Peer Mentors

All the SOC/CJS major peer mentors can answer questions about both majors.  They will also help you locate resources on campus for jobs, internships and service learning experiences.  They can even help you meet a faculty member. Our major peer mentors hold regular office hours in the Department office on the 5th floor of the BSS, BSS 518.

Grecia - SOC Peer MentorGrecia Alfaro

Senior, Sociology

I was born in El Salvador and raised in Southern California. I am a senior sociology student and have been an academic mentor since my sophomore year at HSU. I can help get you connected to various clubs and other resources on campus to help make Humboldt State a place for you. I have focused my studies on the LGBTQ community while working closely with Dr. Meredith Williams. I am interested in the ways that social institutions (i.e. school, jobs, family, etc.), personal identities (i.e. gender, class, race, etc.), and access to resources (i.e. healthcare, education, etc.) have an impact on individuals’ life course. In my free time I enjoy reading, going to the beach, and dancing. Send me an email so that we can schedule a meeting, especially if you think I can help you make your time at HSU a better one. I look forward to meeting you! Email Grecia

Marilyn - CJS Peer Mentor

Marilyn Villalba

Senior, Criminology and Justice Studies

I am originally from San Diego County, right of the Mile of Cars if you know the area. In my time at Humboldt I have enjoyed being able to go on spontaneous adventures with my friends, from Trinidad Beach, Patrick’s Point, Moonstone Beach and so much more! There is much nature and beautiful sight to see in Humboldt County! I am very active and involved on campus. I am the former director of the Juvenile Hall Recreational Program (JHRP) through Youth Educational Services (YES) on campus. JHRP volunteers at the local Juvenile Hall and volunteers dedicate approximately 3 hours a week to attend weekly meetings and go to the Juvenile Hall to play basketball, board games, talk, and mentor the youth in the hall. If you’d like to know how to get involved please feel free to ask me hundreds of questions. If this particular population is not what you are looking for, do not worry, YES serves different populations. For instance, you can work with foster, homeless, Latinx, LGBTQ youth. I encourage you to come and see me or email me if you have any questions regarding the major or any other campus questions as well. I look forward to meeting and hearing from you! Email Marilyn

Peer Mentors from the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Peer Mentors for the 2016-2017 Academic Year included, Marilyn Villalba a Criminology and Justice Studies Major, Thomas Ramirez a Sociology Major and Nur Seirafi a Sociology Major.

Peer Mentors from the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Peer Mentors for the 2015-2016 Academic Year included, Raya Reza (left) Criminology and Justice Studies Major, Thomas Ramirez (center) a Sociology Major and La'Shall Walls (right) Criminology and Justice Studies Major.