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Student Staff

Community Assistants

Housing and Residence Life StaffEach community of students has a Community Assistant (CA) who is selected and trained to assist with student concerns, be they personal, social, or academic, as well as general college and community needs. CAs work to develop programming that builds relationships between the students and promotes a sense of community throughout the residence hall. The CA team is "on duty" during the evening and weekend hours. Additionally, CAs are trained to handle emergency situations, enforce college and residence hall policies and regulations, as well as carry out general administrative tasks.


Samantha Noe

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Samantha is starting her second year here at COCC! She is in the baking and pastry program with the aspiration to manage her own bakery! She enjoys watching movies, hanging-out with friends, and eating ice cream. If you see her around the building she is probably in her chef uniform or rockin a pair of crocs! Samantha is excited to be a CA for the first time and can’t wait for what the year will bring!


Mary Gilmour

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Mary is a second year student at COCC who is pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist. She is from West Linn, Oregon, and enjoys writing, reading, and playing video games with her friends in her downtime. She is very excited to be in Bend again and work with the housing team and residents to create a great community together!


Karthik Vijay

Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

Some of Karthik’s favorite hobbies include cooking, hiking, and practicing yoga.  His favorite shows on Netflix include Stranger things and Black Mirror. One thing he is really passionate about is sustainability and he looks forward to working in this field in the near future.  Karthik is excited to meet everyone and to make the most out of your school year!


Coco Comilla

Hometown: Kane’ohe, HI

I'm excited to be returning to COCC this year for my 2nd year as a CA, pursuing my love of nursing. I moved to Central Oregon 2 years ago, and I enjoy playing volleyball, traveling, and exploring the beautiful scenery in Bend during my free time. I'm looking forward to all the fun activities we'll have planned this year.


Evan Martin

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Evan is a second year student at Central Oregon Community studying firefighting and emergency medicine. He has always harnessed his love for the outdoors, prompting the decision to move to Bend. However he's found that rock climbing has slowly consumed all of his free time and other obligations. While not outside, Evan loves to read his books or watch Naruto. 


Giselle Guerra

Hometown: Portland, OR

Giselle Guerra is 19 years old and grew up in the Portland metro area. She thoroughly enjoys acting, singing, dancing, swimming and skating. Giselle is excited to continue her education for a second year, here at Central Oregon Community College. She is also thrilled to be a community assistant and to put on fun and inclusive programs for all. 


Courtney Sanders

Hometown: Milwaukie, OR

Courtney is on her second year of being a fellow Bobcat here at COCC. She is here to get her transfer Associates in Criminal Justice and pursue a career in Law Enforcement; Policing not long in the future ahead. Before moving to Bend, she kept herself busy in high school with cheerleading and softball. In her free time she enjoys writing stories, hiking, having Disney marathons, and making sure she pets every dog on site (excluding service dogs of course). 


Carlo Martinez

Hometown: Kapaa, HI

Carlo is beginning his second year as an Automotive Technician majoring in Automotive Management. He enjoys playing basketball, music and making new friends. Carlo chose COCC for better opportunities compared to Hawaii. In the future, he plans on working at TESLA and in hopes of living in the mainland.


Yann Kouame

Hometown: Portland, OR

Yann likes sports and being outdoors. In his free time, he enjoys going to spend time at the river and working out in the gym. Yann plays for the COCC Rugby team.


2019 Wickiup Hall Community Assistants