Meet the Staff

Kyra Anderson

Kyra Anderson

Year: Senior
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.

Marisol  Angeles

Marisol Angeles

Year: Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Antioch,California
Arynn  Baldwin

Arynn Baldwin

Year: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Palmdale Ca

I chose to come to HSU because of the atmosphere, nature, and small college town. I honestly fell in love with Arcata and its community. I'm also on the debate team. GO JACKS! 

Varak Bosnoian

Varak Bosnoian

Year: Senior
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.

Elvis Campos

Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca
Alison Casey

Alison Casey

Year: Senior
Major: Studio Art
Hometown: Murrieta

I enjoy the sense of community that surrounds me along with the beautiful ancient redwoods truly grateful to be surrounded by so much support and beauty.

Cece Cervantes

Cece Cervantes

Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca
Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

I chose HSU because of the amazing community. But also who can get over the amazing views from the ocean to the beautiful forest. 

Christina Cordova

Christina Cordova

Year: Senior
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: Senior
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!

Kayla  Dahla

Kayla Dahla

Year: Senior
Major: History Education
Hometown: Rocklin, Ca

I chose HSU so I could leave the heat of the Sacramento area and enjoy some trees and rain. I’m a needle artist and the area around Humboldt State provides lots of inspiration. When I’m not stitching, I spend my time up here studying in Founder’s Hall, buying croissants at Brio, and watching a lot of TV in my apartment.

Jenna Davey

Jenna Davey

Year: Senior
Major: Oceanography
Hometown: Cypress, Ca

I'm pretty passionate about taking naps in the grass and bombarding my friends with lots of pictures of flowers. I also enjoy walking through the forest, walking on the beach, walking through Arcata, and watching Netflix for 6 hours straight.

Jackie Estrada

Year: Sophomore
Major: Criminology & Justice Studies
Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca
Languages Spoken: English & Spanish
Desiree Garcia

Desiree Garcia

Year: Sophomore
Major: Psychology (minor family studies)
Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Santana Garcia

Year: Junior
Major: Zoology
Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Who can resist the beauty where the redwoods and the ocean meet? I find HSU as a perfect study environment and a great place for community involvement. Whenever I’m not hitting the books I like to hang out with friends, make a midnight snack run and watch Netflix. I’m always down to hit up a local coffee shop or venture somewhere new outdoors.

Lolita  Go

Lolita Go

Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

For most of my life, I can only remember living in crowded, lively cities like Downtown LA and the big city capital of Manila, Philippines. Coming to Humboldt has opened my eyes to see that there is more than just busy cities in California and the world. There are places like Humboldt where I can be surrounded by redwood trees, have rain for most of the year, and experience a completely different culture in Northern California. I have had such a wonderful experience coming to Humboldt State and am only excited for what's to come in the rest of my years here.

Connie Hill

Connie Hill

Year: Senior
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.

Zofi  Laube

Zofi Laube

Year: Junior
Major: psychology (minor philosophy)
Hometown: Rohnert Park, CA

I enjoy watersports (boogie boarding/ learning to surf) and I'm a huge people person. Back home I live in a smaller town, and although its much bigger, it is still similar to Arcata.

Ze’ Nae’ Lawerence

Ze’ Nae’ Lawerence

Year: Senior
Major: International Business w/ Minor in Chinese Studies
Hometown: Los Angeles
Flow  Lemos

Flow Lemos

Year: Junior
Hometown: Ontario, Ca
Theressa Lopez

Theressa Lopez

Year: Sophomore
Major: English
Katharine  Major

Katharine Major

Year: Senior
Major: Marine Fisheries Biology
Hometown: Torrance, CA

Miya Namba

Year: Junior
Major: Geography/ Geology Minor
Hometown: Seattle, Washington

I choose to make the trek down to Humboldt because it’s worth it. We have the Ocean and the Forest with Rain and Sunshine, it’s the best of both worlds! You have access to so many outdoor adventures both through the school and by yourself it’s incredible.

Diana  Nunez Borbon

Diana Nunez Borbon

Year: Sophomore
Major: International Studies
Hometown: Ventura, CA
Omar Olaya

Omar Olaya

Year: Junior
Major: Education- Mathematics
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Languages Spoken: English

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.

Alexandrea M.  Padilla

Alexandrea M. Padilla

Year: Sophmore
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Hemet, Ca

Raquel Perez

Year: Junior
Major: Zoology
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Mariana  Ramirez

Mariana Ramirez

Year: Senior
Major: Liberal Studies, Elementary Ed
Hometown: San Diego, Ca
Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Sarah Rich

Year: Junior
Major: Kinesiology (Ex Sci/Hlth Prom)
Lupita  Rivera

Lupita Rivera

Year: Sophomore
Major: Communication
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Year: Senior
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: Junior
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.

Andrea  Santamaria

Andrea Santamaria

Year: Sophomore
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca
Sabrina Sibbett

Sabrina Sibbett

Year: Junior
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!

Paola  Velasquez

Paola Velasquez

Year: Sophomore
Major: Criminology & Justice Studies
Hometown: Ontario, Ca
Rush Wirtz

Rush Wirtz

Year: Junior
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 for both the friendly people and the animal life. I absolutely love the biodiversity this far north and the opportunities for students to voulnteer and work to make a differnece in the community.

Zoe Zuroske

Zoe Zuroske

Year: Senior
Major: Child Development
Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

There are a lot of reasons I chose Humboldt State but the two main reasons have to be how at home I feel and how in touch with nature you are up here. I'm originally from Illinois so the big cities and traffic across California don't quite feel like home but the mountains, redwoods, and ocean along California's Lost Coast have become my happy place.