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Jana Colombini

Jana Colombini ASI President

ASI President

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Jana Colombini is a fourth year Agricultural Science major from Linden, California. She is third generation of the Colombini family to celebrate being a Cal Poly Mustang. With older brother, Jason, as the 2013–14 ASI President and father, Jay, having served on the ASI Board of Directors in the 1980’s, Jana has been carrying on the tradition previously serving two terms on the ASI Board of Directors as a representative for the College of Agriculture and as Vice Chair of the Board in 2015-16, and is now looking forward to serving as the 2016–17 ASI President.  She is proud to be a recipient of the Louis and Stella Soares Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award and a Future Farmers of America Degree.  In her free time, Jana enjoys stained glass making, woodworking, crafting, hiking, and hanging out with friends.

 


Riley Nilsen

Riley Nilsen

Chair of the Board

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Riley Nilsen is a third year Agricultural Science student. She was born in Nipomo, California, where she raised sheep and was an active member of her community.  Her involvement in agriculture sparked her interest in Future Farmers of America (FFA), which develops future generation leaders in agriculture.  With FFA, she has successfully competed in livestock judging, parliamentary procedure, and has also represented California at the National level in public speaking.  Before becoming a Mustang, Riley took a gap year to serve as the California State FFA President where she facilitated conferences, shared agriculture education topics, and worked with state legislators to secure funding for career technical education within the state's budget.  As a Cal Poly student, she is an active member of several clubs including Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, Tractor Pull, and Young Farmers and Ranchers.  Riley is looking forward to serving as Chair of the 2016–17 ASI Board of Directors which acts as the official voice of students.  She plans to facilitate positive discussions on how to improve the student's college experience. 

 


Kaelan Sobouti

Kaelan Sobouti

Chair of the University Union Advisory Board

College of Engineering

Kaelan Sobouti is excited to serve as the 2016–17 Chair of the University Union Advisory Board.  In addition to his continued participation in policy recommendations and financial reviews, Kaelan will also be studying as a third year Biomedical Engineering major.  Before attending Cal Poly, Kaelan was raised in San Jose, California where he graduated from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California.  Since becoming a Mustang he has also served as Recruitment Chair for Sigma Pi and as the 2015-16 UUAB representative for the College of Engineering.  Outside of his ASI and school responsibilities, Kaelan enjoys surfing, soccer, biking, and reading.

 


Anthony Haddad

ASI Chief of Staff

College of Liberal Arts

Anthony Haddad is a transfer student from Cuesta College now in his fourth year as a Philosophy major at Cal Poly.  He is a native Californian, having been born in Mission Viejo and raised in Fresno.  In his first year at Cal Poly, Anthony served as Brotherhood Development Director on the Executive Board for the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. And this year, he will be governing as Vice President of Programming on the Interfraternity Council.  His past positions held in ASI include Secretary of Campus Development on the Executive Cabinet and the President’s Designee on the University Union Advisory Board.  Anthony’s primary interest is to enhance the lives of the students at Cal Poly.  After graduation, his future goal is to attend law school.

 


John D'Ambrosio

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

College of Engineering

John D'Ambrosio is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major from Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to serving his second term on the Board of Directors, John is a member of the Delta Chi fraternity, a grader for the Mechanical Engineering Department, and a student research assistant for the Physics Department all while maintaining a 4.56 GPA.  He has also made the Dean’s list twice.  His previous work experience includes volunteering at St. John's Regional Medical Center, being a Camp Keystone camp counselor, children’s shoe salesmen at Nordstrom, and a student intern at Leggett & Platt.  In the future, John aspires to use his mechanical engineering background to ensure that alternative energy is more affordable and commonplace while focusing on sustainability in order to reduce our carbon footprint.

 


Kate Granlund

Vice Chair of the University Union Advisory Board

College of Liberal Arts

Kate Granlund is excited to begin her final year of undergraduate education as a fourth year Communication Studies major and Integrated Marketing Communications minor. She was born and raised in San Rafael, California. So far in her Cal Poly career, Kate has made the Dean’s List three times and the President’s List once. She is also currently serving as the Vice President of Programming on the Panhellenic Executive Council, and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.  Through Cal Poly Global Programs, she has studied abroad in Thailand, and has also traveled to Nicaragua and Cozumel.  Kate enjoys exploring the offerings of the beautiful outdoors of San Luis Obispo and aspires to have a career in the Marketing or Event Coordination fields. 

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