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Meet the Office of Student Life Team

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Nicky Damania, Ph. D.

Director of Student Life
nicky.damania@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Nicky Damania began his career at Bakersfield College in August 2014. He hails from the rocky mountain state, Colorado. He attended Colorado College where he doubled majored in biology (emphasis in pre-med and electron microscopy) and drama (emphasis in technical theatre and directing). He earned his Master's Degree in Career and Technology Education, Training and Development of College Students, at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His focus areas are on developing student leadership and creating effective and efficient student organizations. Other than long hikes in the mountains, he enjoys college life and everything that life has to offer him. He lives his life by a motto that was shared with him in high school, "Once the flame of one's desires touches your heart, it will never go away. So let your heart be your guide."


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Arisve Pimentel

Student Life Department Assistant III
arisve.pimentel@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Arisve Pimentel graduated from California State University, Bakersfield in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Pimentel started working at Bakersfield College with the Office of Student Life in May 2015. She is the Department Assistant to the Director of Student Life and manages the front desk of the Office of Student Life. She has an identical twin sister who is also her business partner for Pimentel Delights. She has a huge passion for traveling and providing better customer service to the Renegade community.


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Danyel Harris

Student Life Department Assistant III
danyel.harris@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Danyel Harris has over 20 years of administrative experience and is an avid lover of all things music. She sings and plays the piano and comes from a very musical family. She dreams of one day recording an album that contains her very own music! When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family, watch movies, and loves good barbecue!  Danyel is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, helping others succeed, making people laugh, and enjoys encouraging others in whatever way she can. 


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Benny Balderrama

Program Manager for Campus Center Events and Services
benjamin.balderrama@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Benny Balderrama is a West Covina native in the Los Angeles area. He attended the University of La Verne where he majored in Psychology. He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs. He comes back to California after spending almost 5 years working as a student affairs professional in Virginia. In his spare time, Benny likes to go out and catch up with his friends or spend his time online gaming with even more friends he made throughout the years. He truly believes in the college experience and that is the main reason he chose this field.


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Selena Gasca

Front Desk Lead
bcoslstud02@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Selena Gasca is currently attending Bakersfield College majoring in Radiology. She hopes to become a radiology technician, as her life career. She loves to stay busy with work and school. In her spare time, she enjoys nature photography and reading romance novels. She also likes to stay active hiking, exercising, and rock climbing.


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Front Desk Assistant
bcoslstud03@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Juliana Medina

Graphic Designer
bcoslstud04@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 


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Christian Bravo

Spirit Team/Mascot
bcoslstud05@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Alberto Vargas Alberto Vargas

Photographer/Social Media
bcoslstud06@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Sarah O'Leary Sarah O'Leary

Graphic Designer
bcoslstud07@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Sarah Aguirre Sarah Aguirre

Spirit/Front Desk
bcoslstud08@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Sharon Gilbert Sharon Gilbert

Front Desk Assistant
bcoslstud09@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Sariah Rodier

Graphic Designer
bcoslstud11@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 


Jackie Gutierrez Jackie Gutierrez

Spirit/Front Desk Assistant
bcoslstud12@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Mariana Ibarra

Delano Programmer
bcosldelano01@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 


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Itzel Hernandez

Delano Programmer
bcosldelano02@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 


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Marisol Arias

Pantry Coordinator
bcoslpan01@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 


Ian Spark Ian Spark

Pantry Coordinator/Mascot
bcoslpan02@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Alex Armas Alex Armas

Pantry Coordinator
bcoslpan03@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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Devon Zinn Devon Zinn

Pantry Coordinator
bcoslpan04@bakersfieldcollege.edu

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