Robert Robles

College of Liberal Arts/Sociology
California State University, Long Beach

Robert Robles is a Long Beach native and first-generation student at Cal State Long Beach. Helping students has been rewarding for him since he started college. He's a community college graduate and shows what it takes for a first-generation Latino to complete his degree and give back to his community. During his time at CSULB, he vowed to be active. He joined First-Generation at the Beach as publicity chair. Also, he joined the Men's Success Initiative as a student assistant and is now a peer mentor and MSI student Lead. The program helps men of color achieve educational, career, and personal goals. His passion for helping students led him to the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP). This program taught him about student affairs, the importance of having a mentor, networking skills, and how his identity and leadership matter. His goal is a graduate degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or Counseling. As he advanced in his career, he returned to the institution that gave him his initial college experience. He is now a Student Success Coach at Long Beach City College and helps first-year students transition to college. Robert is the recipient of the NASPA Region VI Undergraduate Rising Star Award.