Our Team


Victor Penera
Chair
Victor Penera

as.vp.fin@sdsu.edu

Year: 4th year
Major: Finance
Hometown: Soledad, CA
Why I joined: Aztecs Rock Hunger is an initiative on campus that truly embodies what SDSU is all about. It gave me an opportunity to interact with, learn from, and grow alongside people from all walks of life who are united through the one common goal of service.


Alyssa Guereca
Competition Outreach Coordinator
Alyssa Guereca

Year: 3rd Year
Major: Business Management, Marketing Minor
Hometown: Dos Palos, CA
Why I joined: I joined ARH because I know how much students can impact a wide range of people by bringing awareness and using our resources to help those who may need it. Coming from a low income community, I have seen my peers and families deal with food insecurities and I wanted to help showcase the importance of community resources that fight against the ongoing food insecurity issue in CA. Being a part of a campaign that promotes the fight of food insecurity has encouraged me to continue to use my voice as a student leader to help SDSU students and families in my new San Diego community.


Chelsey Crowne
Public Relations & Special Events Coordinator
Chelsey Crowne

Year: 5
Major: Journalism and Spanish
Hometown:
Why I joined: Hunger is a much bigger problem for students than I could have ever imagined, and it’s unsettling to me that numbers are as high as they are and yet are allowed to persist. I joined the ARH team because I want to be a voice for my fellow students in need, and because people who are dealing with food insecurity deserve the spotlight shone on them now more than ever.


Courtney Parks
Vice Chair
Courtney Parks

Year: Fourth Year
Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Prather, CA
Why I joined: I joined Aztecs Rock Hunger because I have always strived to make a difference in my community. I volunteered at a local food bank in high school and was drawn to this campaign when I learned about it my first year at SDSU. As I started volunteering, I was blown away by the impact it made and the passion behind its leaders. I knew I wanted to be a part of the incredible group of people with so much drive to fight food insecurity in our SDSU and San Diego communities.


Erin Hoffman
Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
Erin Hoffman

Year: 3rd Year
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies Major: Psychology, Child and Family Development, and Public Health
Hometown: Haddonfield, New Jersey
Why I joined: Being involved on campus has always been important to me, as it has given me the opportunity to give back to the community and create strong friendships with other students at SDSU. By committing myself to being a part of something bigger than myself, I have not only learned about how crucial service is, but I have also learned that when you put together a group of students who are motivated to make a change, there’s nothing that can stop us. I am so excited for my first year on the ARH Leadership Team because I know that we are going to achieve great things and have a successful campaign for those being impacted by food insecurity in San Diego right now.


Greta Voci
Fundraising Coordinator
Greta Voci

Year: 4th year
Major: Double Majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Why I joined: This is my first year on the Aztecs Rock Hunger Leadership Team and I could not be more excited to work alongside my team and fellow Aztecs to aid in the fight against food insecurity. Although the world may be imperfect, we have the opportunity and obligation to make it better. I’m grateful that ARH has given me a chance to be active in my community’s future and help battle malnutrition, not only at SDSU, but San Diego as a whole. I believe that everyone should be able to have consistent access to basic needs to sustain an active and healthy life. With one can of food, one dollar, and one ARH event at a time, I know that we can make a difference.


Jennifer Schenkenfelder
Competition Outreach Coordinator
Jennifer Schenkenfelder

Year: Junior
Major: Biology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience minor
Hometown: Waynesville, Missouri
Why I joined: Being a part of a multidirectional campaign like Aztec’s Rock Hunger has afforded our team the opportunity to make a lasting impact not only on our campus staff and students, but also on our broader San Diego community. Food insecurity comes in many forms and having the ability to aid those in need, regardless of what other adversities they may be facing, has forever changed my perspective on how much a hot meal at the end of the day can mean to a friend or family in need.


Karina Esteban
Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
Karina Esteban

Year: 3rd year
Major: Marketing, Spanish minor
Hometown: San Marcos, California
Why I joined: As a member of the leadership team last year I saw how much this campaign helped the students on our campus and the rest of the San Diego community. Everyone deserves access to basic needs, which is why I want to be part of the solution in helping make those available and accessible. I am so excited to work with such a passionate and hardworking group.


Lauren Chapman
Competition Outreach Coordinator
Lauren Chapman

Year: 4th year
Major: International Business with emphasis in Spanish/Western Europe and Marketing
Hometown: Burlington, New Jersey
Why I joined: Aztecs Rock Hunger is a huge part of our SDSU community, as it makes a huge impact for those affected by food insecurity in the San Diego area and students at SDSU! Being a part of such a successful campaign as ARH is a huge opportunity to serve the community that I have grown in and loved during my time at SDSU.


Luis F. Cruz Velasco
Business District Coordinator
Luis F. Cruz Velasco

Year: 3rd year
Major: Business Marketing, Sustainability
Hometown: Gilroy, California
Why I joined: I joined Aztecs Rock Hunger because of the amazing impact they make in the San Diego community as well as for San Diego State University students and staff. I want to use my skills and knowledge to give back to the community and make a positive impact for students to come. I'm excited to be part of the team and work with everyone to reach our fundraising goal.


Marew Yousif
Business District Coordinator
Marew Yousif

Year: 3rd year
Major: Business Administration - Finance
Hometown: San Diego, California
Why I joined: I’ve worked for the A.S. Food Pantry, ECRT, and volunteered for the San Diego Food Bank, and it’s easy to see how much of a positive impact Aztecs Rock Hunger has on people. I joined because I know that food insecurity is a prevalent problem, and I want to help ensure that the resources available to combat it are supported. In addition, I was on the leadership team last year and loved my experience for two reasons: The goals of the campaign are extremely important and the people involved were selfless and motivated to reach those goals. That’s why the decision to come back was easy and I’m really excited to work together as a community to continue making a difference.


Peter Mitri
Engage Program Coordinator
Peter Mitri

Year: 4th year
Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Arlington, Massachusetts
Why I joined: Since I was a freshman, I have always loved Aztecs Rock Hunger and the amazing work accomplished throughout the campaign. As a service-minded student, I began to volunteer for ARH a lot, and ended up loving my experience— particularly working with everyone on the leadership team. Inspired by everyone’s drive and devotion to fighting food insecurity, I joined because I have the desire to better both the San Diego and the SDSU community!


Rachel Ybarra
Volunteer Coordinator
Rachel Ybarra

Year: 4th year
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Hometown: Brentwood, California
Why I joined: Since my freshman year I have volunteered at our A.S. Food Pantry and have seen the way it helps our campus community. My passion for fighting food insecurity and dedication to service led me to join Aztecs Rock Hunger. Being a part of Aztecs Rock Hunger last year, I was amazed at the powerful impact the campaign made on both our campus and the greater San Diego community. I look forward to working with another amazing team this year to help those in San Diego who are affected by food insecurity.


Shawnee Gbur
Competition Outreach Coordinator
Shawnee Gbur

Year: 4th Year
Major: Economics
Hometown: Victorville, California
Why I joined: Food is a basic necessity that everyone deserves to have no matter what. I joined ARH because I believe it’s our job to support those around us whenever and however we can, and I’ve seen the amazing impact this campaign has had on San Diego. I also wanted to give back to a community that has given so much to me. This is one of the many steps we can take to change our world.


Sophia Mathews
Public Relations & Special Events Coordinator
Sophia Mathews

Year: 3rd Year, Senior Class
Major:
Hometown: Bellingham, Washington
Why I joined: From a young age, my family has instilled within me an awareness of the inequalities that exist in the world and the fragility of life from one day to the next. Because of this, I’ve always held an innate desire to serve and support those who are disadvantaged. When it comes to the basic necessities of life, this is no exception. COVID has affected everyone, but those who were already vulnerable are in need now more than ever. I’m so grateful to be working with an amazing team that is eager to make an impact.


 
Advisor
Brandi Tonne

A.S. Government Affairs Coordinator

btonne@sdsu.edu


Advisor
Veronica Perondi

Assistant Director of A.S. Programs

vperondi@sdsu.edu