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Graduate Assistants

  • Monique Holbert (She/Her)

    Monique Holbert (She/Her)

    Grad Program: Postsecondary Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs (SDSU)
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Fun fact: I went on a 12-day road trip to Canada

Peer Guidance Leaders

The Black Resource Center Peer Guidance Program is designed to aid the academic, social and cultural adjustment of incoming first year students to life at UC San Diego. Through peer mentoring, the goal of this program is the foster a network of support for culturally diverse historically underrepresented first year students. Peer Guidance Leaders (PGLs) serve as peer support personnel and serve as an extension of the Black Resource Center staff.  Interested in being a Peer Guidance Leader? Check out the application!

  • David S. Boateng

    David S. Boateng

    Major: Cognitive Science - Neuroscience
    Minor: African-American Studies Minor
    College: Thurgood Marshall College
    Hometown: Columbus, OH

    Fun fact: My voice memos are full of melodies/song ideas.

  • Saray Brown (She/Her)

    Saray Brown (She/Her)

    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Minor: Human Development
    College: Eleanor Roosevelt College
    Hometown: Santa Maria, CA

    Fun fact: I am the oldest of six sibling and am the first to go to university!

  • Angela Chapman (She/Her)

    Angela Chapman (She/Her)

    Major: Psychology - Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience
    College: John Muir College
    Hometown: Desert Hot Springs, CA

    Fun fact: I'm the youngest out of 13 children, meaning that I have 12 older half-siblings and I'm the first to go to a 4-year university straight from high school.

  • Crystal Coffey (She/Her)

    Crystal Coffey (She/Her)

    Major: Psychology - Human Health
    College: John Muir College
    Hometown: Bellflower, CA

    Fun fact: I have watched all seasons of America's Next Top Model.

  • Samantha Oluchi Etchie (She/Her)

    Samantha Oluchi Etchie (She/Her)

    Major: Psychology
    College: Earl Warren College
    Hometown: San Diego, CA

    Fun fact: I played the violin for six years and love to sing.

  • Fernando Gonzalez (He/Him)

    Fernando Gonzalez (He/Him)

    Major: Global Health
    Minor: Business
    College: John Muir College
    Hometown: San Diego, CA

    Fun fact: I'm a huge foodie and I can play 3 instruments

  • Jazmyne "Jaz" Jackson (She/Her)

    Jazmyne "Jaz" Jackson (She/Her)

    Major: International Business
    Minor: Chinese Studies
    College: Thurgood Marshall College
    Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

    Fun fact: I have visited 15 countries outside of the U.S. :)

  • Zakora Jones (She/Her)

    Zakora Jones (She/Her)

    Major: Human Biology
    College: Roger Revelle College
    Hometown: Compton, CA

    Fun fact: I took swimming lessons as a child and still can't swim :)

  • Abel Seyoum (He/Him)

    Abel Seyoum (He/Him)

    Major: Data Science
    College: Earl Warren College
    Hometown: San Diego, CA

    Fun fact: I enjoy surfing in my free time.

Student Success Leaders

The Black Resource Center Interns are student scholars who assist in carrying out the mission and goals of the center. They are responsible for quarterly programming to promote community building, academic success, and a sense of belonging. Their presence is an integral piece of the center's day to day functioning and success.  Interested in becoming an intern for next academic year? Check out the application!

  • Jaelynn Douglas (She/Her)

    Jaelynn Douglas (She/Her)

    Majors: Political Science - Public Law / Business Psychology
    College: Eleanor Roosevelt College
    Hometown: Manassas, Virginia

    Fun fact: When I was bored one night, I taught myself how to say "apple" in over 20 different languages.

  • Cynthia Gilmore (She/Her)

    Cynthia Gilmore (She/Her)

    Major: International Business
    College: Eleanor Roosevelt College
    Hometown: Houston, TX

    Fun fact: I have lived in four different states.

  • Fernando Gonzalez (He/Him)

    Fernando Gonzalez (He/Him)

    Major: Global Health
    Minor: Business
    College: John Muir College
    Hometown: San Diego, CA

    Fun fact: I'm a huge foodie and I can play 3 instruments

  • Precious Inyang (She/Her)

    Precious Inyang (She/Her)

    Major: Global Health
    College: Thurgood Marshall College
    Hometown: San Diego, CA

    Fun Fact: My favorite hobbies are painting, drawing, playing Scrabble, and sewing.

  • Solange Jackson (She/They)

    Solange Jackson (She/They)

    Major: Human Biology
    Minor: German Studies
    College: Eleanor Roosevelt College
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA

    Fun fact: I've played the violin for 10 years

  • Nyagoah Chuol Puoch (She/Her)

    Nyagoah Chuol Puoch (She/Her)

    Major: Mathematics-Computer Science
    College: John Muir College
    Hometown: San Diego, CA

    Fun fact: I enjoy being outdoors.

  • Afiana Shiferaw (She/Her)

    Afiana Shiferaw (She/Her)

    Major: Pharmacological Chemistry
    College: Thurgood Marshall College
    Hometown: San Jose, CA

    Fun fact: I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.