DHTLC

Transfer Peer Coaches

Welcome to the Dominguez Hills Transfer Learning Community (#DHTLC)!

We are thrilled 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.

Although this is an exciting transition and the result of your dedicated, hard work, we understand it can also bring overwhelming emotions as you learn to navigate a new institution with different policies, procedures and community. We further understand that although you may have “colleged” before, you have not done so at CSU, Dominguez Hills. The #DHTLC team is here to help you succeed during your transition to CSU, Dominguez Hills and throughout your first year with us.

We encourage you to reach out to us, especially your assigned Transfer Peer Coach (TPC) as they are a valuable resource during your transition. We wish you a smooth transition to our institution and a positive college experience. Stay connected and stay curious, Toros!

I enjoyed hearing from previous transfer students and faculty at the start of orientation. They made me feel welcomed and excited to embark on this new chapter!

Benefits of our Program

There are several but we must highlight a few, we want to reiterate the great benefit of having a Transfer Peer Academic Coach (TPAC)! Having transferred from different institutions our TPACs are students that have experienced the transfer process, and have undergone trainings to be a valuable resource to you here at CSUDH. Our TPACs 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. They provide support via a student lens, which helps them relate to your experience and share their tips for college success. Our institution is filled with hidden gems and the TPACs often are the first to hear about them being students themselves and being involved. They are also a direct connection to your General Education Academic Advisor in the University Advisement Center, which is another great benefit! If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

Become a DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Interested in becoming a Transfer Peer Academic Coach?
Learn more and apply!

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Meet Our DHTLC Peer Academic Coaches

Kimberly Alaniz, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Kimberly Alaniz

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

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

Contact Information

kalaniz1@csudh.edu

I’m proud to be a Toro because I feel like we are a very diverse campus. I am also proud to be a Toro because we all help each other out being that the campus is small it feels like a community and we are very welcoming.

Celest Bonilla, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Celest Bonilla

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Psychology
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

cbonilla18@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because of all the diversity and opportunity that the school provides. I feel that I belong and that this school brings unity.

Lauren Lounyavong, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Lauren Bounyavong

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Psychology
Minor: Public Administration
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

lbounyavong1@csudh.edu

I’m proud to be a Toro because we all come from a diverse bunch of families and don’t take our education for granted.

Stephanie Cardona, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Stephanie Cardona

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Health Science: Health Care Management Option
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

scardona1@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because this school is devoted to the success of each student and has a hands-on approach to guide them with all the tools available to reach all your personal educational goals.

Melanie Gerner, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Melanie Gerner

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Journalism
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

mgerner1@csudh.edu

I am proud of our CSUDH Sustainability garden on campus. The garden provides fresh produce for the 1910 Café.

Dominique Hawkins-Jacobs, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Dominique Hawkins-Jacobs

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Health Science: Health Care Management Option
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

dhawkins33@csudh.edu

I’m proud to be a part of an organization that stands behind their mission. Actions speak louder than words and CSUDH comes through every time.

Amanda House, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Amanda House

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Human Services
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

ahouse10@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a Toro because of how this diverse community strives to make a difference in the world, and truly wants people to live their best lives.

Ruby Quiroz, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Ruby Quiroz

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Business Administration
Class Standing: Junior

Contact Information

rquiroz5@csudh.edu

I’m proud to be a Toro because it means I’m one step closer to achieving my dreams!

Grecia Gonzalez, DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Grecia González Guzmán

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach

Major: Chican@Studies
Class Standing: Senior

Contact Information

ggonzalez201@csudh.edu

I am proud to be a toro because CSUDH has given me the opportunity to continue my academic studies and build my bridge towards success while being involved in a diverse and understanding community.