As a part of Project ISLAS, the University Experience Program focuses on the academic success of students in their freshman year, sophomore year, and transfer year. University Experience Associates (UEAs) are CI students that help facilitate new students' transition to the “University Experience”. UEAs provide students with resources, inside and outside of class, that enable them to excel at a four year institution and beyond.

UEAs also serve as ISLAS Outreach Associates. In this capacity, they will help infuse a University going culture in Ventura County by motivating, mentoring and informing students about baccalaureate-degree pathways, raising awareness of the benefits of higher education, and providing college readiness support to students who are seeking a baccalaureate degree.

Madison Bassow

madison.bassow454@csuci.edu

Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Chico, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... continuing my education.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to live in Seattle.

Julian Carriger

julian.carriger632@csuci.edu

Major: English with an emphasis in education
Hometown: Ventura, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... pursuing my masters in teaching English.
If I were an animal, I'd be a: a glorified lion.

Desiree De La Torre

Major: Biology
Hometown: Oxnard, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... preparing for medical school.
If I were an animal, I'd be a: a tiger.

Abriana Diaz

abriana.diaz131@csuci.edu

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Carpinteria, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... attending grad school to one day earn my Psy.D.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to visit Cuba to meet my biological family members.

Kimberly Fuentes Kimberly Fuentes Facebook page

kimberly.fuentes958@csuci.edu

Major: Political Science
Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... in graduate school pursuing my law degree.
If you were any animal, what would you be? An octopus.

Alexa Gonzalez

alexa.gonzalez036@csuci.edu

Major: Political Science
Hometown: Turlock, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... in graduate school.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to swim with sharks and skydive.

Jeannette Herrera

jeannette.herrera500@csuci.edu

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Santa Clarita Valley, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... going to graduate school.
If I were an animal, I'd be: a jellyfish.

Brandon Hill Brandon Hill Facebook page

brandon.hill059@csuci.edu

Major: English, Emphasis in Education
Hometown: Stockton, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... finishing a credential program and becoming a high school English teacher.
If you were any animal, what would you be? A koala.

Dakotah LaPrelle

dakotah.laprelle707@csuci.edu

Major: Communications with an emphasis of business
Hometown: Ojai, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... working in the music industry.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to kiss Shakira and tour in a band.

Arturo Lobato

arturo.lobato970@csuci.edu

Major: Health Sciences
Hometown: Oxnard, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... joining a master's program to become a physician's assistant.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to go to Paris and have coffee in the restaurant on top of the Eiffel Tower.

Staci Mallet

staci.mallet135@csuci.edu

Major: Sociology
Hometown: Detroit, MI
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... going into research and analysis and high end legal services while attending graduate school.
If I were an animal, I'd be: a bird.

Anabel Ontiveros

Major: Psychology
Hometown: San Rafael, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... continuing to study my major and applying to graduate school. Also, living with my family and friends and getting enganged with my community back home.
If I was an animal, I would be: a tiger because they are beautiful and fearless.

Brittany Peña Brittany Peña Facebook page

brittany.pena127@csuci.edu

Major: Business, Minor Performing Arts
Hometown: Covina, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... working or interning at a marketing agency.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to meet all of my celebrity crushes.

Oliver Perez

oliver.perez815@csuci.edu

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... working in law enforcement.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to bungee jump.

Ariel Sales Ariel Sales Facebook page

ariel.sales911@csuci.edu

Major: Anthropology
Hometown: Riverside, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... in grad school.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to go back to Honduras and buy my great grandmother's house back.

Jasmine Salgado Jasmine Salgado Facebook page

jasmine.salgado032@csuci.edu

Major: Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry
Hometown: El Monte, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... in a graduate program in Epidemiology either in the US or overseas, travel the world, and continue to give back to my community.
The main thing on my bucket list is: Visit and hike at the best hiking trails around the world.

Alexa Szekely

alexa.szekely862@csuci.edu

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Rialto, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... going to graduate school to get my masters.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to go to Hungary to see where I'm from.

Lauren Wood

lauren.wood845@csuci.edu

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Folsom, CA
After I graduate from CI, I envision myself ... at graduate school maybe somewhere on the east coast.
The main thing on my bucket list is: to go skydiving or ziplining.