Meet Julia Santana: Lead Library Administration Student Assistant

Julia Santana, Class of 2017

The Pollak Library and Irvine Campus Library are among the largest employers of student assistants at Cal State Fullerton. We have a long history of recruiting and mentoring talented students from across all majors, and are now actively engaged in the campus-wide strategic goal of developing High Impact Practices (HIPs) for these students to help them better succeed in their educational and professional goals. The work they do for us is invaluable, and our libraries could not deliver the high level of services we provide to our campus community and the public without their efforts and expertise.


Julia Santana has served as the Lead Student Assistant in Pollak Library Administration for three years. In that role, she oversees the reception area of Library Administration and trains the other administrative student assistants. Julia has served as the project leader of several library student-run community service projects, and she has coordinated other activities for the library.

Q1. What is your name and student job title?

Julia Santana, Lead Library Administration Student Assistant.

Q2. In what section or unit of the Pollak Library do you work?

Library Administration.

Q3. What is your student job in a nutshell?

Administrative assistant; book events in PLN-130; handle the library wide email; assist any library staff members with anything they need.

Q4. How long have you been at the Pollak Library?

Since August 2013.

Q5. What are your major/degree and/or graduate field, and intended date of completion for your current degree?

B.S. in Kinesiology, May 2017.

Q6: Why did you choose your major?

I chose to study Kinesiology because the subject matter intrigued me and will lead me on the right path to becoming a physical therapist.

Q7. What career/s are you interested in?

Physical Therapy.

Q8. Has your student work at the Pollak Library helped prepare you for your future career field?

Working with all different kinds of people; critical thinking; time management; organization; leadership skills; teamwork; being professional; customer service.

Q9. What are your passions or interests outside of work and school?

Being active and outdoors, music, dancing, spending time with friends.

Q10. What is the last book you read, or the last book you loved?

The last book I read was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

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