EOP Peer Mentors are continuing Stan State students who have been through the college transition and know first-hand the challenges faced by first-generation college students. By sharing their own experiences, the Peer Mentors serve as role models to support, empower, and guide first-year students as they adjust to college life at Stan State. Peer Mentors will help students build college success skills as well as identify campus resources and activities that support their academic, career and personal success.

Students who are accepted into the EOP Program will automatically be assigned a Peer Mentor.

Mentor Appointments

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Peer Mentors and mentees will meet each other at Summer Bridge and can start meeting August 21. Mentees will meet with their Peer Mentor twice per month in the fall (September - November, once in December) and once per month in the spring (February - May). Peer Mentor appointments are scheduled through Warrior Connect.


Transfer students will have an opportunity to meet the Transfer Peer Mentor at the start of fall and are strongly encouraged to meet twice per semester during their first year at Stan State.

Student Resources

Meet the Mentors


Almacecilia Solano de los Santos
Lead Peer Mentor

Class Level: Senior
Major: Liberal Studies with concentration in TESOL

Hi, my name is Alma and I enjoy the outdoors, photography, and spending time with my family. I have a Chihuahua mixed with a Shih Tzu named Milo. My career goal is to one day have a classroom of my own and teach, preferably kindergarten.


Jessica Ayala,
Lead Peer Mentor

Class Level: Senior
Major: Spanish
Minor: Communication Studies

Hello there! I am a huge fan of music so feel free to share song recommendations. I also like photography, cooking and anything creative related.  Hope to see you around! Feel free to ask me anything and hope you have a great year! 


Rosio Villanueva,
Peer Mentor

Class Level: Senior
Major: History & Spanish
Minor: Latin American Studies

Hello everyone! Some of my hobbies are going on trips, playing soccer, and meditating.  My favorite trip I've gone on s to Teotihuacan, where I got to see the pyramid of the moon and the sun.


Stephanie Machado,
Peer Mentor

Class Level: Junior
Major: Public Health

Hello! I am a first-generation college student and my career goal is to become a pediatric RN.  I have a golden doodle named Otis Dexter Wilson. I enjoy going to the ocean, seeing new places and shopping.

Updated: July 11, 2024