Student Outreach and Retention Center

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The Pathfinder Peer Educator Program promotes holistic wellness through peer-to-peer consultations available to all UCI students. Pathfinders are trained to assess and identify student academic, mental, socio-emotional, financial, and campus belonging needs as well as directly connect students to campus resources. Pathfinders seek to stay aware of students' needs to elevate concerns and better advocate for resources to continue to improve UCI undergraduate retention rates, especially for first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students.

Pathfinder sessions include:

  • Peer-to-peer coaching for students
  • Identify and address student needs
  • Navigate and connect to campus resources and services
  • Create an individual action plan for student success

And much more!

(Hover over the pathfinders to learn more about them!)

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Chloe is a 4th year majoring in History and Anthropology. She is interested in studying disability-focused and decolonized fashion history. Being at SOAR has taught her that mentorship is essential to assist underrepresented communities to grow to their full potential in higher education. As a Pathfinder Peer Educator, she wants to encourage students with intersectionalities, facing a multitude of challenges, pursue opportunities that will enhance their perspectives including creating less stigma about accessing disability-centered resources.

Chloe Davidson-Gomez

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  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Jocelyne is an incoming senior interested in education and policy. She is excited to serve on the SOAR Pathfinder staff this year. Being a first-generation student, she understands the barriers that many students face toward earning their degrees. She hopes to serve as a resource for all and connect with each of you. Her hobbies include collecting records and enjoying all things Disney!

Jocelyne Munoz

She, Her, Hers

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Kory is a 5th-year student studying Psychological Science and everything related to the Mind/Body System. He is a "very down to mars dude" who enjoys music, meditation, and learning about history. Learning is his biggest hobby. Being a part of the SOAR team is amazing for him because it aligns with the life purpose he is following in his day to day-- to help others heal and be of service to those who are under-served and faced with adversity.

Kory Richardson

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  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Melanie is a 3rd-year studying Public Health Policy and minoring in Psychological Sciences. She enjoys laughing with my friends, expanding my music library, knitting, and picnics at the park. She joined SOAR to support students in overcoming their struggles and cultivate a space where underrepresented communities can thrive and feel heard. She believes there is strength in vulnerability and that our lowest points can lead us to newfound opportunities and growth. 

Melanie Enriquez

She, Her, Hers

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Nayeli is a 4th-year student double-majoring in Social Policy & Public Service and Education Sciences. She loves giving back to the UCI community by being able to advocate for students through my service. She joined SOAR because she identified a lot with their values, as first-generation and an aspiring School Counselor, she believes it is important for students to have access and equity in order to reach their goals.

Nayeli Lopez

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  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Valentina is a second-year studying Political Science and Language Science. She is an advocate for underrepresented communities who struggle to learn English as a second language or have a language disorder. As a member of the Gateway Scholars Program, she is familiar with the amazing resources from the SOAR Center, as the Pathfinder Peer Educator Program. As a Peer Educator, she hopes to provide you all adequate aid.

Valentina Toledano

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