College of Science

Meet our Student Staff

Academic Success Mentors

Academic Success Mentors are new members of the College of Science Advising Center team. Academic Success Mentors are committed to identifying student related needs, questions, concerns and referring students to appropriate resources or supporting students through the advising process. Please utilize the Academic Success Mentors next time you have a question! You may find tehir biographies below!

Effective Fall 2017, we have updated our check-in process. Please view the video below for more information.


Please stop by and visit our Academic Success Mentors during our drop-in hours.

Alisher Baibussinov

Academic Success Mentor

Major: Kinesiology

Hobbies: Rock climbing, soccer, and research

Hana Cao

Academic Success Mentor

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hobbies: Yarn, crafting (knitting and crocheting), anime, and trying new food places

Anissa Gonzalez

Academic Success Mentor

Major: General Biology

Hobbies: Crafting, reading, and music

Jason Kaufman

Academic Success Mentor

Major: Computer Science

Hobbies: Reading and model building

Student Success Ambassadors

Student Success Ambassadors can answer your questions about semester conversion, academic planning tools, the graduation pledge programs and university resources.

Fall 2017 Student Success Ambassador Hours

Monday: 9:45 am to 10:45 am &  2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Wednesday: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Friday: 8:30 am to 10:30 am & 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Geline Catarroja

Student Success Ambassador

Major: General Biology

Hobbies: Hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with my dog

Jiheng Nie

Student Success Ambassador

Major: Mathematics

Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, chess, and Netflix