Each advising cohort, whether first-year or transfer, will have an assigned peer mentor. Peer mentors are current students in your area of interest who are a resource to help as you transition into and learn to navigate Saint Mary's. They are available to answer any questions you may have about your time at SMC.
Please see below for your peer mentor's email address to contact them and schedule a check-in.
Two of our peer mentors are also available in the Advising Office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am-1:30pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00pm. To schedule a meeting with them, please email Gabbi Malam or Dylan Cazin or call the adivising office at (925) 631-8274.
First-Year and Transfer Peer Mentors
Coming in Spring !!
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: The beautiful campus!
2021-2022 FYAC Sections: SMC-070-31/32/33
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: The IC and Diversity Orgs. These organizations are where I found myself at SMC and I love to be a part of them.
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-11/20/21
Majors: Politics and Economics
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: The small class sizes and the personalized assistance you get from professors and advisors. You can tell professors truly want to help you learn and that advisors are always trying to find the opportunities that best fit your interests.
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-26 & SMC-070-37
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: The community aspect of Saint Mary’s. Since Saint Mary’s is a smaller school, the connections students build with their professors and classmates can last a lifetime. Professors are always eager to help their students become successful!
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-14/29
Major: Allied Health Science
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: The warm and welcoming environment that is always present. All of the people at SMC have a special bond that I think makes us a tight-knit community and I will always love that.
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-06/07/22
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: The small class sizes and how pretty the campus is.
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-15/16/17
Minor: Digital Media and Theatre
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: The spanish architecture style and the surrounding hills.
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-08/10/30
Minor: JCL with a SSTE 4+1 Concentration
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-18 & SMC-170-02
Maya Andres Diaz-Villalta
Major: Anthropology and Dance
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: Being in community with folks and learning from all the amazing professors.
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-24
Favorite thing(s) about SMC: How inclusive it is and how easy it is to get involved with different organizations on campus.
2021-2022 FYAC Section: SMC-070-13/27