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Campus Activities Board

Otis College Campus Activities Board

 

Otis College of Art and Design student leaders are devoted to enriching students’ experiences on campus by providing them with a network of support and guidance, developing interactive programming, and fostering a friendly and diverse community that is built on respect.

Campus Activities Board 2019-2020
Campus Activities Board Logo CAB works to enhance and unify the Otis college community by coordinating, overseeing, executing and evaluating all student led campus activities. Program chairs within CAB include a Music Chair, Diversity Chair, Health & Wellness Chair, Film & Media Chair, Community Service Chair, and Secretary/Marketing & Advertising Chair. All members of CAB provide leadership, assistance, and support to fellow CAB members and ALL student led campus activities. Program chairs create, establish, and sustain partnerships within student organizations, faculty in academic departments, and in some cases off-campus partners, vendors, outside artists, and entertainment agencies.

For information on how to become involved, contact Erica Javidzad via our online contact form, or call (310) 846-2595


Meet the Team

Jay Poston

Jay Poston
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/Her
Major: Digital Media/Concept Art
Status: Sophomore
Student email address: nposton@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: jaytakemari@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself:
If there were only two words that could describe myself, open-minded and energetic would be at the top of the list. Before coming to Otis, I was very shy but quickly got out of my shell after meeting many of the wonderful students and staff here. I've always loved creating and organizing, and being able to inspire and help others makes being a student leader fun and exciting! As a student leader, I aim to reach out to students and guide them to a successful path.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
My advice? Starting college can be a big step and even a bit frightening at times. Have confidence and trust yourself, push to reach your goals, remember to relax when you need it, and try not to be afraid to ask anything if you're not sure what to do. Also, feel free to ask any questions if you see me on campus!


Gabriela Masso-Isern

Gabriela Masso-Isern
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/Her
Major: Toy Design
Status: Sophomore
Student email address: gmassoisern@otis.student.edu
Personal email address: gabrielamassoisern@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself:
Hello there! I'm from Mystic, Connecticut, but I was actually born in California. I have three Chihuahuas and a leopard gecko with plenty of pictures to prove it. Of course I love art but I also love reading a good book when I have the time so if you have any recommendations send them my way! I am a very chatty person so if you see me don't be afraid to strike up a conversation. Growing up in a military family caused me to move around a lot growing up, putting me through many situations where I needed to adjust quickly to new surroundings. I know how difficult it is meet new people, make friends, and balance academics. I chose to be a student leader to help you in any way I can as you enter your first year at Otis College, and hopefully get to know you along the way!


Vanessa Quiles

Vanessa Quiles

Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/Her
Major: Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors
Status: Senior
Student email address: vquiles@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: vquiles2016@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself:
I am what some would call an ‘Angeleno' - I grew up on the East side of the Los Angeles. I am a proud Chicana and I've been a vegetarian for 2+ years. I value honesty and having an open mind. I chose to be a student leader because I enjoy getting to know people and planning events- both large and small scale.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
My advice? Get involved!! This may sound cheesy or whatever but my college experience would have not been as great if I would not have been involved with different campus organizations. I stepped out of my comfort zone, met new people, and discovered new passions, and it's made being at Otis that much more memorable... so, get involved and step out of your comfort zone!!


Angelie Pham

Angelie Pham
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/her
Major: Digital Media, 3D Animation
Status: Junior
Student email address: apham@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: angieskysilver@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself:
I'm Angelie Pham! Some of my favorite activities include going on Wikipedia binges, spending quality time with my husband Adobe Photoshop, and brainstorming new things to make. I chose to be a student leader to be more involved on campus, and help to make others' campus experiences more worthwhile. Every little bit helps!

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
My advice? I'd say if you're going into art school, collaborate as much as you can with your peers. People are so talented in unique ways, and don't hold yourself back. You can make some kick-ass epic stuff!


Hanabee Cartagena

Hanabee Cartagena
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/Her
Major: Graphic Design
Status: Senior
Student email address: hcartagena@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: hanabeecarrtagena@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself:
I'm Hanabee, a Philippine-born, American-grown, type queen. I thrive on other people's energy and EDM drives my mind and my work. You can catch me running a CAB event or in one of the labs somewhere at Otis making new prints and other things. I chose to be a student leader because event planning is in my blood and I love bringing people together. I intend on ending my Otis career with a bang.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
My advice? Get involved on campus! The more involved you are in extracurricular activities, the smoother you integrate into the community. Start smaller by attending events/programming put on by your student leaders, then find a club/organization that resonates with you and join.


Angelica Pascua

Angelica Pascua
Preferred Gender Pronouns: Angelica-Pascua
Major: Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design)
Status: Junior
Student email address: apascua00@gmail.com
Personal email address: pinkwave01@gmail.com

Briefly describe yourself:
Hello!! My name is Angelica, I'm from the Philippines but I've lived in LA for most of my life. I love eating sushi and playing with my dogs. My pastimes include drawing beautiful people and browsing depop. I chose to become a student leader because I love making new friends and having a hand in making fellow students happy. Don't be afraid to say hi or ask for help!

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
My advice? Enjoy yourself and try to get as much as you can from the classes you take. Even if something seems completely irrelevant to your interests, there's always something to be learned. And don't forget to make time for yourself to relax. Neglecting self-care is neither cute nor healthy! You can't produce good work if you're a zombie.


Eli D. Sanchez Jr.

Eli D. Sanchez Jr.
Preferred Gender Pronouns: He/Him
Major: 3D Animation
Status: Junior
Student email address: Esanchez@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: SectiSan@yahoo.com

Briefly describe yourself:
I'm just a simple man who likes cartoons and books. I love helping others and guiding them through confusing times because I don't want anyone to be as clueless as I was.

What advice do you have to give to new incoming students at Otis College of Art and Design?
Start to enjoy work. It's a ton of work to get what you want, if you don't already like it now, you never will.

 


 

 

For more information on how to become involved, contact Erica Javidzad via our online contact form, or call (310) 846-2595