The Library Graduating Students Selections honors the essential contribution student assistants make to our work during their time at Fresno State. Their hard work and dedication make this library a better place every year. Typically the largest employer of students on campus, the library could not function without their gifts and talents.

Upon graduation, student assistants select a book that is meaningful to them and the book is given a digital bookplate in their honor. Even long after graduation, students will always be able to search their name in our catalog and find their digital bookplate, a reminder of their time in the library and as a Fresno State Bulldog.

Library graduating student assistants are also gifted Library stoles to honor their contributions to the Library during their employment here. It is with heartfelt thanks and bittersweet feelings that we wish our 2022 student assistant graduates well in their endeavors!

Graduating Student Assistants 2022.

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Elizabeth Camarena

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology, minor in Child & Family Sciences

Future plans: I plan to pursue a Master’s Degree in School Counseling in order to become a school counselor here in the Valley. Giving back to my community and helping those that need it the most in a social/emotional capacity.

Library Position and Supervisor: Music & Media Department, Keaton Johanson, August 2018 – March 2020 & August 2021- present 

Book Choice: The score to Mamma Mia! By Andersson, Benny

Kay-Lee Stinnett

Undergraduate Degree: English Literature

Library Position and Supervisor: Tech Lending, Arnel Ordonio, January 2019 – May 2022

Book Choice: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

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Edmund Chin

Undergraduate Degree: Computer Science

Future plans: Would want to work in the top tech firms

Library Position and Supervisor: Circulation Dept, Bonnie Inthisane, January 2022 – December 2022

Book Choice: Quantum Computing since Democritus by Scott Aaronson. 

Jeremy Thaj Yeeb Lee

Undergraduate Degree: Recreation Administration: Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management

Future plans: Outdoor school teacher and natural resource advocate

Library Position and Supervisor: Circulation, Bonnie Inthisane, August 2019 – January 2022

Book Choice: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

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Lauren Renea Heard

Undergraduate Degree: Theatre Arts – Design/Tech

Future plans: This summer, I will be working with CSU Summer Arts as the Assistant to the Production Manager. After my gap year, I intend to pursue an MLIS degree with the hope of becoming an arts research librarian at a university and continue working in arts management.

Library Position and Supervisor: Library Administration Office, Barbara Windmiller, August 2021 – May 2022

Book Choice: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth by Mary S. Henderson

Rene J. Cain

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology

Future plans: Going to get my Ph.D. once I get into graduate school. I plan on supporting others using mental/behavioral healthcare. I want to go into neuropsychology assessment.

Library Position and Supervisor: Research Help Desk, Chris Langer and Britt Foster, July 2021 – April 2022

Book Choice: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Jisela Contreras

Undergraduate Degree: Business Administration-Accounting

Future plans: I plan to continue my studies in the Master’s program and hope to either build my own business or work in the music business as a tour budget accountant

Library Position and Supervisor: Library Administrative Office and Mailroom, Barbara Windmiller, February 2019 – present

Book Choice: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer 

Elise Higgs

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Political Science and Philosophy: Prelaw

Future plans: I am taking a gap year to recharge and apply for grad/law school! I want to be an international human rights attorney for a non-profit organization.

Library Position and Supervisor: Research Help, Bonnie Inthisane/Chris Langer, January 2019 – August 2022

Book Choice: The Politics Of Law: A Progressive Critique by David Kairys

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Kaitlyn Heather Yang

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Future plans: Apply for a job in the NICU

Library Position and Supervisor: Circulation & TRC, Bonnie Inisthane (Circ), Matt Doyle (TRC), August 2016 – August 2022 (Circ), January 2022 – August 2022 (TRC)

Book Choice: Corduroy by Don Freeman

Maria V. Gonzalez

Undergraduate Degree: Criminology

Future plans: To work as a victim’s advocate

Library Position and Supervisor: Public Safety Assistant, Arantes Armendariz, August 2021–May 2022

Book Choice: The Book Thief by Mark Zusak 

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Meghyn Elizabeth Torabi

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor’s, History

Future plans: I will be starting my Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science through San Jose State’s iSchool in Fall 2022. I hope to eventually get into more library work and eventually reach my goal of being a digital archivist!

Library Position and Supervisor: Music & Media, Keaton Johanson and Terry Lewis, July 2021 – December 2021

Book Choice: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Efrain R. Rivera

Undergraduate Degree: Kinesiology-Exercise Science

Future plans: Continue with my education and get my Master’s in Sport Psychology

Library Position and Supervisor: Public Safety Assistant, Arantes Armendariz, August 2021 – June 2022

Book Choice: Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928 by William Carrigan & Clive Webb

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Natalie Inthisane

Undergraduate Degree: Art, Single Subject Art Teaching Credential Program

Library Position and Supervisor: Interlibrary Loan, Marissa Lopez, January 2020 – May 2022

Book Choice: Drawing Life In Motion by Jim Arnosky 

Abril J. Baez

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology

Future Plans: Pursue a Master’s in Psychology

Library Position and Supervisor: Technical Sevices/Arne Nixon Center, Julie Moore, April 2022 – May 2022

Book Choice: Double Luck: Memoirs Of A Chinese Orphan by Lu Chi Fa