• Orientation Team gathered together smiling.
  • Orientation Coordinators of 2023
Incoming Undergraduates & Families

Meet the Orientation Team

» Meet the Orientation Team

Our Orientation staff and Orientation Coordinators (current students) will help welcome you to Chapman and connect you to the campus and its resources.

You can contact any team member with a specific question for them and their role. For general Orientation questions, please contact orientation@chapman.edu.

Orientation Staff

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Jamie Gutierrez

Associate Director, Residence Life and First Year Experience
Davis Community Center
(714) 997-6961
I was born and raised in Lomita, CA. I began my undergraduate studies at Chapman in the fall of 2008. As a first-generation college student, my transition to Chapman was not easy. I think back on my experience and I credit the work done by Student Affairs professionals that allowed me to develop holistically. I was fortunate as an undergraduate to serve as an Orientation Leader and Orientation Coordinator. I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Educational Studies and in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Leadership Development. Prior to serving as the Associate Director of Residence Life and First Year Experience, I supported the Office of Orientation and First Year Programs as the Graduate Assistant, Program Coordinator, and Assistant Director. I love Chapman University and I can't wait to share that with incoming students!
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Breil Bonaguro

Program Coordinator, First Year Experience
Davis Community Center
(714) 997-6512
Breil Bonaguro serves as the Program Coordinator of First Year Experience. Her responsibilities include the implementation of Family and Student Orientation and First Year Programs, supervising student staff, and aiding students in their transition into the Chapman community. Breil graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor's of Arts in both Political Science and Peace Studies and in 2022 with her Master's in Leadership Development. Breil is passionate about working with college students because of her own undergraduate experience at Chapman. She is a first-generation college graduate and is delighted to continue serving the Chapman community. During her free time, Breil loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, going to the beach, listening to music, and exploring outdoors.
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Katlyn Barbaccia

Graduate Assistant, First Year Experience
Davis Community Center
Katlyn Barbaccia (she/her/hers) serves as the Graduate Assistant for First Year Experience. As the Orientation GA, her responsibilities include assisting with the implementation of various early transition and first-year programs, collaborating with departments to ensure the success of Orientation, and mentoring the Orientation Coordinators. She received two Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Chapman University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership Development from Chapman as well. She was highly involved within the Chapman community, serving as an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta, an Office Assistant for RLFYE, and an Orientation Leader/Coordinator throughout the duration of her undergraduate college experience. In her free time, she enjoys getting food with friends, visiting home (San Jose, CA), listening to music and podcasts, and taking care of her houseplants.