A Message About Daca

It is with a heavy heart that we, at the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs, express our deep disappointment in the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the Trump administration. We empathize with the many students, families and friends impacted by this decision. We acknowledge the harm, anxiety, and stress this action creates. The consequences of this decision impacts us all and we stand united behind Dreamers.

Our doors are open and we offer our full support to all affected by this action.

As a result of the decision, we are working with the Dream Center to raise awareness and funding to assist DACA students in paying for their renewal fees. To donate to the Dreamer’s Support Fund, please visit: https://umarket.utah.edu/ugive/index.php?gift_id=2564.

Union 235

801-581-8151

Academic Advising

Scholarship Info

Student Groups

Cultural Support

Tutoring Services

Computers

Student Lounge

Trainings

Our Programs

Although technically these programs come out of Equity and Diversity as a whole, several of the staff members that run these programs are located in our center.

First Year Diversity Scholars

The First Year Diversity Scholars Program supports students through a personalized campus orientation, regular interactions with faculty and staff of color, academic advising, multiple mentoring relationships, and off-campus community engagement opportunities. Most notably, the program is implemented as a cohort model that includes traditional admitted students, sponsored students, and scholarship students.

Learn more…

Transfer Diversity Scholars

Our Transfer Diversity Scholars Program’s goal is to help with successfully transferring to and navigating the U of U. We provide services, resources, and community to help accomplish your goals and further your education.

Learn more…

Our Advisors and Staff

Tricia Sugiyama

Director of the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs
Union 235
801-587-9568
t.sugiyama@utah.edu

Paul Fisk

Transfer Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-3328
paul.fisk@utah.edu
Meet with Paul

David (Tevita) Kinikini

Family Support Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-8151
d.kinikini@utah.edu
Meet with David (Tevita)

Rudy Medina

First Year Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-585-1538
rudy.medina@utah.edu
Meet with Rudy

Portia Saulabiu

Retention Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-587-9567
portia.saulabiu@utah.edu
Meet with Portia

Anthony Shirley

Scholarship & Financial Resources Coordinator
Union 235
801-585-6458
a.shirley@utah.edu
Meet with Anthony

Giulia Soto

Second Year Program Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-8151
giulia.soto@utah.edu
Meet with Giulia

Kadija Mohamed

Administrative Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8142
K.Mohamed@utah.edu

Abby Romero

Graduate Assistant
Union 235
801-587-8436

Chelsea Manzanares

Graduate Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
chelsea.manza@gmail.com

Angie Gamarra

Transfer Program Peer Mentor
Union 235

angielgamarra@gmail.com

Andrea Salcedo

Graduate Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
andrea.salcedo@utah.edu

Sarah Orozco

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
385-222-4815
sarah.orozco1@gmail.com

AnaJenny Fernandez

Office Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
anajenny.fernandez@utah.edu

Nina Castellanos

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
208-313-8465
ninacastellanos98@gmail.com

Wendy Vazquez

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-604-8231
u1116261@utah.edu

Iasia Beh

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
iasiabeh@gmail.com

Tutoring Services

CESA’s tutoring services are free, and our tutors are excited to help you out. Call them to schedule a time to meet and study!

Applied Science

Solidworks, CATIA, 3D Engineering Software

Joey Lee • u0973389@utah.edu • 801-413-8152

  • Mon: 10AM – 6PM
  • Tue: 1PM – 6PM
  • Wed: 10AM – 6PM
  • Thu: 1PM – 6PM
  • Fri: 10AM – 1PM

Formal Science

Algebra Through Calculus

Iasia Beh • iasiabeh@gmail.com • 801-581-8151

  • Mon: 11AM – 4PM
  • Wed: 2 – 4PM

Joey Lee • u0973389@utah.edu • 801-413-8152

  • Mon: 10AM – 6PM
  • Tue: 1PM – 6PM
  • Wed: 10AM – 6PM
  • Thu: 1PM – 6PM
  • Fri: 10AM – 1PM

Jhon Panotes • jgbpanotes@gmail.com • 801-581-8151

  • Mon: 9AM – 1PM
  • Tue: 9AM – 12PM
  • Thu: 9AM – 12PM

Eldon • eldonpea@gmail.com

  • Tue: 8AM – 1PM
  • Thu: 8AM – 1PM

Trigonometry

Eldon • eldonpea@gmail.com

  • Tue: 8AM – 1PM
  • Thu: 8AM – 1PM

Calculus 1 & Calculus 2

Jhon Panotes • jgbpanotes@gmail.com • 801-581-8151

  • Mon: 9AM – 1PM
  • Tue: 9AM – 12PM
  • Thu: 9AM – 12PM

Eldon • eldonpea@gmail.com

  • Tue: 8AM – 1PM
  • Thu: 8AM – 1PM

Calculus 3

Eldon • eldonpea@gmail.com

  • Tue: 8AM – 1PM
  • Thu: 8AM – 1PM

Statistics

Eldon • eldonpea@gmail.com

  • Tue: 8AM – 1PM
  • Thu: 8AM – 1PM

Natural Science

General Biology

Iasia Beh • iasiabeh@gmail.com • 801-581-8151

  • Mon: 11AM – 4PM
  • Wed: 2 – 4PM

Joey Lee • u0973389@utah.edu • 801-413-8152

  • Mon: 10AM – 6PM
  • Tue: 1PM – 6PM
  • Wed: 10AM – 6PM
  • Thu: 1PM – 6PM
  • Fri: 10AM – 1PM

General Chemistry

Joey Lee • u0973389@utah.edu • 801-413-8152

  • Mon: 10AM – 6PM
  • Tue: 1PM – 6PM
  • Wed: 10AM – 6PM
  • Thu: 1PM – 6PM
  • Fri: 10AM – 1PM

Physics

Iasia Beh • iasiabeh@gmail.com • 801-581-8151

  • Mon: 11AM – 4PM
  • Wed: 2 – 4PM

Social Science

Political Science

Nina Castellanos • ninacastellanos98@gmail.com • 203-313-8465

  • Mon: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Tue: 8 – 10:30AM
  • Wed: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Thu: 8 – 10:30AM

Ethnic Studies

Nina Castellanos • ninacastellanos98@gmail.com • 203-313-8465

  • Mon: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Tue: 8 – 10:30AM
  • Wed: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Thu: 8 – 10:30AM

Gender Studies

Nina Castellanos • ninacastellanos98@gmail.com • 203-313-8465

  • Mon: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Tue: 8 – 10:30AM
  • Wed: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Thu: 8 – 10:30AM

Humanities

Philosophy

Nina Castellanos • ninacastellanos98@gmail.com • 203-313-8465

  • Mon: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Tue: 8 – 10:30AM
  • Wed: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Thu: 8 – 10:30AM

Spanish

Wendy Vazquez • u1116261@utah.edu • 801-604-8231

  • Mon: 12 – 2:30PM
  • Wed: 12 – 2:30PM
  • Fri: 12 – 2PM

Writing

Iasia Beh • iasiabeh@gmail.com • 801-581-8151

  • Mon: 11AM – 4PM
  • Wed: 2 – 4PM

Nina Castellanos • ninacastellanos98@gmail.com • 203-313-8465

  • Mon: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Tue: 8 – 10:30AM
  • Wed: 8 – 11:30AM
  • Thu: 8 – 10:30AM

Sarah Orozco • sarah.orozco1@gmail.com • 385-222-4815

  • Tue: 12:30 – 4PM
  • Wed: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
  • Thu: 12:30 – 1PM
  • Fri: 11:30AM – 1PM

Wendy Vazquez • u1116261@utah.edu • 801-604-8231

  • Mon: 12 – 2:30PM
  • Wed: 12 – 2:30PM
  • Fri: 12 – 2PM