Meet the AHC Student Ambassadors

Michele Burns

Photo of MichelleMichele is a full-time student at Allan Hancock College where she is majoring in Fashion Studies/Business. She currently serves on the Associated Student Body Government Board of Directors as the Director of Student Outreach. She has completed her Fashion Studies certificate and is currently working on her Associate Degree. She plans to transfer to a Fashion Design School after completing her AS Degree. Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. In her free time she likes sewing, arts and crafts, singing, and going fishing. Michele also volunteers in the community with various organizations and events to “give back” to her community.  


Janet Cruz-Reyes


Born and raised in Santa Maria, Ca., Janet is a first generation college student who graduated from Santa Maria High School. She is a very friendly and social person who loves to give back to her community. In addition, she has a big passion for politics/U.S history, sports, and traveling. 

Her major is Political Science, she plans to attain her AA Degree and transfer to Harvard University to pursue a Ph.D. Janet serves on the Allan Hancock College Associated Student Body Government as the Executive Secretary. She is part of the CAN (College Achievement Now) Club and looks forward to being part of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Club as well. She is also involved with athletics, Janet played for the AHC Women’s soccer team. She has achieved many accomplishments such as the following: breaking the wall/barrier for female athletes to play football at the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District to receiving many awards from the Santa Maria Mayor, California State Legislators, State Assembly, U.S Congress, U.S Senate, and had the chance to volunteer for the Bernie Sanders Rally that took place in Santa Maria, Ca.

Naomi Estrada

Photo fo NaomiNaomi is very excited to be a student ambassador as it is very rewarding to be able to make a difference on campus and help others get acquainted with the college. She was previously a foster youth peer mentor in the EOPS department on campus and she is grateful to be able to say that she’s been part of the EOPS/CARE/CAFYES and CalWORKs team. Naomi serves on several advisory committees on campus including the EOPS/CARE, CAFYES, and she is the secretary for the Parent Advisory Committee for the Orfalea Children’s Center Lab School at AHC.  She earned an AA in Human Services-General and is currently studying sociology for transfer and is hoping to transfer in fall of 2018.  She truly believes in the college motto that you can “Start Here, Go Anywhere”.  Naomi is motivated to be a positive role model for her daughter, family, and community. 

Bryan Gonzalez

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Bryan is an Anthropology and Spanish major and an English and Anthropology tutor. He is looking forward to transferring to a university to study Linguistic Anthropology. After graduating high school Bryan had a hard time academically and had no motivation to further his academic career. After taking a five year break from school, he made some big changes in his life and is now dedicated to furthering his education.  Bryan was always a curious person and he hopes to raise and answer questions about human nature, human phylogeny, morality and social constructs through anthropological research. He loves helping others through support and encouragement.



Fernheil Legaspi


Fernhiel is majoring in Computer Science with plans of transferring to a four-year university. He is excited to use his degree to work on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Fernhiel is the eldest child of two immigrant parents and is a first gen college student.  As a Student Ambassador, Fernhiel is committed to assisting students achieve their goals. He is also serving as Vice President of Asian Pacific International Club 2016-2017 at the Santa Maria campus. Other than being a student, Fernhiel enjoys his time traveling, hiking, and working on computers.



Gary Panther

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Gary is a Nutrition major and plans on transferring to a 4-year university to continue his education and earn a Bachelor's Degree.  His long term goal is to become a Registered Dietician.  Through the Leadership class, he has been given the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities which include serving on the Student Council of the Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) as Director of Campus Environment and serving as Executive Secretary for Region VI of the Student Senate of California Community Colleges (SSCCC).  

Taking the Leadership class has also directly led to becoming a Student Ambassador and has afforded him the opportunity to share his knowledge about nutrition even further.  Ultimately, he plans on teaching others how to achieve and maintain optimal health and longevity.  Outside of classes and leadership roles, he enjoys spending time playing cards and board games with his friends. 

Elizabeth Pompa

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Elizabeth Pompa is a Photography Major. Her passion in life is to help people succeed and know their true potential. She is currently serving on the Associated Student Body Government Board of Directors as the Executive Director and loves being involved on campus! Her future goals include joining the Navy as a Mass Communication Specialist. After she graduates she will be the first of her family to graduate and the first to join the Navy.

She is extremely excited to be part of the amazing team and if there is one thing she’d like to say to any student starting out their journey here at Allan Hancock College it would be: “When you set a date on your dream it becomes reality, and if by that date it hasn’t been realized it doesn’t mean it’s not for you. It just means you got to change the date. Keep pursuing your dreams, only then will you find out what you’re truly made of!”

Nancy Ramirez

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Nancy Ramirez is a fulltime student at Hancock. She is a nursing major for transfer. She plans to graduate in spring of 2018 with her Associates in Math and Science and another in Behavioral and Mental Processes. Her future plan is to continue her education after AHC and transfer to a CSU and apply to a Nursing program to earn her BSN.

After more than a decade working in the healthcare industry and after the birth of her fourth child in 2014, she began her academic journey first as a part-time student and now full time, with a current GPA of a 3.5. As a seasoned and returning student Nancy encountered many challenges as a student. By reaching out to her professors and getting involved in student services she built confidence and found great success in academia. She is eager to help others along the way, especially returning students no matter what their age or limitation they might have. When she isn’t studying with homework, she enjoys cooking, singing, and spending time with her family. 

Cristal Robles

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Cristal is a first-generation college student, who was born and raised in Santa María, California. She graduated from Santa María High School in 2016. Cristal is majoring in Sociology and plan on transferring to a four-year university. She plans on earning her Ph.D. and hopes to someday open up a non-profit organization to help youth from all around the world. Cristal is a very helpful, kind and outgoing person. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music, and going to the beach. Cristal is involved at Allan Hancock College by being the President of the CAN Club.



Fernando Robles, Jr. 

Photo of FernandoFernando was born and raised in Lompoc, CA and graduated from Cabrillo High School in 2015. He is a first generation college student and the youngest child of two immigrant parents. 

Fernando served as Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) Director of Legislative Affairs and AGS Honor Society (AGS) Secretary at the Lompoc Chapter, and was an EOPS Tutor/Peer Advisor for the Lompoc Valley Center. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as a Student Ambassador to assist college students with their needs. Working for the college has changed Fernando’s perspective and he wants to continue helping college students reach their educational goals. Fernando is majoring in Psychology with plans of transferring to a 4-year university. His future plan is to become a counselor or administrator at the college level. His goal is to come back and work for Allan Hancock College. 

In addition, he has a passion for Photography, Film, and Music. On his free time, he loves to do photoshoots for his friends, album covers, and create vintage music videos.

Allie Shea

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Allie is a full-time student at Allan Hancock College where she is majoring in Interior Design Merchandising. She is currently working on her Associate Degree for Interior Design Merchandising and also working on her Fashion Studies certificate. She plans to transfer to a California State University after completing her AS Degree to pursue a degree in business. She currently serves on the Associated Student Body Government Board of Directors as the Executive Vice President. Allie is also part of the Alpha Gamma Sigma club and plays for the AHC Women’s water polo team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, and going to the beach. 

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Last Modified Aug 10, 2017