First-Year Peer Coaches

Welcome!

Hello Toros and welcome to CSU, Dominguez Hills! The Dominguez Hills First Year Experience (DHFYE) Community is pleased to be with you in this new and exciting journey of your college career. This new chapter begins today and we are sure you will thrive. Your college journey can be whatever you decide to make it. So, let’s make it a good one! You are the captain of your ship and you can steer it in whichever direction you desire. The DHFYE Peer Coach team is here to help you succeed during your time at CSU, Dominguez Hills and to connect you to everything our campus has to offer. We hope to support you in building a strong community, sense of self and encourage you to delve into the full college experience.

DHFYE Peer Coaches are students, just like you! They have transitioned from high school to CSU, Dominguez Hills and obtained skills they will share with you in support of your academic journey. As a first-year student coming from a place where you saw all the same people consistently, to a new place where you may not know everybody can be both overwhelming and frightening. Your Peer Coach can serve as your first connection to the institution that will help you build those connections based on your interests and needs. The Peer Coaches will learn and grow with you and will send you off to your second year equipped with a foundation set for success. So be sure to connect with them regularly and ask questions!

I think breaking into small groups really allowed me to connect with each individual. Knowing a little bit about everyone’s “story” enabled me to actually feel a part of the community here at CSUDH already!

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Meet Our DHFYE Peer Coaches

Jessica Alvarez, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Jessica Alvarez

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Psychology
Class Standing: Junior

Contact Information

jalvarez2608@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because of the campus' inclusivity, as it has a friendly environment and gives me a sense of belongingness.

Diorlene Arca, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Diorlene Arca

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Psychology
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

darca1@csudh.edu

I am proud of taking the initiative for striving for a higher education.

Sabrina Bertadillo, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Sabrina Bertadillo

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Political Science
Class Standing: Junior

Contact Information

sbertadillo1@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because Toros always help one another.

Melanie Cervantes, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Melanie Cervantes

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Psychology
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

mcervantes116@csudh.edu

As a first generation student, being here at CSUDH makes me a very proud Toro, along with being a part of a campus that provides a sense of belonging for their students.

Jennifer Magana, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Jennifer Magana

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Child Development
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

jmagana64@csudh.edu

I am a proud Toro because I am the third person in my family to attend CSUDH. I love that the community is very diverse and inclusive. Also, the faculty and staff at DH are very supportive and care about their students’ success.

Vicky Martinez, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Vicky Martinez

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Human Services - Concentration: Mental Health Recovery
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

vmartinez142@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because being a first-generation college student can be hard, but CSUDH made me feel as if I was home.

Angie Morales, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Angie Morales

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Criminal Justice Administration
Class Standing: Junior

Contact Information

amorales212@csudh.edu

I'm proud to be a Toro because of the diversity CSUDH has.

Isabel Munoz, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Isabel Munoz

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Psychology
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

imunoz23@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro at Dominguez Hills because I get the opportunities to succeed in my journey to higher education. As a first generation student being a Toro means making my family proud and I am grateful for that.

Issamar Ochoa, DHFYE Peer Coach

Issamar Ochoa

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major:Chican@ Studies
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

iochoa8@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because Dominguez Hills welcomes everyone and has made me feel like I am in a safe place to grow and learn.

Julian Paredes, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Julian Paredes

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major:Political Science
Class Standing: Sophomore

Contact Information

jparedes13@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because I know that at CSUDH I feel at home and I know I can succeed in an all-inclusive school with great resources and programs!

Rommel Tanglao, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Rommel Tanglao

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Kinesiology - Fitness Director Option
Class Standing: Junior

Contact Information

rtanglao1@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because of the cohesive, diverse, and ingenious community we have here at Dominguez. From the students to the faculty and staff, everyone here shares a similar goal in building a sustainable university where education and harmony is heavily emphasized.

Estefania Campos Torres, DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Estefania Campos Torres

DHFYE Peer Academic Coach

Major: Criminal Justice
Class Standing: Junior

Contact Information

ecampostorres1@csudh.edu

I’m obtaining the opportunity of becoming a more in depth intellectual individual, as well as making friends, and life lasting relationships.