Meet the Staff
Hi everyone! My name is Lyzette Martin, I grew up in Visalia CA, but the central coast is now my home. I am a proud first generation college student. I started my educational career at a community college and then transferred to Fresno State where I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology. I then moved to beautiful San Luis Obispo and earned my Master’s of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Counseling and Guidance. I view my counseling role as an educator, a coach, a mentor and as a supporter. It is my goal to treat each student as a unique individual and take into account all aspects of their lives. During my free time, I love watching baseball (GO DODGERS!), I enjoy being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. I have a daughter who bring so much joy to mine and my husband’s lives. I am proud to work with such hardworking and motivated students and I’m excited to learn more about you!
Hola! I’m Nury. I was born in Michoacán, Coalcomán de Vázquez Palleres, México. My family and I lived in México for the first two years of my life and then we moved to the United States. Navigating higher education as an undocumented first-generation student was challenging, but I connected with individuals who believed in my potential. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s in Agriculture Science and master’s in Counseling and Guidance for Higher Education. During my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my family. My passion is to support students’ personal and professional goals. Sí se puede!
Hello everyone! My name is Cynthia Paz, I was born and raised in Guadalupe, CA. I began my higher education at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria where I received a degree in Liberal Arts. I then transferred to Cal State Northridge and received a degree in Child & Adolescent Development. After working with preschool age children I quickly realized I wanted to work with older students. I attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where I earned a Master’s of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Counseling and Guidance: Higher Education & Student Affairs. My career goal was to become an Academic Counselor and serve underrepresented students in the Central Coast area. I began my work at Allan Hancock College, working for various departments as an Academic Counselor for over three years. It is one of my greatest accomplishment to be able to work for EOP and this population of students. I love working with students and being part of their educational experience.
When I am not at work I enjoy wine tasting and spending time with my family. I have identical twin boys that are my world. They keep me on my toes and inspire me to be the best person that I can be.
I can’t wait to meet you all!
Hello everyone! My name is Adriana Villicana (she/her/hers) and I am a second year Nutrition Major. I am from Huntington Park, California (quite near downtown LA hehe) and was actually born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a part of Greek life here on campus and am part of a new club here called MUSA; Multiracial Students Association. I have lots of hobbies such as going to the gym, painting, reading, spending time with friends, video games and crafting!
Hi everyone! My name is Stanley Leung, my pronouns are He/Him/His and I am a 3rd-year Psychology student. I am a first-generation, gay college student from Temple City, California but I was raised in Corona, California. Some of my hobbies include spending time with my cat Kirby and trying new foods! I am currently in the process of pursuing a master's in Higher Educational Counseling as my career goal is to become a college counselor.
Hi, everyone! My name is Tess Eyrich, and I’m a graduate student in Cal Poly’s Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs (HECSA) master’s program. I am originally from Orange County and received my bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and I currently live in Paso Robles with my family. During my time at Cal Poly, I’ve been fortunate to intern in academic advising with the Mustang Success Center and career counseling with Career Services. In my free time, I love hiking, road-tripping, cooking (and eating good food), and reading. I’m very excited to be adding to my experience in student affairs by working with EOP, and I can’t wait to meet our students.
Hello Everyone! My name is Diana Pina and I am a first generation college student from Los Angeles. I am starting my third year as an Animal Science major on the Pre-Vet track at Cal Poly and along with being a part of EOP, I am also a Cal Poly Scholar! I enjoy video games, reading, stargazing, and being around animals and nature. I participated in Summer Institute 2019 and I’m excited to give back to the program that gave me so much. I am greatly looking forward to meeting you all in July!
Hello, my name is Maria Josebet Luna, but I go by Josebet. I am a third year architecture undergraduate minoring in architectural engineering. I was born and raised in Mexico City until the age of fifteen; then I moved to Central Valley which has been my home since. I am very passionate about design; my plan after graduating is to obtain my license and work in the residential sector focusing in affordable housing. On my free time, I like sketching, dancing, and I always enjoy watching a good movie.
My name is Eduardo Lopez, but I go by Eddie. I am a fourth year and will be graduating this Spring (2021), with a double major in Psychology and Comparative Ethnic Studies with a minor in Child Development. This will be my third year being a Learning Assistant for this EOP program and I could not be more excited. I am originally from a small town in the central valley called Sanger, CA (near Fresno). I enjoy playing volleyball, working out, running, hiking, and basically anything that gets me outdoors and moving (feel free to invite me or ask to do any of these things together, I always enjoy it!) . On another note, I am also a big horror fanatic and enjoy watching scary movies regularly and getting into new tv shows (If you have any recommendations feel free to spark a conversation or send them my way). I look forward to meeting you all and helping you begin your college careers!
Hello everyone! My name is Angela Mendez and I go by Angie. I am a third-year majoring in Business Administration concentrating in Management and HR with a minor in Psychology. I am a proud first-generation college student from South Gate in the Los Angeles area. I love spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach and I have a slight addiction to boba. I also enjoy going dirt-bike riding, skating, hiking and spending time outdoors.
Hello everyone! My name is Miguel Ramos (He/Him/His) and I am a second year Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences major with a minor in Indigenous Studies on Natural Resources and the Environment. I was born in Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares, Michoacán, México. I was raised in Mexico for the first thirteen years of my life until my family and I took the opportunity to move to the United States. Now I live in Ceres, California which is a city in the northern part of the Central Valley. I am a first-generation college student here at Cal Poly and I am EOP proud! Some of the organizations that I am involved in are the club Latinos in Agriculture, where I will be the Vice-President of the club next year, and I am also part of soil judging team of the university. Some of my hobbies are running, working out, cooking, swimming, hiking, and basically anything that involves the outdoors! If you ever want to do any of these things or want suggestions of places to visit in San Luis Obispo reach out to me! I am excited to meet and work with y’all!