Chico State SAGE Mentors
Kristen Soldati is a business student at California State University, Chico. She is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing as well as Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She will also be receiving a Minor in International Studies. Kristen is a fifth year senior set to graduate in the spring of 2016. Along with her Involvement with SAGE, Kristen has served as the Chico Italian Academic Organization’s president from the fall of 2013 to the spring of 2015, and is currently a member of Chico’s Entrepreneurship Association. Since starting at Chico State Kristen has worked in a bakery, while attending classes, and participating in extracurricular activities. This has given her the tools to develop her time management and organization skills in order to keep up with her busy schedule. Kristen is an avid rock climber, who loves the outdoors and finding new adventures.
Ryan O’Hair is a business student at California State University, Chico. He is studying for his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. Ryan is an outgoing and motivated individual whose class standing is a junior at Chico State and is graduating in Spring 2016. His extracurricular involvement is diverse and is not limited only to SAGE; he is also a leader in Sigma Pi, International Fraternity at Chico State and holds the position of Executive Board Vice President. Molded from values he holds dear, his driven personality is based on the concept of buying into ideas that are larger than him. An advocate of exploration, Ryan is also an alumnus of the Chico State Study Abroad program, and an outdoor enthusiast.
Paulina Prado Figueroa is a full time freshman at Chico State University. She is currently majoring in Business management and minoring in Project Management. However, she is not only involved with SAGE; she is also the captain of an intramural volleyball team, volunteers in a Chico club named CAVE, and also in the SMA (Sustainability Management Association.) Paulina loves to meet new people and be engaged to enhance the Chico community as much as she can. Her motivation and determination to succeed and make a positive impact on others and organizations is something she holds dear to her heart. Paulina is very excited to commence her journey with SAGE and the success heading towards this organization.
Shane Nordstrand is a California native, born in Santa Barbara. Shane is currently an undergraduate student at California State University Chico earning his degree in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about promoting entrepreneurial thinking and action among young students. Shane became a part of SAGE because he started multiple ventures as a High school student and wished he had had more guidance and mentorship. Additionally, Shane is a founding father of Lambda Chi Alpha, a high-standards social fraternity at Chico state.
David Miller is a Business major with an option in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Sustainability at Chico State. David is the Head of Marketing and is in charge of crafting a vision for the organization and coordinating three people to spread SAGE’s message across multiple social media sites. In addition to SAGE, David is involved in the Chico Entrepreneurial Association (CEA). As President, he speaks for the club at events and meetings, and oversees the clubs operations. Furthermore, he serves as the face of the club to the university. As an entrepreneur and home brewing enthusiast, David has won several awards with his recipes, and is planning on entering the brewing industry after graduating in May 2016.
Jonathan Vicencio is a new member of SAGE Global and will be holding the position of Head Business Developer in August. He is currently a junior at California State University Chico and is working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a double option in Marketing and Project Management. He is on track to graduate in Spring 2016. Jonathan has demonstrated his passion for entrepreneurship as a Founding Father of the international social fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, where he holds two positions, one on the Executive Board and the other as Standards Chairman. In addition to SAGE and Lambda Chi Alpha, Jonathan also works as a Customer Service Attendant for the Associated Students of CSU Chico in the Wildcat Recreation Department. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, the ukulele and spending quality time with those close to him.