2011 Ohana Leaders

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Eliseo Calixtro

Eliseo Calixtro

Year
Junior
Hometown
Beaverton, OR
Major
Rhetoric
Minor
Spanish
Favorite quote

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” --Winston Churchill

Interesting personal fact

I love Banana cream cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and coffee flavored ice cream.

Genora Givens

Genora Givens

Year
Junior
Hometown
Oakland, CA
Major
Environmental Science
Minor
American Ethnic Studies, Politics
Favorite quote

"Each raindrop contains seeds for the next rainbow."

Interesting personal fact

If you rearrange the letters in my first name you can spell "orange," which happens to be my favorite color.

RoseAnn (Rosie) Glade

RoseAnn (Rosie) Glade

Year
Senior
Hometown
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
American Ethnic Studies
Favorite quote

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." --Gandhi; "Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.'" --Angela Davis; Now I may have faith to make mountains fall, but if I lack love, then I am nothing at all." --Lauryn Hill

Interesting personal fact

I'm pretty into my major, and I'm looking forward to graduating college so that I'll finally have more time to learn about my mother's culture and history in the Philippines. My dream right after college is to work as an activist/organizer in Asian Pacific Islander communities, and maybe someday be a researcher or professor in the field of Ethnic Studies. I also see waiting tables and other random make-ends-meet jobs in my future...oh well!

Blanca Gutierrez

Blanca Gutierrez

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Eagle Point, OR
Major
Undeclared
Favorite quote

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” --Mahatma Gandhi

Interesting personal fact

Last year Ohana named a dance move after me.

Margarita Gutierrez

Margarita Gutierrez

Year
Senior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
American Ethnic Studies
Minor
Spanish
Favorite quote

"We move energy the way our ancestors have shown us -- in a way that enhances our humanity and brings beauty to our physical world." --Maria Vai Sevoi, Calpolli Teoxicalli

Benny Kuo

Benny Kuo

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Music Education with a Choral emphasis
Minor
Economics
Favorite quote

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore. Dream. Discover.” --Mark Twain

Interesting personal fact

I am one of the original founding members of the new co-ed a Capella group on campus: Tandem.

Elizabeth Sampedro

Elizabeth Sampedro

Year
Junior
Hometown
Eugene, OR
Major
Spanish and/or Chemistry, Pre-Med (specialty program)
Minor
Chemistry and maybe Biology
Favorite quote

"Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits! If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless."

Interesting personal fact

I love to travel, love and laugh. I can't live without my mother's "chiles rellenos," homemade salsa, tortillas and beans with pizza. I am also addicted to "Bubu Lubu's."