiking through the forest, or heading up to the Edge of the World up on Fickle Hill at night time just staring at the stars.

Ze’ Nae’ Lawerence

Ze’ Nae’ Lawerence

Year: Junior
Major: International Business w/ Minor in Chinese Studies
Hometown: Los Angeles

Hello! I am from Los Angeles, the Baldwin Hills area. I chose Humboldt State during my spring preview because of the different atmosphere. The reason why I chose to become an ambassador was because I want to help incoming students. I am excited to start work and meet new students. I am an active member of the newly established Korean Club. I am currently part of the Chinese Culture and Language Club at Humboldt State University, and within the Chinese Culture Club I act as secretary.

Omar Olaya

Omar Olaya

Year: Freshman
Major: Science Education - Biology
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

I chose HSU because of the great hands on learning opportunities that one can get in the science department. I plan on being a biology teacher and since HSU is well known for its science department I knew this was the best place to go to gain really good experience. I love hanging out with my friends since they make everyday incredibly fun especially when we go out to the football field and play some ultimate frisbee.

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Year: Junior
Major: Economics
Hometown: San Diego
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

I chose HSU because of the location. I fell in love with the redwood forest and the endless adventures one can have around Humboldt County. From backingpacking in the Trinity Alps to camping underneath the old growth redwoods, if you love the outdoors then HSU is right for you.

Mayra Sanchez

Mayra Sanchez

Year: Freshman
Major: Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Los Angeles
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

I chose HSU because the community on campus and the campus itself is automatically welcoming and helpful in a way I believe I can succeed in my time here. I am a tour guide and a Check It volunteer and am always finding new ways to be involved on campus.

Sabrina Sibbett

Sabrina Sibbett

Year: Freshman
Major: Biology
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Languages Spoken: English and Chinese

I chose HSU because of all the amazing opportunities in the biology department. Also, I love being outdoors so being able to go hiking/ backpacking and going to the beach easily is definitely a plus!

Rush Wirtz

Rush Wirtz

Year: Freshman
Major: Zoology
Hometown: Riverbank, CA

I chose HSU because it is one of the only schools in California with a major in Zoology. As well the environment at the school is amazing. I absolutely love the biodiversity and the animal life this far up north.