Ashlyn Vargas

San Jose, California

Words from Ashlyn Vargas: Hello, my name is Ashlyn Vargas. I attend San Jose State University as a health science major and have a minor in gerontology. I aspire to change the world by helping a community one at a time. In my future, I hope to inspire people the way the McKinley community has been inspired by San Jose State University.


San Jose State University (SJSU) Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science, Minor in Gerontology, Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2015, 3.8 GPA

Academic Achievements and Certificates
-College of Humanities and the Arts Dean Scholar (2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014)

Program Coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Comida Casera at McKinley Elementary School October 2013-Present
-Organize and distribute produce to 100+ clients per month, Recruit and train 15+ volunteer per distribution session

Teacher’s Assistant for Community Health Promotion at SJSU August 2013-December 2013
-Supervised and facilitated health education events with McKinley Elementary School families, Assisted students with developing research and community health promotion skills

Certified Peer Health Educator (PHE) at SJSU December 2013-Present
-Offers health education and outreach program to organizations and classes
-Teach San Jose State University students and staff about preventative health issues, guide peers to abstain from violence, drugs, and unhealthy lifestyles through presentations, discussions, workshops, health fairs, and health awareness weeks
-Works in the SJSU Wellness and Health Promotion office that offers students services, such as Condom Co-Op, a massage chair, and scheduling health consultations

SJSU Health Science Honor Society September 2012-Present
An honor society that acknowledges and awards undergraduate students in the Health Science Department for academic excellence and passion in Health Science, and requires students to be involved in the local community

-Excellent communication skills (writing, verbal) and listening skills
-Effectively communicates with peop

  • Education
    • San Jose State University