Student Staff

Ines Cazares

Hello SSS students!

My name is Ines Cazares and I am a Peer Mentor for Student Support Services. I am from Woodland, CA a small town North of Sacramento. I am a third year here at Stanislaus State and planning to get into Nursing School. I would like to get my Registered Nurse (RN) license. Ultimately, I would like to further my education by getting my Masters in Nursing and becoming a Nurse Practitioner, where I can help give back to my community and educate patients to have healthy lifestyles. This will be my second semester working with SSS, and I am enjoying it! I like helping students and learning about their college achievements, struggles, and goals. I look forward to meeting you and will continue to help you with any questions or concerns. If you have any questions, please stop by and see me, or email me at:

Susana Maldonado


My name is Susana Maldonado and I am a Peer Mentor for Student Support Services. My role as a Peer Mentor is to help and assist students. I am happy I got the opportunity of working with SSS this spring 2017. I come from a Hispanic family who did not have the opportunity of furthering their education, so here I am trying more for my family. I was a Pre-nursing major when I started CSU Stanislaus, then I switched to Psychology. Psychology to me is very interesting. My goal is to get my B.A in Psychology and then do my Masters in Education with a concentration in school counseling. My career goal is to work as a school counselor at a high school or university level. Right now, I am a junior at Stanislaus. I am hoping to get to know all SSS students during my job period. Currently I am also the vice president of a club here at Stanislaus called Shakti International and I am a volunteer at Jessica’s House here in Turlock, my hometown. I am always open to opportunities and discovering new things in life. I look forward to meeting each one of you and feel free to contact me at    

Student Assistant

Merna Benyamein

Hello SSS students!!

My name is Merna Benyamein. I am a sophomore at Stanislaus State. I am a biological Sciences major. My plan after I graduate is to go to a dentistry school and start my career as a dentist. I am open to learning about new things, especially if it is a new language. I speak four different languages: Arabic, Chaldean, Assyrian and English. I am also learning Spanish and Turkish. I love helping people and for that reason I dedicate some of my time at World Relief Modesto to help new refugees learn English. I am involved in the CVMSA club (Central Valley Math and Science Alliance). I am very happy that I work for SSS now because I love meeting new students. I am more than happy to help you if you need any assistance. Feel free to contact me at (209)667-3220 if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting every one of you. God Bless!