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New ETC board announced during Bridgerton-themed Annual Mixer


The Entertainment and Tourism Club held their Annual Mixer, their most significant event of the year.

by Annisa Charles

On Apr. 24, on the patio of the Fullerton Arboretum, the Entertainment and Tourism Club (ETC) at Cal State Fullerton held their Annual Mixer, their most significant event of the year.

The Annual Mixer brings over 25 working professionals from respective industries out for club members and students to network with the professionals. This is to facilitate real-world connections between students and professionals to provide them with valuable insights into the industries they are pursuing. The event also helps students explore potential job opportunities after graduation.

This year, ETC’s Annual Mixer’s theme was based on Bridgerton, the popular Netflix show. The event’s atmosphere captured the show’s aesthetic by using music similar to the show, decorations with floral motifs, candles and an overall dreamy vibrance of the patio area.

Professionals in attendance included Aslin Paxtor from Netflix, Summer Sanchez from NBCUniversal, Joann Villasenor from Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, Ashley Landa from Capitol Records and many more.

Gabe Valenzuela, president of ETC, said the event was filled with memorable moments. The Fullerton Arboretum event staff surprised the ETC chapter with a pet turtle as an organization gift. Then, Shanda Williamson from HBO and HBOmax directed a group photo at the end of the event–– a great keepsake for everyone. Lastly, Valenzuela said mingling with ETC alums and past board members was an excellent experience.

During the event, ETC announced the 2023-2024 executive board members. The new executive board includes those with innovative ideas and a commitment to excellence.

The new board members are:

President: Maya Serrano

Vice President: Holly Johnson

Executive Finance Director: Lola Marquez

Events Director: Tiffany Ngo

Event Program Coordinator: Cesar Barreto

Event Outreach Coordinator: Una Ahac

PR & Show's Coordinator: Angel Abejaron

Marketing Director: Margarito Morales

Marketing and Media Coordinator: Nathan Hoang

Creative Director: Ashley Hernandez

PR & Sponsorship Coordinator: Valeria Banuelos

Media Director: Ahni Im