Student Ambassadors

Chris Ballard

Where is your hometown? What involvement did you have in your community?
I am from Dunsmuir CA. I was a football coach and basketball coach at Dunsmuir High School for many years.

What are some hobbies that interest you?
I enjoy sports and I enjoy the outdoors like, hiking, biking, and fishing.

What do you like most about College of the Siskiyous?
I like how personal College of the Siskiyous is. The teachers know you by name; you're not just a number.

What is your Major? Where do you plan to transfer?
I have an AS in Kinesiology, but I am going back to get a degree in Nursing.

What is one thing you would like to see accomplished during your legacy as Student Ambassador?
Encourage an increase of school to work curriculum options such as Radiological Science and Respiratory Therapy.

Chris Ballard

Mason Brooks

Where is your hometown? What involvement did you have in your community?
My hometown is Mount Shasta, California. Being part of leadership, Key Club, and multiple sports, I was involved in the community through cleaning up areas in the city, holding fundraisers that required volunteer services from my sports teams, and going to all the local business in order to get their support for school events.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
As a man who enjoys the outdoors I have taken up many active hobbies such as BMX biking, longboarding, hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling at the Oregon dunes, soon-to-be dirtbiking, Knife/Axe throwing, and billiards. At some point in my life I would like to go skydiving, learn how to fly a plane, and scuba dive.

What do you like most about College of the Siskiyous?
What I like most about College of the Siskiyous is that not only is it a friendly atmosphere, but it is full of diverse individuals, very helpful staff and faculty, and it's riddled with sports teams, clubs, other types of groups.

What is your Major? Where do you plan to transfer?
My major is Liberal Arts and Sciences with Areas of Emphasis in Natural Sciences. My goal is to transfer to either University of California, Santa Barbara or Irvine, then I'll change my major to Mechanical Engineering.

What is one thing you would like to see accomplished during your legacy as Student Ambassador?
One thing I'd like to see accomplished during my legacy as a Student Ambassador would be getting our student body excited about baseball games and getting enough turnout that there was a need for additional bleachers.

Mason Brooks

Mikayla Hocker

Where is your hometown? What involvement did you have in your community?
Weed is my hometown. Since the fourth grade I have been involved in the community through the elementary branch of the Kiwanis, Builders Club. In high school I was in the next Kiwanis branch, Key Club, where I served as Secretary.

What are some hobbies that interest you?
I absolutely love art. Art in all forms: writing, music, painting, dance, etc... I like creation. Making stuff is just fun and awesome.

What do you like most about College of the Siskiyous?
I love how interconnected and personal we are. Everyone is friendly and helpful and everyone wants to be good to one another.

What is your Major? Where do you plan to transfer?
My Major is Social Science. I plan to transfer to Humboldt State.

What is one thing you would like to see accomplished during your legacy as Student Ambassador?
I would like the social media platforms I am working on to reach more people and get more traction.

Mikayla Hocker

Syshana Hocker

Where is your hometown? What involvement did you have in your community?
Weed is my hometown. I have volunteered on the Siskiyou Arts Bus for several months, as well as volunteering at the Forest Service nursery/garden. I was also in Builder’s Club in elementary school.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobby is hiking. I enjoy being out in the wilderness. I also love swimming.

What do you like most about College of the Siskiyous?
The biggest thing about COS that I love the most is the one-on-one I receive from the teachers and instructors.

What is your Major? Where do you plan to transfer?
My Major is Biology and I will hopefully be transferring to Humboldt.

What is one thing you would like to see accomplished during your legacy as Student Ambassador?
One thing I would like to see accomplished during my time as a Student Ambassador is that I would like to increase communication between students, staff and instructors (through surveys, meetings, etc...) and maybe help COS revamp some of their programs so we are more current and reputable as a college.

Syshana Hocker

Jesse Mullin

Where is your hometown? What involvement did you have in your community?
I'm from Etna, in Scott Valley. We're a strong farming and ranching area, with a lot of community support for sports events, theater plays, and potlucks. I was a member of the Scott Valley Swim Team for 8 years, and have taken part in local soccer, basketball, and baseball camps. I'm also a community artist with the Medford Civic Ballet, and have been involved for 7 years now.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
I'm very much a performing artist, and enjoy acting, singing, playing instruments, and dancing. I've taken part in 3 plays here at COS, and have been a member of the COS Chamber Music Ensemble, the Concert Choir, the Chamber Singers, and the Concert Band. As I mentioned above, I dance with the Medford Civic Ballet, and have recently started teaching ballet. I also write in my spare time, and can often be found in the Campus Library reading a book or browsing the shelves.

What do you like most about College of the Siskiyous?
I like the atmosphere of the College. It doesn't feel like any other college I've been to. Everyone here is really nice and welcoming. As soon as I step off the bus in the morning, I'm surrounded by friendly faces. I can go to the Café, grab a coffee, and chat with my teachers over some pancakes. There is a real community feel to COS. You feel safe, you feel like you're at your own home. Add to that a beautiful campus with green lawns and trees, fresh air, and snow in the winter, and you have, in my opinion, one of the best college experiences on the West Coast.

What is your Major? Where do you plan to transfer?
I'm a Theater Arts Major, which means my schedule is insane. I'm on campus all day, every day. This gives me a chance to use the campus' free wifi, catch up on homework, or to help my classmates. I also use the time to participate in Student Clubs, work as a Student Ambassador, and hang out with friends. I haven't decided where I want to transfer to, but I'm currently looking at UCLA. It has a solid Acting program, and hopefully has some filming opportunities around it. However, I depend on scholarships and financial aid for my college tuition, so where I transfer to depends a lot on what scholarships I receive.

What is one thing you would like to see accomplished during your legacy as Student Ambassador?
The College of the Siskiyous has the potential to become the premier community college in California for the Performing Arts. We have some truly amazing faculty here, who have inspired me to reach for my dreams. We boast the largest theater in the county, and probably the best Theater program in Northern California. The Music program is magnificent, and I can attest to the dance potential in the area. And what better place to have a Film program than on one of the most beautiful campuses in California? The College is bursting at the seams with Performing Arts potential just waiting to be taken advantage of.

Jesse Mullin

Kylan Quick

Where is your hometown? What involvement did you have in your community?
I'm from Auburn, California. I worked for the Auburn School District in Maintenance/Custodial Operations.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy reading, hiking, playing guitar, and playing video games.

What do you like most about College of the Siskiyous?
I absolutely love the beautiful and quiet campus, and I enjoy the fact that we get hands-on training and personal involvement from our instructors.

What is your Major? Where do you plan to transfer?
I am an Administration of Justice Major, and intend to transfer to Sacramento State.

What is one thing you would like to see accomplished during your legacy as Student Ambassador?
I want to leave College of the Siskiyous with a lasting impression and be able to contribute to the Administration of Justice Program as a helpful asset.

Kylan Quick


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