Monica Mendieta

Peer Educator (2018-2019)


Monica is a senior transfer first-generation college student from Oxnard, CA. She received an AA in Sociology from Ventura College. She is passionate about making higher education accessible for first-generation, low-income, marginalized students. She also interested in pursuing a teaching career in bilingual education at the elementary school level. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and finding new coffee shops to give all of her money to.

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Sociology & Chicanx Studies
Minor: Sociocultural Linguistics

Campus Involvements: Transfer Student Center Mentoring Program (mentor), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Promise Scholars Program

Advice for new transfers: Find an experienced mentor to help you navigate this new journey! Whether it be a more experienced student, graduate student, or a professor, having someone to guide you and give you inside information can be the difference between feeling isolated and feeling like you have a home at UCSB. Don't be afraid to try new things and take advantage of all of the resources UCSB has to offer. You are here for a reason. You belong here!