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Jason Joaquin

Student Relations Representative

Hey everyone! My name is Jason Joaquin and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am currently studying Management and Business Economics as well as minoring in Psychology. I am currently actively involved in the Business Society. Some goals that I wish to accomplish throughout my college career are to improve my communication skills as well as my networking skills. After I graduate, my goal is to one day own a business that in some way gives back and helps the community that I was raised in. I am an Enrollment Services Peer Mentor cross-trained in Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Billing.

Jorge Romero

Digital Marketing Designer

My name is Jorge Romero and I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. I am in a family of 5, being the middle child. I have an older brother and a younger brother. When I am not at work, I am in class or studying or doing work. When I have free time, I try to hit the gym and play volleyball if I can. I really enjoy playing video games when I have the chance. I came to Merced with two months of Job experience with 5 years worth of leadership. I came with a goal, and the goal is to graduate.

Alondra Carrillo

Student Relations Representative

Hi, bobcats! My name is Alondra Carrillo and I am a third-year Management and Business Economics major with a minor in Spanish. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and in my spare time I like to play volleyball and the guitar. Feel free to stop by the Students First Center to see me or one of my teammates for help with anything you may need!

Jose Sotelo

Student Relations Representative

Hello, my name is Jose Sotelo and I’m from Indio, CA. I am a Political Science major with the goal of having a career at the State Capitol. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy cooking and personal development. My on-campus involvement consists of my leadership roles in Alpha Kappa Psi and Kappa Sigma. I am an Enrollment Services Peer Mentor cross-trained in Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Billing. If you have any questions just know that here at the Students First Center we’re always happy to help!

Vanessa Curry

Student Relations Representative

Hello everyone! My name is Vanessa Curry and I am from Riverside, CA. I am a third-year at UC Merced majoring in Management and Business Economics and minoring in Sociology. I am a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Marketing Club on campus. I love trying new foods, activities, and spending time with friends and family. I am an Enrollment Services Peer Mentor cross-trained in Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Billing.

Antonnette Kaguhi

Student Relations Representative

Hey everyone! My name is Antonnette Kaguhi and I was born in Nairobi, Kenya. I moved to Illinois when I was 12 and to California when I was 15. I am a human biology major and hope to pursue a career in the medical field. On-campus I am involved in the African Students' Union and other black organizations. In my free time, I like to travel with family and friends. My goal is to go to at least 1 country in every continent (yes including Antarctica). I am trained in Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, and Billing. If you have any questions, contact the Students First Center, we are happy to help!

Daisy Rodriguez Hernandez

Student Relations Representative

Hello everyone! My name is Daisy Rodriguez, and I am from Compton, CA. I am a second-year at UC Merced majoring in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on Computational and Data Analysis and minoring in Spanish. In my free time, I like to read, run, or spend time with my friends or family. I am an Enrollment Services Peer Mentor cross-trained in Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Billing.

Bianca López Muñoz

Virtual Drop-In Service

Hi! My name is Bianca López Muñoz and I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. I am a third year English Major and Business Economics Minor. I hope to pursue a career in Construction Management or Education. My favorite pastime is watching films with family and friends and finding new places to eat. On-Campus I have been involved in independent film studies and UROC-H research. Please feel free to stop by the Virtual SFC desk with any questions, my team and I are here to help!

Alexandra Almaguer

Virtual Drop-In Service

Hey you all, my name is Alexandra Almaguer and I’m from Pasadena California. I am currently pursuing my BA in Public Health with a minor in Psychology. Currently, I am involved as the secretary for Planned Parenthood Generation Action. Some goals I have for myself are to get into a nursing master’s program and continue my education so that I can become an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner. Feel free to stop by the Students First Center drop in window. If you have any questions, we are always happy to help!