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Full Circle Project

FCP Student Staff

Paha Xiong

Retention and Outreach Program Assistant



Quote you live by: "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle 

What Full Circle Project means to me: Full Circle Project is the space that made me wanting to wake up every day pursing an education and to shape my identity. For many first-generation college students, like myself, college was a culture shock. In this progressive world, especially in college, we tend to focus on what we want to do or what jobs we want to land after graduation. But with FCP, I’ve learned that to dig deep to see who I am as a whole, is already showing me where I am destined to be. My roots will help glide me to where I wish to be.  FCP reminds me that I [you] am/are the inspiration and FCP’s hope is to get me [you] to where I [you] want to be. 

Quote you live by: "Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." -Colossians 3:12

What Full Circle Project means to me: Full Circle Project is important to me because not only does it advocate academic success among students, but it also allows them to dig deeper internally as to identifying who they are as persons. I believe that is the ultimate key to helping future generations strive and this is exactly what FCP encompasses. 

Angela Sarte

Program Assistant



Pakou Her

AAPI Ambassador Coordinator


Quote you live by: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

What Full Circle Project means to me: The Full Circle Project is a safe space. A program where I am able to laugh and cry with my fellow peers. A place where one can express their self-identity. A second family who will be there for you when you need them.

Quote you live by: "Stay STRONG. Make them wonder how you’re still SMILING.”

What Full Circle Project means to me: The Full Circle Project is a Garden to me; it allows me to gain seeds of knowledge and fruits of sweet experiences. 

Yoon Teurn

Lead Mentor/Program Assistant




Kellen Lor

Media Specialist



Quote you live by:Sometimes the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else.” – General Iroh

What Full Circle Project means to me: The Full Circle Project is a community where I feel I belong. It motivates students to achieve in academics and to pursue their passion. I believe that the Full Circle Project create leaders.

Quote you live by:“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean

What Full Circle Project means to me: Full Circle Project (FCP) is an important aspect of my life because it ultimately promoted my success as a first and second year student by continuing to provide numerous resources and assistance. Full Circle Project’s welcoming environment allowed me to find a place where I am accepted. Although the learning communities were beneficial to my transition into college, the constant peer-to-peer connection and support that FCP offers, has encouraged me to grow mentally and spiritually as an individual.

Izza Villarino

Graphic Designer



Khalid Shah

Scholarship Coordinator



Quote you live by:"The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.”– Dr. Muhammad Iqbal

What Full Circle Project means to me: Full Circle Project (FCP) to me is like a boat that came in time when I was about to drown in the reality of college life. FCP just didn't save me and many others like me, it's teaching me how to peddle this boat, and how to gather resources and connect to other boats that are saving others. While sitting in this boat heading to the main ground we are learning about this boat and how to improve it so once we get to the ground we can build a better, bigger, faster and improved ship that can save many more like us and help them get to the their ground. So really FCP is a family, family that adopt Students, help them get through college life and settle in the career world. Once they are standing on their feet, they can give back to the community in every way possible.

Quote you live by: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou 

What Full Circle Project means to me: As cliché as this sounds, Full Circle Project means family to me. Prior to attending Sac State, FCP reached out to me and made me believe that I have found a new home as I leave my AVID class and I did find a place. I am beyond grateful to be part of the Full Circle Project Cohort 5 and the student staff team. 

Malena Her

Program Assistant Support



Sherrie Calibo

Lead Mentor



Quote you live by: "Write to make it right."

What Full Circle Project means to me: Full Circle Project means family to me. It means always having a supportive and loving community with me, through triumph and struggle. Full Circle Project is home.

Quote you live by: "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." -James Keller

What Full Circle Project means to me: FCP means opportunities, safe space, support, triggering conversations, meaningful experiences, validation, community, hard work, leadership, student-driven, engagement, growth, access, family, fun...and the list goes on. To me, FCP means educating minds, inspiring actions, and transforming lives.

Mindy Moua

Lead Mentor