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Success Coaches

Biola University is committed to your academic and personal success. That is why we provide every student, new and current, with a Success Coach. Your Success Coach will be with you throughout your entire time at Biola, from the moment you are admitted until graduation and every step in between — we are rooting for your success!

 

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Who your Success Coach is depends on the program you are in. Select your program from the list below, get to know your Success Coach and make an appointment.

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Undergraduate Programs

B.S. in Applied Psychology

Name: Katelin Izumigawa

Hometown: Wailuku, HI

Degree: B.A. Public Relations, minor in Business Administration

Hobbies: Board games, puzzles, cozy gaming, nature walks, visiting museums, acoustic guitar, watching movies

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B.S. in Bible, Theology and Apologetics

Name: Josh Suaverdez

Hometown: Santa Clarita, California

Degree: Biblical and Theological Studies, Minor in Communication Studies

Hobbies: Cycling

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B.S. in Biblical Ministries

Name: Josh Suaverdez

Hometown: Santa Clarita, California

Degree: Biblical and Theological Studies, Minor in Communication Studies

Hobbies: Cycling

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B.S. in Business Management

Name: Brian Oh

Hometown: Fullerton, California

Degree: B.A. in Communications

Hobbies: Basketball, watching movies, collecting sports cards, finding new foods and working out.

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B.S. in Communication

Name: Susie Kim

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Degree: B.S. in Psychology

Hobbies: Giving Jeff Bezos money, silently critiquing coffee shops even though nobody asks me to and watching the sunset on the beach.

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B.S. in Early Childhood

Name: Katelin Izumigawa

Hometown: Wailuku, HI

Degree: B.A. Public Relations, minor in Business Administration

Hobbies: Board games, puzzles, cozy gaming, nature walks, visiting museums, acoustic guitar, watching movies

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B.S. in Entertainment Business

Name: Brian Oh

Hometown: Fullerton, California

Degree: B.A. in Communications

Hobbies: Basketball, watching movies, collecting sports cards, finding new foods and working out.

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B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Name: Brian Oh

Hometown: Fullerton, California

Degree: B.A. in Communications

Hobbies: Basketball, watching movies, collecting sports cards, finding new foods and working out.

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B.S. in Organizational Leadership

Name: Brian Oh

Hometown: Fullerton, California

Degree: B.A. in Communications

Hobbies: Basketball, watching movies, collecting sports cards, finding new foods and working out.

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B.S. in Public Relations and Reputation Management

Name: Susie Kim

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Degree: B.S. in Psychology

Hobbies: Giving Jeff Bezos money, silently critiquing coffee shops even though nobody asks me to and watching the sunset on the beach.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts

New Testament; Old Testament; Bible Exposition; Theology; Philosophy

Name: Diamond Glaze

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Degree: B.A. in Writing for Film and Television

Hobbies: Improv comedy and shopping online.

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership

Pastoral Care and Counseling; Preaching and Pastoral Ministry; Christian Ministry and Leadership

Name: Jesus Rubio

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Degree: B.A. in Biblical Studies; M.A. (New Testament)

Hobbies: Fantasy football, cooking, video games, 100 Days of Dante and kettlebell training.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Name: Susie Kim

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Degree: B.S. in Psychology

Hobbies: Giving Jeff Bezos money, silently critiquing coffee shops even though nobody asks me to and watching the sunset on the beach.

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Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations (MM)

Name: Susie Kim

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Degree: B.S. in Psychology

Hobbies: Giving Jeff Bezos money, silently critiquing coffee shops even though nobody asks me to and watching the sunset on the beach.

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M.A. in Public Relations and Reputation Management

Name: Susie Kim

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Degree: B.S. in Psychology

Hobbies: Giving Jeff Bezos money, silently critiquing coffee shops even though nobody asks me to and watching the sunset on the beach.

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Master of Divinity

Pastoral and General Ministries; Evangelism and Discipleship; Pastoral Care and Counseling

Name: Jesus Rubio

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Degree: B.A. in Biblical Studies; M.A. (New Testament)

Hobbies: Fantasy football, cooking, video games, 100 Days of Dante and kettlebell training.

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Missions and Intercultural Studies

Name: Mark Medina

Hometown: Apple Valley, California

Degree: B.A. in Biblical Studies; M.Div. (Pastoral Care & Counseling)

Hobbies: Reading theology, video games, playing basketball, biking and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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