Meet the FYE Peer Mentors

FYE Peer Mentors - Fall 2020

The following peer mentors are currently in A2 English Classes for Fall 2020. In addition to these peer mentors, We are currently training new peer mentor trainees this Fall. Lorenzo Emmanuel Abecia, Olivia Aquino, Jair Estrada, Daniella Llamas, Jessica Nowak, Audrey Parker, and Makena Rutishauser will be joining in Spring 2021 in Area E First-Year Seminar courses.




Betsy Paredes Centeno (she/her/hers)


Betsy Paredes Centeno (she/her/ella) is a master's student in Psychology's Mind, Brain, and Behavior program at SFSU, where she also got her BA in both Psychology and Latino/a Studies. She was born in San Francisco, CA and currently resides in East Palo Alto, CA. She is excited about meeting incoming first-year students and helping them navigate remote learning and the transition from high school to college.


Skye Taliaferro (she/her/hers)


Skye (she/her/hers) is currently a third-year Visual Communications major who grew up in the Bay Area and is originally from San Mateo, California. She loves all things design, enjoys baking, and loves boba! Skye is excited to be a peer mentor this semester because she loves working with and being able to help students.


Sonia Getz (she/her/hers)


My name is Sonia Getz and my pronouns are she/her. I'm a third year student at San Francisco State, studying Sociology with a minor in Race & Resistance Studies. I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and here in Norcal later on. Over the past few months I have enjoyed writing creative essays, helping out in the garden, and playing New Horizons.


Sarah Dang (she/her/hers)


My name is Sarah and I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa but I am currently living in San Jose, California. I'm a 3rd year Kinesiology major. This Fall, I am excited for more family time, new learning experiences, and creating new friendships with first year students.


Makaela Mabrey (she/her/hers)

Makaela Mabrey (she/her/hers) is a political science major from San Francisco. This semester, she hopes to discover new and efficient ways to connect with my peers online.


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 the East bay in Castro Valley. Something that excites me for fall 2020 Is I get to start doing my job again as a Peer mentor and I can’t wait to meet all my students. Another thing is the classes I’ll be taking because I think I picked really interesting classes so I’m excited for that!


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