Year One: Life at ASU — Eric gets into service

Eric at Herberger Theater

When Eric Arellano came to Tempe from Tucson, the ASU freshman's goal was to work with people and help them attain success — whether it was in the small villages of Ecuador or communities in the Valley.

Although he has changed majors, his goal of helping people has remained. It's why Arellano is a member of the Barrett honors community and the Public Service Academy’s Next Generation Service Corps. That involvement has allowed the Barrett scholar to interact with local business leaders and even ASU's President Michael Crow. But although Arellano is committed to his goals, he also knows there's room to relax and have fun, like getting yogurt with a pack of friends all wearing pajamas.

These interactions are the latest in Arellano's life at ASU. He is part of "Year One: Life at ASU," a periodic photo series that follows five freshmen navigating their way through their first year at ASU.

See what Eric was up to earlier in the semester in these past galleries:

Year one: Life at ASU — Eric collaborates, for humanity

Year one: Life at ASU — Eric shifts his focus

Year one: Life at ASU — Moving into the dorms

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