Peer Advisers


    Miguel Tamayo (he/him/his)

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    5th year / Computer Engineering

    Hey! My name is Miguel Tamayo my pronouns are he/him/his and I'm from Los Angeles. I'm currently a senior studying Computer Engineering with the hope of working in the aerospace industry one day. I decided to become a peer adviser because I want to help students follow their dreams in the STEM field the same way I received guidance when I arrived at UCSC. STEM can be extremely challenging but not impossible to conquer. I support STEM students because I want to see other students realize that their potential is much more than what they believe it is. A fun fact about me is that I'm obsessed with space and anything that has to do with it!

  • Diana Jerez (she/her/hers)

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    4th year / Human Biology

    Hi, my name is Diana Jerez. My pronouns are she/her/hers, I am a Human Biology major from South Central, Los Angeles. My freshman year peer adviser helped me find a career path I’m interested in through personalized mentorship, words of encouragement, and unconditional support. I want to be that person for incoming students who may have trouble navigating the resources on campus and/or need someone to ask for advice. As I finalize my academic journey here at UCSC, I would like to dedicate my remaining time as an outlet for students who might be in the same position I found myself in as a first-gen Latina, from a low-income background in college. A fun fact about me is that I performed a skit on the Hamilton stage at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood in front of 2.5k people my junior year of high school.

  • Caitlyn Lodovico (she/her/hers)

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    4th Year / MCD Biology Major and History Minor

    Hi everyone! My name is Caitlyn and I'm a STEM Hub Peer Adviser. I have moved all over the country and abroad (Japan & Philippines) for most of my life before moving to California. I am a Peer Adviser because I hope to use my experiences on campus to help incoming and current students navigate their way through UCSC and through pursuing STEM. I hope that as an advisor I can help give you the confidence and skills needed to pursue and achieve your goals, so feel free to contact me at any time! In my free time, I like to watch a lot of different TV shows, cooking/baking, and traveling.

  • Cayla Gapusan (she/her/hers)

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    2nd year / Biology

    Hello! :) My name is Cayla Gapusan and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am originally from Stockton, California, and a current 2nd year as a proposed Biology major with hopes of working as a Physical Therapist. I am a peer adviser because during my first year I understood the struggles of navigating college on my own. Being in that position before I want to help those who are feeling the same and need guidance in continuing on the right track. One fun fact about me was that I was a previous member of Team USA for Karate!

  • Roberto Huezo (he/him/his)

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    3rd year / Human Biology

    Hi! My name’s Roberto and my pronouns are he/him/his. I’m from Los Angeles and I’m a 3rd year Human Biology major. I’d like to be a resource for STEM students trying to navigate their majors and provide general support that students need. A fun fact about me is that I’ve swam with dolphins in the Bahamas!

  • Alejandra Barajas (she/her/hers)

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    2nd year / Biology

    Hi everyone! My name is Alejandra and I am from San Diego. I am a second year Biology major and I wanted to be a peer adviser because I wanted to provide help and advice to students, especially those who are first generation students who feel completely lost. I want to help introduce the opportunity of more people becoming involved and aware of what STEM can offer especially to those hesitant about taking the leap. A fun fact about myself is I have been to over 20 states!

  • Past Peer Advisers

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    Audrey Soo Hoo - 3rd Year/ MCD Biology

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    Daisy Brambila

    Hello! My name is Daisy Brambila and I am currently a second year double majoring in Human Biology and Anthropology on a Pre-Med track. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers and I am from Los Angeles, CA. A big reason why I wanted to become a peer adviser was to build relationships with my peers in STEM and to help students create new opportunities for themselves and their future careers. A fun fact about me is that I have danced folklorico for more than five years!
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    Anahi Munoz

    Hi, my name is Anahi Munoz, I am an incoming second year, and my pronouns are she/her. I am from San Jose and I am a proposed Human Biology major, with the hope of going into the healthcare field. I want to be a peer adviser in order to provide students with the tools they need to succeed and to have someone they can feel comfortable coming too with questions. A fun fact about me is that I started embroidery during quarantine and I have two pet birds who give me kisses.
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    Rolando Garcia

    My name is Rolando Garcia, my pronouns are He/Him/His, and I am a third year undergraduate student from South Central Los Angeles double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. I chose to become a peer adviser because I have been a strong admirer of EOP's mission to, "serve and support first-generation, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged students", and being a STEM Hub peer adviser gives me the privilege and opportunity to lend a helping hand to fellow students whom I can personally relate to and assist. Fun fact about myself... I'm just a Gemini who loves music, film, and sports.
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    Kim Ton

    Hi! I am Kimmy Ton. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am from Fremont, CA. I am a TIM and CS major at the moment. I want to be a peer adviser as I needed a lot of help my first year at UCSC and having support made it easier to navigate my academic career. By being a peer adviser I am giving back to the same program that assisted me before. A fun fact about me is I have a hamster named Beanpaste.