People

Meet the Staff

OSC Peer Mentors from left to right:

Liam Finn, Miranda Tran, Jackie Lopez, Leilani Ferreras, Fransica Curiel, Miguel Guillen, and Kevin Braza.

Malaphone Phommasa
  • Director
  • Academic Success Initiatives
  • Student Activities Coordinator
  • (805) 893-5009
  • Programs Assistant
  • (805) 893-3457
  • Graduate Student Mentor

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Peer Mentor
 

 

  • Peer Mentor

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Psychological and Brain Sciences

Minor: Science and Mathematics Education

Campus Affiliations:

5th Grade Chemistry Outreach UCSB 

SciTrek

Tutoring Local High School Students

Destino

Biography:

Francisca is a proud Latina from the city of San Diego and is the first in her family to attend college. She is currently in her fourth year working towards a BS in psychology as well as a minor in science and math education. Francisca strongly believes there are no limits to what one can achieve and no one path to success. Therefore she is excited to share her personal experience as a UCSB undergraduate student to incoming students and help them make a home away from home. During her free time she enjoys walking along the nature trails at UCSB and exercising. She also enjoys watching cooking videos and expanding her culinary knowledge.

  • Peer Mentor
  • Peer Mentor

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Geography (Geographic Information Science)

Biography:

Liam is an undergraduate senior at UCSB majoring in Geography, with an emphasis in GIS. He transferred from Cañada Community College in the Bay Area after receiving his associates degree in Economics and Business Administration. Liam is a first generation college student, who takes pride in helping other students achieve their educational and personal goals. Liam loves to spend time outside enjoying everything Santa Barbara has to offer. He is more than happy to assist other first generation, underrepresented students, transfers, and everyone else here at the OSC!

  • Peer Mentor
  • Peer Mentor

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Communication

Minors: Education & Applied Psychology 

Campus Affiliation: Research Assistant, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology; Academic Chair for Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Inc.; Mentor for the Cultural Mentorship Program  

Biography:

Jackie is an undergraduate third-year at UCSB majoring in Communication and double minoring in Applied Psychology and Education. As a first-generation college student, she is passionate about helping other first-gen students make the transition from high school to college and is excited to return to the ONDAS Student Center to serve as a peer mentor for a second year!  She is currently a research assistant for the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology in the Gevirtz Graduate School and is also involved in multicultural greek life. Her ultimate goal is to go on to graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in School Psychology, after which she would love to help low-income, underrepresented communities get access to mental health services that are often inaccessible. Jackie also enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy and eating blaze pizza as a way of practicing self-care!

  • Peer Mentor