Graduate Staff

Graduate Staff

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Chad Zoller, Graduate Assistant

Chad Zoller, Grduate Assistant

WOO, Includer, Positivity, Strategic, Competition

Hometown: Princeton, CA
Year & Major: B.S. Agribusiness Major, 2016
What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? My favorite part of being involved in NSTP is having the platform we do to make a difference in so many incoming and current students' college careers and lives.

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Megan Lambert, NODA Intern

Megan Lambert, NODA Intern

Positivity, Input, Empathy, Intellection, Connectedness


Megan Lambert is one of two NODA Graduate Interns, here to assist and learn more about orientation programming and transition efforts for college students. Megan is excited to gain valuable experience in orientation planning and execution, as well as learn more about the functional areas of higher education in the state of California.


Megan graduated in spring 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, as well as a Business minor and an Economics minor from the University of Puget Sound, (Go Loggers)! As a undergraduate student, Megan was very involved on campus, singing for the classical women’s choir, participating in the repertory dance group, taking leadership opportunities in Greek Life and in the Senior Class Gift Campaign, and serving as an Academic Peer Advisor her senior year of college.

After graduating, Megan spent a year in Seattle, serving with AmeriCorps at the Seattle Municipal Courthouse. There, Megan worked in the Community Court Program with individuals going through the court system that had committed low-level crimes. Megan enjoyed her experience with AmeriCorps, however she missed working with students and being a part of the college atmosphere.


Following AmeriCorps, Megan decided to attend the University of Michigan (UM) to pursue her Master’s degree in Higher Education with a focus in Student Access and Success, and moved to Ann Arbor in the summer of 2016. Megan’s particular research interests include STEM and engineering related retention efforts, and the state-level policy efforts to improve access to higher education. Megan is enjoying life in Michigan and is excited to complete her Master’s program this December 2017. She has enjoyed her time as a wolverine, however, she is eager to move back home where it is a little bit sunnier!

Originally from California, Megan grew up in Newport Beach. Megan loves to hike, boogey board, sing classical music, and bake (preferably cake balls) in her spare time.

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Carli Rosati, NODA Intern

Carli Rosati, NODA Intern

Strategic, Futuristic, Learner, Achiever, Command


Carli Rosati was welcomed as the NODA Intern to the New Student & Transition Programs team in May 2017. She works with her co-intern to coordinate our summer housing for incoming Cal Poly students and also works as a mentor to our Operations Crew team leaders. In addition, she works with the NTSP team to organize the assessment and evaluation process for SLO Days and the Orientation Board.

In April 2016, Carli graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts double-majoring in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Ohio University. In her undergraduate work at OHIO, Carli served as an Orientation Leader and Student Coordinator for Bobcat Student Orientation for three years. In her role, she discovered a passion for the retention and success of undergraduate students and decided to pursue a career in higher education. Currently, Carli is working towards her Master of Education in College Student Personnel at OHIO. She is a graduate assistant working in academic advising and teaching.

Carli lives in Athens, Ohio and spends much of her time reading with her cat and enjoying coffee. In her first visit to California, she is looking forward to becoming acquainted with Cal Poly’s outstanding programs and the beautiful San Luis Obispo region. She hopes her summer is filled with enjoying new foods and exploring the outdoors with new friends.


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