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The College of Natural Sciences Learning Community is a residential option for students with majors in the College of Natural Sciences. Most of our 400 members are in their first year at CSU, although we welcome upper-class students as well. All members of the community live in Laurel Village.

PEER ACADEMIC LEADERS

PAL stands for Peer Academic Leader. We are College of Natural Sciences Learning Community residents with a love and passion for the sciences and want to share that with you through fun events. We are here to strengthen the community on the floors and in the CNSLC, with a focus on the academic side.  We are here for academic support, whether that be setting up study groups for residents or offering moral support and helpful tips. Most of us have taken the base level courses for each of our majors so there is bound to be someone that can help you. We are also here if you want to just talk or hang out. So come find us!

Hannah Mendoza

Hannah Mendoza

Student Coordinator of the CNSLC/Sustainability PAL

Hannah is a third year student majoring in zoology. She loves science, books, and every kind of animal! You can talk to her about anything you are passionate about, especially biology or your favorite study techniques.

Kylie Contreras

Kylie Contreras

Science Outreach Scholars PAL

Kylie is a second year students majoring in biology. She loves Star Wars, walking, or reading. She also enjoys discussing weird topics, purposely getting lost on drives, and trying to say “hi” to as many animals as possible.

Damar Taylor

Damar Taylor

Science Outreach Scholars PAL

Damar is a second year student currently majoring in biology and minoring in business. He likes to be outdoors hiking and exploring what Mother Nature has made. He also likes to listen to music, ride his motorcycle, kick back and hang out with friends, and occasionally play Xbox. He loves to meet new people so make sure you say hi!

Lena Bruno

Lena Bruno

Programming PAL

Lena is a second year physics major. She loves baking, space, sugary foods, her ferret, and anything to do with crafts. Something unique about her is that she gets very excited about seeing dogs in public.

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