Academic & Career Advising Welcomes New Staff Members
The Academic & Career Advising (ACA) team is excited to welcome two new staff members to Pacific university. Vanessa Reyes is the new community relations coordinator. Reyes's role is designed to identify and develop experiential learning opportunities for students and coordinate programs that enhance the educational value of student work and field experiences. She will be connecting with employers, internship sites, and partner organizations, manage the Handshake job board, and support other ACA programs.
Reyes is a native of the Central Valley of California, having recently relocated from Fresno. In her previous role, she worked in medical education as the clinical education and accreditation specialist — Reyes served as the first point of contact for osteopathic medical students enrolled in clinical learning experiences, as well as the lead administrator for the program’s accreditation activities. Reyes has experience in career advising and counseling, developing experiential partnerships and project management. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, exploring the outdoors (she can’t wait to explore Oregon), binging on TV shows, baking and cooking.
Reyes is starting work remotely, but will have an office in Chapman Hall. For now, she can be reached at email@example.com.
Angel Mandujano-Guevara is the new academic coach. His work proactively with individual students to promote academic planning connected to long-term career goals; monitor academic progress and success; advise students on college policies, procedures, and program requirements; and provide highly responsive, holistic advisement on individual student needs and barriers to success inside and outside the classroom, especially for historically marginalized students.
Mandujano-Guevara was born and raised in the nearby Hillsboro-Forest Grove areas. From his time at Oregon State University, he is passionate about social and economic justice issues and learning how to incorporate them into his work, using skills learned from books like Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire and Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown. Mandujano-Guevara is excited to be back in his home town and work with students at Pacific University to achieve academic success. He is also the proud companion to two labradoodles that live with his parents and a proud member of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Mandujano-Guevara will also be starting remotely and housed eventually in Chapman Hall. Emails can be sent to him at firstname.lastname@example.org until he receives a work email account.