CEIS Peer Advisors 2017-18

What can Peer Advisors do for you?

CEIS Peer Advisors are current students who are trained to support all CEIS undergraduate students. They provide their expertise as Juniors and Seniors who have navigated the campus successfuly.

Peer Advising Hours
Become a Peer Advisor


Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia

Major: Gender, Ethnic and Multicultural Studies
Academic Level: Senior
Hometown: Pomona, CA
Hobbies: Travel and concerts
College Activities: CEIS Peer Advisor and GEMS Club

It pleases me to welcome you to Cal Poly Pomona. Go Broncos! I am grateful to have this “Learn by Doing” opportunity to be your Peer Advisor. I am a transfer student in my Senior year here at Cal Poly. I am a Gender, Ethnicity & Multicultural Studies major with a concentration in Women Studies. I am also a consciousness-raising E-board member for the GEMS Club on campus, focusing on social justice/community issues. My future holds a key to Graduate school where I will major in Education concentrating in Higher Education. I look forward to returning at the university level to continue in assisting students on their educational journey and success. As a transfer student, I utilized all the available resources our campus has to offer. Take advantage of U-hour and join a club or organization where you can develop amazing connections with fellow students. A bit of advisement; do not be reluctant to reach out to your professors, CEIS has an encouraging, understanding and compassionate group of folks all willing to assist in your success here at Cal Poly Pomona. I look forward to meeting with you and starting a dialogue to help in any way I can!

Liliana Perez
Liliana Perez 

Major: Liberal Studies
Minor: Spanish 
Academic Level: Senior
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Hobbies: Reading, sewing, baking
College Activities: CEIS Peer Advisor, CEIS Council

Hello everyone! My name is Liliana Perez and I am one of the Peer Advisors for this academic year. I am a senior, in my fifth year as a Liberal Studies major with a minor in Spanish. I am also taking additional math courses to get a supplementary authorization in math. After graduating, I plan to enter the credential program to go on to be a teacher. I hope to work with slightly older kids, anywhere from 4th to 8th grade, but my ultimate goal is to work in a middle school teaching math. Since starting at Cal Poly, I have been super involved on campus. I was in the Liberal Studies Club for four years and have transitioned on to CEIS Council. I encourage you all to get involved in a club or in all the cool activities they have going on. Take advantage on the extra things the campus provides for you and don’t forget to have fun and enjoy your time at Cal Poly Pomona! Can’t wait to meet you all!

Adriana Urrutia, Peer Advisor Sr.


Major: Liberal Studies
Minor: Chicano/Latino Studies
Academic Level: Junior
Hometown: Baldwin Park, CA
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Art
College Activities: CEIS Peer Advisor, Foal Watch at Arabian Horse Center, Volunteer at Children's Center

Welcome to another year at Cal Poly. My name is Adriana Urrutia and I have the amazing job of being one of your Peer Advisors this year. I am currently a Junior, with this being my third year at Cal Poly Pomona. I am a Liberal Studies Major with a Minor in Chicano/ Latino Studies. After I graduate with my Bachelors’ Degree I will continue my education at Cal Poly to get my Multiple Subject Credential with a Bilingual Emphasis. I also recently added my minor because I want to learn about my culture as a Latina, and also learn about other social issues that would help me as I work in this diverse country. My ultimate goal is to be an Elementary School teacher in Southern California. Our campus has many clubs and activities that every student can enjoy. Since I came to Cal Poly as a freshman, I was able to use my first year to search for things to do on campus and I continue to find more activities as the years have passed. I highly recommend trying different activities and finding the one, or more, that calls to your heart and career goals. I look forward to seeing you all stop by our office and being able to provide any help that you may need. Here is a quick tip to start with; have fun and study hard.