Peer Mentoring

ARCHES Peer Mentoring has proven successful in helping students successfully transition to Cal Poly Pomona.  Our Peer Mentors (PMs) are current CPP undergraduates who are passionate about your success.  They are trained to work with ARCHES students on specific areas of concern such as:  organizational strategies, decision making skills, general study skills, time/life management.  PMs hold one-on-one regularly scheduled appointments in the fall and spring during offices hours and are able to meet with students on a weekly or bi weekly basis.

Scheduling an Appointment

  1. Identify the PM you are interested in meeting with by reading through their bios,
  2. Click on their name to access their calendar,  
  3. Once your appointment is confirmed, CPP Connect will send you a confirmation - add it to your calendar.  

If you need assistance, call (909) 869-2386 or email

Attendance:  Mentees are expected to arrive on time to scheduled appointments and communicate schedule changes in advance.  If you arrive 10 minutes late, your appointment will need to be rescheduled. 

Need to make changes to your appointment?   Contact or your peer mentor to make adjustments.  

If you need assistance, call (909) 869-2386 or email

ARCHES Peer Mentors

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Jasmine Penate

Major: Sociology

About me: Jasmine Penate is a first generation college student and a current sociology major at Cal Poly Pomona. Before attending Cal Poly Pomona, she attended Chaffey College and graduated in 2022 with an Associate degree in sociology. The courses taken in sociology and ethnic studies have largely sparked her interest in activism and social justice, encouraged Jasmine to further explore her Indigenous roots, and to pursue research on cultural preservation and social-environmental justice issues among Indigenous communities in Guatemala. Jasmine anticipates graduating Cal Poly Pomona Fall of 2023 and will continue her studies to obtain a PhD in Sociology.

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Verena Missiha

Major: Sociology

About me: Hello! My name is Verena Missiha. I grew up in Covina/
West Covina. I attended Citrus College, where I earned my AA in
sociology. I then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona, where I will receive
my BA in sociology in the Spring of 2024. After, I intend to further my
education by studying for my MA to be a certified Marriage and Family
Therapist. Supporting and helping others is a passion of mine, so I also
volunteer at my local church with activities and events that better the
children in my community both academically and socially. 

Peer Mentoring Resources

  • The Science of Motivation

  • How to ADHD is a youtube channel hosted by Jessica McCabe.  She provides helpful strategies to improve our brain's executive functioning.  We recommend the "Work and School" Playlist.

Mindfulness is "paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally."  CPP library provides some helpful tools and resouces that can help you.

Mindful S.N.A.C.K. (

LinkedIn learning offeres a valuable training resources that teaches us what "active listening" is and how it can improve our communication.  Improving Your Listening Skills (log in with your CPP login/passwrod).