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Jason Joaquin

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

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.

Aaron Rivera

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

Hello everyone! My name is Aaron Rivera, I am pursuing a BA in Management and Business Economics. I am also pursuing a minor in the Global Arts Study Program. I am currently President for the Tau Chi Chapter of the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, here on campus. I am also a Dance Director for the dance branch of the club Hip Hop Movement. I love performing and talking, and I am also very eager to help. I am an Enrollment Services Peer Mentor cross-trained in Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Billing.

Erica Garduño

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

Hello! My name is Erica Garduño and I am from Santa Ana, CA. Currently, I am pursuing a Public Health major and Spanish minor. In my free time, I like watching shows/movies and hanging out with my friends. On-campus I am a member of Tri Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi, and I work as a Bilingualism Research Assistant. My hope is that with my involvement I am able to build network connections and reach my goal of helping underprivileged communities. I am an Enrollment Services Peer Mentor cross-trained in Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Billing. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to stop by the Students First Center. We are happy to help!

Jasneet Sandhu

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

Hello everyone! My name is Jasneet Sandhu and I am from Selma, Ca. I am currently a Psychology major here at UC Merced and hope to pursue a career in nursing after I graduate. In my free time, I enjoy baking and catching up with the latest shows. I love talking to people and am always happy to help. I am an Enrollment Services Peer Mentor cross-trained in Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Billing. Feel free to stop by if you have any questions!

David Salse

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

Hello! My name is David Salse and I am a second year Computer Science and Engineering major here at UC Merced, pursuing a job in software engineering hopefully somewhere in Silicon Valley. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved here to Merced for my freshman year of college. During my free time I love to go to the gym and play basketball. I currently hold an executive board position for the Kappa Mu chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. I am trained in the basics of admissions, billing, financial aid and registration so please feel free to stop by the Students First Center if you need any assistance!

Charlie Cerezo

Digital Marketing Designer

Hello everyone, my name is Charlie Cerezo and I’m a Student First Center Mobile Application Specialist. I am majoring in Management and Business Economics. I grew up in Mexico and moved to Los Angeles, California eight years ago. I am currently actively involved in the Business Society, the Investment Advisory Group and in real estate; I am a real estate agent for the IVRI Group. In my free time, I like to read books, read about politics, and watch UFC fights. My goal is to be a business owner and help my family and community to get into a virtuous cycle. I enjoy networking and meeting new people, I am interested in hearing other people’s philosophies. If you see me around campus don’t be afraid to say hi or ask questions, I am happy to help.

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.

Laura Cabrera

Digital Marketing Designer

Hello, my name is Laura Cabrera. I was born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles. I’m a third-year, studying Management and Business Economics and minoring in Political Science. I’m currently the Vice President of Scholarship and Awards & Webmaster in Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity), Marketing Club, ASUCM-CAB, and also work at the UC Merced-Small Business Development Center. In my free time, I create Spotify playlists and watch Netflix shows. Feel free to stop by the Students First Center if you have any questions, we’re more than happy to help!

Alondra Carrillo

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

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

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

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

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

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

Enrollment Services Peer Mentor

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!