Peer Mentors

Summer Bridge Peer Mentors


Name: Mariana Del Cid

Majors: Psychology and Social Behavior & Criminology, Law and Society
High School/or Transferred from: Alain LeRoy Locke Prep Academy
Future Career Goals: Therapist
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies: I enjoy binge watching on Netflix and spending time with friends.


Name: Ruben Rojas

Major/Minor:  Criminology, Spanish, Education
High School/or Transferred from:  Hector G. Godinez Fundamental High School
Future Career Goals:  Own a restaurant and be a social worker
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies:  Look at business articles, Draw, Cruise


Name: Josselyn Jimenez

Major/Minor:  Biology/Education
High School/or Transferred from: Indian Springs High School
Future Career Goals:  High School Biology Teacher
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies:  reading, exploring OC, binge watching shows, shopping at bookstores


Name: Aracely Ponce

Major/Minor:  Public Health Sciences
High School/or Transferred from:  Los Angeles High School 2013, UC Merced 2015
Future Career Goals:  Pediatrician/ Family Medicine
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies:  I love anything that involves traveling and exploring. I love watching many tv shows, trying new restaurants, and going hiking.


Name: Amy Gutierrez

Major/Minor: Psychology and Social Behavior/ Chicano/Latino Studies
High School/or Transferred from: Katella High School 2014
Future Career Goals: High School Counselor/ Social Worker
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies:  I love dancing, cooking, playing video games, and social activism.


Name: Maria Andres-Acevedo

Major/Minor:  Public Health Science
High School/or Transferred from:  Bakersfield High School
Future Career Goals:  Pediatric Oncologist
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies: I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking, and photography.


Name: Angela Cruz

Major/Minor:  Social Policy and Public Service/ Education Science
High School/or Transferred from:  Academic Leadership Community@ MCLC
Future Career Goals:  School Counselor/ Teacher, Coordinator/Director under student affairs
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies:  Swimming, eating, sleeping, trying new restaurants or boba/ice cream, anything DIY, spending time with friends and netflix

FYRE Peer Mentors


Name: Anthony Fortunati

Major/Minor:  Psychology and Social Behavior, minor Sociology 
High School/or Transferred from:  Duarte High School 2014/ 2016 Mount San Antonio Community College  
Future Career Goals: Sport Psychologist for a Division I Program
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies: Surf-fishing/Spearfishing and the great outdoors


Name: David Cazares

Major/Minor: Urban Studies
High School/or Transferred from: Soledad High School
Future Career Goals: City Manager
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies: Working on Political Campaigns!


Name: Sadies Yanes

Major/Minor:  Sociology
High School/or Transferred from:  San Pedro High School
Future Career Goals:  Social work
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies:  cooking, boxing, social activism


Name: Baochau Hoangtran

Major/Minor:  Psychology and Social Behavior
High School/or Transferred from:  Belmont High School
Future Career Goals:  Clinical therapist; occupational psychologist
Favorite Pastimes/Hobbies:  Sleeping, eating, wasting all my money on eating out, getting boba, netflix, sports: softball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, cooking