Transfer Peer Coaches

Welcome to the Dominguez Hills Transfer Learning Community 

We are pleased to be with you in this new and exciting journey of your college career. This new chapter in your life begins today and we are sure you will thrive. These next few years of your college journey can be whatever you decide to make of them. So, let’s make the best of them! You are the captain of your ship and you can steer it in whichever direction you desire. The DHTLC team is here to help you succeed during the time you’re at Dominguez Hills. The best of luck and stay in touch.
GO TOROS!

Benefits of our Program

One of the benefits of our program is our Transfer Peer Coaches/Mentors (TPCs). Having transferred from different institutions our TPCs are students that have experienced the transfer process, and have undergone trainings to be a valuable resource to you here at CSUDH. Our TPCs will be checking in with you regularly throughout the semester to make sure that your needs are met and your questions are answered to the best of their ability. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

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Meet Our Transfer Peer Coaches

Dylan Ramos

Dylan Ramos

Hello, my name is Dylan Ramos. I am a Transfer Peer Coach (TPC) at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). I am majoring in Criminal Justice Administration and will be graduating in the spring of 2020. When After graduation I plan on pursuing a Master's program to further my education and skills that I will need in the future. My goal is to become a homicide detective, I do not have specific police department that I but I want to stay close to home. I transferred from Long Beach City College to Dominguez Hills because I felt that the community was very open and accepting of everyone. I felt as if I belonged here. I like that this campus for its resourceful while also being more affordable than other universities. Many of the resources that are offered, help students have a memorable and enjoyable learning experience. I chose to become a TPC because I wanted to be more involved on campus.  I also wanted to help incoming transfer students like myself. Now that I am better adapted to this environment, I want to help other students. Email: dramos75@toromail.csudh.edu

Mia Watts

Mia Watts

Hello, my name is Mia Watts and I am a Transfer Peer Coach at California State University, Dominguez Hills. I am a transfer student from El Camino College and will be receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. The reason I transferred to Dominguez Hills is because when I was in high school I had the opportunity to tour the campus and stay for a few days. I was also able to listen to speeches from various departments and participated in many workshops. When having to choose a school to transfer to after I was finished at El Camino College, I decided to join the Toro family. Not only did I choose Dominguez Hills because of my wonderful experience visiting and touring the campus but because it felt like home. The reason I like Dominguez Hills is because there are many resources available for its students and faculty on campus are willing to help and see you succeed. I chose to become a transfer peer coach because I wanted to be a part of a community that helps support transfer students. I want to help support students like me who need additional support on campus in order to be successful at Dominguez Hills.  Email: mwatts17@toromail.csudh.edu

Tony Reyes

Tony Reyes

My name is Tony Reyes and I am a Transfer Peer Coach (TPC) at Dominguez Hills University. I transferred from Santa Ana College and in the spring of 2020, I will be obtaining my Bachelor’s in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health Recovery. I transferred to Dominguez Hills because I felt like I was amongst family ever since I first toured the campus. This was important to me because being involved on campus requires me to be away from my family. After earning my bachelor degree I plan on enrolling in a Counseling Master’s program with an emphasis in higher education as well as a People Personnel Services (PPS) certificate. This will allow me the opportunity to work with high school and community college students, which is a passion of mine. I made the decision to become a TPC so I could give back to the campus that has provided me with so much. I hope to inspire and encourage students by being a consistent and supportive resource during their first year. Email: Treyes24@toromail.csudh.edu

Aryka Griffin

Aryka Griffin

My name is Aryka Griffin and I am Transfer Peer Coach at Cal State University Dominguez Hills. I transferred from El Camino Community College/ Compton Community College and I will be obtaining by Bachelors in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health Recovery, in spring 2020. I transferred to CSUDH because I am more comfortable with smaller campuses; I love how familiar I can become with the staff and services on campus without getting lost in the crowd. I feel like there is a place for everyone on this campus and it gives me a sense of purpose. I love that CSUDH is always striving towards being inclusive of everyone. I also love the campus events because they are great resources and can be beneficial personally, academically and professionally. I try to attend as many fairs and events as possible because you never know what you will learn or what connections you can make. I chose to become a Transfer Peer Coach because as a former mentee I enjoyed the program and it was an integral part of my first year at CSUDH. After my experience I wanted to positively impact the incoming transfer students and use the knowledge I have gained to aid them during their first year on campus. Email: agriffin45@toromail.csudh.edu

Mayra Valerio

Mayra Valerio

My name is Mayra Valerio and I am a Transfer Peer Academic Coach (TPC) for the Dominguez Hills Transfer Learning Community (#DHTLC). I transferred from West Los Angeles College with an AA-T in Communications Studies. I will be earning my Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and Advertising in spring 2020. I knew that Cal State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) was the right school for me because of the diversity. I love the DH community because the professors and advisors truly care about your education. They want you to succeed and genuinely want to help. I became a TPC because as a transfer student, I know some of the challenges they may face and I would like them to know that they are not alone in their journey. As a former member of DHTLC, having a peer coach was extremely helpful as they were able to provide me with a range of resources on campus. Now that I get to be a TPC myself, I consider it to be a true blessing! I am really excited for what's to come and I cannot wait to meet everyone! Email: mvalerio6@toromail.csudh.edu

Jair Castillo

Jair Castillo

My name is Jair Castillo, pronounced Ja-yeer. I am currently working on obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I am a first generation transfer student from Rio Hondo College, where I received my AA-T in Sociology. Additionally, I aspire to continue my higher education career in the near future by attending graduate school. My first year experience at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has been a good and productive one academically and in terms of involvement. As a former mentee for the Dominguez Hills Transfer Learning Community (DHTLC) my Transfer Peer Coach (TPC) definitely had a supportive role in helping me find the resources I needed for a smooth transition from community college to the DH campus. My favorite hobbies include playing and watching soccer and running/going on hikes. I look forward to getting to meet you all! Feel free to reach out if there are any questions! Email: jcastillo131@toromail.csudh.edu

Jaclyn Higuera

Jaclyn Higuera

My name is Jaclyn Higuera and I am starting my senior year here at DH. I am a Business Administration major, concentrating in Human Resources Management, and I am also minoring in Photography. Last fall, I transferred from El Camino College and earned an AS-T in Business Administration; I was also a member of the Honors Transfer Program for the three years I was there. Starting at my community college, I realized how important it is to have a support system of advisors and peers, and that support continued as I adjusted to this new campus and became a member of the DHTLC program. I am eager to provide any needed support and guidance, as your peer coach, that will make Dominguez Hills feel more like a home than just a campus. In my free time, I love to hike, listen to music, relax at the beach, and read. Feel free to reach out whenever you need a helping hand, and I can’t wait to meet you all throughout this upcoming year. Email: jhiguera9@toromail.csudh.edu

Samantha Medina

Samantha Medina

My name is Samantha Medina, and I am a Transfer Peer Coach at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.  I transferred from Long Beach City College in the Fall of 2018 and will be obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services – Mental Health Recovery in Spring 2020.  I transferred to Dominguez Hills because it had one of the best Human Services programs, which I wanted to be a part of.  I was told by several family members and friends, who are Dominguez Hills alumni, how great the campus was.  I was able to experience this myself once I became a part of the CSUDH community.  Being a student here makes me feel like I am a part of a community which offers plenty of support in and out of the classroom.  I made the decision to become a Transfer Peer Coach, because I would love to be a part of a support system that guides other students to be academically successful, all while enjoying their time here at Dominguez Hills. Email: smedina44@toromail.csudh.edu

Noemi Gutierrez

Noemi Gutierrez

Hi Toros! Welcome to the Dominguez Hills tribe. My name is Noemi Gutierrez and I am a second year Peer Academic Coach for the Transfer Learning Community here at DH. I transferred in from Cerritos College with an AA-T in Psychology. Currently I am pursuing my Bachelors in Psychology and plan to graduate in May 2020. I transferred to CSUDH because it was the right fit for me. I started my transfer journey at UCLA but something did not feel right. The classes were too large and I wanted to attend a school where I was not just a number on someone’s roster. Being able to make eye contact with a professor and not following the typical classroom hierarchy is my favorite part about CSUDH; most professors will treat you as their equal. I became a peer coach because I understand how scary and overwhelming it can be when you start somewhere new. 
Email: ngutierrez61@toromail.csudh