Sergio Hernandez

Peer Mentor (2016-2019)


Gender Pronouns: He/His/Him

Major: Psychology BA and Spanish BA

Minor: Education


Campus Orgs: El Congreso Club Member, Cultural Mentorship Program: La Familia, College of Letters and Science Honors Program 



Sergio Hernandez is a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara studying Psychology and Spanish with plans of obtaining a minor in Education as well. Sergio is currently studying abroad with UCEAP in the Netherlands for the Fall Quarter. In the summer of 2015, Sergio participated in a summer research program at UC Santa Barbara called Summer Institute of Mathematics and Science (SIMS) where he collaborated with three other peers and a graduate student in order to conduct their own research on cognitive neuroscience, specifically on categorization and grouping. After completing the research, Sergio and his colleagues presented their results to a crowd of faculty, professors, and staff via PowerPoint. Since then, Sergio became passionate about psychological research, however, he especially enjoys research that deals with social behavior and the biological aspects behind it. In accordance, Sergio is excited to study abroad in the Netherlands at Utrecht University where he will hopefully take classes that connect the field of psychology with the disciplines of law and criminology. In the future, he hopes to work in research that deals with the biological aspect of criminal behavior. Aside from allotting his time in order to achieve his academic goals, Sergio spends his free time relaxing at the beach and practicing his photography skills. He will return to the OSC in Winter 2019.