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Armando Hernandez-Basurto

Student Relations Representative

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)!

Daisy Rodriguez-Hernandez

Enrollment Service Advisor

Hello! My name is Daisy Rodriguez and I'm from Compton, California. I am currently a third year pursuing a degree in Spanish. On campus, I am part of the Yosemite Leadership Program where I'm learning how to further develop my leadership skills. In my free time I enjoy going to concerts, crocheting, or pen palling. I am trained in Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, and Billing. If you have any questions, contact the Students First Center, we are more than happy to help!

David Real

Digital Marketing Ambassador

Hey everyone! My name is David Real IV; I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am a Human Biology major with a minor in Public Health. By being the 1st in my family to go to a University, I am blessed to represent my family. When I'm not working or studying, you can find me in the gym or on the soccer field. Once I graduate, I endeavour to attend medical school and pursue life as a General Surgeon. Feel free to stop by at the Student First Center to meet me as well as the team!

David Lee Hernandez

Student Relations Representative

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!


Jasleen Kaur

Student Relations Representative

Hello everyone! My name is Jasleen Kaur and I am a first year student at UC Merced majoring in Human Biology. With my Bachelors in Science I am excited in pursuing a career in the dental field. On campus I am a member and officer of The Project Smile Pre-Dental Club as well as the Biological Sciences Club! In my free time I love to dance and be a part of theatre. I mostly partake in Punjabi folk and Bollywood dancing. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family whenever I get the chance! I’m looking forward to helping my peers at Students First Center. If you have any questions feel free to ask, we are here for you!

Jocelyn Mateo

Digital Marketing

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.  

Jonathan Lopez-Hernandez

Student Relations Representative

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!

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!



Lizbeth Garduño

Student Relations Representative

Hey Bobcats! My name is Lizbeth Garduño and I’m from Santa Ana, California. I am currently undeclared, but I hope to pursue a degree in Applied Mathematics. When I’m not working or studying, you’ll often find me hanging out with friends, listening to music, or watching movies. My goal for the future is to involve myself in humanitarian efforts and create lasting change. If you see me around campus, feel free to say hi!

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!