Hello! My name is Ariana Shojaei and this is my second semester as a Peer Mentor. Being my last semester at CSUF, I will be graduating in May 2021 with my bachelors in psychology; my goal is to after obtaining my Master’s in clinical/ counseling work to go to law school and eventually become a human rights or immigration attorney. I joined Peer Mentors because of the desire to be a part of an amazing mission that is bigger than myself. Being around friendly and genuine people, in addition to meeting new friends this has been an incredible opportunity to help others. Some fun facts about me are that I love to travel, hike, and I am obsessed with all things Disney! The courses that I can help with are PSYCH 341 (Abnormal Psychology), PSYCH. 317 (Psych. and Law), PSYCH. 331 and 312 (Psychology of Personality and Human Sexuality), PSYCH 305 (Cognitive Psychology), all level 100 and 200 psychology classes, proofreading, APA formatting, general and specific questions on research, and more!
“So often in life things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great good fortune”. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Carolena Supancheck - Marcucci
Hello! My name is Carolena Supancheck-Marcucci, and this is my third semester being apart of Peer Mentors. I recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Child and Adolescent Studies. I am currently taking classes as a pre-med student, to attend Physician Assistants school. I hope to become a Psychiatric PA, in the future. I am also apart of the Board for the PA club at Fullerton. My specialties are Biopsychology, Abnormal Psychology and Psychology of Personality. I wish the best of luck of this Spring Semester!
"Believe you can, and you're halfway there!" - Theodore Roosevelt
Hello! My name is Claudia Bobadilla and I am a graduate student in the MA Psychological Research program. As an undergraduate, I gradually found myself becoming more and more interested in neuroscience. My goal is to further explore this field in the program and apply to Ph.D. neuroscience programs after. I hope to teach at a university and help first generation and underrepresented students like myself, navigate and achieve their academic goals. Outside of academia and during my spare time, I love listening to music (electro swing, alternative/indie, synthpop), writing short stories and poems, taking photographs, exploring historic LA neighborhoods, and trying new food. If you have any questions about graduate school, APA formatting, have general psychology questions, or need help with writing papers, please do not hesitate to stop by! I would be more than happy to help! I can also help with intro to psych, research methods, and statistics.
Hi! My name is Courtney Scaramella and I am currently in my final semester of the Experimental Psychology M.A. program here at CSUF and excited to be heading to a Neuroscience PhD program after this! I was an undergraduate here at CSUF as well and have been able to continue working 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 to graduate school, or any other psych-related topics, I would love to chat with you about them! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi! I’m Eisel Pazon. I’m a 3rd year undergraduate at CSUF that’s majoring in psychology and planning to minor in human services. I love trying new places to eat, especially cafes. Most of my hobbies are art focused, such as drawing and editing. This also drives my appreciation for animation such as Disney, anime, etc. Some courses I can assist you with are Introductory Psychology (101), Psychology of Personality (331), and Developmental Psychology (361). You could also stop by my office hours if you need help with writing papers, APA format, or if you just need someone to talk to. This is my first semester Peer Mentoring and I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping you with any questions you may have!
Hello, my name is Espy Castillon and I am currently a senior majoring in Psychology. I am a first generation as a Latina in my family. The ultimate goal is to hopefully get into a graduate program and earn my masters in Clinical Psychology. I hope to become a future mental health therapist for children/ adolescents. For fun I love to listen to music, it’s 2000’s R&B/Hip Hop for me! LOL. If I am not listening to my favorite throwbacks then I am watching a Laker game! Big time fan! I also have a very toxic relationship with online shopping due to the panoramic we are currently in (insider, iykyk hehehe). Moving forward, the courses that I can help best with are: Introductory to Psychology (PSYC 101), Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 341), Personality Psychology (PSYC 331), Social Psychology (PSYC 351), Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSYC 391). If you ever have any questions about anything or just need a friend to vent to, I will be here! Don’t be shy, let’s be friends! :)
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 and Adolescent Development. After I graduate and earn my bachelor’s this semester, 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 (Biopsych.), PSYC 312 (Human Sexuality), PSYC 331 (Personality), PSYC 341 (Abnormal), and PSYC 351 (Social). Additionally, if you ever have any concerns about internships, 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 reach out, see you soon!
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!
Hi there! My name is Jess Adams and I am a Senior, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. Currently, I am playing the waiting game for Graduate School decisions and am trying to soothe the anxiety by binging the Great British Baking Show and procrastinating. 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
Hello! My name is Joanna Calleja (she/they) 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), PSYC 312 (Psych. of Human Sex Behavior), and PSYC 495 (Psychology Internships). 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!