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Daniela Sanchez-Diaz

Hello! My name is Daniela Sanchez i'm form the Central Cost. Currently I'm a third year, perusing a bachelors in biological sciences with an emphasis in human. On campus I'm involved of the photography club and the bio mentor program as a mentor. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music and painting. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Students First Center.

Joanna Medrano-Mora

Hi! My name is Joanna Medrano, I am from Salinas, California. I am a second-year psychology major with a minor in Natural Science Education, which I hope to use to pursue a career in education. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting, reading, and listening to music. Feel free to stop by the Students First Center for any questions or concerns, we are here to help!

Keirah Jones

My name is Keirah Jones I am a first-year political science major with psychology as a minor. I love nature and creating things. In the future I hope to become an attorney!

​Yaritza Mora

Hi everyone, my name is Yaritza Mora,  3th year at UCM. Majoring in Sociology and Minoring in Spanish. Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I am involved in A2F,  Sociology Club, and Ballet Folklorico.  A fun fact about myself is that I spoke at my graduation in high school. I decided to attend UC Merced because of the small community, and the diversity that it has here! I am here at the (SFC) Student First Center, if you need help with anything from admissions to graduation, please come visit us! 

Jonathan Lopez-Hernandez

My name is Jonathan Lopez-Hernandez. My hometown is Pomona, CA and I am an undergraduate Mechanical Engineer at UC Merced. I am involved in the Gateway Scholars Program! My main hobbies are soccer, piano, video editing, photoshop, tech repair, card tricks, and the gym. I chose UC Merced because its strong resources gave me a promising future to look forward to! Look forward to seeing you at the SFC!

David Lee Hernandez

Hello, my name is David Lee Hernandez and I am from Merced, California. I am currently majoring in Computer Science & Engineering, but plan to change my major as I am still seeking what will fit best for my academic journey. I am the first in my family to attend an University and will always be grateful for the opportunity. I love french fries and my past times are playing sports or video games. I am happy to serve our students and hope to see you around!


Jocelyn Mateo

Hey! My name is Jocelyn Mateo and I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a second-year student at UC Merced majoring in Psychology seeking to minor in Political Science. My goal is to be a member of a Human Resources department, because I like creating bonds and being interactive. On my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, visiting family in the Central Valley, or simply staying in to paint or watch a movie. Feel free to say hi if you ever see me around campus or reach out to ask any questions if you ever need help.  

Marcos Mayoral

Hi! My name is Marcos Mayoral, and I was born and raised in Merced, CA. I am a second Year Student majoring in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Human Biology. After graduating from college, I am hopeful in pursuing a career in pharmacy. In my free time I enjoy playing sports and watching YouTube. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask, we are here for you!

Armando Hernandez-Basurto

Hi! My name is Armando Hernandez and, I was born and raised in Delano, CA. I am Third Year Student majoring in Management and Business Economics and minoring in Political Science. I am involved in the Fiat Lux Scholars Program and Alpha Kappa Psi as their Vice-President of Academics. A fun fact about myself is that I love reading literature books! I decided to attend UC Merced because of the countless opportunities they offer, despite being a relatively new university. If you need any assistance, please feel to reach out to the Students First Center (SFC)!

Kevin Lafreniere

Hi everyone, my name is Kevin and I am an undergraduate student studying computer science here at UC Merced. On campus I like to participate in hackathons and get around on my skateboard, but in my free time I also like hiking and going out with friends. In the future I hope to work as a software developer for a tech company or potentially create a startup of my own. I work with UC Online running their email, phone, and live chat services, so if you're interested in taking online classes I can answer any questions you may have!




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