Welcome to the Growth Mindset Transformation Initiative!

The Growth Mindset Student Ambassador program is an entirely new program built for students, by students. PTI is dedicated to improving overall student success, encouraging timely enrollment in basic skills courses, and helping students reach their transfer and degree goals. Participants will learn the concepts of Growth Mindset while integrating themselves into the Fullerton College community. They would have access to a committed student ambassador who will serve as a personal point of contact and provide the resources to better their college experience and excel at their own pace.

Student Success Workshops

Created by Students for Students!

Spring 2018

Series 1 

Tuesday  Feb. 13: 3:00 – 4:00 in Room 229

Wednesday Feb. 14:  3:00 – 4:00 in Room 229

Series 2

Tuesday March 13:  3:00 – 4:00 in Room 229

Wednesday March 14:  3:00 – 4:00 in Room 224

Series 3

Tuesday April 17:  3:00 – 4:00 in Room 229

Wednesday April 18:  3:00 – 4:00 in Room 224



Wednesday May 9:   3:00 – 4:00 in Room 229 *NOTE The location for this event has changed from that which was previously advertised*


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Student Ambassadors

Sarah Rao

Lead Ambassador

Sarah is a student here at Fullerton College and is majoring in Child Psychology. She hopes to transfer to San Diego State University to further expand her knowledge and academic career. Sarah is a Growth Mindset Student Ambassador, and she is driven to help students succeed in their academic career, both personally and professionally at Fullerton College. Attaining a college education has always been Sarah’s dream, and her hard work, dedication, and positivity has helped her attain success. Her main goal is to inspire students and help them thrive by implementing Growth Mindset to aid them in their academic career so students can obtain their greatest potential. She wants to assist students here at Fullerton College to not only grow, but help build and shape their future. She believes that Growth Mindset has enriched her in her academic success here at Fullerton College.

Corey Lamb

Corey Lamb is not a traditional student. He is 38 years of age, a recovering addict and a single father of a four-year-old. After failing to graduate high school, he worked many different jobs over the years, but eventually realized he needed more education for the future and the sake of his daughter. So, in 2016, following the advice of a workplace assessment center, Corey took and passed the California Hi Set examination and enrolled as a full-time student at Fullerton College. In his time at Fullerton College and other campuses Corey has completed 87 consecutive units with a 4.0 GPA. He has been the recipient of both awards and scholarships and plans to transfer to schools like Pomona College, UCLA and Berkeley. Corey is a Sociology major and is intent on one day returning to Fullerton College as a full-time professor. He is currently enjoying his fourth year of sobriety and considers his life to very blessed. In his free time, he spends time at church, volunteers tutoring individuals with disabilities, helps and mentors those struggling with substance abuse and takes vacations with his daughter. Corey is proud to be a student ambassador with Growth Mindset and is very excited to help others realize they have unlimited potential.

Marisela Vazquez

Marisela is a student here at Fullerton College. She is majoring in Biology and hopes to become a professor to help, motivate, support and inspire students. Prior to college, she knew that majoring in science was going to be difficult, and it was but she overcame the challenges, her mistakes, and failures and continues to persuade her goals. Now, as a growth mindset ambassador she hopes to help students overcome their challenges, grow and succeed here at Fullerton College.

Charmaine Concepcion

Charmaine is in her final semester in Fullerton College pursuing associate degree in Social Sciences and Social Behavior and Self-Development. She aspires to become a teacher and Japanese professor one day. She plans to teach abroad as soon as she obtains her B.A. in Japanese. Aside from teaching abroad, she wants to meet the locals and provide free education to children and adults who are underprivileged. Furthermore, she plans to be involved in the Peace Corp to help the community all around the world. She is very passionate about teaching, helping others succeed, and learning to continuously expand her knowledge to share to the world. Charmaine is currently an SI leader in Fullerton College’s Supplemental Instruction program and a Growth Mindset Student Ambassador to create more awareness and the important idea that we can grow our intelligence.

Nathalie Gavarini

Nathalie will be finishing her third year at Fullerton College. She is majoring in Political Science with the intention of pursing International Relations. Throughout her time here, she has taken the opportunity to participate in the honors program. After becoming a student ambassador for Associated Students, she worked as a board member for an honors club on campus called Phi Theta Kappa. Through the concept of growth mindset, she hopes to inspire others to become passionate about learning. Her determination and perseverance have gotten her to where she is today. Nathalie’s hobbies include hiking, rock scrambling as she prepares to become an avid rock climber, and preparing delicious vegetarian meals.