Stephanie Nguyen

Peer Mentor Stephanie
Peer Mentor


Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers

Campus Involvements: Research Assistant at CITRAL, Healthy Beverage Initiative Research Group, College of Letters and Science Honors Program

Major: Biology & Environmental Studies



Originally from Orange County, Stephanie is a 2nd year student at UCSB double majoring in Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies. As a first-gen student, she is passionate about helping others overcome educational barriers and is working towards a career in education. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, swimming, cooking, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family. Stephanie is honored to be a peer mentor at the OSC and is excited to help students navigate their college experience.


Advice for First-Generation College Students:

Never be afraid to ask for advice and reach out, whether it’s for academic, social, or financial reasons. Go to your professors’ office hours, explore different organizations, and utilize campus resources! There are a variety of resources and people at UCSB dedicated to helping students succeed and enjoy their time at UCSB.