Meet Our TRIO Peer Mentors!

TRIO Scholars have the opportunity to have a peer mentor. TRIO Peer Mentors provide one-on-one support, as well as host group meetings, to build community and provide general support. Additionally, they coordinate quarterly socials and community service opportunities. TRIO Peer Mentors act as resources and guides for the scholars!

 

Zayra Valencia

Appointment Link

Email: zvalenci@uci.edu

Current Year: 4th year

Major: Psychological Sciences

Hobbies/Interests:
Mental health advocacy, going to the beach
(just to lay on the sand because I can’t swim lol),
collecting succulents, currently binge watching
Impractical Jokers

Clubs/Organizations:
– Active Minds at UCI
– Peer Educators of the UCI Counseling Center
– Behind Happy Faces

 

Nancy Duong

Appointment Link

Email: nancyd2@uci.edu

Current Year: 2nd

Major: Business Economics

Hobbies/Interests:
Trying new places/things, going to the beach, having
deep conversations, skincare

Clubs/Organizations:
– Global Connect
– UU Zot Blog
– Vietnamese Student Association
– Mustard Seeds

 

Saad Iqbal

Appointment Link

Email: siqbal1@uci.edu

Current Year: 2nd

Major: Psychological Sciences / Criminology, Law, & Society

Hobbies/Interests:
Basketball + Video Games + Superheroes + Anime

Clubs/Organizations:
– Summer Bridge Alumni
– TRIO Scholars
– SAGE Scholars
– Muslim Student Union (MSU)

 

Jennie Xu

Appointment Link

Email: jennienx@uci.edu

Current year: 2nd

Major: Biological Sciences

Hobbies/interests:
Drawing and playing video games

Clubs/organizations:
– PACT (Physician Assistant Coming Together)
– MEMO (Medical, Educational Missions, and Outreach)

 

Marisol Banuelos

Appointment Link

Email: marisb1@uci.edu