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Academic Advisors


Academic Advisors are here to support you on your journey to graduation.

Current Students: Meet with an Academic Advisor during In-Person or Virtual Drop-In hours.

  • Check your myCoyote Student Center for registration holds and instructions on removing them. Some advising holds cannot be removed via drop-in.

Prospective Students: Schedule a Pre-Application Appointment to meet with an Admissions Officer.

Graduate Students (Credential, Masters, Postbaccalaureate): Visit Graduate Studies for a list of coordinators and advisors.

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Andrew Castillo

Academic Advisor & Graduation Pledge Coordinator 

"I suffer from turophobia."


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Angela Baro

Academic Advisor

"I love plants."


Anthony Justin Zafra
Anthony Justin Zafra

Academic Advisor

"My birthday is on Star Wars day."


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Arturo Gutierrez

Academic Advisor

"I enjoy campus walks & people say I'm a picky eater."


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Aurora Bell

Academic Advisor

"I met Q from Impractical Jokers."


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Brittany Moore

Academic Advisor

"I enjoy baking cookies and cakes for my family and friends. I'm always learning new baking techniques to test out."


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Brittiny Dennis

Academic Advisor & Academic Advising Orientation Coordinator

"I enjoy a iced coffee, light ice, vanilla syrup, no classic, a splash of cream, with light caramel drizzle."


Chantal Moran

Academic Advisor

"I am adopted."


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Eduardo A. Mendoza


"I am a foodie, and I love to travel."


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Elizabeth Sandoval

Academic Advisor

"My favorite show is the Big Bang Theory."


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Ellie Gault

Assistant Director

"I love tacos!"


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Erika Hernandez

Academic Advisor & Excessive Units Coordinator

"I drive a Jeep because I love going off-roading and being off the grid on the weekend."


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John Noriega

Academic Advisor & Undeclared Advising Coordinator

"I enjoy binge watching 'Friends.'"


Joseph Galvan

Academic Advisor

"I have taught in K-12th grade and coached football."


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Julian Trujillo

Academic Advisor

"I have been on a racetrack and rode along with Emergency Services on race day."


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Kevin Yang

Academic Advisor

"I like to paint for others!"


Kimberly Keller

Academic Advisor 

"I love Star Wars and I have built two lightsabers!"


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Lisa Guzman

Project Director

"I bowled for my university team at UC Berkeley and was a professional bowler for a short time."


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Luis Huante

Academic Advisor & Peer Advisor Coordinator

"I enjoy the outdoors, exploring new places, and traveling."


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Matt Markin

Academic Advisor & Academic Success Coordinator

"I like to go on hikes."


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Meghan McGarry

Academic Advisor & First-Year Coordinator

"I enjoy the beach."


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Olga Valdivia

Academic Advisor

"I love gardening and being with my fur babies: Brody, Riley, and Buddy."


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Oscar Moreno-Castro

Academic Advisor, Palm Desert Campus

"I can’t smell or taste, so please don’t ask me to pick where to eat. Everything smells/tastes the same to me."


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Pedro Saltipar

Academic Advisor, Palm Desert Campus

"I enjoy playing retro video games in my spare time."


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Rachel Morgan

Academic Advisor

"I like knitting."


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Raeven Sanchez

Academic Advisor

"My birthday is Halloween, and I have a bearded dragon."


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Ruth Howell

Academic Advisor, Palm Desert Campus & Coordinator

 "I’ve been an ASL interpreter for lectures, labs, workshops, and theatre productions!"


Shane Blake
Shane Blake

Academic Advisor

 "I can say the alphabet backwards in under 10 seconds!"

Tracee McCreary, academic advisor
Tracee McCreary 

Academic Advisor

"I love horseback riding."


Yuricsa Pantoja

Academic Advisor

"I enjoy going to amusement parks."