Graduate Assistant, First Year Experience: Katlyn Barbaccia


Katlyn Barbaccia (she/her/hers) serves as the Graduate Assistant for First Year Experience. As the Orientation GA, her responsibilities include assisting with the implementation of various early transition and first-year programs, collaborating with departments to ensure the success of Orientation, and mentoring the Orientation Coordinators. She received two Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Chapman University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership Development from Chapman as well. She was highly involved within the Chapman community, serving as an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta, an Office Assistant for RLFYE, and an Orientation Leader/Coordinator throughout the duration of her undergraduate college experience. In her free time, she enjoys getting food with friends, visiting home (San Jose, CA), listening to music and podcasts, and taking care of her houseplants.

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