HOPE & Wellness Interns
Spring 2015

HOPE interns


Mayra Arambula


Deana Leso

Hello, my name is Deana Leso. I am a senior and Human Development major with an emphasis on counseling services here at CSUSM. I am a first generation college student who was not only the first girl in my family to graduate college; but also the first girl to graduate high school. I hope to become a high school guidance counselor, so I may help others who are in that crucial academic point of their young lives. Along with helping others, I love to read, listen to 90’s alternative and pop music, eat good food, and watch my favorite TV show, Game of Thrones


Carolyn Proskow

Hey Cougars! My name is Carolyn and I am a Junior at CSUSM. My major is Human Development with a Concentration in Health Services and a minor in Psychology. Though I will always attribute CSUSM as my beginning, I aspire to get a Master of Health Care Administration in order to pursue a career in gerontology. I am eager to serve the H.O.P.E & Wellness Center this Spring 2015 semester, because I know I will have the unique opportunity to educate and advocate for issues of health that bear both general and personal meaning in my life. CSUSM provides excellent resources for students to embrace healthy lifestyles and make good choices when it comes to the mind and body; and I am honored to play a role in promoting the health and wellness of my fellow students and community. I hope to see you around campus at one of our events!


Landon Sherwood

One of two children, father Ken Sherwood, mother Susan Sherwood. Older sister, Larissa Sherwood (24), also a Sociology major, receiving her Master's Degree at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland. Raised in Southern California in Mission Viejo, California, I enjoy working on cars, fitness, and spending time with my friends. I am currently a student-athlete at California State University of San Marcos, playing in my fourth season for the Cougar's Soccer Program. When I am not in the classroom or playing soccer, I am most likely coaching soccer. On the educational plan to graduate in the Fall of 2015, I am extremely excited to spend my final Spring here at the University interning with the H.O.P.E. team. 


Amber Strecker

My name is Amber Strecker and I am currently a senior studying Human Development with counseling as my emphasis here at Cal State San Marcos.  I chose Human Development as my major because I find great joy in helping those in need. There is no greater feeling than knowing that you were able to help someone overcome an obstacle and or get them back on their feet. I am very spontaneous and upon graduation this spring, I plan to take a year off to travel the world. However, I do plan to return to grad school to further my education in the Human Development field. I have not yet decided exactly what career path I plan to take but I do have great interest in drug and alcohol abuse and assisting those into living a sober life. I come from a family of four, with a little brother who is my best friend and I couldn’t imagine living in a world without him. I currently have no children but do have a beautiful black lab named Honda (after the dirt bike not the car) who is my pride and joy. In my spare time I enjoy taking trips out to the desert with my family, camping, and traveling the world. I am excited to see what this spring 2015 semester will bring!


Sarah Taylor

My name is Sarah Taylor, I am a junior here at Cal State San Marcos. I am a Psych major with a minor in Sociology. I have 4 pets, 2 dogs and 2 cats. On my down time I like to hang out with my family or friends. I love to read a lot. I am a big time reader and I like to watch anime. Any SOA or Attack On Titan fans? My favorite kind of movies are martial arts movies, action and comedy. With romance movies thrown in the mix once and while. I do attended the White Dragon Martial Arts School in Temecula. Donnie Yen is my movie star husband (if you don’t know who he is I highly recommend you check him out). I love to dance. I am apart of a sorority here on campus (Alpha Pi Sigma) and I am a peer educator for TLC (Tukwut Leadership Circle). 

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