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.
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.
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 Chris Diaz
I am 25 years old. I am in my 5th semester, and I will transfer after the fall semester to Cal Poly Pomona. I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree in International business. Then, I plan on attaining a Masters in Business Administration. I plan on working for a renewable energy company.
Mentor Ana Vallejo
I am 20 years old this is my 5th semester. I will graduate in the spring 2014 and transferring to San Bernardino University to get my Bachelor’s in Math. Also, I plan to continue and get my master’s and become a high school math teacher.
Mentor Mark Magana
"I am currently enrolled in my fourth semester here at COD, and I am on track to graduate with my A.A. in Liberal Arts by the end of the fall semester of this year! After, I will transfer to a CSU to work on my Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and become a physical therapist or athletic trainer. My journey here at COD has been amazing! The TRiO staff is always here for me, just like the mentors are here for you! A little about me? I love basketball, and talking! I'm very excited to be a part of this program and working along side everyone!"
Mentor Robert Rodriguez
I am currently enrolled in my last semester at College of the Desert and will be graduating with a major in Political Science and minor in Liberal Arts. I will be attending either a UC or private school in the fall semester of 2013.After receive my Bachelor's Degree, I plan on going into Law School to become a lawyer and eventually a judge. the Trio program is not only a great opportunity, but an amazing experience that has helped improved in many aspects. Now that I have learned a lot from Trio it is my turn to help students at are in need of assistance towards reaching their academic goal.