Mayra Aguilar

Hello! My name is Mayra Aguilar. I am currently a junior at SOU.  Due to being from out of state and a first generation Hispanic/Latinx student, I joined the FYMP in hopes of being able to branch out on campus and the Ashland community. I took on a new role of FYMP Coordinator in hopes of helping others reach their fullest potential to strive in college and other opportunities that might come their way. I am studying Communication Studies with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management and Human Resources as an Accelerated Baccalaureate Program Student. I am excited for all of you to join FYMP to help you strive and make your first year as smooth as possible. I might be a SOU Cheerleader for athletics, but I am also a cheerleader here to cheer you on for your first year and new opportunities to come.

 Follow me on Twitter: @aguilarmayraSOU

Shanztyn Nihipali

Aloha! My name is Shanztyn Keakaokalani Nihipali, born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i. I originate from a family with mixed ancestry. My senior year of high school had a significant impact on why I am here at Southern Oregon University; it was heavily influenced to take a step towards college. As a first generation college student, moving to Oregon to further my education was the ultimate decision that I have made for myself. I am pleased to be here. My time thus far at Southern Oregon University has given me lots of opportunities to grow through leadership positions in various organizations throughout campus. I am a third-year student Majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am delighted to be on your FYMP coordinating team, in hopes to help you all form an experience as great as mine! I look forward to being a part of your SOU experience! Let’s make it the BEST time!

Follow me on Twitter: @ShanztynSOU

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