Compact academic mentoring

  • Help with the college transition
  • Education on campus resources
  • Help find connection & community at SDSU
  • Move forward on academic and personal goals
  • Learn problem-solving strategies for obstacles you may face
  • And SO much more!
You are placed with a 2nd-4th year undergraduate Compact Scholar who will serve as your mentor for the fall semester. There is an option to continue into the spring semester if you want. The mentoring program is not a "course" and carries NO units. You can schedule with your mentor at a time that works for both of you!
The program is flexible and built to serve the needs of busy students. All it requires of you is to agree on a weekly meeting time with your mentor for a minimum of 30 minutes once per week.
 
Paulina C

Paulina Cortez

Compact Academic Mentor

Paulina graduated from Olympian High School in 2015. She is majoring in biology with an emphasis in cellular and molecular. After graduation, Paulina hopes to participate in breakthrough research and obtain a teaching credential. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin and attempting to cook interesting recipes. Her favorite quote is, "'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky' -Michael Scott"

 

 Abigail

Abigail Dabu

Compact Academic Mentor

Abigail graduated from Castle Park High School in 2016 and is majoring in computer engineering with hopes of becoming a medical software programmer. Living simply is very important to Abigail, who enjoys puns, 1v1s, and 90's reruns. Her favorite saying is, “Well done is better than well said.”

Irvin Lomeli

Irvin Lomeli

Compact Academic Mentor

Irvin Lomeli graduated from Otay Ranch High School in 2015 and majors in accounting. After graduation, he plans on attending graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in accounting. In his free time Irvin enjoys playing soccer and baseball. His favorite quote is, “Learn how to accept losses without being defeated.”

Gabriela Rios

Gabriela Rios

Compact Academic Mentor

Gabriela is majoring in mechanical engineering with a bioengineering emphasis. Once graduated, she plans to attend UCSD’s Bioengineering Graduate Program and pursue a career in large-scale health industry efforts, such as hospital equipment and prosthetics. In her free time, Gabriela enjoys dancing, photography, and being around friends and family. A quote she loves is, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

 

Lorena

Lorena Romero

Compact Academic Mentor

Lorena graduated from Eastlake High School in 2015. She majors in International Business with an emphasis in Japanese and minors in Finance. Lorena hopes to receive an MBA and become a Financial Analyst. She enjoys reading, exercise and spending time with friends, family and her dogs. Lorena's favorite saying comes from Disney's Mulan, "The flower that blooms adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all."

 

For questions, or more information, please contact Ashley Gaetan at [email protected] or (619) 594-0563