Chrissy Roth-Francis, Director
Chrissy is a Bay Area native and is thrilled to be working at Cal. As a journalism major at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Chrissy was highly involved in the orientation program as well as the campus newspaper. She received her master's degree from New York University in higher education and recently graduated from the University of Southern California with her doctorate in educational leadership. Chrissy is an active member in the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA). In her free time, Chrissy enjoys traveling, hiking, and rooting on the San Francisco Giants
Micki Estuesta, Assistant Director
Micki grew up in Oregon and studied mathematics at the University of Oregon. As a student, she was involved in orientation, sorority life, and leadership programs. Micki traveled as a leadership consultant following graduation. After traveling, Micki completed her MEd in postsecondary administration and student affairs from the University of Southern California, where she worked in fraternity and sorority life, judicial affairs, and student support systems. She most recently worked at Sonoma State University with student organizations and joined the NSS team in 2015. In her free time Micki bakes, reads, and spends time with her black lab Opi (short for Optimus Prime).
Evan Razor, Program Coordinator
Evan grew up in the central valley of California and studied business administration at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He was highly involved with their orientation programs throughout both his undergraduate and graduate work. Evan also served as an AmeriCorps VIP and went on to complete his MA in counseling and guidance in higher education at Cal Poly. Before joining the NSS team in August 2016, he was working in fraternity and sorority life (not surprisingly, at Cal Poly). In his free time, Evan enjoys spending time with his dog, swimming, running, and exploring new coffee shops.
Max Mattern, Program Coordinator
Max is originally from New York before moving to Tampa, Florida. Majoring in journalism at the University of Florida, orientation was the first way he got involved on campus. He received his master's degree from Indiana University Bloomington in higher education and student affairs. Before joining New Student Services, Max worked within diversity education, leadership development, and orientation at IU Bloomington. In his free time, Max enjoys cooking, road trips, hiking and comedy shows.
Callen Lapin, Student Coordinator
Callen is a third year majoring in Anthropology from Anaheim, California. She grew up with a lot of Cal pride, being the daughter of a Cal alumnus, and is excited to share that pride with incoming students. Callen worked as a CalSO Leader in 2016 and as a GBO Mentor in 2017. In addition to working as a GBO Student Coordinator, Callen also works as a Collections Assistant at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology and assists with a research project on museum studies focusing on Puerto Rican collections. Callen spends her free time baking, binge watching Netflix shows, listening to music.
Spencer Stong, Student Coordinator
Born and raised in Southern California, Spencer hasn't stayed in one place for too long. From a young age he has had the opportunity to work in communities around the world and his travels have inspired him to become a doctor to work in international public health. He is currently in his fourth year at Cal studying developmental genetics and minoring in disability studies. On campus he is involved with several organizations, including Songwriting at Berkeley, Greek life, and a public health organization he is helping establish. Off campus he enjoys weekend trips to Yosemite and works at the Joint Genomics Institute researching mitochondrial DNA. Spencer cares deeply about the development and transition that comes from orientation, especially focusing on the wellness of new students and the campus community.
Sharon Yau, Student Coordinator
Sharon went to high school in Lafayette, California, but has previously lived in Southern California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and has ancestral origins in Hong Kong. She is currently a fourth-year double majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology (Immunology) and Linguistics, and hopes to attend medical school and pursue emergency or trauma medicine in the future. Sharon was a GBO Mentor in 2017 and is now one of the five GBO student coordinators. Outside of orientation, she plays violin in the UCB Symphony Orchestra, gets involved in disaster medicine, volunteers as an EMT at campus events, and volunteers in the Emergency Department at SF General Hospital. In her free time, Sharon loves swimming, running, skiing, surfing, watching Netflix shows and movies, obsessing over Harry Potter, playing Magic the Gathering, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and going out with friends for a good boba or coffee.
Virginia Suarez, Student Coordinator
Virginia is a 4th year from San Diego, CA studying psychology with a minor in disability studies. In the future, she hopes to integrate her interests in mental health and public health to be a clinical social worker in a hospital or clinic. She has worked with New Student Services for the past two years, was as a Mentor for GBO 2017, and is now one of the 5 GBO Student Coordinators. Outside of orientation, her college experience has consisted of volunteering with a large community service club, researching in various psychology labs, and working as an advocate/case worker for a clinic in Richmond. In her spare time, she enjoys napping, binge watching shows on Netflix, admiring sunsets, baking, watching cute dog videos, and spending quality time with friends.
Tiffany Liu, Student Coordinator
Tiffany is a third-year Molecular and Cell Biology major with plans to pursue education, medicine, and research. She was born in England and has lived in multiple cities in China, Florida, Kansas, and California so she cares deeply about making a home wherever she is. As a student, Tiffany has been involved in elementary school mentorship, Greek life, research in mental health as well as in nephrology, advocating for refugees in a club she co-founded her first year, and an internship at a start-up in London. She loves kids and animals and has a deep passion for learning. Tiffany has been involved in orientation since her freshman year and is excited to make Cal feel like home to incoming students!