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Meet the Staff

Meet Our Staff!

Program Director

Yesenia Curiel


Phone: (209) 233-1746

CARE Campus Advocate

Lynna Cano

Phone: (209) 286-2051

Prevention Interns

Carlo Vasquez

Year: 4th

Major: Human Biology with a minor in Public Health

Fun Fact: He likes to play Tabletop RPGs!

Connie Liu

Year: 3rd

Major: Sociology

Fun Fact: Likes her boba drinks 50% sweet and 50% ice!

Morgan Martinez

Year: 4th

Major: Psychology

Fun Fact: She can kinda whistle, just not well!

Ruth Serrano

Year: 4th

Major: English with a Political Science minor

Fun Fact: She can speak a little bit of Madarin!

America Lopez

Year: 3rd

Major: Public Health

Fun Fact: Her dog is her life; he's a little chihuahua named Bear!

Athena Pulido

Year: 2nd

Major: Political Science

Fun Fact: She was at UC Merced's first graduation!

Admin Interns

Daniela Arias

Year: 4th

Major: Human Biology

Fun Fact: Her favorite color is sunset orange!

Ellisia Castro-Ibey

Year: 4th

Major: Anthropology with a double minor in Writing and Global Arts

Fun Fact: Currently, her favorite band is AJR!

Allen Len

Year: 4th

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Fun Fact: He has a fraternal twin!


Ashley Tejeda Oliver

Year: 1st

Major: Double majoring in Anthropology & Management and Business Economics

Fun Fact: She likes to read!

Guadalupe Andrade

Year: 1st

Major: Management and Business Economics with a minor in Writing

Fun Fact: She ran four 26.2 mile marathons that began at the Doger's Stadium and ends in the city of Santa Monica!

Melissa Menendez

Year: 3rd

Major: Psychology 

Fun Fact: Vans all the way!

Alma Rodriguez-Lopez

Andrea Sanchez

Year: 2nd

Major: Sociology with minors in Political Science and Spanish

Fun Fact: She went to the Italian restaurant where Fettuccine Alfredo was invented!