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  • Jackie Duerr, Ed.D.

    Jackie Duerr, Ed.D.

    Program Manager, Transfer Student Success
    jduerr@ucsd.edu
    858-246-5268
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Transferred from: Santa Barbara City College

    Transferred to: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance for Higher Education

    When I'm not working you can find me... working on my dissertation, traveling the parts unknown, watching tv with my cats, or eating a bagel at the beach. 

    The advice I have for transfer students is... find your niche. Your lives are busy! No need to get involved in everything, but if you could find one thing that has significance to you in any way, you are likely to feel fulfilled AND build your resume at the same time.

  • Lindsay Romasanta, Ed.D.

    Lindsay Romasanta, Ed.D.

    Director, Student Success Programs
    lromasanta@ucsd.edu
    858-822-3011
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

     

    Bachelor of Social Work, Certificate in Asian American Studies
    Arizona State University

    Master of Public Administration
    Georgia State University

    Doctorate of Education, Leadership and Innovation
    Arizona State University

    When I'm not working you can find me... spending quality time (that’s my love language!) making memories with people in my circle. Whether that’s checking out a food festival, exploring a museum, going on a nature hike… you name it. I am all about new adventures, sights, and scenes- big or small.

    The advice I have for transfer students is... to reflect on how far you’ve come and to celebrate the challenges and triumphs. Every pivotal decision you have made has brought you exactly where you need to be! Through reflection, activating a support network at UC San Diego, and holding true to your strengths- you will continue to soar and achieve your dreams.

  • Jezyle Deo Diez

    Jezyle Deo Diez

    Graduate Assistant, Transfer Student Success

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Transferred from: Southwestern College

    Transferred to: San Diego State University

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Minor in Cultural Proficiency and Leadership Development
    Masters of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with an Emphasis in Student Affairs

    When I'm not working you can find me... at home reading a fictional novel/ or self-help book, lounging on my sofa, drinking coffee, or watching Netflix with popcorn

    The advice I have for transfer students is... find your community on campus through your salient identities, major, and/or interests. It took me one genuine professional connection to make me feel mattered and that I belonged on campus, and you belong here too! Be open to the resources that can help benefit you because college is about learning more of who you are and what you want to become. Make your experiences count.

  • Bruce Xu

    Bruce Xu

    我讲中文

    I am an International Student

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    Major: Sociology

    College: Revelle 

    Transferred from: Santa Barbara City College

    The best place to study on campus is... Geisel Library

    When I'm not studying you can find me... at the beach

    The advice I have for transfer students is... they always say that opportunity is for those who are prepared. So as a transfer student, don't wait for the opportunity to come. When you move to a new learning environment, transferring experiences is how you deal with the challenges the new environment presents. The opportunity is there, and the various departments of the school, through their different activities, are delivering these messages perfectly. For transfers students, no matter what the school is doing or not doing, you have people or organizations you can rely on. If you have a problem with your life at UCSD, get involved so we can work it out together. As a transfer student, I recommend talking to the professor often because you'll get a lot of different points and you might get a friendship with the professor. If you want to make friends, join a club, Chinese Union, or professional group. College is a modular experience. The only difference between us and freshmen is that we don't have two years to relax; we must act as once. As a Chinese student, English is a big challenge for us. From personal experience, the best way to improve my English is to make more English-speaking friends. This will make you feel the joy of learning English better.

  • Caesar Aceituno

    Caesar Aceituno

    ¡Yo hablo español!

    Pronouns: He/Him/His/El

    Major: Sociology

    College: Muir

    Transferred from: Long Beach City College

    The best place to study on campus is... at Geisel

    When I'm not studying you can find me... at the dance floor or at the movie theater. 

    The advice I have for transfer students is... to network with faculty and staff because they will ease your transition to the University. 

  • Janely Villanueva Benitez

    Janely Villanueva Benitez

    ¡Yo hablo español!

    I am a First-Generation College Student

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: Psychology with Specialization in Clinical Psychology

    College: Revelle

    Transferred from: San Diego Mesa College

    The best place to study on campus is... Geisel Library 7th Floor

    When I'm not studying you can find me... spending time with family and friends or gardening and baking.

    The advice I have for transfer students is... don't let the amount of time you have here at UCSD limit yourself from the endless opportunities that are available. I know that transferring to a new school can be tough and you may feel discouraged at times. However, always remember that you are here for a reason and that you deserve to be here. Remember "the same light you see in others is shining within you, too."

  • Julia Ng

    Julia Ng

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: International Studies- Sociology

    College: Marshall

    Transferred from: Sacramento City College

    The best place to study on campus is... Northbreak in the Village or Geisel Library with friends!

    When I'm not studying you can find me... At the beach, hanging out with my friends, swimming, or at raves

    The advice I have for transfer students is... As a transfer you are here for a short period of time but don't let that discourage you. Whether you want to join a club, organization, leadership board, etc. or not, you should choose what is best for you in order to succeed here at UCSD. Your experience here is what you make of it and if you have no idea where to start, that's where we can help you! Congrats on making it to UCSD and I hope you have a lot of fun here!

  • Kha Nguyen

    Kha Nguyen

    Tôi nói tiếng Việt

    I am a First-Generation College Student

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: Bioengineering

    College: Warren

    Transferred from: Orange Coast College

    The best place to study on campus is... Warren Student Lounge

    When I'm not studying you can find me... trying out different cultures' food recipes and sharing meals with my family

    The advice I have for transfer students is... reach out to people around you!

  • Kim Kelly

    Kim Kelly

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: Human Biology

    College: Revelle

    Transferred from: MiraCosta College

    The best place to study on campus is... 5th floor of Geisel, Biomedical Library, or Glider Lounge

    When I'm not studying you can find me... playing with my dog, eating in Convoy, spending time with friends and family, or at work

    The advice I have for transfer students is... no matter how difficult things get, don't forget to remind yourself of all the hard work you put in to get to UCSD! Your earned your spot here and don't forget to make the most of it. Take study breaks, explore San Diego, join clubs, go to free events on campus, and never be afraid to ask questions. Try to find a balance between academics and self care to not get overwhelmed and also give yourself time to adjust to transitioning to UCSD. You got this!

  • Lauren Choo

    Lauren Choo

    我会说中文!한국어를 아직 유창하게 할 수 없지만 대화를 좀 할 수 있어요!

    I am an international student from Singapore!

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: Theater, with a minor in International Studies

    College: Sixth

    Transferred from: Irvine Valley College

    The best place to study on campus is... the Sustainability Resource Center.

    When I'm not studying you can find me... watching Kdramas, playing games, singing, dancing, and cooking.

    The advice I have for transfer students is... don’t wait! I know it can be intimidating to jump straight into life at UCSD right after transferring, but you will not have to fear about falling behind if you take every opportunity that comes to you, or make your own opportunities starting from your first quarter here at UCSD.

  • Maliq De Piña

    Maliq De Piña

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    Major: Management Science- Economics

    College: Muir

    Transferred from: Xavier University of Louisiana

    The best place to study on campus is... Biomedical Library or Geisel Study Rooms

    When I'm not studying you can find me...cooking, out and about, or watching Netflix

    The advice I have for transfer students is... take advantage of all the resources at UCSD. You deserve to be here and receive all the benefits that come from being here. Most of all,  believe in yourself!

  • Saida Hassan

    Saida Hassan

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: International Economics

    Transferred from: San Diego Mesa College

    College: Eleanor Roosevelt College

    The best place to study on campus is... ERC Commuter Lounge or Peet's Coffee near RIMAC

    When I'm not studying you can find me... at the BRC, or on Geisel's second floor

    The advice I have for transfer students is... get involved with extracurriculars. I am a staff member on The Guardian, and not only does it look good on my resume, I also learn a lot. 

  • Yuxin Liu

    Yuxin Liu

    讲中文

    I am an International Student

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: Psychology, minor in Business

    Transferred from: Palomar College

    College: Muir

    The best place to study on campus is... Northbreak at the Village

    When I'm not studying you can find me... playing tennis!

    The advice I have for transfer students is... Get connected with your professors! Go to their office hours to introduce yourself and ask questions!  As a transfer student you only have one year before applying to graduate schools. Letters of recommendation is extremely important and you want to get strong letters. Class sizes at UCSD are way larger compared to community colleges, so it is impossible for your professor to know you well by simply attending regular classes.