Pioneer Success Coach
College of Language, Arts, and Social Sciences
Student opinions matter to me. I’m here to ask questions and give options. Sometimes there will be difficult moments along the way, but there is always a pathway not yet discovered. Stay hopeful, put in the effort and truly listen to your own voice to get you where you need to be.
Higher Education Background:
- Bachelor of Science, UC Davis, Conservation Biology
- Master of Arts, Simmons College, Teaching
Interests and Hobbies:
- Reading Fantasy/Supernatural Books
- Visiting the ocean
- Taking walks around the neighborhood with my family
Top Defining Moments in Higher Education:
- Connecting with my professors to volunteer on wildlife-related research projects
- Becoming a lab assistant for a class I took the previous year
- A professor announced “You’re a science major that can write!”
- Surviving physics and organic chemistry
While in college, I experienced:
- Uncertainty about my major
- Financial concerns, working while going to school
- Learning what matters most to me, being proud of my choices
- How to be independent
Who refers me to a Success Coach?
Professors and other advisors make referrals, or the Success Coach may reach out directly
What can we talk about?
- Short and long term academic and personal goals, academic and personal hardships you are experiencing
- Success tips to assist you with completing your degree - study habits, time management, tutoring, communicating with your professors
- Campus resources - Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), Tutoring (SCAA), Accessibility Services, Pioneers for Hope (Food pantry, CalFresh), Transfer Student Programs
- Understanding your Degree Audit Report (DAR), University Catalog, MyCompass
- University Paperwork and Procedures - SAP Appeals, Withdrawal forms
- How to connect with your other advisors for GE and major advice
How often do I meet with my coach?
Typically, every two weeks throughout the semester
How long is a coaching session?