Contact Local Connections

Phone: 805-756-6799
On-Campus Location: Building 81

Staff Contacts

Tessa Stevens Espinoza
Director of Strategy and Engagement

805-756-7301

tstevens@calpoly.edu

Building 81, Room 3

Jacob Scott

Coordinator

805-756-6799

jscott13@calpoly.edu

Building 81, Room 12E

Sarah Haluschak, Student Coordinator

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Major: Landscape Architecture 

Total Years in Local Connections: 3

Favorite Memory as a Sponsored Student: "Even though the program is intended for freshman students to become acclimated with SLO and matched to a local, my relationship with my sponsor parents is even better now in my third year at Cal Poly and some of my closest friends are fellow out-of-state students." 

Sarah Bartoloni, Student Ambassador

Hometown: Chanhassen, Minnesota

Major: Chemistry

Total Years in Local Connections: 1

Favorite Memory as a Sponsored Student: "When my Local Connections family brought their two dogs to campus. They brought my roommates and me some cookies and it was a great break from school!”

Emma Campbell, Student Ambassador

Hometown: Bedford Hills, New York 

Major: Marine Sciences

Total Years in Local Connections: 1

Favorite Memory as a Sponsored Student: “I loved the little things about the program, like meeting up with my group to get frozen yogurt in between classes.”

Skelly Carosella, Student Ambassador

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

Major: Kinesiology

Total Years in Local Connections: 2

Favorite Memory as a Sponsored Student: "Meeting my sponsors for the first time and immediately feeling welcome as a part of the family!"

Chloe Harris, Student Ambassador

Hometown: Kahului, Hawaii

Major: Business Administration

Total Years in Local Connections: 1

Favorite Memory as a Sponsored Student: "I loved driving up the coast to go to Cambria with my sponsor family.  They showed me around the town and we had some really good Mexican food."

 

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