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Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737




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Meet the Staff

David Park
David Park
Director
david.park@chaffey.edu

I grew up in Orange County, California, and lived in both Northern and Southern California. One of my earliest job out of university was processing thousands of I-20 forms and evaluating international transcripts for a large university. I thought the job would be short-term, but it led to a fantastic career in global education! Seeing students come to the US and our college to fulfill their dreams is a wonderful privilege. I have a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Imperial College London in the UK.

Why Chaffey?
Affordable, accessible, and high quality! Another advantage is our location in beautiful Rancho Cucamonga. Yes, the name sounds funny but it's one of the most pleasant places to live in Southern California.

International Student Advice:
Try to think about your transfer destinations early so you can have a solid academic plan. Be sure to purchase your health insurance so your class registration will not be blocked.

Food: Korean and Mexican
Mobile App: Flipboard
Role Model: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saba Kazmi
Saba Kazmi
Coordinator
saba.kazmi@chaffey.edu

I have been working in higher education since 1997 and a member of NAFSA since 1999. I have extensive experience with immigration rules and regulations and currently serve as our Designated School Official (DSO) to help our international students with their F-1 status questions. My passion is to assist students with their educational and occupational goals, and I cherish the many great relationships established with students from all over the globe. I'm bilingual in English and Urdu, and I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of La Verne.

Why Chaffey?
We're a top 10 community college in the nation, and you can transfer to a 4-year university with ease!

International Student Advice:
Make sure to plan early and follow through. Think carefully about various majors but don't be too quick to change often as it will cost time and money.

Food: Thai, Chinese, and Indian
Hobbies: Daily walk and gym, watching a good movie or favorite program, and traveling around the world.

Carolina Escobar Palacio
Carolina Escobar Palacio
Student Staff
international@chaffey.edu

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia

Major: Biotechnology / Psychobiology

I am the oldest of three sisters and all of us are in the US as international students. My academic goal is to transfer to UCLA for my undergraduate studies, attend medical school, and complete my residency in the field of neuroscience. I came to Chaffey after completing the final 1.5 years of high school in America.

Why Chaffey?
To save some time, money, and then transfer to a 4-year university. I chose Chaffey because most of the classes I will take here will count towards lower division credits at other universities.

International Student Advice:
Don't let English be a barrier in your education! When I was learning English, I felt discouraged many times because my skills didn't seem to improve, and I didn't understand some things or had trouble expressing my thoughts. However, with time and practice, my English is now great and I can understand the language 100%. So if you're still somewhat new to the language, please keep going no matter how difficult it looks right now.

Spot in Rancho Cucamonga: I like views so Etiwanda hiking trail or Mt Baldy (not exactly in Rancho but close)
Class at Chaffey College: STAT-10 Elementary Statistics and BIO-61 Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology.
Food: Ramen
Website: Netflix
Movie: Prisoners
Musical Performer: Anderson Paak
Book: The Name of the Rose


Rushil Gumasana
Rushil Gumasana
Student Staff
international@chaffey.edu

Hometown: Kisumu, Kenya

Major: Nursing / Physiotherapy

Why Chaffey?
After already developing an interest to study in Southern California, I was recommended by one of my brother's friends who was already studying at Chaffey. Our main campus is located in Rancho Cucamonga - a beautiful, quiet and, most importantly, a safe city in California.

International Student Advice:
Make friends, talk to other students in your class, and help each other out!
It's a completely different world here, and you're not expected to know everything. The International Student Center is here to help you through obstacles you face, be it educational or personal.

Class at Chaffey: BIOL-22 Human Anatomy and BIOL-23 Human Physiology
Food: Burgers, seafood, and Indian
Website: National Geographic
Movie: Fight Club
Musical Performer: Kodaline
Book: The Silence of the Lambs
Quote: "Let them hate. Just make sure they spell your name right."



Belal Takleh
Belal Takleh
Student Staff
international@chaffey.edu

Hometown: Pomona, CA and Dubai, UAE

Major: Nursing / PA (Physician Assistant)

Why Chaffey?
I was having a tough time finding my academic goals and by the time I graduated high school, I had no idea what to study. My brother was attending Chaffey and when he brought me along to events, I became attracted to the college. Not long after enrolling, I figured out what I wanted to study and the faculty were a big influence in helping me choose my major.

International Student Advice:
Enjoy the time in California because there is no other place like it. Even though you are studying, take moments to enjoy movie theaters, sign up for gyms, leagues, and clubs. You should really utilize the opportunity of studying at Chaffey and being in America because not everyone is given these chances.

Class at Chaffey: Math-425 Intermediate Algebra, ENGL-495 College Reading and Writing, and NF-5 Nutrition for Life
Food: Burgers, Sushi, Chinese, and Syrian
Website: chaffey.edu/international or sometimes Netflix
Movie: Transformers Series, Pirates of the Caribbean Series, and Marvel
Role Model: Kobe Bryant
Quote: The Qur'an: "God is with the patient" and "After every hardship comes ease"



Belal Takleh
Jin Huang
Student Staff
international@chaffey.edu

Hometown: Beijing, China

Major: Economics / Political Science

I had 5 years of sales experience in the Chinese medical industry before coming to the US. Although I’m 31 years old, I still have the passion to chase my goal of transferring to UC Berkeley. I’m not sure if I can make it happen, but I believe having a goal will guide me to be a better person.

Why Chaffey?
I visited many community colleges before being a Panther. I chose Chaffey because I was satisfied with the environment in Rancho Cucamonga. It’s a very safe and peaceful place around LA area. Chaffey provides complete facilities to support daily teaching activities for each student. Also, our school has a long history and is the one of the oldest community colleges in California - since 1883!

International Student Advice:
Every class is important and an “A” grade is usually necessary if you want to transfer to a top university. Don't forget to get your I-20 signed by our office when you are going back to your home country in order to smoothly re-enter the US. At last, enjoy your life at Chaffey and make friends here because we are a big family!

Class at Chaffey: MATH-65A Calculus 1 and ECON-2 Macroeconomics
Food: Beijing/Chongqing/Sichuan hotpot, shabu shabu, Korean BBQ, kebab, pizza, and Beijing breakfast.
Sports: Snowboarding, soccer, basketball, baseball, and working out
Movies & TV Show: Lord of War, The Green Mile, Coco, and Prison break.
Pet: My beagle, Snoopy!


 


 

 

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