Cynthia Gonzalez

Peer Educator (2019-2020)


Cynthia is a first-generation, transfer student from San Fernando Valley, CA. She transferred from Glendale Community College. She is a fourth-year Sociology major and Applied Psychology minor. She would like to pursue a career in higher education where she can work with underrepresented populations. In her spare time, she loves to walk by the beach, eat, listen to music, meet new people and explore new places.

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Sociology

Minor: Applied Psychology

Campus Involvements: Transfer Student Mentoring Program (Mentor), EOP, A.S. SIRRC, and La Escuelita.

Advice for New Transfers: It's important to step out of your comfort zone! Try to get involved in school and use the many resources it has to offer. Making the transition to UCSB can be intimidating in the beginning but once you begin to get comfortable, explore and ask questions about all of the opportunities you have access to. You only have so much time here as a transfer student, so take advantage! Make this experience your own.