karen

KAREN | Media & Marketing

Senior | Biological Sciences

Pronouns: She-Her-Hers

Ask Me About: Digital content creation, Study tips, Physical and Mental Wellness

Campus Involvements: Pre Dental Society and Content Creator for Anteater Smile Project

Rest and Play: Painting on shirts, sketching, reading, going to concerts, watching movies at the theater, and playing tennis

Future Goals: Graduate from Dental School and open my own practice while continuing to follow my passion for art and fashion by building a clothing brand/art gallery.

ahtziri

AHTZIRI | Peer Mentor

Senior | Criminology Law and Society Major, Psychological Science Minor

Pronouns: She-Her-Hers

Ask Me About: Transfers Transitions, Relationship Building, Time Management

Campus Involvements: Hermanas Unidas

Rest and Play: Hanging out with friends, working out, trying new places, going on adventures

Future Goals: Attend grad school, Become a probation officer and guide others to accomplish their goals in life.

kass

KASSANDRA | Lead Peer Mentor

Senior | Mechanical Engineering Major

Pronouns: She-Her-Hers

Ask Me About: Networking, Time Management, Personal Growth

Campus Involvements: Anteater Baja Racing SAE

Rest and Play: Watching Netflix, trying new coffee shops, listening to music, and hiking

Future Goals: I want to pursue a career in engineering and become a role model for underrepresented students in STEM

KATHERINE

KATHERINE | Peer Mentor

Senior | Psychology Major 

Pronouns: She-Her-Hers

Ask Me About: Transfers Transitions, Networking, Getting Involved, Relationship Building

Campus Involvements: DREAM Center Student Staff, Co-Facilitator for TeamUp Recreation Center, Dream Project Fellow

Rest and Play: Listening to music, podcast, gym and sleeping 

Future Goals: Pursue a career in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology for a big company like Nike or Spotify

Osvaldo

OSVALDO | Peer Mentor

Senior | Neurobiology Major, Chicano/Latino Studies Minor

Pronouns: He-Him-His

Ask Me About: Advice on the journey to self-love and self-worth, the endless amount of spotify playlists possible, class planning and WebReg

Campus Involvements: Cariño Student Outreach Clinic (Spanish Interpreter)

Rest and Play: Sleeping in, nap-taking, reading, listening to music, making/editing Spotify playlists, vibing in my room, watching MCU content, hanging out with friends, boba runs, beach trips, organizing and decluttering my room and stuff, getting food with friends, journaling

Future Goals: I intend to become a PA and give back to my parents as much as I can. I also want to help bring up my siblings and younger cousins. I also have a goal to live the best life that I can, for me.

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BLANCA VILLAGOMEZ CEDEÑO, M.S.

Program Counselor & Coordinator

Pronouns: She-Her-Hers

Blanca (pronouns: she/her/ella) grew up as a first-generation student and daughter of immigrant parents in the San Fernando Valley. She currently serves as the Counselor/Coordinator for DREAM Scholars and Transfer Programs. She has dedicated the last ten years of her career to developing initiatives and resources supporting first-generation, low-income, transfer, and undocumented students. Her commitment to educational equity and social justice is rooted in her belief that students are empowered and transformed when they are provided with holistic support and safe spaces. Blanca completed her M.S. in Counseling, Student Development in Higher Education (SDHE) at CSU Long Beach. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from UCLA (Go Bruins!). In her spare time, Blanca enjoys exploring scenic spots, watching sci-fi movies, and doing yoga at the beach. 

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E-mail: villagob@uci.edu