Student Interns

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Deshelley Teo

Student Intern
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Jean Miller Resource Room

Deshelley is currently a first year student. She is originally from Malaysia and migrated to Singapore when she was 10 years old. She intends to transfer to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and dreams of start a social enterprise after graduating! She loves eating Vietnamese Pho! Deshelley hopes to bring positive disruption and more specifically, to catalytically increase the Office of Equity’s impact and presence in De Anza College.


 
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Diana Rendler

Student Intern
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Jean Miller Resource Room

Diana is a sophomore who has a particular fondness for Italian food, in pretty much all sizes and shapes. She is majoring in Sociology at De Anza and also earning an EMT license at Mission College, she has not decided on her career goals. That being said, she is still in the 'I can save the world' phase of her activism and wants to see inequality on the decline and equity on the rise. More specifically, this coming year in the office, she wants to do programming teaching people how to live with a sociology imagination in the words of C. Wright Mills; sociology and respecting the rights of all minorities as a way of life and not something to be studied and then forgotten.

 

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Emaline Ernst-Denson

Student Intern
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Jean Miller Resource Room

I’m in my second year at De Anza and I hope to transfer next spring to either UC Berkeley or UC Riverside. Or potentially elsewhere! I want to be an equity specialist, taking my skills and using them where ever they may be needed! My favorite food is soup dumplings. I hope to bring my listening and mentoring skills to the office to help out in any way I can!!


 
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Jefferson Jin

Student Intern
Pronouns: He/Him/Himself
Jean Miller Resource Room

I moved to Singapore from China, leaving my hometown in Chongqing at the age of five with my beloved and beautiful mother. I'm very outgoing, funny, responsible, caring and loyal to the people around me. My favorite colors are pink, blue and turquoise since those colors are symbolic because they’re calm, loving and peaceful. My hobbies include outdoor activities such as jogging, meditation, cooking and singing. I am passionate about everything I do. I’ll keep trying to be my best and give others my best. I’m currently a communications major and I love helping people so come talk to me if you need to. Let’s reach out to each other!!! :-))))


 
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Jose Santa Cruz

Student Intern
Pronouns: He/Him/Himself
Jean Miller Resource Room

My name is Joey Santa Cruz Im a student at De Anza College majoring in Sociology. I am part of the Puente and Men Of Color cohort. During the week I am a intern at the Office Of Equity. My goals here at De Anza are to transfer to UCSC to achieve a M.A Degree in Sociology.


 
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Nmachi Som-Anya

Student InternPronouns: She/Her/Herself
Office of Equity


Nmachi Som-Anya (Machee Sum-Eye-Ya) is an 18-year-old poet, activist, and artists hailing from Sacramento, California.  Aside from being a proud Umoja student and intern at the Office of Equity, she was on this year's Sacramento Youth Speaks Slam Team which placed third in this years' Brave New Voices. She is a published poet and journalist, writing content for Buzzfeed and Affinity Magazine.  At De Anza College, Nmachi is a double major in English and Film, with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. Currently, she is writing an anthology that is set to drop in August of 2019. Nmachi is an avid listener and hopes to create small pools of change through her unconventional artwork. You can follow Nmachi on Instagram @nmathepoet.


 
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Vanessa Bermudez

Student Intern
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Jean Miller Resource Room

Vanessa is currently a first-year student majoring in Global Studies. Language, music, and cultural differences are of great interest to her, as well as studying/traveling abroad. Vanessa enjoys a good tennis rally and wonton soup (yum!) This year she wants to help bring more visibility to the JMRR and all the amazing resources it has to offer.

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