Alumni Team

our team

We’re committed to building enduring relationships with all Reality Changers — past and present.

Noel

 

Noel Salunga

(He/Him/His)
Director, Alumni Network
University of California, San Diego, ’04
B.A. – Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University, ’06
M.A – Ethnic Studies
Alliant International University ’18
Ed.D. – Educational Leadership & Management

Hometown: San Diego, CA. (Paradise Hills)

 

One interesting fact about you: I love Top Chef, Chopped, and any show related to food & food competitions.  I wish I was a Chef or food critic in another lifetime.

 

What I wish I had known when I was in college: I wish I would have learned in college, that nobody is perfect, people will fail, people will struggle, and it is ok to ask for help.  Asking for help, seeking advice from mentors, counselors, advisors, and professors is important to my success and student success.  In college, I assumed everyone knows what they are doing, everyone has a plan, and I don’t.  I wish I did not feel that way in college.  College and life is ongoing full of ups, downs, changes, challenges and triumphs.  Even if you fall down you can get back up.  If you had a bad day, tomorrow is a new day to start again. Keep going and connecting with people who will support you.

gerardo

Gerardo Ameriel Jaimes Garcia (He/Him/His)
Manager, Alumni Network
Reality Changers, Class of 2008

University of California, San Diego, ’13
B.A. – Ethnic Studies

Hometown: San Diego, CA

 

One interesting fact about you: I enjoy playing soccer on weekends.

 

What I wish I had known when I was in college: That creating and maintaining networks is pretty much essential for personal and professional growth after college. I was fortunate to figure it out by accident in my last two years of college.