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Project upGRADS Certificate

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Certificate in Supporting Graduate Students of Color

This certificate focuses specifically on strengthening faculty abilities to support Black and Hispanic graduate students and build students’ sense of belonging with culturally sensitive advising and the fundamentals of mentorship. This certificate requires the completion of three different workshops from the series. Workshops currently planned for Spring 2024 are listed below.

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Cosechando Poder: Exploring and Honoring the Cultural Wisdom of Graduate Students for Academic Success 

  • Dr. Ana Guadalupe Reyes, Department of Counseling
  • February 2, 2024 from 2-3pm, via Zoom

The Nuts & Bolts of Mentoring Graduate Students: Building Relationships, Setting Goals, & Creating Success

  • Dr. Matt Englar-Carlson, Department of Counseling
  • February 8, 2024 from 1-2pm, via Zoom

Supporting Graduate Students’ Mental Health

  • Dr. Adrian A. Rodriguez, Department of Human Services
  • February 15, 2024 from 12-1pm, via Zoom

Establishing Culturally Responsive Relationships with Graduate Students

  • Dr. Leah Brew, Department of Counseling
  • February 23, 2024 from 2-3pm, via Zoom

Overview of Project UpGRADS

CSUF's Project upGRADS is a grant funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education's HSI Title V program.

Dr. Katherine Powers, Principal Investigator | Dr. Volker Janssen, Project Director, | Angelly Barroso, Advising Coordinator, | Stephanie Vega, Program Manager,

Certificate Completers

Fall 2023

  • Manal Alatrash
  • Valentina Aproda
  • Vivianne Asturizaga
  • Michael Baker
  • Doina Bein
  • Julie Brice
  • Huy Chung
  • Jaya Dofe
  • Michael Groves
  • Uksun Kim
  • Brian Lovato
  • Anthony Macias
  • Valentina Maurer
  • Austin Nation
  • Omar Ramos
  • Diana Robles
  • Christine Scher
  • Eric Tafolla
  • Joseph Vargas
  • Sachel Villafane-Garcia
  • Grace Yi

Spring 2024

  • Meri Beckham
  • Scott Bolman
  • Julian Brito
  • Ryan Cammarota
  • Stephanie Campbell
  • Marc Collazo
  • Jeff Darden
  • Brittany Eghaneyan
  • Koren Fisher
  • Beatriz Hussar
  • Sagil James
  • Adrian Jung
  • Allyson Kelly
  • Do Kyeong Lee
  • Maritza Lozano
  • Vali Memeti
  • Carolyn Mraz
  • Marie Nubia-Feliciano
  • Yuko Okado
  • Priya Patel
  • Zuleima Pelayo
  • Ramona Perez
  • Krissy Sanchez
  • Heather Terry
  • Deirdre Thomas
  • Duan Tran