Hello! My name is Chelsea Falcocchia, and I am a current Freshman majoring in Communication Studies. I am from San Jose, California, and I am beyond excited to serve as an active member of the Student Advisory Board. I enjoy meeting new people and am incredibly excited to get involved and know more students within the School of Communication here at Chapman.
During my college application process, I was very intimidated and unsure of what was in store for the future of my academic career. I then came across Chapman University and eagerly applied as an early decision candidate. I chose Chapman not only because of its ideal location in sunny Orange or its perfect student-to-staff ratio but also because of the strong sense of community that one is greeted with once stepping foot on campus. I highly value inclusivity and community, and when I toured the campus, I was overwhelmed with the sense of belonging that I was looking for. I was immediately met with friendly faces and open arms. Since leaving my own family was hard for me, it felt reassuring knowing that a whole new family was waiting for me at Chapman. Not to mention, I am a huge Disney fan, so Disneyland being just a short drive away is the cherry on top.
I am extremely passionate about leadership and supporting those around me. In high school, I was in ASB and served as a committee captain. I love the responsibilities that come with being a leader because I get to help my peers and see them grow and flourish into better versions of themselves. Additionally, in the process, I enjoy being challenged and growing into a new version of myself. That being said, I hope to minor in Chapman’s Leadership Studies program because I aspire to make a positive difference in the lives of those around me, and I want to increase my own self-awareness.
I decided to apply for the Student Advisory Board because I wanted to get more involved on campus and within the School of Communication. I am eager to serve as a mentor for other students, answering any questions they might have and creating new friendships along the way. I am also eager to learn more about the School of Communication in this position. Although I am unsure where Communication will take me in my academic career, I know I will have the right support and resources to help me find my own path.
I can’t wait to meet everyone! Don’t be afraid to reach out, as I am always here to listen! You can contact me through my email, firstname.lastname@example.org.