Diana Ballesteros, California State University–Channel Islands
Diana Ballesteros is the facility specialist for the Student Union and Associated Students, Inc. She began her career in 2009 as an assistant at the Student Union Information Desk. From there, she advanced to the professional role of administrative support coordinator before landing a job as Facility specialist.
Ballesteros inspires students to persevere and stay diligent. Being able to multitask is by no means a simple job, yet Ballesteros seems to handle these things with ease. She has always made a point to show support of each of her employees, encouraging them to be bold and open to learning and growing.
Ballesteros motivates students to view daily struggles as challenges that will ultimately prove beneficial. Her dedication to serving the Student Union knows no bounds, as she is known to devote time outside her hours in order to assist students.
So attuned she is to students needs that many have even turned to her for emotional support. Students can feel confident coming to Ballesteros for help. According to Alyssa Alvarado, student assistant supervisor, Ballesteros is "the heart of the organization and is a leader of exceptional value." Ballesteros is a committed leader to the Student Union and it undoubtedly shows in her effort and service.