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Jennie Ruiz

Headshot of Jennie RuizStudent Success Coach
Pronouns: She/Hers
(760) 750-4971

A little about me...

I am a proud San Diego native, CSU alum (Sonoma State), and CSUSM employee for 17 years!  I enjoy camping, trying new food, traveling, going to Padres games, and hanging with my sweet little family (husband and 7-year-old son).

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Education Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Sonoma State University
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with Specialization in College Student Development – University of San Diego

Advice for First-Year Students

Ask for help, even before you think you need it. You are building a toolbox when you get to college. You may not always need them, but they are nice to have when something comes up. Be proactive by using a calendar, connecting with your faculty, and planning in buffer time for assignments. Lastly, if you want to go to an event on campus and don’t have anyone to go with – go by yourself! You’re guaranteed to meet other people there you otherwise wouldn’t have.

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Fun Fact

I have clubbed thumbs – ask me about them!

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 Favorite Quote

“Look for the helpers” – Mr. Rogers

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The App on My Phone That Gets the Most Attention

MLB app

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Most Commonly Used Emoji

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Favorite Vacation Destination

Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica and Yellowstone National Park