USS Mentors


    Bernarda Martinez Martinez

  • Bernarda Martinez Martinez

    Cognitive Science & Sociology / Senior / She, Her, Hers

    This will be my second year working at the Undocumented Student Services office and I am super excited to see what this year will bring! I love working with EOP because I always feel like I am a part of a community, which is extremely important for me as first-gen student. A little bit about me, I am originally from a small pueblo in Oaxaca, Mexico, I love exploring new places (especially food places), my favorite food are tlayudas, and I love going shopping!




    Office Hours:

    Mondays: 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm
    Tuesdays: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
    Thursday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
    Friday:3:30pm - 4:00pm

  • Lleymi Jessica Martinez Arango

  • Lleymi Jessica Martinez Arango

    Neuroscience & Psychology / Junior / They, Them, Theirs

    EOP has been like a home to me since I arrived on campus. This will be my second year at Undocumented Student Services. I'm looking forward to working with everyone and seeing Y'all thrive as a community. You can find me hiking through Pogonip, studying at the DRC, mingling at the Lionel Cantu Queer Center, dancing Folklorico & Zumba, or reading my Taurus horoscope.

    Office Hours:
    Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Christyan Godinez

  • Christyan Godinez

    Psychology & Cognitive Science / Senior /He, Him, His

    As a first generation college student, transitioning into a four-year university was not easy. However, thanks to Undocumented Student Services, I was able to participate in the 540% Slug Extended Orientation during my first year, giving me the opportunity to meet other students who shared similar struggles and fears. This experience helped ease my tranisition into this university, and ever since then I realized that I wouldn’t have to go through this journey alone. Now, as I go into my last year at UCSC, I feel motivated and eager to give back to my community and help individuals who are facing similar hardships.


    Office Hours:

    Mondays: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday:1:30pm - 4:00pm

  • Alice Lim

  • Alice Lim

    Computer Science / Sophomore / She, Her, Hers

    Hello, I'm very excited to be working with you all! I am a first generation college student passionate about STEM, especially cybersecurity and software engineering. I love to make art, watch Fortnite videos, and gym. Come by our office so I can write your name in calligraphy!

    Office Hours:
    Monday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Wednesday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday: 9:00am - 11:30am

  • Luis Medel

  • Luis Medel

    Chemistry / Junior / He, Him, His

    I became involved with Undocumented Student Services because of the many issue surrounding undocu-students. Having to navigate a space that was not built with us in mind is difficult enough, but now having open discrimination be called upon us is more than enough reason to become active in this fight. I strive to make my resilience and resistance a drill, a drill that I will use to pierce the roof this country has made to limit me and others.




    Office Hours:

    Tuesdays: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday: 10:00am - 1:30pm
    Friday: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

  • Anakaren Quintero Davalos

  • Anakaren Quintero Davalos

    Psychology / Junior / She, Her, Hers

    I am a transfer student from a bay area community college. Being a first generation women of color accessing higher education has come with its challenges and to get to UCSC I have taken a route different than the traditional but one that I would not change. I am passionate about working with people, especially undocumented students, because undocumented students are here, they exist, they take up space, they have needs and here at UCSC, they also have resources- and I want to be part of connecting and helping students in any way I can so that they feel supported.



    Office Hours:

    Mondays: 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Wednesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Claudia Serrano

  • Claudia Serrano

    Sociology, Minoring in Latin American and Latino Studies as well as Legal Studies / Senior / She, Her, Hers

    I’m primarily interested in the following issues; poverty, equal rights for women, immigration, and many other contemporary social issues that affect this country as well as other foreign countries. I strongly believe that through education, effective communication, and listening skills, many of the issues that are disputed in our country and society, would be discussed with more respect and I strongly believe that we can indeed reach social and political equity for many low-income and minority communities. I love to volunteer in community events/programs back in Richmond, CA, read self-growth books, and also enjoy going to hikes around the bay area.

    Office Hours:
    Mondays: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
    Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Claudia Torres

  • Claudia Torres

    Sociology & Legal Studies / Sophomore / She, Her, Hers

    As a first generation student, navigating any college campus can be particularly challenging for a number of reasons. Students can often feel alone or lost, but by reaching out to resources like EOP we have the opportunity to find a community of people we can grow and learn with. Having that support system on campus my first year was critical to my transition to UCSC, making me feel welcomed and giving me that space to grow as an individual. Through working with Undocumented Student Services, I am able to give back to that same community by supporting students through their educational journey along the way. Alongside my team, I hope to create a safe space for all students that empowers them to pursue their goals and aspirations at UCSC.

    Office Hours:
    Tuesdays: 10:00am - 1:30pm
    Thursday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

  • Enrique Yarce

  • Enrique Yarce

    Sociology / Senior / They, Them, Theirs, He, Him, His

    As an undocumented and first generation university student EOP has helped me so much. I want to give back to my communities by working for EOP and helping other students navigate higher education. I love the outdoors, gaming and spending time with friends. When I see smooth and pretty rocks my first reaction is to want to pop them in my mouth.

    Office Hours:
    Mondays: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday: 10:30am - 1:00pm