Open House Committee

Group portrait of Open House Committee 2019

Open House Committee

Open House Committee is the group of students that are responsible for planning and implementing the entirety of Cal Poly's 27th annual Open House weekend. They work with campus and community partners to put on an event-filled weekend that showcases all that Cal Poly has done and is currently doing and celebrates current students, families, and alumni.

 

Interested in getting involved with Open House?

Open House Committee is open to students of all years, majors, and backgrounds! If you'd like to learn more or apply, feel free to review the Open House Committee Application page here, or reach out to us at orientation@calpoly.edu for more information.

As Open House draws closer, we will also be looking for volunteers for events throughout the weekend. Check back in winter and spring for more information on these volunteering opportunities!

 

Co-Chairs
Amber
Amber Sylvester

Campus & Club Relations

Second Year

English

Hometown: Torrance, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Lucy's Coffee 

 

Favorite Song: Most People Are Good by Luke Bryan

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

Anywhere with a coffee and some good friends makes my heart happy

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

To the Students: This is the time that you get to decide who you want to be, what you want to pursue, and where you want to go. Step out of your comfort zone and really get to know your deeper self!
To the Supporters: Know that you have done the best that you could to support your child up to this point, and they will be thinking of you every step of the way on their new journey!

 

Top 5 Strengths: Achiever, Strategic, Restorative, Adaptability, Communication

Alisha
Alisha Solis

Campus & Club Relations

Third Year

Business Administration Major, Psychology Minor

Hometown: San Jose, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Slodoco <3 

 

Favorite Song: Bet on It by Troy Bolton

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

My favorite thing to do in my free time is watch the sunset with friends on the beach while eating Blaze Pizza!

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

"The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone." College is truly the time to step out of your comfort zone and try things you never thought you would. I found my home at Cal Poly by taking a leap of faith and stepping out of my comfort zone, and I encourage all incoming students to do the same! For supporters, check up on your student every once in a while, but also remember to take a step back and trust that your student is in a wonderful place filled with the most amazing individuals and they will grow more than ever during their time here.

Leads
Camille
Camille Erskine

Community Outreach & Engagement

Fourth Year

Liberal Studies

Hometown: Roseville, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: 

 

Favorite Song: 

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

 

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

 

 

Top 5 Strengths: 

Christina
Christina Silva

Campus & Club Relations

Third Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Placerville, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Terrace Hill

 

Favorite Song: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

I love to line dance and spend time outside exploring San Luis Obispo with my friends.

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

Get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Meet as many people as you can and try to truly live in the moment.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Futuristic, Focus, Achiever, Competition, Learner

Emily
Emily Taketa

Community Outreach & Engagement

Second Year

History

Hometown: Roseville, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: The P

 

Favorite Song: Don't Stop Me Now by Queen

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

I love spending any free time I have with my friends - from hiking, to failed baking attempts, to binging Friends!

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

Only control what you can control. Let everything else go. Spending time worrying and fretting over matters beyond your grasp is a waste of time, and it doesn't do you any good. Focus on yourself and what you can do, and you'll find much more peace of mind.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Includer, Learner, Input, Context, Achiever

Eve
Eve Sumpster

Marketing & Logistics

Second Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Pleasanton, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Scout Coffee

 

Favorite Song: Pineapple Skies by Miguel

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

In my free time, I love to hike, read books, and hang out with my friends.

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

Be open to new possibilities! Cal Poly has so many activities around campus and students should try everything they can. There is always potential to make new friends, find a new hobby, or learn something different.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Context, Learner, Restorative, Analytical, Individualization

Kaycee
Kaycee Greene

Event Operations

Third Year

Psychology

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Morro Bay

 

Favorite Song: You've Got The Love by Florence + The Machine

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

I love spending time outside, riding horses, and going on new adventures!

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

Cal Poly offers so many different opportunities that students should take them while they can to make the most of their college experience!

 

Top 5 Strengths: Developer, Communication, Empathy, Activator, Harmony

Marissa
Marissa Velez

Marketing & Logistics

Third Year

Communication Studies

Hometown: Redwood City, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Pirate’s Cove or Avila Valley Barn

 

Favorite Song: Love on Top. by Beyoncé

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

I love to dance, bake cookies, hang out with my friends, and explore SLO!

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

My advice is to be to confident in your choices and actions. Be confident in your decision to attend Cal Poly. Be confident in yourself. Cal Poly is a place where supporters can see their students thrive and succeed! Don’t be afraid to make new friends, interview for jobs, or join a new club! Have confidence to take action!

 

Top 5 Strengths: Communication, Achiever, Responsibility, Learner, Arranger

Sonia
Sonia Koss

Campus and Club Relations

Third Year

History

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Pirates Cove

 

Favorite Song: Counting Sheep by Shakey Graves

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

Surrounded by the people I love!

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

Even though things may seem unfamiliar and intimidating now, it does get better!! College is the perfect time to explore the unknown and to truly get to know yourself and those you surround yourself with. Embrace the new experiences, and never be afraid to fail!

 

Top 5 Strengths: Context, Harmony, Achiever, Responsibility, Adaptability

Trevan
Trevan Klug

Event Operations

Third Year

Biology

Hometown: 

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: 

 

Favorite Song: 

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

 

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

 

 

Top 5 Strengths: 

Committee
Jack
Jack Bilello

 

Third Year

History

Hometown: Tustin, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Slo Do Co

 

Favorite Song: New Born by Muse

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

I enjoy playing bass guitar and practicing ultimate frisbee in my free time.

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

Be open to new experiences! College is all about exploring and it is so important that you are willing to put yourself out there and see what Cal Poly has to offer. There is something here for everyone.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Communication, Belief, Competition, Individualization, Woo

Julia
Julia Armanino

Event Operations

Third Year

Environmental Management and Protection

Hometown: 

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: 

 

Favorite Song: 

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

 

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

 

 

Top 5 Strengths: 

Kevin
Kevin Brennan

 

Third Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Cameron Park, California

 

Favorite Spot in SLO: Serenity Swing

 

Favorite Song: Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer

 

How do you like to spend your free time?

Line dancing and hanging out with my friends.

 

What advice do you have for potential Cal Poly students and supporters?

Try to experience everything.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Includer, Input, Positivity, WOO, Communication

 

 

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