Maya Martinez is excited to be this year's President of the Catholic Newman Club! She is studying bio-medical engineering with a minor in computer science and hopes to be a vessel of God's love in the sciences. She is currently part of the BUILD research program and works with the CAVE Virtual Reality Environment on campus. On her free time likes to nap, read and sing off-pitch to music. She also enjoys learning about Saints and hearing others' personal experiences with God.
Kevin Rodriguez, serves as this year’s Vice President. He is a fourth year transfer student from Cypress College, striving for his Bachelors of Science in Biology Education. In the near future Kevin will become a high school Biology teacher, impacting the students he encounters. Throughout his life the Catholic faith is/has been the foundation during troughs and crests(physics terminology for high and low), and he hopes to share the fruits of the Catholic faith with others. Outside of school he spends his time coaching tennis, swing dancing at atomic ballroom, plays board games with friends(Settlers of Catan, Risk, Ticket to Ride), watching youtube videos about space(spaceX, Blue Origin), continues to read books about the Cosmere(a fictitious universe created by Brandon Sanderson), and attempts to write his own book(convincing himself that his next book will be a best seller-thats funny).
Rachel Haering is stoked to be a Beach Catholic officer again! Over the last three years, Beach Catholic has helped deepen her understanding of her faith and her love for Jesus. She is a fourth-year English major minoring in film. Rachel is also the president of the CSULB chapter of the national pro-life organization Students for Life. She enjoys overanalyzing movies and video games, reading (especially fantasy), and singing in choir. In the future, she is interested in writing for a pro-life group or pursuing a career in the publishing industry. Her favorite saint is St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
This is Eymard Solideo and he is currently serving as Secretary for Catholic Beach Newman. He is a 2nd year transfer from Long Beach Community College and he is studying for his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on heat transfer. Through God’s grace the Catholic faith remains to be a place of refuge, reflection, and renewal for him and through Newman he hopes it becomes a mean through which he can share the gifts blessed onto him. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and marveling at the SoCal sunset.