Psychology Peer Mentors
California State University, Fullerton


Meet you Spring 2021 Peer Mentors (Under Construction)



Ariana Shojaei

    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 









                                                                      Cameron Harrison
    Hello! My name is Cameron and I am in my third year at CSUF. I am currently studying Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Development, and I am planning on attending graduate school to attain my masters. My end goal is to become a therapist for children who are dealing with mental health issues as well as trauma in respects to major life changes and or events. My favorite hobbies as of now are hiking, painting, and watching TedTalks. I have also recently finished watching the MCU series for the first time so I am trying to keep up with their new projects! With regards to mentoring, I can assist in PSYC 101, PSYC 361, PSYC 305 and PSYC 341 (as well as any other class/major related questions!). I will try to help y'all out to the best of my ability, so don’t be hesitant to reach out. My goal is to make sure those who I am able to meet with feel comfortable and confident in their college journey! (:





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





Claudia Bobadilla

    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.






Courtney Scaramella

  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












Eisel Pazon

  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!








 Espy Castillon

 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! :)









 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 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!









 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!





Jess Adams

    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









Joanna Calleja    

    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!


“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

    I am currently majoring in Psychology as a 4th year (Senior) undergraduate. I joined Peer Mentors because of my interest in becoming an MFT (marriage family therapist) which is under the counseling category. I love helping and caring for others that need someone to understand them or guidance in a task that I can help to the best of my knowledge. I enjoy snowboarding, going on bike rides, painting, trying new foods and roller skating. Fun fact, I used to play the drums at Fender and I have taken hip-hop, jazz and ballet classes since I was 5-years-old. The courses that I can help with are Psych-302: Learning and Memory, Psych-361: Developmental Psychology, and Psych-461: Psych Testing and Assessment.





Katarina Avalos   

    Hello! My name is Katarina Avalos and I am currently in my first year of the MS in Clinical Psychology program. I work with Dr. Espinosa on topics involving forensic psychology, primarily juror perception. 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

    Hello! My name is Kristen Moreno and I am a senior at CSUF! I am currently a psychology major, and I am planning to attend graduate school for I/O psychology (or related to I/O psych). I hope to pursue a career as a professor and work at the administrative level in healthcare. During my free time, I enjoy hiking, being with family, eating, dancing, singing, and volunteering with various organizations. I can assist with general psychology courses (e.g., Psyc 101, 201, etc.), PSYC 300, PSYC 302, PSYC 341, APA formatting, graduate school, GRE, and more!! Meeting with peer mentors like myself is a great way to utilize your resources during virtual learning! I am not only here to help with your classes but to provide you with the best resources possible, so please do not hesitate to join me during my office hours or by appointment! I look forward to meeting with students :)


“Work until your weaknesses become your strengths” - Michelle Obama







Leo Rodriguez

    Hi, everyone! My name is Leo Rodriguez and I am a senior at CSUF. I am studying Psychology with a minor in Child & Adolescent Development, and I plan to attend graduate school to get my Masters in Counseling and become a mental health therapist to help adolescents who deal with depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. I love 2000's R&B music, Jorja Smith, thrifting, bowling, drawing/painting, and I am currently hooked on the Naruto series! I can be of assistance in PSYC 101, PSYC 110, PSYC312, PSYC 331, PSYC341, PSYC351, and any general questions you may have about your schedules, study skills, essays, etc. I can’t wait 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. This is my third semester as a psychology peer mentor and I am currently a volunteer. 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, APA formatting, and etcetera.






Nicolette Torres

    Hello! My name is Nicolette Torres, I am a Psychology major and Business minor. Some of my hobbies are snowboarding, hiking, and any type of playtime with my dog! Some of my specialties to help with is Psychology of Aging, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology 202 (statistics) and Social Psychology! My favorite quote is when Michael Jordan said “Why would I be afraid of missing before I even take the shot” I feel this is such a strong quote and when you say it enough to yourself you fully believe is and when you can live by it, life becomes limitless.





    Olivia Thomas

   Hey everyone! My name is Olivia Thomas, and this is my last semester as a senior at CSUF. I am a psychology major with a minor in criminal justice. I have previously worked as a peer mentor for an entire academic year for criminal justice and I am excited to be a peer mentor again with a different department! My hobbies include traveling, surfing, playing water polo and reading. After graduating, I plan on taking a year off before going to grad school to get my master’s in psychology. The plan is to go back to traveling during that year gap, but we will see how realistic that is in the coming year. My hope is to ultimately become a forensic psychologist working within a sex crimes unit. If you have any questions regarding intro to psychology (101), critical thinking (110), comparative animal behavioral psychology (304), evolutionary psychology (371), or abnormal psychology (341) please reach out and I would love to help! Additionally, if you ever need help with time management, study tips or are just stressed out and need someone to talk to, my virtual door is always open!




Rou (Julien Rouvere)

    Hi, I'm Rou. I graduated last semester and am a volunteer peer mentor as well as a course assistant for intro psych and advanced stats. I am a single parent and was a returning transfer student after eight years out of school. 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. :)




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