Alumni network

Orange Coast College is very fortunate to have a network of compassionate and welcoming alumni who are eager to lend their time, skills, and experience to help our students. Our Alumni Network project aims to connect young college students with these alumni, and to provide our members with the opportunity to be mentored by someone with similar interests. If you would like to get in touch with any of these alumni to talk about careers, majors, Circle K, or just life in general, please contact the Campus and Alumni Relations Chair in person or through email:


campusrelations.cki.occ@gmail.com

Jennifer Que

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Biology (OCC)
    - Health Science/Public Health (CSU Fullerton)

School Transferred: California State University - Fullerton
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Healthcare

Mentorship:
    - Leadership & personal development
    - Interviews & career advice
    - Administrative & customer service skills
    - Health

Hobbies:
    - Singing, dancing, leadership development, graphic designing
      photography, (what is a term for stationary/office supplies
      addict?), food!

  • 2019-Present CKI at OCC Kiwanis Advisor
  • 2018 CNH CKI District Governor
  • 2018 CNH CKI District Convention Elections Committee Advisor
  • 2017-2018 CKIx Planning Committee Secretary
  • 2017-2018 CNH CKI Membership Development & Education Committee Resources Coordinator
  • 2017 CNH CKI District Convention Elections Chair
  • 2016-2017 Subregion B International Trustee
  • 2015-2016 International Large Scale Service Project Fellowship Representative
  • 2014-2015 CNH CKI Distinguished District Awards Chair
  • 2013-2014 CNH CKI District Awards Committee Sunset Division Liaison
  • 2013-2014 International Kiwanis Family Relations Committee Kiwanis Ambassador
  • 2012-2013 CKI at OCC Distinguished Kiwanis Family Chair
  • 2012-2013 CNH CKI Kiwanis Family Committee Member
  • 2011-2012 CKI at OCC Distinguished President
  • 2010-2011 CKI at OCC Spirit/Social Chair

Chad Vo

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Technology and Economic Development

School Transferred: University of California - Berkeley
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Real Estate Agent
    - Loan Originator

Mentorship:
    - Career Advice
    - Financial Literacy
    - Life Hacks

Hobbies:
    - Golf, Reading, Basketball, Finance, Real Estate

  • 2013-2014 President
  • 2015-2016 Expo Chair

Emma Tran

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Studio Art
    - Psychology

School Transferred: California State University - Long Beach
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Leadership Development Fellow at Teach for Vietnam

Mentorship:
    - Being an international student (visa, life, getting around, etc.)
    - Life Hacks

Hobbies:
    - Painting, Meme, Art, Selfcare, Mental health

  • Arts & Design Chair

Ruben Ruiz

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Social Welfare
    - Global Poverty & Practice

School Transferred: University of California - Berkeley
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Social Media Specialist at Roblox

Mentorship:
    - Career and Internship Opportunities
    - Graduate School Tips
    - Interview Prep and Practice
    - Resume Review

Hobbies:
    - Ruben loves everything Disney and is obsessed with red pandas,
      corgis, and Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). In his spare time, he
      enjoys taking Buzzfeed quizzes, cuddling with puppies, talking
      about horoscopes, jogging around Golden Gate Park, playing League
      of Legends, and going to Disneyland.

  • District Fall Training Conference Chair
  • District Awards Chair
  • OCC Vice President of Administration

Jessica Le

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Political Science

School Transferred: University of California - Los Angeles
Educational Status: Undergraduate Student

Mentorship:
    - College Applications
    - Life in general

Hobbies:
    - Anime, Kdrama, Bullet Journal

  • 2019-2020 Campus Alumni Relations Chair

Kelley Ha

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Biological Sciences

School Transferred: University of California - Irvine
Educational Status: Graduate Student

Current Profession:
    - Optometry Student

Mentorship:
    - Any and all

Hobbies:
    - Surfing, snowboarding, playing with my yorkie, baking, listening
      to music

  • CKI at OCC Secretary

Tina Nguyen

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Social Welfare
    - Education
    - Asian American Studies
    - Educational Counseling (Graduate)

School Transferred: University of California - Berkeley
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Higher Education - Counseling/Advising

Mentorship:
    - Navigating Transfer Process
    - College Applications
    - Applying to Graduate Programs
    - Job Search
    - Career Advice
    - Pursuing Higher Education

Hobbies:
    - Hiking, exploring national parks, traveling, walking/running,
      trying new food places & learning new recipes

  • CKI at OCC Membership Development & Education Chair
  • FTC Committee – Administrative Assistant
  • District FTC Chair

Cristian Cadena

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Psychology
    - Health Sciences

School Transferred: California State University - Dominguez Hills
Educational Status: Undergraduate Student

Mentorship:
    - Career Advice
    - Life Hacks
    - Relationship Advice
    - CSU College Applications

Hobbies:
    - I love making coffee drinks! I also have recently gotten into
      gardening

  • CKI at OCC Historian

Christine Nguyen

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Natural Sciences (OCC)
    - Health Sciences with an emphasis on Pre-Clinical (CSU East Bay)
    - Chiropractic (Life Chiropractic College West)
    - Psychology
    - Chemistry

School Transferred: California State University - East Bay
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Chiropractor

Mentorship:
    - All. "I want to be there for the students and help them get to
      their dreams."

Hobbies:
    - Watching kdrama, hiking, walking

  • CKI at OCC President
  • CKI at OCC Fundraising Chair

Jack Wang

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Management Science
    - Business (specialization in Organizational Behavior)

School Transferred: University of California - San Diego
Educational Status: Undergraduate Student

Current Profession:
    - Community Association Manager

Mentorship:
    - Career Advice
    - College Applications
    - Major/Minor Decisions

Hobbies:
    - Watching Netflix documentaries, exercising, and napping!

  • 2015-2016 OCC CKI Secretary
  • 2016-2017 CNH CKI Member Recognition Committee Southern Liaison
  • 2017-2018 CNH CKI Member Recognition Committee Administrative Executive Assistant

Mlou Aquino

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Psychology

School Transferred: California State University - Long Beach
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Artist / Business Owner

Mentorship:
    - Life advice
    - Mental Health
    - Transferring/CSU information
    - LGBTQ+ information
    - Activism/Advocacy
    - Psychology Major information

Hobbies:
    - I love to make art, play video games, and cook! I'm very much
      interested in mental health advocacy, LGBTQ+ advocacy, social
      justice issues, and community organizing!

  • CKI at OCC, Arts & Design Committee Member
  • CKI at OCC, Technology Chair
  • CNH CKI Communications & Marketing Committee, Sunspot Editor
  • CSULB CKI, Family Head
  • CSULB CKI Mental Wellness Impact Team, Team Head

Yen Vo

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Business Administration

School Transferred: San Francisco State University
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Mentorship:
    - Career
    - Life
    - Relationship
    - Self-improvement

Hobbies:
    - streaming on twitch, video games, metal earth/nanoblock/paper
      builds, currently learning Blender

  • CKI at OCC, Administrative Fundraising Chair
  • DCON Workshops Chair
  • MD&E Webinar/Workshops Chair
  • C&M Videographer

Jonathan Junpradub

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Anthropology B.A.
    - Education Counseling M.A.
    - Education Studies
    - Mental Health and Trauma Care Specialization

School Transferred: University of California - Los Angeles
Educational Status: No longer enrolled

Current Profession:
    - Safety and Security Manager

Mentorship:
    - Career Advice
    - College Transferring
    - Product Investment
    - Relationship Advice
    - Life Hacks

Hobbies:
    - Collecting Toys and Memorabilia, Paranormal Research, Law
      Enforcement, Cinephilia, Comics, Cartoons, Pop Culture, Disney
      and Universal Studios.

  • CKI at OCC, Spirit Chair
  • CKI at OCC, President
  • District Awards Chair
  • Metro Division Lieutenant Governor

Michael Pham

College Major(s)/Minor(s):
    - Aerospace Engineering

School Transferred: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Educational Status: Graduate Student

Current Profession:
    - Test & Evaluation Engineer

Mentorship:
    - I'm not an expert on anything but I'm willing to listen to anyone
      and offer my 2 cents

Hobbies:
    - N/A

  • CKI at OCC, Vice President of Service