The student program assistants work under the guidance and supervision of Crystal De La Riva, the Academic Advising Center’s Specialty Advisor for students in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Program Coordinator for the Promising Futures Program, Crystal is a first-generation college student herself and is very passionate about supporting the first-generation community at Chapman.
About Crystal: I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University and completed Chapman’s M.A. program for Marriage and Family Therapy. As a first-generation Chapman alumna, I understand the learning curve associated with adapting to the college environment. Much of my experience at Chapman was positive and I attribute this to being involved and seeking the guidance of those willing to help. I look forward to using my experience and knowledge to assist fellow Chapman panthers get the most of their college experience too!