Adversity fuels Erika Martinez’s passion and higher education helps her overcome a difficult journey

by Erika Martinez, Human Development student at CSUSM My academic and professional goal is to obtain a Masters in Social Work and subsequently become a clinical therapist and work with children and families who experience distressing (a special need in their life) events such as separation, loss, divorce, addiction, PTSD, lack of resources, and autismContinue reading “Adversity fuels Erika Martinez’s passion and higher education helps her overcome a difficult journey”

Riley Bender, First-Generation College student thrives at CSUSM and seeks to help others

Riley volunteering for César Chávez Day of Service Riley Bender is a Human Development (HD) major with an emphasis in counseling and graduating this May.  “I am particularly passionate about working with couples, as well as mastering multicultural competency in the therapy setting and I feel so lucky to have found a campus with such a strong,Continue reading “Riley Bender, First-Generation College student thrives at CSUSM and seeks to help others”

Meet the Officers and learn more about the CSUSM Student Human Development (HD) Club

What is Human Development Club? The Human Development Club’s primary goal is to present club members with the opportunity to experience and serve in various fields related to the Human Development major including volunteer opportunities, club, and non-profit partnership fundraising, and unilateral events with other CSUSM clubs. Meet our HD Club Officers: Riley Bender, PresidentContinue reading “Meet the Officers and learn more about the CSUSM Student Human Development (HD) Club”

Master of Public Health Graduate from CSUSM presents at the 8th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit

Olivia Nolan, CSUSM Master of Public Health graduate, attends the 8th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit with Lisa G. Bandong, MPH Lecturer and Internship Coordinator. Ms. Nolan presented her group capstone project, Lactation Supportive Campus Environment: An Analysis of Student-Parent Breastfeeding Experiences on CSUSM, at the conference’s poster session over the two-day conference, where clinicians and policymakersContinue reading “Master of Public Health Graduate from CSUSM presents at the 8th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit”

Human Development Club at CSUSM supported Carlsbad 5000

The Student Human Development (HD) Club at California State University San Marcos seeks various unique opportunities to engage with and to support their local community. “The Carlsbad 5000, a race that has been a community staple for over 30 years, was a fun and exciting opportunity for HD Club members to contribute to an eventContinue reading “Human Development Club at CSUSM supported Carlsbad 5000”

Let’s learn more about CSUSM alumnus and lecturer, Jessica Duhon

Jessica grew up in a small town in South Louisiana and moved to California in 2008 to attend Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Center to begin the recovery program for a spinal cord injury she sustained at the end of her sophomore year of high school. Upon moving to California, Jessica transferred to California State University,Continue reading “Let’s learn more about CSUSM alumnus and lecturer, Jessica Duhon”

Shoko Hino, Lecturer in Kinesiology teachers eurythmics to seniors

Shoko Hino is a lecturer in the Kinesiology Department at California State University San Marcos and holds a DMA in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a license in Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics from Longy School of Music and studied under Lisa Parker.  In addition to teaching eurhythmics classes to children and adults, she has been teaching eurythmicsContinue reading “Shoko Hino, Lecturer in Kinesiology teachers eurythmics to seniors”