Student Outreach and Retention Center

Affiliate Welcome

Welcome Affiliates!

We are excited to work closely with your organization through this first of its kind ‘SOARing for Education Affiliation Program’. SOAR is an incubator for your amazing ideas student leaders. We recognize that your vision to support communities that face significant disadvantages to higher education can be a reality and we’re here to help in any way we can. As coordinators we want to go beyond just meeting and talking about funding- we want to connect your organizations to see the bigger picture where you can all advocate for change and a culture of hope at UCI. We recognize the unique perspective on diversity and innovative ideas you all have and we thank you for trusting us in this Affiliation Program.

Contact Our Outreach/Retention Team To Learn More!

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Marilyn N. Xiong

Outreach Coordinator

She, Her, Hers

Marilyn is a 4th-year student majoring in Political Science and Asian American Studies. SOAR has provided her with great resources and a voice to navigate through UCI. It is her goal and passion to continue advocating and supporting students, like herself, to achieve success in the educational system.


Camille Edwards

Retention Coordinator

She, Her, Hers

Camille is a fourth-year studying Sociology, Political Science, and Black feminism. She enjoys gardening, reading, attending concerts, and going to amusement parks in her free time. As a SOAR retention coordinator, she is here to support marginalized people at UCI.

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Behr Abubo

Outreach Coordinator

They, Them or He, Him

Behr is a 5th-year former transfer student double majoring in Psychology and Language Science. He became an Outreach Coordinator because he believed higher education should be accessible for everyone. To help learn more about how to better serve their community. His hobbies include sketch art, hanging out with friends, and bothering his cat!


Genesis Paniagua

Retention Coordinator

She, Her, Hers

Genesis is a 4th-year transfer student studying Psychological Science. She enjoys spending time baking and playing videogames. She joined SOAR because she wants to advocate for underrepresented students and help students connect to campus resources.

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