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SOS Student Directors Zack and Morganne

Abiola Ogundipe SOS Leader

Allie Meredith SOS Leader

Allison Miner SOS Leader

Alyssa Yee SOS Leader

Andrea Rosales SOS Leader

Annette Smith SOS Leader

Ashley Ariyasu SOS Leader

Ashley Klein SOS Leader

Austin Ten Berge SOS Leader

Avery Ceniceros SOS Leader

Braden Martin SOS Leader

Brittany Cunningham SOS Leader

Caela Lunde SOS Leader

Caitlin Adams SOS Leader

Cassandra Nevarez SOS Leader

Cathleen Nuttall SOS Leader

Christin Blair SOS Leader

Christopher "Kipper" Wagner SOS Leader

Christy Hanafi SOS Leader

Claire Rodrian SOS Leader

Major

Communications

Hometown

Milwaukee, WI

What I love about Biola

The incredible people and how much the love of Jesus radiates from our campus!

Campus Involvement

Student Leadership Program
Intramural Softball

Favorite Quote

"If I don't have some cake soon, I might die" -Stanley Hudson

Fun Fact

I can rap the whole song of "Gold Digger" by Kanye West.

Favorite Smell

Either the way it smells right after it rains or when you walk right behind someone who just washed their hair.

Collin Hardy SOS Leader

Major

Business Administration

Hometown

Chino Hills, CA

What I love about Biola

There are so many things I love about Biola. First and foremost, I love that Biola has an all-Christian community. From faculty to student, everyone has at least one thing in common, and that is that everyone loves Jesus! I love the community that Biola has and the many friendships I have been able to build because of that community. I love my professors and their direct involvement in my life. I love that the campus is not too big, but not too small. I love my dorm and the community that I have on my floor. I could go on and on about what I love about this school!

Campus Involvement

I am pretty involved on campus! I am obviously a part of SOS, but I am also involved in a couple of other places. I am a part of chapel band that leads worship for Biola's various chapels. I am also on the lacrosse team that Biola has. I also do a lot of stuff with my floor and other various activities.

Favorite Quote

"But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God." - Acts 20:24

Fun Fact

Although I grew up in Southern California, I grew up playing hockey! I played a couple years of roller hockey, then I switched to Ice and I played travel ice hockey for a couple years!

Favorite Smell

My favorite smell in the whole world is the smell of my mom baking her famous chocolate and toffee cookies! The smell of fresh brewed coffee is a close second, though!

Destinee Barrera SOS Leader

Elizabeth Pintarich SOS Leader

Florin Homer SOS Leader

Grace Harmon SOS Leader

Hannah Dougher SOS Leader

Jessica Durant SOS Leader

Jessica Eidenmuller SOS Leader

Joanna Rhee SOS Leader

John Feng SOS Leader

Jonathan Mull SOS Leader

Joshua Singleton SOS Leader

Juan Santacruz SOS Leader

Major

Human Biology

Hometown

Whittier, CA

What I love about Biola

I love everything about Biola! There is a great community here and it is filled with professors that genuinely care about you. Also, I have made wonderful friendships that I know will last a lifetime. I could not be any happier!

Campus Involvement

Collegium Staff member
GMOCC (Good Morning, Off-Campus Community)
TA for Intro to Chemistry class
And now SOS (Yay!)

Favorite Quote

"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

Fun Fact

I was the only child in my family until 5 years ago when my mom got pregnant and had my younger brother.

Favorite Smell

I absolutely love the smell of cinnamon!

Kallie Romick SOS Leader

Kambria Duskin SOS Leader

Katie Morton SOS Leader

Katie Nystrom SOS Leader

Katie Starr SOS Leader

Katrina Seekamp SOS Leader

Kelly Goebel SOS Leader

Kevin McMichael SOS Leader

Kristen Hollingsworth SOS Leader

Kyla McGuire SOS Leader

Laura Ang SOS Leader

Lauren Morford SOS Leader

Lauren Peterson SOS Leader

Major

Public Relations

Hometown

Andover, MN

What I love about Biola

Absolutely everything. But if I have to narrow it down, I would say that the people who attend Biola are incredible! I've been so blessed by the professors and students here.

Campus Involvement

- SOS (obviously)
- PRSSA President
- Love Your Melon Crew Captain
- Eagle Host
- 6th Street PR Staff Member
- Soul Group Leader
- Church Small Group

Favorite Quote

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter.” - Bob Goff

Fun Fact

My cat back home can fetch!

Favorite Smell

Coffee grounds, Christmas trees, and anything lemon scented

Lea Castrillo SOS Leader

Leslie Kramer SOS Leader

Lily Barrett SOS Leader

Mackenzie Conner SOS Leader

Madeline Haupert SOS Leader

Matthew Garcia SOS Leader

Melissa Delgado SOS Leader

Michaela Lau SOS Leader

Nadine Sandoval SOS Leader

Major

Nursing

Hometown

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

What I love about Biola

What I love about Biola is the Christ-centered community.

Favorite Quote

"Hardship often prepares ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." --- C.S. Lewis

Fun Fact

I love Disneyland and really only watch all the Disney movies.

Favorite Smell

A new clean car.

Nick Difley SOS Leader

Nick Mutch SOS Leader

Nicole DeMarcus SOS Leader

Portia Jeronimo SOS Leader

Rachel Howard SOS Leader

Sarah Chu SOS Leader

Major

Intercultural Studies

Hometown

Redwood City, CA

What I love about Biola

The hard-but-outstanding Bible classes, the community, diversity, embracing of culture and missions, its hipsterness, peanut butter m&m cookies from the Soaring Eagle Food Truck, availability of jobs on campus, convenience of area: surrounding stores and cafes and LA and Disneyland

Campus Involvement

I play on indoor volleyball and sand volleyball intramural teams, referee intramurals, participate in the Biola Barbell club through powerlifting, help with and attend dorm all-halls, and serve in SOS!!

Favorite Quote

Peter Pan: To die would be an awfully big adventure.

Hook: If I were you, I'd give up.
Peter Pan: If you were me, I'd be ugly.

“Pooh," said Rabbit kindly, "you haven't any brain."
"I know," said Pooh humbly.”
? A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

1 John 4:10-12. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Fun Fact

I snowshoed the mountains around Crater Lake, rode horseback through the Grand Teton wilderness, surfed in Kaanapali, and can hold toothpicks and various other objects with my lower lip. I enjoy yodeling (unprofessionally) with my oldest sister, acting with my other older sister, baking pastries with my brother, and playing volleyball with my whole family.

Favorite Smell

Clean laundry. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies or bread. Old Spice “Fresh” deodorant. Rainy pavement. Christmas tree. Plumeria. Georgia peach & sweet tea B&BW lotion.

Taelor Edwards SOS Leader

Thomas Oh SOS Leader

Trent Martin SOS Leader

Troy Gebert SOS Leader

Vanessa Madrigal SOS Leader

Vivian Torres SOS Leader

Yuka Nagai SOS Leader

Zach Steitz SOS Leader

Morganne Chadwick Student Director

Major

Nursing 

Hometown

Snohomish, WA 

What I love about Biola

Everything really. But I think what I love the most are the opportunities Biola gives you and the way everyone encourages you to make the most of all your experiences. Biola allows you to be surrounded by a community of fun, excited, God fearing and God seeking young adults going through ever stage of life. And within that community are hundreds of clubs, outreach programs, student mission organizations, friend groups, chapels, and ultimately opportunities to learn more about yourself and the God who created you to be. How cool is that!?

Campus Involvement

SOS leader, SOS Crew Leader, Torrey Conference staff, floor events, intramural sports, and a big supporter of Heritage Cafe smoothies (OH.. does the library count...)

Favorite Quote

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fun Fact

Hmmm... I don't like Nutella, It's my dream to travel to Amsterdam and If I could be any animal I would probably be a lion cub, because why not?

Favorite Smell

Walking into a coffee shop and reading a new book after walking down the street in the rain... So rain, coffee and new book smell I guess. OH and Christmas Trees!!!!

Zack Brisson Student Director

Major

Biblical and Theological Studies

Hometown

Temecula, CA

What I love about Biola

The community is awesome, I have the best group of friends, SOS is kind of an obsession, my professors are the most intelligent people and love to mentor others which makes all of them great godly examples in my life. Sometimes I go on walks too.

Campus Involvement

SOS leader, SOS Crew Leader, SMU Missions Trip Leader, intramural sports, Punk 'n' Pie host, amateur egg finder, professional Tapingo user, meet with professors a lot.

Favorite Quote

"I love America." - Joshua Douglass (SOS Leader)

Fun Fact

I am allergic to apples. And mean people.

Favorite Smell

Oak in the middle of a hot summer in Alaska, where I'm from.

Claudia Huffine Director of New Student Orientation and Transitions

Marcy Binuya Assistant Director of New Student Orientation

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