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:

Shaun Gephart

Greetings SSS students. If we haven’t met before, you can simply call me Shaun. In 2013 I transferred from Sierra College (GO Wolverines!!!) with A.S. degrees in Behavioral Science and Sociology. I moved down to Modesto to be with my fiancé, attend school, and explore the region. In spring 2015 I graduated from Stanislaus State with honors in Sociology and the W. E. B. DuBois award. In addition, I am an honorary alumni of Alpha Kappa Delta which is the Sociology Honor Society. If you need assistance with research papers, social theory, finding reliable sources, or just need someone to talk with, I would love to help. Currently, I am in the masters and PPS (Pupil Personnel Services) program at Stanislaus State for Academic Counseling. One of my career dreams is to work with children at risk in prevention and outreach services at the high school level. When I am not being a superhero, I enjoy spending time playing video and board games with friends, serenading my fiancé, seeing my crazy family, and traveling with harmonica in hand. In short, I look forward to supporting your dreams and together, with support, anything can be possible.

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!