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Parent Ambassadors

The Parent Ambassadors are a volunteer board of parents and family members of current Sac State students. The members of this dedicated team are ambassadors for Sacramento State within their communities and throughout the state. They also serve as a voice for students' family members, a sounding board for University leadership, and are here to talk with other parents and family members--particularly those who are new to the Sac State family.

If you would like to learn more about serving as a Parent Ambassador, please read the role description and email this completed application to Parents & Families Program director, Haley Myers Dillon.

Jeffrey Ingles

Jeffrey Ingles

Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA

Jeffrey and his wife Brenda have a son and daughter attending California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Our son graduated in May 2018 from CSUS with major in Child Development and minor in Counseling and will begin the mild to moderate special education teaching credential and Master of Education/Special Education degree at CSUS in the Fall 2018 semester. Our daughter is a Junior, majoring in Biology and is in the Honors Program. Her future goal is to apply to veterinary schools and become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Both students live at home and commute to campus. Jeffrey is a 1982 CSUS graduate and an Alumni Association Life Member. Ask Jeffrey a question at ingles1958@gmail.com

Aury Gutierrez-Zavala

Aury Gutierrez-Zavala

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA

Aury Gutierrez-Zavala has two daughters attending Sac State. Both her daughters live at home. Her older daughter Elissa, is studying Health Sciences, and her younger daughter Andreya, is a pre-Nursing major. Aury is a Hornet, too! She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Sac State. Aury speaks English and Spanish. Ask her a question at agutierrez@shcs.ucdavis.edu.

John Giese

John Giese

Hometown: La Crescenta, CA

John lives in Southern California in the San Gabriel Valley. His son Robert is an engineering major and is starting his sophomore year. Both John and Robert are new to the school. John is an engineer, amateur pit master, woodworker, and model airplane enthusiast. He loves to be helpful to others and support parents who want to step up into leadership positions. Email John at john@gieses.com.

Jodean Giese

Jodean Giese

Hometown: La Crescenta, CA

Jodean lives in Southern California in the San Gabriel Valley. Her son Robert is an engineering major and is starting his sophomore year. She enjoys cooking as well as sharing her experiences at Sac State with other Sac State parents. Email Jodean at jodean@gieses.com.

Armando Rosales

Armando Rosales

Hometown: Oxnard, CA

Armondo's daughter, Alyssah Rosales, is a Chemistry major here at Sacramento State. He has experience with our work and enjoyed the summer send-off party hosted in Pasadena, California. He feels that he will be able to assist others and is also Spanish speaking. Armando states," I want to make the parents feel comfortable and confident that their child and themselves selected the right school, just like I did." Email him with more questions at armando.rosales@ftr.com

Brenda Rosales

Brenda Rosales

Hometown: Oxnard, CA

Her step-daughter Alyssah Rosales, Sac State student is majoring in Chemistry. Brenda earned her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at California Lutheran University. She is bilingual in Spanish and has volunteer experience in raising donations for Special Olympics, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and at their local relay for life chapter. Brenda would like to "serve as a role model" to her student to be involved in Sac State. Contact Brenda with your questions bramire86@gmail.com

Isabelle Johnston

Isabelle Johnston

Hometown: CA

Isabelle graduated with a degree in business administration from Sacramento State. Her son Nicholas, is a senior double majoring in mechanical engineering and physics. He lives at home and commutes to campus. Isabelle believes a college degree enables students to get successful careers and brighter futures. Email Isabelle at leisabelle278@hotmail.com.

Leslie Neri

Leslie Neri

Hometown: Norwalk, CA

My name is Leslie Neri I live in Norwalk and have two children Eric and Jezabel. Eric attends Sacramento State and is majoring in Civil Engineering. Jezabel is a senior at Gahr High School and is hoping to attend UC San Diego next year. Eric is living on campus and is part of Hall Council. This is our second year as parent ambassadors and the experience has been AWESOME! I am bilingual in Spanish and I am here to help any parent with any questions they might have. My email is leslienjez@yahoo.com.

Jesus Neri

Jesus Neri

Hometown: Norwalk, CA

Hello parents! My name is Jesus, but I also go by Jesse. I am from Southern California. My son Eric attends Sacramento State and is majoring in Civil Engineering. I also have a daughter Jezabel, who is a senior in high school. This is our second year as parent ambassadors. So far we have had a great experience. I speak Spanish and if anyone has any questions you can email me at jesseneric@yahoo.com. I am here to help you.