EOP STEM Peer Success Coaches


Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) & Learning Support Services (LSS) are launching a Peer Success Coach program in partnership. Peer coaches are responsible for supporting and providing academic accountability to EOP and non-EOP undergraduate students to foster student success at the STEM Hub Rm 214 located inside the S&E Library.

Students can schedule one-on-one and group sessions with a Peer Success Coach to receive support and co-create academic success plans to further develop a student’s ability to grow their skillset as a successful slug. 

You are welcome to download our flyer to post around your offices!

What is Peer Success Coaching Program?

The program provides an alternate means of support where tutoring may not be wanted, an appropriate approach, or not offered in a course.

  • With a Peer Success Coach students will:
    • Building academic skills (e.g. time management, note-taking, etc)
    • Building help-seeking behaviors (e.g. navigate office hours and campus resources)
    • Help students be self-regulated learners (e.g. learn strategies to manage test anxiety and imposter syndrome)
    • Offer referrals to campus offices and/or staff as needed
How do I sign up for EOP STEM Peer Success Coaching Services?
  • Sign up to meet with an EOP STEM Peer Success Coach services on a weekly basis for a 1-hour session that best fits your schedule through tutor hub for the entire quarter.   

                 - EOP STEM Peer Success coaches will be available to support all EOP STEM students.

                 - LSS Peer Success Coaches will be available to support both EOP and non-EOP in all majors.

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Interested in learning more about Peer Success Coaching Services?

If you would like to learn more about peer success coaching services, sign up to attend one of the drop-in sessions in person at the STEM Hub. You can sign up to attend our drop-in sessions via Tutor Hub.

Drop-in Hours at STEM Hub at S&E Library Rm 214: 

  • Wednesday's: 12:00pm - 2:00 pm at STEM Hub #8 Dr. YouYou & #4 Dr. Breazeal
  • Friday's: 4:00pm - 6:00pm at STEM Hub #3 Dr. Sindi


EOP STEM Peer Success Coaching Hours

Tutor Hub will show the next available time to meet with an LSS & EOP STEM Peer Success Coaches. 

-> Sign in to TutorHub

-> Select “Find Individual Writing or Academic Services”,

-> Then select “Academic Coaching”


STEM Hub location

We are located at the Science and Engineering Library in Science Hill in room 214. Once inside the library, head towards the Dougherty Reading Room and turn left on the hallway. The STEM Hub will be located at the end of the hallway to the right.    

                  Watch the instructional video below on how to find the STEM Hub!



Email Contact: psc@ucsc.edu

 meet the team

    Alexander Martin-Carrillo

  • Alexander Martin-Carrillo

    2nd year / Biology B.A.

    Hello everyone, my name is Alexander Martin-Carrillo. I love going to the beach and going out to eat to spend time with friends and family. As well as playing and watching sports like soccer and basketball. Everyone is unique in their own way, and I like listening to people's perspectives and takes on different subjects. This enables me to give positive and honest feedback to any individual who desires that.

    Fun Fact: Favorite food is Vietnamese cuisine.

  • Elliot Ahlstroem

  • Elliot Ahlstroem

    2nd year / Computer Science with a minor in Linguistics

    Hey there! My name is Elliot, I'm a second-year Computer Science: Game Design major and Linguistics minor, and I'm very excited to be joining EOP's staff this year. I like to focus on task management and organizational tools to help students figure out the best way to manage their time well. In my free time, I tend to haunt the rafters as a spotlight operator for CMT San Jose, and I'm a big comic book/video game nerd. I have also been known to make a mean pasta carbonara.

    Fun Fact: I have a pretty extensive comic book collection, dating back to the 80s.

  • Paola Santos

  • Paola Santos

    2nd year / Environmental Science

    My name is Paola Santos:), and I am originally from Los Angeles, California. Going to the gym, shopping, trying new foods, and spending time with my pets are some of my hobbies. Dancing, listening to music, and attending concerts are some of my passions. One of my counseling methods is to be supportive and engaged in listening to others. I will do everything in my power to guide and support others.

    Fun Fact: I love to dye my hair often, trying to do a complete rainbow.

  • Roberto Huezo (he/him/his)

  • Roberto Huezo

    4th year / Global and Community Health with a concentration in Public and Community Health

    Hello! My name is Roberto and I hope I can provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment where all students can thrive. As an EOP Peer Success Coach, I can offer academic support and I advocate for holistic well-being, valuing the importance of maintaining a healthy school/work-life balance. Outside of peer coaching role I enjoy visiting the nearby beaches, which helps me unwind and stay grounded. I am excited to embark on this journey with you, helping you navigate the challenges of student life and achieve your goals!

    Fun Fact: I have 2 dogs and a cat