» Student Advisory Board

The School of Communication Student Advisory Board is a collaborative resource designed to empower students by serving as the voice to the administration, representing the School of Communication to various constituencies, and offering peer mentorship 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. They are here to get your feedback and provide support as peer mentors. Feel free to reach out to one of the members below with questions about or suggestions for improving your experience in the School of Communication.

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Sarah Downey '20 (M.S. '21)

B.A. Strategic and Corporate Communication
M.S. Health and Strategic Communication
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Sarah is a local commuter student who hopes to become a research professor in the communication field. She enjoys spending time with her family, acting, boating, going to Disneyland, research, dancing, and dogs. A fun fact about Sarah is that she has donated over five feet of hair!
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Khiry Carter '21

Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Leadership
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Khiry is a United States Navy veteran and first-generation college student. His interests and hobbies include traveling and hiking, singing, and investing. His future hopes are to be a full-time investor and business owner.
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Danny Gaitan '22

Major: Strategic Communication Studies
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
Danny is a junior transfer student who was born and raised in Orange County, and he now resides in Long Beach, Ca. Danny hopes to continue the work with non-profits, philanthropy, and government relations. Personally, Danny loves spending time with his puppy, kitten, boyfriend, and family. He also enjoys performing in shows, running, and planning. A fun fact about Danny is he went sky diving off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
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Sara Hartanov '21

Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: San Clemente, CA
Sara is a senior who hopes to pursue a career in sales or marketing (still unsure!). She enjoys traveling, dogs and horses, spending time with family, trying new food and listening to podcasts. A fun fact about her is that she has had over 20 pets!
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Sawyer Kelly '23

Majors: Communication Studies and English Literature
Hometown: Half Moon Bay, CA
Sawyer is a sophomore who is passionate about both literature and language. She teaches dance classes at her former middle school and enjoys photography, drawing, and attempting to recreate elaborate Pinterest baking ideas. A fun fact about her is that she is a self-proclaimed caffeine addict and her go-to coffee order is an iced caramel macchiato!
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Christine Lim '23

Major: Strategic and Corporate Communication
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Christine grew up in Toronto, Canada and hopes to work for a media company in brand management upon graduation. She enjoys painting, dancing, and creative writing. A fun fact about Christine is that she loves pineapples on pizza.
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Kyle Tanimura

School of Communication Senator
Kyle is a rising junior serving as the President and Cultural Chair of Chapman Kapamilya, an Orientation Leader, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity. As the Senator for School of Communication, Kyle hopes to continue to create a home for all students and build a stronger sense of community. He is excited to be given the opportunity through this position to engage and connect with the student body in the fall.
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Steele Viverette '22

Majors: Global Communication (French) and Political Science
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Steele is a junior and is also the senator for the School of Communication within Chapman’s Student Government Association (SGA). A fun fact about Steele is that he helped develop a Diversity and Inclusion Training available for SoC students as the start of an effort to address the issues of inequality and racial injustices in our community.

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