SJSU Salzburg Scholars 2010–2011

Dwayne Abella

Dwayne Abella

(Junior—Health Science | College of Applied Sciences & Arts)

Dwayne is in his fourth year as a sociology major with a minor in health science at SJSU and in his first year as a nursing student at Evergreen Valley College. His academic interests include HIV/AIDS issues, infectious diseases, public health, social justice, global issues, and poverty. He is a Peer Health Educator, a volunteer at the Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center, and the vice president and co-founder of the Global Health Association. In the future he hopes to complete graduate work in nursing related to international health issues and start a non-profit that addresses social disparities.

Trish Avondo

Trish Avondo

(Junior—Public Relations | College of Applied Sciences & Arts)

Trish is in her third year as a public relations major. Her academic interests include communications and advertising. She enjoys going to the gym, shopping, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and road trips. Trish also has experience as a resident advisor. In the future, she hopes to work in as many countries as possible, and to own a bar or lounge.

Olga Belyntseva

Olga Belyntseva

(Junior—Human Resources Management | College of Business)

Olga is in her fourth year as a business administration and human resource management major. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Society for Human Resource Management. Olga is interested in observational astronomy, reading, playing tennis, and hiking. She is also passionate about learning foreign languages, and studies German and Hindi in her spare time. Olga has experience as a co-owner/office manager at International Trading Corporation and a part-time sales assistant at ILORI (Luxottica Group). In the future, she hopes to earn an M.B.A. and positively affect people’s lives by helping poor children around the globe.

Susana Cabrera-Mariz

Susana Cabrera-Mariz

(Junior—Civil Engineering | Davidson College of Engineering)

Susana is in her third year as a civil engineering major SJSU’s Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Her academic interests include art, geology, politics, education, mechanical engineering, and religious studies. Susana is also involved in musical theater, the American Society of Civil Engineers Canoe Construction and Structural Design, and the Annual Freshman Orientation Welcome Days. She has worked with Galileo Education Services, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. In the future, she hopes to work on infrastructure development in developing countries.

Jovil Clemente

Jovil Clemente

(Junior—Creative Arts | College of Humanities & Arts)

Jovil is in his fourth year as a creative arts major. He is academically interested in anything that brings about further discovery of what it means to be a human. Jovil serves as a board member on the Student Union Board of Directors, the program assistant for the Humanities Honors Program, and a peer mentor. He is also a founding father of the California Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and a member Phi Kappa Phi. In the future he hopes to experience the world, benefit humanity, and teach.

Azra Crnogorcevic

Azra Crnogorcevic

(Junior—Public Relations | College of Applied Sciences & Arts)

Azra is in her third year as a public relations major. She has served the Kappa Delta Sorority on the Executive Council as both Pan-hellenic delegate and vice president of public relations. Azra is also involved with the Northern California Youth Leadership Seminar and Associated Students. This fall she will begin an internship with Lewis PR in San Francisco. In the future she hopes to work in the not-for-profit field of public relations.

Andrew Ingram

Andrew Ingram

(Junior—Chemistry | College of Science)

Andrew is in his fourth year as a chemistry major. His additional academic interests include mathematics, physics, and vocal music. Andrew performed with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale. He is an SJSU President’s Scholar and Dean’s Scholar. Andrew has also been a HHMI-SCRIBE Scholar, a 2008 IBM Photolithography Summer Intern, an instructor for The Princeton Review MCAT General Chemistry test, and a General Chemistry Workshop facilitator. In the future, he aspires to earn a Ph.D. in catalysis and/or materials synthesis and work as a research scientist to develop sustainable materials and methods or increase chemical security.

Adessa Kiryakos

Adessa Kiryakos

(Junior—Behavioral Science & Sociology | College of Social Sciences)

Adessa is in her third year as a behavioral science/sociology major. She is also pursuing a minor in Middle Eastern studies. Her additional academic interests include service learning, gender studies, sociological theories, and qualitative research. Adessa has worked as an insurance coordinator at a dental office, interned at City Hall, and is currently the Youth Coordinator at the Cesar Chavez Community Action center on the San Jose State University campus. In the future, she hopes to finish her bachelor’s degree and earn a master’s degree in Education. She plans to counsel underprivileged high school students to pursue a higher education.

Tomasz Kolodziejak

Tomasz Kolodziejak

(Junior—International Business | College of Business)

Tomasz is a junior at SJSU’s School of Business. He is majoring in international business with an additional interest in international affairs and global studies. Tomasz is the vice president of the Global Studies Club. He is also part of Student Government. He has served as the director of Intercultural Affairs and as a Ra Tech Solar’s sales manager. In the future, Tomasz aspires to work in the fields of international business, international relations, and diplomacy.

Maritza Martinez

Maritza Martinez

(Junior—Behavioral Science & Sociology | College of Social Sciences)

Maritza is in her fourth year as a behavioral science and sociology major. She is also interested in political science. Maritza is a member of Alpha Phi Omega-National Co-Ed Service Fraternity, the university’s Boxing Club and Wrestling Clubs, and the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society. She has experience serving as a public relations officer, banquet chair, and mentor for Washington Elementary School and Del Mar High School. She has also worked as a campus outreach coordinator. In the future, Maritza aspires to work with at-risk youth and inspire them to pursue higher education.

Amirissa Mina

Amirissa Mina

(Junior—English | College of Humanities & Arts)

Amirissa is a junior at San Jose State University where she majors in English and international business. She is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and Sigma Alpha Lambda (SAL). Amirissa has gained experience as a peer mentor in her college and she is currently training to become one of the few leaders within the program. She is also a Dean’s Scholar. In the future, Amirissa plans to pursue an M.A. and to become an editor of a magazine or publishing house.

Mojgan Mohammadi

Mojgan Mohammadi

(Junior—Health Science | College of Applied Sciences & Arts)

Mojgan is a junior health science major. She is also pursuing a minor in complementary and alternative medical practices. Mojgan’s additional academic interests include global health, integrative medicine, and women’s health issues. She was the founder and president of SJSU Global Health Association. She is a Certified Peer Health Educator, Eta Sigma Gamma member, Phi Kappa Phi member and S.O.A.L. Mate award recipient. She has worked for Life Skills Coach and as a business manager. In the future, Mojgan hopes to travel and serve in developing countries, especially in Africa. She also plans to attend graduate school and to serve as an advocate for the underrepresented.

Theresa Ngo

Theresa Ngo

(Junior—Health Science Administration | College of Applied Sciences & Arts)

Theresa is in her third year as a health science major with a concentration in administration. Her additional academic interests include economics and business. She serves as the secretary for the Vietnamese Student Association, a peer mentor on campus, and has volunteered with Project Shine at John XXIII. Theresa also enjoys ballroom dancing and singing. In the future, Theresa aspires to become an influential key player in making the public health care system more effective. She plans to promote and implement good health practices and to apply her knowledge by helping and serving the community.

Soon Khen Ow Yong

Soon Khen Ow Yong

(Junior—Business MIS | College of Business)

SoonKehn is a junior business management information systems major at SJSU’s College of Business. He is involved with AIESEC, the world’s largest global student-run organization. SoonKhen is a member of the board of directors of a non-profit. He has also served as a research assistant at the College of Business and for On-Campus Student Tech support. In the future he plans to work in either the non-profit, social business, or academia sectors.

Grace Redmond

Grace Redmond

(Senior—Sociology | College of Social Sciences)

Grace is in her fourth year as a sociology major. She is also interested in criminology. Grace is currently a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and a student intern at the Federal Probation Office. In the future, she would like to receive an M.A. in marriage and family counseling and to open a private practice.

Danielle Ynostroza

Danielle Ynostroza

(Graduate Student—Corporate Finance | College of Business)

Danielle is a graduate student majoring in taxation at SJSU’s Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business. She is also interested in business administration, corporate finance, and accounting. Danielle was the president and newsletter editor of the Financial Management Association. She received the Collegiate Fellow Award from FMA and a 2010 scholarship from the American Society of Woman Accountants. She worked as an intern at Applied Materials in the Domestic Tax Department. In the future, Danielle aspires to support the development of self funding non-profits and socially responsible businesses. She hopes to develop a business model that remains profitable while sustaining employees and communities.