Meet the FYE Peer Mentors

FYE Peer Mentors

The following peer mentors will be in Area E First-Year Seminar courses during Fall 2021. 




Betsy Paredes Centeno (she/her/hers)


Betsy Paredes Centeno (she/her/ella) is a master's student in Psychology at SFSU. She is a Sally Casanova Pre-Doc Scholar and was awarded the Graduate Equity Fellowship Scholarship for the 2022-201 academic year. As an undergrad at SFSU, she double majored in Psychology and Latino/a Studies. She loves meeting new people and mentoring other students pursuing higher education. She is excited about meeting incoming first-year students and helping them with the transition to a university.


Skye Taliaferro (she/her/hers)


Hi, my name is Skye and I’m currently a fourth year student studying Visual Communications here at SF State! I grew up in the Bay Area and was born and raised in San Mateo, California. I love baking, fashion and thrifting, and I’m almost always listening to music! I also really like boba and playing Minecraft. This semester I’ll be peer mentoring for Professor Weinberger in CWL 216. I’m looking forward to another semester in the FYE program!



Sonia Getz (she/he/they)


Hello, I'm Sonia and I'm a fourth year Sociology major with a Race and Resistance minor. Previously I led the FYE pen-pal program and worked in ENG 214 and 216, and will now be assisting in ENG 218 with Professor Kat DeGuzman. I'm looking forward to discussing the poetry book microchips for millions by Janice Lobo Sapigao with my peers and supporting them as they write about topics of their own choosing. In my free time I enjoy creating art and going to the public library.


Jason Pichardo Hernandez (he/him/his)


My name is Jason (he/him/his). I'm a Psychology major and was born and raised here in the Bay Area and I’m currently living in Concord, California. I love watching and playing basketball, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. Something that excites me for the Fall 2021 semester is I get to go back to peer mentoring in person even though it’s just one class I’m excited to be back in person. I can’t wait to meet all my students in person and work with them! Another thing that I’m excited for is I get to be on campus again and go to my favorite spots and relax before or after class.



Lorenzo Emmanuel Abecia (he/him/his)


My name is Lorenzo Abecia. I am currently a third year Pre-Nursing Student living here in the Bay Area in Pittsburg, California. I love sports, most notably basketball, cooking, songwriting, making connections, and trying new things. I am excited to meet and work with first year students, the faculty, as well as to build connections and make friends with students and my fellow peers!


Olivia Aquino (she/her/they/them)


Olivia Aquino (she/they/siya) is a second year Asian American Studies major and Counseling minor. She was raised in the Bay Area but currently resides in Tracy, CA. She enjoys painting, hot pot, museums, and aquariums (but will have to wait until it's safe to enjoy visiting them!). Aside from building community with and getting to know her wonderful students, Olivia is excited for the workshops and events to come this semester!


Jessica Nowak (she/her/hers)


I'm Jessica, and I'm a third year double majoring in Cinema and Japanese. I'm from LA, so living in SF is quite a big change for me! I look forward to the transition back to in-person classes, and I look forward to seeing everyone larger than a Zoom icon this year!


Audrey Parker (she/her/hers)


I’m Audrey, a third year Studio Art major from Palm Desert, California! I’m super excited to make connections with the first year students, and help them make connections of their own. I’m ready to make this semester the best one yet!


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