Meet our Cabrillo 2+2 CSUMB Peer Mentors!

Alessa Heredia-Guzman

Hi, my name is Alessa Heredia-Guzman, I am a 2+2 student and a peer mentor for the program. I graduated from Watsonville High School in 2021 and this is my first year at Cabrillo College. I plan to transfer to a 4-year university. I am currently majoring in Horticulture- Agriculture Plant Science. My goal as a peer mentor is to help others strive towards success. Something about myself is that I am bilingual, I speak English and Spanish. I hope that this can benefit others who also speak these languages and are seeking help. A few things about myself are that I enjoy going out in nature, I like to cook different types of food, and I like to spend time with my friends and family.

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Gerardo Rivera

My name is Gerardo Rivera and I recently graduated from Watsonville high school in 2021. I'm an incoming Cabrillo College student this Fall with plans to transfer to a four year institution. My major is Engineering and I'm currently exploring the different Engineering concentrations I'd like to pursue. I look forward to helping students achieve their goals. I and the entire 2+2 program will do our best to help you succeed in your years at Cabrillo College! In my free time I like to make homemade enchiladas, spend time with family and go running.

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