Jessica Grifaldo

(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
jgrifaldomentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Mon. 1 PM-4 PM, Thurs. 1 PM-4 PM, Fri. 1 PM-4 PM,
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am first-generation college student pursuing a degree in Biology. My ultimate goal is to obtain a Masters in Biology and teach specifically at a community college.  As a student, I discovered the various positive impacts technology has on student achievement, and I hope to invent new styles of teaching that incorporate the use of technology and social media to increase learning success rates.


Selina Jaimes Davila

Mechanical Engineering
(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
sjaimesdavilamentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Mon. 11:00-2:00 PM, Tues. 10:00-4:00 PM, & Thurs. 10:00-3:00 PM
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am an AB 540 first-generation college student. I was part of the Puente Class #19 and the EOPS program. My major is Mechanical Engineering. One thing I admire about engineering is that engineers work together and rely on each other to succeed. I had the pleasure and opportunity to do Summer Research at CSUF with Dr. Gina Passante in Physics Education. I plan to transfer to either CSU Poly Pomona or UC Davis to achieve my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. As an engineer, I will help build a better world for our future generations.


 

Amanda Macias

(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
amaciasmentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Tues. 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Wed. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Thurs. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am a Physiology major with an emphasis in Genetics. Once I achieve my masters, I hope to pursue a Ph.D. in either Wild Life conservation or Reproductive Physiology. With this degree, I hope to develop innovative techniques for restoring critically endangered species and introducing them back into the wild. It is my dream to teach biology at the college level while working along side with San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.


Dustin Nguyen

(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
dnguyenmentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Mon. 2 PM-6 PM, Wed. 2 PM-6 PM, Thurs. 3 PM-6 PM, Fri. 9 AM-12 PM,
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am an Army veteran with over seven years of service majoring in Materials Science & Engineering. My goal is to attend graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. eventually with the desire to improving energy density in batteries and storage devises in the effort to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. I recently completed two consecutive NASA internships at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The experience has invigorated me to continue pursuing my dreams, and as a peer mentor, I want to help spread the same enthusiasm I have for science to everyone involved in the program.


 

Kim Nguyen

(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
knguyenmentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Thurs. 2 PM-6 PM, Fri. 9 AM-1 PM
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am a first-generation student following my passion for Aerospace Engineering. I am currently striving to attend Stanford to further my education in Aerospace. My ultimate goal is to pursue a Ph.D in Quantum Physics and to conduct research on the metaphysics of the universe. Engineering is more than just equations and numbers. It’s a style of living that paves the way for the future of all things. I hope to use my knowledge to benefit our community and future generations as we, as a whole, advance into space.


Jonathan Sosa

(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
jsosamentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Thurs. 9 AM-2 PM, Fri. 9 AM-1 PM
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am an aerospace engineering major. I am a patient and hardworking individual with the ability to adapt to various work environments. I always look for environments that will utilize my current abilities and aid the development of new skills. As I continue my educational career, I would like to graduate with a bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering and proceed into the private industry. I dream of the day that I could help create a convenient environment which will benefit those who work in transportation via aircraft.


 

Jesus Torres

(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
jtorresmentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Mon. 2 PM-6 PM, Tues. 2 PM-6 PM, Fri. 1 PM-5 PM,
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am a first-generation immigrant student. My major is biology with an emphasis on studying genetics. I’m pursuing a masters in Genetic Counseling because I am passionate about genetic research. I hope to further expand our understanding of Genomic Medicine and the role it can play in disease prevention. My goal is to one day use my experience as a professional to help source funding for STEM programs in low-income schools and communities.


Gricelda Weed

(STEM)2 Peer Mentor
gweedmentorcc@gmail.com
(714) 484-6036
Office Hours: Mon. 3 PM-6 PM, Wed. 3 PM-6 PM, Fri. 1 PM-4 PM
Location: Fine Arts, Room 136

 

I am a first generation student, proud product of immigrants, and a parenting student. A second year neuroscience undergraduate concurrently on the pre-medicine journey and have been fortunate enough to participate in Biomedical Research at UC Irvine. After working with seniors with neurodegenerative diseases and their families, I decided to make my life altering decision to pursue a major in neuroscience in order to have a better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of age-related neurological diseases and degeneration. I’m passionate about mentoring future generation of students and actively serve as Cypress College Associated Students Executive Vice President. My current goals include transferring to a four year university for a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience. My long term academic goal is to enter an MD-PhD program with specialties in neurosurgery and biomedical engineering research.