Hey! My name is Kyanna Thurston (she/her/hers) and I’m a 3rd year at SSU. I’m a proud black, queer, low income, first generation college student.
Kyanna Thurston, Business Accounting
SSU became my home away from home.
Nicole Rivera, Declaring Biology
SSU has brought me so many positive memories, experiences, and perspectives. I know I will leave with people to cherish for a lifetime
Will Montgomery III, History
Taking PSY 428, intro to counseling has helped me find my path after college. It made my long-term goal of becoming a CBT seem attainable.
Kayla Moceri, Psychology
The second you stop growing and getting better, is the second you lose control. Never let that happen. Humble yourself, work harder.
My involvement on and off campus, display my social responsibility and my dedication to make an impact on our present and our future.
Melanea Ontiveros, Sociology
My involvement has helped me make Sonoma State feel like home, and has given me a vehicle to help others feel accepted and content on campus.
Mackenzie Patefield, Communications
Differences unite us, community keeps us strong.
The SSU Mini-Corps program taught me how to grow as a passionate leader through finding my strengths and weaknesses in the educational setting as a future bilingual teacher while assisting K-12 students.
Jannette Sandoval, Education; Concentration in Environmental Education
As a graduate student, I became the first Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) Mentor Program Coordinator for our campus.
To see someone who shares your story, tell you “I can do this too.” It's an empowering feeling. One I’m honored to give my students, as my leaders and advisors do for me.
Kathy Danielle Valladares
If you and I ever have the pleasure to meet and get to know each other, it’ll be a fun time.
Nicholas Vang, Pre-Business
SSU has given me a home away from home. I am forever grateful for that!
Timothy Wilbur (Tim), Geography, Environment and Planning