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Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be one of your Student Advisors this school year! 


My name is Daniella Luistro (She/Her/Hers) but you’ll probably hear everyone around just call me Dani. I’m a fourth year Chemistry major with an emphasis in Biochemistry and a minor in Anthropology. As Student Advisor, Brandon and I are here to help with any of your needs, whether that be advice for school, how to get involved, or most especially if you need someone to vent to. 


I was born in Quezon City, Philippines, and I moved to San Francisco when I was about four years old. I grew up in Vallejo, California and lived there until I moved to San Diego in 2018 to begin college at SDSU. In my free time, I love playing golf, binge-watching Netflix shows (My top 3 favorite shows are Criminal Minds, Sherlock, and Stranger Things), reading books, going thrifting, watching MCU movies (I’m the Guardians of the Galaxy’s #1 fan), and traveling! But most of all, I love going out and trying new restaurants with my friends. I’m also the Academic Coordinator for the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) so feel free to stop by a meeting and say hello! 


I joined AB Samahan because transitioning from a school that was mainly composed of students with an Asian background to a predominately white school, I struggled to find where I would be able to fit in. Once I found Samahan, the transition became so much easier. Even after the transition, I stuck with Samahan because I learned so much about myself and my culture that I never had before. It became a safe space for me to express the traditions and values I grew up with without any fear of being judged. 


Anyway, I’m so excited to see how this year goes and I can’t wait for y’all to learn more about your culture and make new friends. Please come say hi to me if you ever see me around! You can also follow my socials if you’re ever wondering what mess your I’ve been up to lately :p Hope to see y’all around, peace out and stay safe!


IG: ellacluistro

Twitter: ellacluistro

Snapchat: mrsdanihoranxx (niall horan 4ever luvs, stan one direction)


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