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 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.

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Pathfinders assess and focus on the following areas of retention/student needs:

  • Academic Success
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Financial Wellness
  • Professional Development
  • Campus Engagement and Belonging

Consultations include:

  • Identifying and addressing student needs
  • Navigating and connecting students to campus resources and services
  • Creating an individual action plan for student success
  • And much more! View our appointment times below!

And much more!

Consultation hours: 

MON - FRI 

9am - 5pm

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

  • She, Her, Hers

    Hello! I am a 4th-year student majoring in Psychological Science and minoring in Japanese Studies. I hope to apply the knowledge and skills I gain from my academics to my communities. In my spare time, I enjoy watching anime, listening to music, playing basketball, trying new foods, and learning new things. I joined SOAR because I resonate with its core values and want to support students who may feel lost when navigating college.

Emi Yamasaki

Pathfinder Coordinator

  • She, Her, Hers

    Hi! I am a 3rd year Psychological Science and Chicano/Latino Studies double major! My goal is to become a social worker and help underserved communities find their voice and their passions! Outside of SOAR, I love spending time with my family and friends, and enjoy to cook and try new foods/recipes. I joined SOAR because I want to engage with and support students that need an ear to listen or help navigate through college!

Andrea Serrano

Pathfinder Coordinator

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Hi! I’m Caitlyn, a 2nd-year double majoring in Business Economics and International Studies. One of the reasons why I joined SOAR is because I wanted to learn more about the UCI community and discover the ways in which I can be a better part of it and contribute to helping other students in their college journey. Outside of SOAR, I love doing adventurous activities like going on hikes, amusement parks, concerts and more!

Caitlyn Danao

She, Her, Hers

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Welcome! My name is Diane Vu and I am a 3rd-year first-gen college student double majoring in Earth System Science and Environmental Science & Policy. I enjoy crochet, practicing martial arts, and playing video games in my free time. As part of the SOAR community, I am always ready to lend a listening ear to support other first-gen students in their transition to college life at UCI and help them thrive!

Diane Vu

She, Her, Hers

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Hello! My name is Faith and I am a fourth year student studying Social Policy and Public Service. When I'm not at UCI I like to cook, hiking, traveling (especially National Parks), and spending time with my kiddos and hubby. In my time at SOAR I hope to serve students in forging their own pathways in higher education.

Faith Couts

She, Her, Hers

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Hi! My name is Jasmine Ta! I'm a 4th-year student studying Biology and Medical Humanities. When I'm not at SOAR, I like to spend my time drawing, watching anime, reading, playing games with friends, crocheting, and causing chaos during my Dungeons and Dragons weekly sessions. I joined SOAR in hopes to help all students overcome challenges and encouraging others to pursue their passions.
     

Jasmine Ta

She, Her, Hers

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Hi there! My name is Kayla and I'm a 4th year student studying psychology and sociology with a minor in African American studies. Outside of SOAR, my interests include reading, roller-skating and discovering new music. As a Pathfinder Peer Educator, I'm very excited to advocate for others and help create a safe space for students.

Kayla Atkinson

She, Her, Hers

  • Pathfinder Peer Educator

    Hello! My name is Shirley and I am a 4th-year Psychological Science and Education Science double major interested in the field of counseling. I enjoy visiting aquariums, museums, and coffee shops! As a Peer Educator in SOAR, I am excited to support various communities on campus by sharing resources and opportunities, as well as my own experiences.

Shirley Wu

She, Her, Hers