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Campus Activities Board

The student-run Campus Activities Board consists of a group of hard-working students who meet regularly before and during each semester to plan and implement a number of fun and exciting programs and activities on campus. The board is primarily made up of volunteers, and all students are welcome to join.

Some of the past exciting programs the board has organized include:

  • Bus trips to theme parks
  • Outings to Cirque du Soliel and the Hollywood Pantages Theater
  • Dodger and LA Laker Games
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Open Mic Nights
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Halloween Costume Contest
  • Recognition of Constitution Day
  • Thanksgiving Experience
  • Club Rush Day

For more information on how to become involved, contact Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities at (310) 846-2595 or email studentactivities@otis.edu

Hanabee Cartagena

Hanabee Cartagena
Full preferred name: Hanabee Cartagena
CAB Position: Music Box Chair
Preferred Gender Pronoun: She/Her
Major: Communication Arts (Graphic Design)
Student email address: hcartagena@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: hanabeecartagena@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself and why you chose to be a student leader:
I’m Hanabee. I live for new experiences. I love music festivals. I take chances. I chose to be a student leader because every risk I took since I started at Otis College was worth every drop of sweat and the more people you meet, the more you learn. Hello! I’m so excited to meet you!

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
Take those risks. You’re going to want to lock yourself in your room, but don’t lock yourself in your room. Take risks. Go explore. And if you run out of things to do or need resources, feel free to ask me. I’ll be your information broker.

Kira Chang

Kira Chang
Full preferred name: Kira Chang
Preferred Gender Pronoun: She/Her
Major: Game and Entertainment Design
Student email address: kchang@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: kkirachangg@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself and why you chose to be a student leader:
I wanted to be a student leader because I am really fascinated by the fact that many events and are prepared and organized by students behind the scenes. Without the student leaders, everyone’s college experience would not be as amazing and I want to be part of the team that makes amazingness happen.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
You have purposely chosen to come to a professional school, so make use of your resources and time. Put your whole heart into this art career you’ve chosen specifically because it’s not like any others.

Joshua Martin

Joshua Martin
Full preferred name: Joshua Martin
CAB Position: Film and Video Chair
Preferred Gender Pronoun: TBA
Major: Animation
Student email address: jmartin@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: artifexsyndicate@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself and why you chose to be a student leader:
My favorite pastimes are going out for nightly walks, driving along Route 66 (it's really fun), doing burnouts, modeling in ZBrush, and dressing in drag.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
My advice for the Foundation students this year is to focus on school first then have fun later. I've had friends who didn't do anything but party and they were kicked out for their failing grades. Focus on getting the work done, do your best, and don't worry about your grades. The only way you can get a bad grade is by slacking off and not doing your work. Do the work.

Angelica Pascua

Angelica Pascua
Full preferred name: Angelica Pascua
CAB Position: Health and Wellness Chair
Preferred Gender Pronoun: She/Her
Major: Animation
Student email address: apascua@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: apascua00@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself and why you chose to be a student leader:
I’m a Filipino girl who really likes the color purple and going out for sushi. I chose to become a student leader because I wanted to be part of the team that brings fun events and experiences to campus. I want to reach more people and make them happy!

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
Try not to get bogged down by other people’s complaints and negativity. Your experience is what you make it. If you want to have an enjoyable, fulfilling year you must allow yourself to. Everything that happens is helping you become a stronger artist and individual.

Eli D. Sanchez Jr.

Eli D. Sanchez Jr.
Full preferred name: Eli D. Sanchez Jr.
CAB Position: Comedy and Improvisational Chair
Preferred Gender Pronoun: He/Him
Major: Digital Media Animation
Student email address: esanchez@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: SectiSan@yahoo.com

Briefly describe yourself and why you chose to be a student leader:
I really enjoy getting involved in my community. I find myself volunteering my time simply for the satisfaction of doing it. I try to do as much as I can because it really fills me with glee to help out.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
Taking pride in what you do and having good time management are the best weapons at my disposal. I’ve never had much trouble working out what I need to do versus what I want to do. Often, those two are the same. But a schedule is the best way to feel amazing satisfaction, and isn’t as constricting as it sounds. Many times my schedule is very flexible and completely recreational activities aren’t hard to find time for. Hard work really pays off, and is very gratifying.

Aryan Sachdeva

Aryan Sachdeva
Full preferred name: Aryan Sachdeva
CAB Position: Off Campus Trips Chair
Preferred Gender Pronoun: He/Him
Major: Digital Media (Vfx)
Student email address: asachdeva@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: razifer@icloud.com

Briefly describe yourself and why you chose to be a student leader:
I got interested in being a student leader by watching my friends who worked in different departments during my foundation year as they handled responsibilities and helped other students. I love talking to and meeting with different people.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
I would just say that it's not going to be easy. You will be challenged at every step in this college and if you want to do well just give your best shot and you will be good. Don't skip classes.

Vanessa Quiles

Vanessa Quiles
Full preferred name: Vanessa Quiles
CAB Position: Administrative Secretary and Marketing and Communications Chair
Preferred Gender Pronoun: She/ Her
Major: Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors with a minor in Graphic Design
Student email address: vquiles@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: vquiles2016@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself and why you chose to be a student leader:
I may seem super serious, but if you take the time to get to know me, I’m funny, friendly and always ready to go on an adventure. I’m a Latina who doesn’t eat meat (aka a vegetarian) and grew up on the East side of Downtown Los Angeles. I crave adventure and new challenges, so it is essential for me to remain open to new opportunities and experiences. Becoming a student leader is a way of pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone and allow myself to take on new experiences and challenges

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
Put yourself out there and step out of your comfort zone. Whether that may be by taking up a leadership position or expressing it in your artwork. Use your first year at Otis College to try out new and different mediums or take a class under a major that you had no intention of going into. Speaking of ‘getting out there’, explore Los Angeles!! I’ve lived here my whole life and I still find myself going on small adventures where I discover a new part of the city. It’s beautiful and there is always something to do.