Cultural Ambassadors

Meet Your SPSCC Cultural Ambassadors

Jessica Tran

Vy (Jessica) Tran, Vietnam

First Quarter: Winter 2017
Major: Business

Why did I apply to become a cultural ambassador?
I applied to become a Cultural Ambassador with a desire to support new and all students through their transition to campus. Being an international student, I understand the difficulties adapting to a completely new educational system and cultural differences. As a Cultural Ambassador, I can share my experience and help students succeed not only in academic but also in their social life.
During my free time, I like to...
I love to be in the kitchen trying new recipes. I enjoy baking and cream puffs are my favorite thing to make. Watching Korean dramas and shows are also my hobbies.
Favorite place on campus
I spend most of my time in the study room, library or writing center.
Favorite classes
American Sign Language with Raymond Bateh.
Favorite food
All Vietnamese dishes.

Jovenzo Legaspi

Jovenzo Legaspi, USA

First Quarter: Winter 2017
Major: Education

Why did I apply to become a cultural ambassador?
I care deeply for the students here at SPSCC, and I want everyone to enjoy their time here as much as I do. As an American, I feel it's important for me to be welcoming to everyone that comes through ISA's doors. I know most people are nervous coming to a different country to study, but I want to be there for the international students that come here. I love answering questions on advising, homework, and even life in general! Everyone deserves to be happy here.
During my free time, I like to...
Usually, I enjoy taking walks and hiking the beautiful trails around Olympia. Though when the weather gets colder, I do enjoy staying inside and trying out new recipes from the internet!
Favorite place on campus
You can usually see me around the Café laughing or studying with other students. The atmosphere there is very welcoming.
Favorite classes
Aki Sensei's Japanese 1 class & Eric Chase's US History.
Favorite food
Catfish and Salmon are the best. Seafood in general is the best.

Shun Shimizu

Shun Shimizu, Japan

First Quarter: Summer 2016
Major: Education

Why did I apply to become a cultural ambassador?
I love to help people as a leader. I worked as a Campus Activities Board member because I wanted to get more involved in this community and now as a Cultural Ambassador I get to help international students like me. I am very excited to get to know more international students and share my experiences and campus information with them to make their life in SPSCC less stressful and more exciting!
During my free time, I like to...
Mostly I hang out with my friends. It feels so good just to walk around Capitol Lake too. But when it's not really nice out, I would just stay my home or go to public library and watch YouTube.
Favorite place on campus
I love the study rooms in the library and "study" with my friends.
Favorite classes
Intercultural Communication.
Favorite food
Pizza and Japanese food! Ramen and Takoyaki are my favorite!