Psychology Peer Mentors
California State University, Fullerton

 

Meet your Fall 2020 Peer Mentors

 

 

Ariana Shojaei

    Hello! My name is Ariana Shojaei and I am senior. I am majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. After obtaining my bachelors in psychology, my hopes are to get an MA in either clinical or counseling, and go to law school to pursue either immigration of human rights law. I enjoy hiking, traveling, golfing, spending time with loved ones, and sleep. Psychology is always something that has always been of great interest to me – particularly, Introduction to psychology (PSYCH 101), Cognitive (PSYCH 305), Abnormal (PSYCH 341), Personality (PSYCH 331) and Sexuality (PSYCH 312). With helping as a peer mentor, I will be able to assist students in these areas, as well as with research and APA formatting. Please feel free to come to my office hours at anytime regarding questions about classes, master programs, effective study skills, or just to chat.
 

 

 

 

 

Carolena Supancheck - Marcucci

  Hello! My name is Carolena Supancheck-Marcucci, and I am in my Senior year at California State University of Fullerton. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child and Adolescent Studies. I enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking, and playing with my pets. I plan to become a Physician Assistant in the Psychological field and I am working as an EMT to gain patient care experience. My interests and specialities in psychology are Biopsychology, Abnormal, Personality, Human Sexuality, and Intermediate Statistics. I am excited to be joining Peer Mentors for a second semester and am eager to help Psychology majors.

 

 

 

 

Courtney Scaramella

    Hi! My name is Courtney Scaramella and I am currently in my second/final year of the Experimental Psychology M.A. program here at CSUF. I was an undergraduate here as well and currently work with awesome professors like Dr. Gerkens and Dr. Roberts on cognitive/neuroscientific research. That being said, if you have questions about getting involved in a lab, applying for graduate school, or any other psych-related topics, I would love to chat with you about them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 Ford Nguyen

   If you are happening to read this, you should totally come to my office hours... Hello everyone, my name is Ford Nguyen! This is my fourth year at Cal State Fullerton, and I am a Psychology major with a minor in Child Development and Adolescence. After I graduate and earn my bachelor's this year, I plan to attend a graduate program specifically for school counseling! The end goal for me is to become a school counselor and a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). In my free time, I like to binge Netflix shows, play Animal Crossing New Horizons, hang out with my friends, explore new food places, and go sightseeing at aesthetic spots! I am available to assist best in these Psychology courses: PSYC 101 (Introductory), PSYC 110 (Critical Thinking), PSYC 305 (Cognitive), PSYC 306 (Bio psych.), PSYC 312 (Human Sexuality), PSYC 341 (Abnormal), and PSYC 351 (Social). Additionally, if you ever have any concerns about what classes to take, general questions about the major, or just want some company, I am available for you to talk to! Don't hesitate to visit me during office hours. See you soon!

 Ha Nguyen

  Hey, everyone! My name is Ha and I am a recent psychology graduate with a minor in health science. I am currently taking a gap year due to unexpected circumstances but have learned to appreciate how much of a gap year has been an excellent choice for me. I've been able to pick up new hobbies as well: electric guitar, drawing, cooking, and napping. My plan now is to apply to Human Factors/Ergonomics graduate programs to work as a research scientist in consultation or design of equipment/environment to optimize human system performance in high-risk fields such as aviation, healthcare, or military operations. I can help with PSYC 101 (Intro. to Psych.), PSYC 110 (Critical Thinking in Psych.), PSYC 303 (Sensation and Perception), PSYC 305 (Cognitive), PSYC 306 (Biopsychology), PSYC 341 (Abnormal). I can also help with general psychology major questions, APA style, essay editing, internships, graduate school planning, research experience, and study skills. We can figure things out together!

 

 

 

 

 Holly Yeh

    Hello! My name is Holly Yeh. I'm a 3rd-year undergraduate student studying Psychology at CSUF. My hobbies include learning, organizing, watching anime, and playing mahjong. I'm most interested in Social Psychology, Research, and Health Psychology. I plan to go to graduate school, specializing in an area of psychology (undecided). The PSYC classes that I can aid in are PSYC 101 (Intro), 110 (Critical Thinking), PSYC 201 (Intro. Stats, PSYC 202 (Research Methods), PSYC 300 (Intermediate Stats), PSYC 305 (Cognitive), PSYC 311 (Educational), PSYC 331 (Personality), PSYC 341 (Abnormal), PSYC 351 (Social), PSYC 391 (Industrial/Organizational). Even if you need help with advice or choosing classes, I'm here, so please feel free to swing by my virtual office hours!      

 

 

 

 

Jess Adams

   Hi, there! My name is Jess Adams and I am a Senior, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. Often, one can find me binging something on Netflix or attempting to bake/cook something I saw on TikTok. I have two Basset Hound/Beagle/Dachshund mixes and too many pictures to share! I hope to pursue a career in Clinical Counseling to hopefully work in the field of Court-Mandated therapy. Ultimately, I would love to become a professor of psychology! I can best assist in the fields of Abnormal, Intermediate Statistics, Sensation and Perception, Cognitive Psych, other upper-division psychology courses, and general psychology questions. I look forward to seeing you all on ZOOM!

 

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joanna Calleja    

 Hello! My name is Joanna Calleja (she/her/hers) and I am a 4th-year Psychology Major/Sociology Minor undergraduate at CSUF! I love anime/manga, K-pop, candles, baking sweets or bread, cats, reading modern poetry, and playing games. My current academic plan is to graduate with my bachelor's, take a gap year to earn experience, then apply for a Master's program and hopefully become a LPCC. I'm still a bit unclear for my exact future, so this plan is subjected to change, but I wish to either work with LGBTQ+ youth or sex education/therapy. Either way, I just know I want to help people! I can assist you with PSYC 101 (Intro. to Psych.), PSYC 110 (Critical Thinking), PSYC 351 (Social Psychology), PSYC 341 (Abnormal Psychology), and PSYC 312 (Psych. of Human Sex Behavior). I can also help with APA formatting, internships, time management, study skills, and any general psychology-related questions you may have! My office hours are always a safe space. I look forward to meeting you and do not hesitate to reach out to me for anything!

 

Impossible? We did a lot of impossible things on this journey. I’m tired of hearing that things are impossible or useless. Those words mean nothing to us.” - Hirohiko Araki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justine Martinez

    Hello, my name is Justine Martinez and I am currently in my senior year as an undergraduate here at CSUF. I studied for two years at Norco Community College and transferred to CSUF as a Junior. I am majoring in psychology and in the process of getting my bachelor’s degree. Then soon after to obtain my masters through a Counseling program. With my degrees I plan to become a Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) and attain a license in that profession. Moreover, my favorite hobbies are to travel and try new foods. I love being out and exploring new locations. Also, I love being with my family, friends, and going on bike rides around my neighborhood. A few classes that I can best assist you with are Psych-302 & 302L (Learning and Memory & Lab), Psych-361 (Developmental Psychology), Psych-300 (Research Methods & Statistics). Aside from those courses, I am also able to help with general questions regarding suggestions on how to plan out your semester, studying tips, transferring information, etcetera. I look forward to seeing you all via Zoom! 

 

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be”
“You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated” 

-Maya Angelou

 

 

 

 

Katarina Avalos

    Hello! My name is Katarina Avalos and I am currently in my first year of the MS in Clinical Psychology program. I currently work as a behavioral technician and in my free time I enjoy exploring the wonders of nature! I can best assist you with comparative animal behavior, learning and memory, and psychological testing and assessment as well as any general psychology or graduate school questions! Looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

 

Kristen Moreno

    Have no fear; your peer mentors are here! 
    Hello! My name is Kristen Moreno. I live in the Los Angeles area and transferred to CSUF from El Camino Community College. I am currently a Senior majoring in Psychology, and I plan to attend grad school to get my Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology). I plan to pursue a career as a university professor and as a consultant to healthcare administrators. I am currently a McNair Scholar and Sally Casanova Scholar at CSUF. I have two jobs; I am a caregiver for my disabled father, and I work part-time at El Camino Community College. I enjoy hiking, bike riding at the beach, spending time with family, and binge-watching shows on Netflix in my free time. If you feel that you have a lot on your plate and need assistance with time management, general/psychology course questions, grad school questions, research experience, do not hesitate to join me during my virtual office hours! My specialties in psychology include PSYC 101 (Intro to Psych), PSYC 300 (Inter. Stats), PSYC 302 (Learning and Memory), and PSYC 341 (Abnormal Psych). I am very eager to assist you with any help that you may need!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lane Shelton

     Hi, everyone! My name is Lane (they/them/theirs) and I am in my last year here at CSUF. I transferred from Saddleback Community College, and I am a psychology major with a focus on the study of sex and gender. After, graduation I am moving to the east coast and hope to work with the LGBTQ+ community and local activists. Eventually, I would like to go to grad school and teach. I am an artist, and I enjoy reading, anime, horror movies, and anything that involves being in nature or with critters! I can best assist in Psychology of Human Sexuality, Queer Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Personality, and Evolutionary Psychology, as well as general psychology questions. I am also happy to help with logistical matters like paper formatting and proofreading, organization, study tips, etc. Stop by my office hours if you need assistance or have questions about any and all things LGBTQ+!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Leo Rodriguez

    Hi, everyone! My name is Leo Rodriguez and I am in my 3rd year at CSUF. I am studying Psychology with a minor in Child & Adolescent Development, and I plan to attend grad school to get my Masters in Counseling to become a mental health therapist to help adolescents who deal with depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. I am a huge advocate for mental health awareness and always try to learn more about what I can do to implement that into our society and everyday life. I love the 90's and 2000's R&B music, Jorja Smith, thrifting, bowling, drawing/painting, and I am a big fan of the Dragon Ball and Naruto series! I can be of assistance in PSYC 101, PSYC 110, PSYC 331, and any general questions you may have about your schedules, study skills, etc. I am ecstatic to meet you all, so please do not hesitate to drop by my office hours and say hello!

 

 

 

 

 Lisa Nguyen

    Hi, everyone! My name is Lisa Nguyen. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton. I completed my Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor degree in Criminal Justice. My hobbies are listening to music, watching television shows, cooking, and eating food. I can help with comparative animal behavioral psychology, survey of clinical psychology, introduction of psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and APA formatting.

 

 

 

 

 

Rou (Julien Rouvere)

    Hi, I'm Rou, a 4th-year undergraduate Psychology major. I am a single parent and a returning transfer student after eight years out of school. I like drawing and playing games like FFXIV with friends when I can. I also like going out to see new places, but these days (or years), I would rather take a nap. I can help with writing papers, research reports, selecting and summarizing studies, APA, and statistics. I can help with Social, Developmental, Sensation and Perception, and other courses as well. Please feel free to come by my office hours whether you have course-related questions or general ones about finding an internship, course suggestions, time management, starting a research, or accessing campus resources. :)

 

 

 

 

Wendy Chuandra

    Hello! My name is Wendy Chuandra, and I graduated from CSUF in Spring 2020. I’m currently taking a gap year, and work full-time as an Accessioning Technician at a genetics lab. My plan is to get into a Counseling Master’s program for Fall 2021, and eventually attain a Marriage and Family Therapy license. I enjoy singing, video games, cooking, and playing guitar in my free time! Please feel free to come by during my office hours. Whether you need assistance with homework, studying, proofreading papers, or if you just need someone to talk to, I will always be happy to help! I specialize in Abnormal Psychology (341), Psychology of Human Sexuality (312), Comparative Animal Behavior Lecture/Lab (304), Memory and Learning Lecture (302), and Social Psychology (351).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Meet our Advisor

Doctor Kristin Beals

 

 

"I received my PhD from UCLA in 2003. I joined the faculty at CSUF in 2005. I have recently been honored by CSUF Alumni as the 2006 - 2007 Outstanding Faculty Service Award."

 

Thank you Dr. Beals for your guidance and support. "A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, translated from Turkish