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Operation: Return to The Beach

Meet the Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are hired to serve as a liaison between the university and students participating in Operation: Return to The Beach. Peer Mentors serve as contacts/connections to CSLUB for students currently on an Educational Leave of Absence. During their first year apart from the university, students will be contacted by their Peer Mentor, who will provide them with updates and information about upcoming programs and campus news. Peer Mentors also provide these students with someone to talk to, ask advice of and help to stay connected to CSULB while separated from the institution. Once students return to the university, their peer mentor will stay in contact with them throughout their first year back and will meet with them monthly to assure that they stay on track.

Judy Huang

Judy Huang

Year: Junior
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Major: Business/Psychology
49er Tip : Get to know your professors!

Nichole Bennett

Nichole Bennett

Year: Senior
Hometown: San Marcos, CA
Major: Liberal Studies Track 1
Favorite thing about The Beach: Huge campus with a small campus feel.

Michael Hwang

Michael Hwang

Year: Junior
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Major: Pre-Nursing
49er Tip : Go to class!

Caitlyn Larson

Caitlyn Larson

Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences
Favorite thing about The Beach: The professors really care about students and want to see us succeed.

Katie Flaherty

Katie Flaherty

Year: Senior
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Major: Liberal Studies Track 1
49er Tip: Let your education be a top priority in your life and when school gets overwhelming just think about your future goals.

Oscar Martin

Oscar Martin

Year: Junior
Hometown: Venice, CA
Major: Physics
49er Tip: Make sure you make the best of your time at Long Beach, join some clubs, meet some people. Make sure that you do not limit yourself to only the people you already know, meet as many new people as you can, create as many connections as you can

Katie Flaherty

Katie Flaherty

Year: Senior
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Major: Liberal Studies Track 1
49er Tip: Let your education be a top priority in your life and when school gets overwhelming just think about your future goals.

 Janine Mc Cormick

Janine McCormick

Year: Junior
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Major: Journalism
Minor: Classics
Campus Involvement: Learning Alliance, Monson Maniacs, PESALD honors society

Tenari P Tenari

Tenari P. Tenari

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Apia, Samoa
Major: Biology (Pre- med)
49er Tip: Manage your time wisely, set your priorities straight (know that school must come first in order to succeed), and know that your learning experiences do not end here at The Beach

Ray Kim

Year: Junior
Home: Rowland Heights, CA
Major: Sports Psychology
Favorite thing about The Beach: Walking through campus on a cool and sunny day, listening to some tunes. There ain't nothing better!

Asha Nettles

Asha Nettles

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Richmond,VA (army,brat!!)
Major: Political Science
49er Tip: Be yourself!! You would rather people hate you for something that you are than love you for something that you're not.

Valerie Santiago

Valerie Santiago

Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Mira Loma, CA
Major: Pre-Nursing
Favorite thing about The Beach: You always meet new people everyday.

Samuel Robles-Fuentes

Samuel Robles-Fuentes

Year: Senior
Hometown: South Gate, CA
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
Campus Involvement: EOP, JusticeCorps, CAMP

John Marquez

John Marquez

Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Major: History
Campus Involvement: Learning Alliance, Rock Music Club

  Bernadette Baniago

Bernadette Baniago

Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
Major: Microbiology
49er Tip: Don't procrastinate. Everything you learn in class piles up in the end, like a tiered layer cake. Without a good foundation of information, your cake and knowledge will be incomplete.

Daisy Cruz

Daisy Cruz

Year: Senior
Hometown: Pico Rivera, CA
Major: Psychology
Minor: Sociology
Campus Involvement: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Golden Key International Honours Society.

Maritza Salazar

Maritza Salazar

Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Major: Psychology
Favorite thing about The Beach: There is a place for everyone at THE BEACH! There are over 300 student organizations-one for every possible interest.

Lindsay Duvall

Lindsay Duvall

Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: International Studies
Minor: Spanish
49er Tip: Get involved in school and do what you are passionate about!

Shannon Crater

Shannon Crater

Year: Senior
Hometown: Hemet, CA
Major: Recreation and Leisure Studies
Favorite thing about The Beach: The easy to use aspect, anything you want to know you can fnd out! Makes life much easier.