The UCSB LBA Mentorship Program gives members the opportunity to be matched with an Executive Board member or upperclassman. Mentors provide mentees with academic assistance, support, and advice throughout their LBA and UCSB experience. Mentors have provided bios to help members get an idea of which mentor they would like to be matched with. For additional mentor or mentee application information, please contact LBA's Recruitment & Programs Director: Fernanda Flores (email: email@example.com).
MENTEE & MENTOR ACTIVITIES
MEET OUR MENTORS
Hello! My name is Krystalyn, I also go by Krystal and I use she/her/Ella pronouns. I am originally from LA, and I am a 4th year working towards my bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Feminist Studies. Some of my favorite memories at UCSB have been evenings I get to spend by the ocean. I really enjoy beach days in IV and along the central coast, exploring SB, and relaxing on weekends. Relaxing for me looks like time watching Netflix, cooking or grabbing a delicious meal, or enjoying events on campus from the MCC or by EOP. If you ever need any directions on campus, help with resources, or someone to talk about career and life don’t hesitate to reach out!!
Hello everyone! My name is Danielle Perez, I also go by Dani, and I am a 4th year Sociology major with a minor in LGBTQ+ Studies. Also, I am originally from Soledad, CA, which is in the Central Coast area. During my free time, I love to read, play Animal Crossing, go for walks, hang out with friends, and listen to music. Some of my favorite artists are Harry Styles, Little Mix, Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Smith, and Rihanna! I also love watching true crime videos and i love going out to grab an ice coffee or boba. Since I have started my undergraduate studies, I have accomplished finding a sense of self-love and respect, as well as coming out of my own comfort zone to no longer be afraid to try new things (which was a huge step for me). Some of my favorite memories while being at UCSB are finding the most perfect people to call my friends/family and, of course, joining LBA and becoming apart of this new Familia. With my mentees, I hope to help guide them through both their academic and personal lives, and to create a genuine bond like no other.
Hello! My name is Kaila Vasquez. I am a 3rd year and I am pursuing a Communication major/ TMP certificate. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time are yoga, going to the beach with my friends, walking to see the sunset, and shopping in downtown SB. I can spend hours tanning at the beach and soaking up the sun. My friends would describe me as someone who is always down to do anything and as an empathetic listener. If I were to have a mentee, I would hope to be able to provide the resources and insight that I wish I knew when coming in as a first-gen freshman. My favorite quote is “If you never try, you’ll never know”.
Hello my name is Fernanda and I am a fourth year Economics and Spanish double major. My hometown is Manteca, Ca (central valley), it's near Stockton and Modesto. Something I'm really passionate about is helping others. I’ve always been a big believer of the importance of helping others if you have the opportunity and the resources to do so. As a first generation college student, I know the feeling of confusion or uncertainty all throughout college. I know how important it is to have someone to lean back and trust. That’s what I want to be for my future mentee. I will strive to be their support system and be there for absolutely any question they might have. One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give is to get involved in organizations outside of the classroom. Getting invloved will not only make you more confident in your communication skills, but it is an amazing way to network with others. One of the greatest benifits of getting involved on campus has taught me is how to professionally present myself and communicate with not only professors, TAs, classmates, but with professionals. This past summer I interned at Wells Fargo San Diego as a financial analyst. I was in constant communication with my office’s CFO and other departments office manegers. As a mentor, I want to supply my mentee with all the tools and advice that I have gotten throughout the years. I want to be able to see them grow and find themselves at UCSB.
Hello my name is Bryan Hernandez. I an a 4th year Zoology major , Applied Psychology minor. My hometown is Escondido CA. Some of my favorite things to do when i have free time is to explore the city and go to the beach/hike. If i could i would spend hours traveling with friends to different places. I am passionate about my dog and other animals ranging from reptiles to birds. My favorite memory at UCSB so far was one of the Extravaganza events i attended.
Hello, my name is Sandra Perez (she/her/hers). I am a 4th year Sociology major, and my hometown is Los Angeles, CA. Some of my favorite things to do during my free time are to watch Netflix, paint canvases, go on road trips, sight-seeing, and listening to music (especially Harry Styles <3). I hope to be a resource to my mentees, help navigate them during these chaotic times, and be a friend. My favorite memory at UCSB so far was during my freshman year during Week 0, where a bunch of my friends and I played hide-and-go-seek on campus at midnight. It was so much fun running around campus in the dark. My favorite quotes that I live by are, "Lose the fear and you'll be unstoppable" and "Everything happens for a reason."
Hello my name is Juan Arias. I am a 4th year Global Studies major. My hometown is Downey,CA right outside of the LA area. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time are work out, read, and explore new places like new restaurants or events happening. I hope to help my mentee (s) with their professional development and overall academic success as well as be an overall resource for them. I also happen to be passionate about professional development through attending/giving workshops and acquiring/giving out helpful resources. And two things I feel like I mastered in completing my undergrad is achieving balance where I can succeed academically and still have fun, as well as building my network/gaining practical work skills.
Alfredo Quintero Fernandez
Hey there, my name is Alfredo Quintero, but I also like to go by Freddie. I am a 4th year Sociology major with a minor in Applied Psych and I am from Bakersfield, CA. I am also LBA's Recruitment & Programs Director this year. I'm very passionate about helping others, specifically being a resource for my friends and the communities I am a part of. My goal is to go back to my community and give back in any ways that I can. My friends would describe me as easy-going and friendly, also as being a person that is easy to talk to. I hope to provide my mentees with a valuable mentorship experience as well as a new friendship. I think that has always been my favorite part of UCSB, since I made a lot of new friends and learned to become more social. I love to play sports, cook, draw, play video games, or just relax at the beach with my free time. I could also spend my hours fishing, mainly when I have a lot of time on my hands.
Hello, my name is Esmeralda Morales and I am a 4th year Psychological and Brain Sciences major with a minor in Applied Psychology. I’m from a small town called Santa Nella located in the Central Valley. My friends would describe me as kind, funny, quirky, and organized. My favorite things to do during my free time is watch anime and spend time with friends. My favorite memory at UCSB so far was when LBA hosted a banda night, and I spent all night dancing with my friends. I hope to help my mentee with their time management and explore potential career interests.
Hello everyone! My name is Liliana Linan and I am a 3rd year double majoring in Communication & Film and Media with a minor in French. My hometown is LA (San Pedro to be specific). I think my friends would describe me as fun, outgoing, and caring. My favorite things to do when I have free time is watch TV/movies, try new restaurants/cafes (coffee or boba are my favorite, and go out with friends to the mall or something fun like bowling. I hope I can help my mentee adjust to UCBS, college life, work-life balance, and professionalism. I also just want to be a friend! I am passionate about helping other minority students and about pursuing my dreams in working in the media and entertainment industry and providing more representation on screen. Just a note I will be studying abroad January-May in France, so most of our meet ups will be on zoom but I will have time to hangout during the fall and I will definitely visit SB befor the end of the year!