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Breanna Bell, Lead Fellow

Email: bbell6@ucmerced.edu

Breanna Bell is a fourth-year, Political Science Major with an emphasis in Pre Law. She is one of the first in her family to achieve higher education. She hopes to pursue a career in Criminal Law as a defense attorney. Breanna was raised in the small city of Carson, California which is located in the Los Angles area; however, she was born here in the Central Valley. She believes that it was her destiny to come back to the Central Valley and attend UC Merced. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, singing, and composing songs. She is also involved with campus relations such as the Black Student Union, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and serves as a campus Tour Guide! If you ever have any question or concerns, feel free to walk in during her greeting hours. She is more than happy to lend a helping hand!

 

Greeting Hours (KL 222)

Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/bbell6

M W (9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm) | F (9am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm)


Ger Xiong, Program Coordinator

Melissa Macias-Flores, Fellow

Email: mmacias-flores@ucmerced.edu

Melissa is a first-generation, third-year Sociology and Psychology major from the small town of Riverdale, California. She was born in Fresno, California, but was raised in the rural outskirts the majority of her life. In the near future, she aspires to become a social worker focused on working with fostered youth. She plans to complete her Masters in Social Work and thereafter work in the Central Valley with the community she grew up with. On campus, Melissa is a research assistant for the Interpersonal Development Lab and for a Sociology study on social/ethnic socialization. Off campus, Melissa is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Merced County, where she evaluates facilities and advocates for residents' rights in long-term care facilities. During her spare time, Melissa loves to volunteer and spend time with her family and friends. She is always willing to chat and help. Feel free to visit her during her greeting hours. She is more than happy to help!

 

Greeting Hours (KL 222)

Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/mmacias-flores

M W (11:30am - 4:30pm) | T Th (1:30pm - 4pm)


Alexander Del Toro, Fellow

Email: adeltoro5@ucmerced.edu

Alexander Del Toro is a third-year transfer student from Oakland, California, and is majoring in Cognitive Science. Alex is also active in other programs such as being a scholar in the Transfer, Returning, and Veterans (TRV) program, and currently an undergraduate researcher in the UC Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) program. As a first-generation student, Alex hopes to train, teach, and educate the next generation of scholars in his home community of Oakland. One of Alex's goals is to continue his education by earning a Ph.D. in either neuroscience or neurobiology. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to come by during his greeting hours! 

 

 

Greeting Hours (KL 222)

Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/adeltoro5/fellow-appointment 

M (3pm - 4:30pm) | T Th (8am - 10:30am & 1:30pm - 5pm) | F (2pm - 5pm)


Ger Xiong, Program Coordinator

Jasmine Posada, Fellow

Email: jposada3@ucmerced.edu

Jasmine Posada is a passionate, third-year, undergraduate student majoring in Human Biology along with a minor in Anthropology. She is from North Hollywood, Los Angeles and is currently part of a Developmental Immunology Lab and hopes to one day become an Immunologist or Pediatric. Her determination and commitment to succeed in academia comes from her parents. As a first-generation college student, she aspires to and acts as a role model for future leaders through mentorship, leadership, and research. Being part of an organization called Global Medical Training Jasmine was able to travel to Nicaragua and serve medically deprived communities. Along with her passion for helping others, she is also a mathematics tutor at the STEM Center. Feel free to come in for her greeting hours with any questions or concerns, she is always glad to help!

 

Greeting Hours (KL 222)

Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/jasmineposada

T (8am - 12pm) | W (8am - 2pm) | F (2pm - 5pm)


Retention Coordinator

Alexandra Chavez

Email: achavez100@ucmerced.edu

Raised in Firebaugh, CA, Alex was inspired by her rural upbringing and college involvement to pursue a career in higher education. Prior to coming to UC Merced, Alex was active as a student and staff member in a number of TRiO and state-funded educational programs. She hopes to implement practical and engaging programming that will support scholars meet their academic and professional goals.

Alex is a double alumnus from Fresno State, where she received her Master's in Counseling. She enjoys spending time with friends, going outdoors and sits on the Alumni board of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta.

Office Hours by Appointment: Here

Walk-in Hours (SSB 216)

W (9am - 11:30am & 1:45pm - 4pm)