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​TRIO Mentors

The Trio program has 7 Mentors this Spring semester to assist students in their journey through college. Mentor students are near graduation and have accumulated a great deal of practical advice and skills to share with fellow students.  They attend trainings each semester and are actively involved in TRIO activities. Some even hold officer positions in the club.
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Mentor Aaron Ortiz
I am 19 years old and I am completing my fourth semester.  I am planning to transfer to a four-year institution after I complete the requirements satisfactorily. My primary goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry as well as a license to be able to work as a Chemist.   
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Mentor Carmen Galvan
Hello, my name is Carmen Galvan. I am 21 years old. This is my third semester in COD; I will graduate in the summer 2014. Transferring to San Bernardino University into the nutrition program, I plan on getting my masters in nutrition.With my goals set i plan on working as a professional nutritionist in a hospital.

Mentor Katrina Clarke

I am currently in my fourth semester at the College of the Desert and will achieve my Liberal Arts degree in 2015. I will transfer to California State University and get my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. My plan is to obtain my Master’s Degree in Leadership Skills and run an Occupational Therapy Program at a hospital. College of the Desert has been a very positive experience and I appreciate the help the TRIO program has given me. I look forward to helping new TRIO students obtain their goals.