» Student Advisory Board

The School of Communication Student Advisory Board advocates for the needs of students in the School of Communication by serving as the student voice to the administration, representing the School of Communication to various constituencies, and generating and implementing programs and initiatives designed to enhance the student experience within the School of Communication.

All School of Communication students are welcome to apply for a position on our Student Advisory Board. The application period opens in the fall. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Andrea Weber.

Student Advisory Board Members

Meet your Student Advisory Board members. The School of Communication Student Advisory Board (SAB) works with SoC leadership to provide insight to enhance and grow our school’s programming as well as provide support and peer mentoring to current students. Feel free to reach out to one of the members below with questions about or suggestions for improving your Chapman experience.

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Jake Daitch '22

Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Economics
Hometown: Topsfield, MA
I was drawn to the SoC Student Advisory Board because I feel like it is a great opportunity to serve my fellow classmates and teachers that have made my first semester at Chapman so great. I’m excited to get started and to begin working with everyone! If anyone ever needs to contact me for questions or just to bring something to my attention, feel free to email me. I’m always happy to help!
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Sarah Downey

Major: Strategic and Corporate Communication
Minor: Integrated Educational Studies
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
I applied to serve the School of Communication Student Advisory Board for Chapman because I believe it’s essential to have student-to-student communication, reliable student input, positive communication between students and faculty, and accurate representation throughout our School of Communication. By communicating both with faculty and students while representing the School of Communication as a whole, I hope to help and assist others as best I can in their future endeavors.
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Matthew Ghan '20

Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Leadership
Hometown: San Jose, CA
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Rachael Kaufhold '20

Major: Strategic and Corporate Communication
Minor: Law, Justice, and Social Control
Hometown: Riverside, CA
My goal as a board member is to be the best representation of the School of Communication that I can be and to communicate any additional information and events to my best ability. If you have any concerns or worries I am always around and available to help and listen. My hope is that I along with the rest of the board members can keep and encourage as many people to stay as involved as humanly possible.
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Lisa Matsui '21

Major: Global Communication and World Languages (Japanese)
Minor: Public Relations
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Life at Chapman University has been nothing short of incredible in that I have experienced a loving sense of acceptance and community. Within my time here at this institution, I have been involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Pua’ikeana (Hawai’i) Club, KSA Dance Off, and the Student Advisory Board for the School of Communication. The beautiful thing about these opportunities, though, is that they were each made possible through connections that linked together seamlessly. It is both fascinating and humbling to see just how much can be achieved in the presence of supportive faculty and peers!
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Colleen Penaluna '20

Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Serving on the board, I hope to continue to help develop the School of Communication to better serve transfer students, and to also advertise our programming to a broader audience so that more community colleges know of our fantastic programs here! If you have any questions about gap years, community college, transferring, the School of Communication, or more – let me know!
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Dylan Wen '21

Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: San Jose, CA
If you are a current or an incoming student who is unsure of what they want to do and simply wants to help others, I can confidently tell you that investing your time in at least taking a Communication Studies course can expand your view on interacting with others in positive ways.
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Cesar Zuniga '20

Major: Communication Studies with an interdisciplinary cluster in Business and Economics
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
I want to help prospective, new, and current students find their best fit within the School of Communication and make sure they feel comfortable along the way. College is a time for us to learn about ourselves, set and establish goals, and begin building our path towards a greater future. I am excited to see what this year has in store for me and all of us on campus and hope that everyone finds their voice and passion along the way. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Questions about your major?

If you have questions about your classes or major, please contact one of our program advisors.

Dr. Andrea Weber
aweber@chapman.edu 
(714)516-5182

Dr. Arleen Bejerano
bejerano@chapman.edu 
(714) 516-5342

Mr. Travis Bartosh
bartosh@chapman.edu 
(714) 516-5330