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
Alisha Solis
She/Her/Hers

Open House Co-Chair

Fourth Year

Business Administration 

Hometown: San Jose, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Sally Loo's Wholesome Cafe

 

Favorite Song: Bet on It by Troy Bolton

 

Favorite Quote: "You must do the things you think you cannot do" -Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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

Take advantage of every unique opportunity Cal Poly has to offer. If you are even slightly interested in getting involved in something, GO FOR IT. You never know where you will end up finding your home away from home!

Amber
Amber Sylvester
She/Her/Hers

Open House Co-Chair

Third Year

English

Hometown: Torrance, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Nautical Bean

 

Favorite Song: Sixteen by Thomas Rhett

 

Favorite Quote: 

"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; Together we can do great things" -Mother Theresa

 

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

Try new things! College is going to take you out of your comfort zone, but it is also going to grow you so much. The opportunities here are genuinely endless so take advantage of them.

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Camille
Camille Erskine
She/Her/Hers

Community Outreach & Engagement

Fourth Year

Liberal Studies

Hometown: Roseville, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Taste

 

Favorite Song: One Man Band

 

Favorite Quote: "Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says I’m Possible"

 

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

Get involved, meet new people, and enjoy your time at college!

Christina
Christina Silva
She/Her/Hers

Campus & Club Relations

Third Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Placerville, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Taste

 

Favorite Song: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

 

Favorite Quote:  "If you can dream it, you can do it" -Walt Disney

 

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

Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Embrace your time here because things will be over before you know it. It is completely okay to feel scared for college, but you will find your way and your home and things will be okay!

Emily
Emily Taketa
She/Her/Hers

Community Outreach & Engagement

Second Year

History

Hometown: Roseville, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Taqueria Santa Cruz Express

 

Favorite Song: Don't Stop Me Now by Queen

 

Favorite Quote: “Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.” -Uncle Iroh, Avatar the Last Airbender

 

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

Everything that you put into this experience is what you will get out of it. It isn’t easy, but giving it your all will enable you to get the absolute most out of this time.

Kaycee
Kaycee Greene
She/Her/Hers

Event Operations

Third Year

Psychology

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Petra

 

Favorite Song: Saturday Sun by Vance Joy

 

Favorite Quote: "Do not go gentle into that good night" -Dylan Thomas

 

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

Be open to new experiences! It's important to step out of your comfort zone to learn more about yourself and to meet new people from different backgrounds. Don't be afraid to say yes to new opportunities. Remember to call home as well!

Marissa
Marissa Velez
She/Her/Hers

Marketing & Logistics

Third Year

Communication Studies

Hometown: Redwood City, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Aisuru

 

Favorite Song: Love on Top by Beyoncé

 

Favorite Quote: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney

 

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!

Sonia
Sonia Koss
She/Her/Hers

Campus and Club Relations

Third Year

History

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Kreuzberg

 

Favorite Song: To Noise Making (Sing) by Hozier

 

Favorite Quote: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” -George Orwell

 

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!

Trevan
Trevan Klug
He/Him/His

Event Operations

Third Year

Psychology

Hometown: Hemet, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Tonitas

 

Favorite Song: forever//over - EDEN

 

Favorite Quote: "There's so much something in life. Don't get caught up in the nothing." - Frank Ocean

 

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

Attending a new college for the first time seems so undoable before you do it, even impossible. But before you know it, you'll be moving into your residence hall, meeting your roommates for the first time, and attending orientation. I found myself not being able to imagine what it'd be like to be living on my own, being the only one responsible for myself. Before I knew it, I couldn't imagine it any other way. Enjoy the little bits, because it will all work out in the end one way or another.

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Trevan
Ally Gaeckle
She/Her/Hers

Event Operations

Second Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Roseville, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Old SLO BBQ

 

Favorite Song: Landslide (Dixie Chicks Version)

 

Favorite Quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

 

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

Don't be afraid to ask questions! At Cal Poly, there is always someone eager to help you navigate through this exciting new journey.

Trevan
Anna Salamantina
She/Her/Hers

Community Outreach & Engagement

First Year

City and Regional Planning

Hometown: San Ramon, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Blast 825 Taproom

 

Favorite Song:  Anna Sun by Walk the Moon

 

Favorite Quote: “See you later alligator”

 

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

College is a time of change, embrace it :)  

Trevan
Ashley Tuliau
She/Her/Hers

Marketing & Logistics

Second Year

Graphic Communications

Hometown: Los Alamitos, CA

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Taqueria Santa Cruz Express

 

Favorite Song: Valerie by Amy Winehouse

 

Favorite Quote: "What is done in love is done well." -Vincent Van Gogh

 

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

Embrace every experience for what it is and take what you can from it. Even if things aren't exactly how you had hoped or expected, you have an opportunity to learn from every experience and situation. Embracing those uncomfortable moments could help you grow for the better.

Trevan
Belle Witt
She/Her/Hers

Campus & Club Relations

First Year

Environmental Management & Protection

Hometown: Monterey, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Sidecar

 

Favorite Song: (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

 

Favorite Quote: "Life Begins At The End of Your Comfort Zone." – Neale Donald Walsch

 

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

Keep an open mind and try everything!! It can be very intimidating coming into college, and at times overwhelming. The most important thing to realize is that everyone is going through the same thing. So try new things and meet new people, you won't regret it!

Trevan
Brian Brennan
He/Him/His

Campus & Club Relations

Third Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Cameron Park, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Louisa's Place

 

Favorite Song: I Am Here by Pink

 

Favorite Quote: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." -Maya Angelou

 

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

College is what you make of it, so do your best to make it great and the rest will fall into place.

Trevan
Brianna Sasao
She/Her/Hers

Event Operations

Third Year

Environmental Management and Protection

Hometown: San Jose, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Kuma Ramen and Sushi

 

Favorite Song: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

 

Favorite Quote: “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

 

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

Embarking on one of the greatest life changes you’ll ever face, you may be feeling scared, nervous, excited, curious, confused and many other feelings, all of which are totally valid and will help you transition into the next chapter of your life! Be brave, be vulnerable, ask questions, and get involved in the Cal Poly and SLO community! Everything will be okay and our orientation program will help ease this transition every step of the way. Welcome to the Mustang Family!

Trevan
Caprial Koe
She/Her/Hers

Community Outreach & Engagement

Third Year

Psychology

Hometown: Oak Park, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: High Street Deli

 

Favorite Song: Talk Nice by No Rome

 

Favorite Quote: “We can never know the outcomes to the love we choose to give. We just have to trust that it is always enough and remember that, no matter the outcome- your love is never wasted." -Jess Rachel Sharp

 

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

Don't be afraid to ask students about their personal experience at Cal Poly! Most people will be really open with you and it will give you a good insight into our lives on this campus!

Trevan
Chloe Kline
She/Her/Hers

Marketing & Logistics

Second Year

Wine & Viticulture

Hometown: Modesto, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Eureka!

 

Favorite Song: Australia by The Shins

 

Favorite Quote: “Everything in my life has something to do with coffee. I believe in a former life I was coffee.” -Lorelai Gilmore

 

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

Enjoy your time and get involved in something that you enjoy!

Trevan
Eli O'Brien
He/Him/His

Campus & Club Relations

Third Year

Biological Sciences

Hometown: Orinda, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: High Street Deli

 

Favorite Song: Shambala by Three Dog Night

 

Favorite Quote: "All you need is love" -The Beatles

 

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

Get involved somewhere on campus and keep your sleep schedule on track.

Trevan
Elly Yochum
She/Her/Hers

Campus & Club Relations

Second Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Redmond, Washington

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Thai Boat

 

Favorite Song: Where is the Love by The Black Eyed Peas

 

Favorite Quote: "Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can, and have the wisdom to know the difference"

 

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

Push yourself everyday. The opportunities are endless in college so take advantage of that. Don't let yourself get too comfortable - seek new experiences and friendships, and with that you are bound to grow.

Trevan
Geri Pirkle
She/Her/Hers

Community Outreach & Engagement

Fourth Year

Experience Industry Management

Hometown: Monterey, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Tonitas

 

Favorite Song: Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega

 

Favorite Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" - Dr. Seuss

 

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

The one thing you can always know is that you are not alone. Whether that's in your excitement, your fear, your homesickness, anything, there are other people sharing what you're going through. Trust in the process that everything will work out the way it is meant and remember that there are more people than you realize who are here to support you.

Trevan
Isabella Herrin
She/Her/Hers

Event Operations

Second Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Sonora, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: SLO Donut Company

 

Favorite Song: Wild As You by Cody Johnson

 

Favorite Quote: "Just keeping working hard" -Kelley Herrin (My Mom) 

 

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

Meet as many people as you possibly can!

Trevan
Julia Armanino
She/Her/Hers

Event Operations

Third Year

Microbiology

Hometown: Fresno, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Petra

 

Favorite Song: I Feel Good by Thomas Rhett

 

Favorite Quote: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain."

 

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

For students, my best advice is to get involved in something that brings you joy. Not only will you meet new people and build a strong community, but it is a good was to take your mind off of academics for a little bit. For supporters, your student is going through a lot of changes. Be there to offer support, but do your best to let them learn and grow. You have helped shape amazing individuals and know that our Mustang community is not only here to keep your Mustang safe, healthy, and habit, but we are here to help you through this change as well. So, remember to do things your own way, but never be afraid to ask someone for help.

Trevan
Kaitlin Tabor
She/Her/Hers

Campus & Club Relations

Second Year

Child Development

Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: High Street Deli

 

Favorite Song: Charlie Brown by Coldplay

 

Favorite Quote: "That's because love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn't just keep thinking about it or planning for it. Simply put: love does." Bob Goff

 

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

The transition to college is definitely not an easy one. It is full of unknowns, surprises, and change but it is also full of so much opportunity, growth, and joy. Stepping out of your comfort zone and meeting new people in a new place will be one of the most life changing and rewarding decisions you make. Through the process, it is important to be patient and gentle with yourself as you transition, but by the end of your first year you're going to look back and be so proud of how far you have come. Always be yourself and the rest will follow.

Trevan
Kevin Brennan
He/Him/His

Community Outreach & Engagement

Third Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Cameron Park, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Old SLO BBQ

 

Favorite Song: Best I Ever Had by Gavin DeGraw

 

Favorite Quote: “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor” -Elon Musk 

 

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

Yes college is a time to study and do well so that you can do awesome with whatever you do in the next chapter of your life, but it is also a time to grow, to learn, to find out what you like, and to find out who you are. There is so much more to college than just an education. Don’t get stuck only studying and working. There is so much of the world to experience and so many things to do. Take advantage of this time to try everything.

Trevan
Lauryn Luescher
She/Her/Hers

Marketing & Logistics

Second Year

Journalism

Hometown: San Jose, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Firestone Grill

 

Favorite Song: Flashing Lights by Kanye West

 

Favorite Quote: “Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives.” —Michelle Obama

 

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

You’re going to have so many ups and downs and highs and lows but it is so important to come back to your why. Always come back to your reasons for doing something and where you want to go.

Trevan
Madilyn Baker
She/Her/Hers

Event Operations

Third Year

Psychology

Hometown: Madera, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Petra

 

Favorite Song: Beast of Burden by the Rolling Stones 

 

Favorite Quote: “Be kind to one another” -Ellen​​​​​​​

 

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

College will be the most amazing experience. You will grow more than you knew was possible. Give yourself grace in the process and love with everything you have in you. ​​​​​​​

Trevan
Nan Relan
She/Her/Hers

Community Outreach & Engagement

Second Year

Mathematics

Hometown: Palo Alto, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Pokirito

 

Favorite Song: Tongue Tied by Grouplove

 

Favorite Quote: "Look at this graph" -The Nickelback Vine

 

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

College is what you make of it and at a place like Cal Poly, you've got a vast range of opportunities. Don't be afraid to try things you didn't do in high school; you have the power to be whoever you want to be!​​​​​​​

Trevan
Sierra Hudson
She/Her/Hers

Marketing & Logistics

Second Year

Business Administration

Hometown: Ridgecrest, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Flour House

 

Favorite Song: Lucky by Shoffy

 

Favorite Quote: "You're doing amazing, sweetie" - Kris Jenner

 

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

So much is going to change over the next few years, but you won't know until you look back which moments have become some of your favorite memories, so enjoy every second and make the most of it! ​​​​​​​

Trevan
Taylor Hoffman 
She/Her/Hers

Marketing & Logistics

Third Year

Political Science

Hometown: Placentia, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Kreuzberg

 

Favorite Song: All I Want for Christmas is You (SuperFestive!) Duet with Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber

 

Favorite Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" -Bernard Baruch

 

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

To students and supporters alike: push yourself out of your comfort zone! The most valuable lessons and experiences are ones you never would have expected. Stay open-minded and while there will be some failures along the way, the many successes will be oh so sweet.​​​​​​​

Trevan
Tori Nardoni
She/Her/Hers

Marketing & Logistics

First Year

Industrial Techology & Packaging 

Hometown: Camarillo, California

 

Favorite Restaurant in SLO: Woodstock's

 

Favorite Song: Don't Stop Believin' by Journey

 

Favorite Quote: “In dreams begin responsibly” - William Butler Yeats​​​​​​​

 

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

In everything you do you get out what you put into it, so at least try.

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