Do you feel like you need some extra support with all the challenges we've been facing? Are you striving to find some balance between staying productive in your research, teaching, being present for your friends and family, and finding some space to de-stress?
Wouldn't it be nice if you could talk to someone about it who understands? Well guess what -- you can! Log onto Zoom and talk to some of our friendly graduate student staff members.
Topics of conversation include:
- troubleshooting teaching issues
- navigating your professional relationships
- support with switching advisors and/or committee members
- learning about campus resources available to support you
Our team is composed of current graduate students with a range of expertise in mentoring, teaching strategies, professionalization, and much more. Please note that students may make a maximum of two Grad-to-Grad appointments per week. The link to join your Zoom appointment can be found in the bio of the grad student you're meeting with when you make your appointment.
Here is an overview of the Grad-to-Grad Support Hours the GradSuccess staff offer throughout the quarter. Click on the name you want to know more about!
SAMANTHA: Mentoring, Conferencing, Organization & Time Management, STEM
Samantha is a sixth year PhD candidate in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and the STEM Coordinator of the Graduate Student Mentorship Program. Her dissertation focuses on the relationship between embryos and their parents in placental livebearing fish. Samantha spends her free time with her horses and cats. Her Fall 2021 office hours are Mondays 10-11am.
- BRYAN: Teaching/TAing, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Navigating Professional Relationships, STEM
- NATHALY: Campus Resources, Work/Life Balance, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Social Sciences
BRITTANY: Teaching/TAing, Mentoring, Presenting/Public Speaking, Humanities
Brittany is a PhD candidate in English and the Coordinator of the University Teaching Certificate program. She came to UCR after double majoring in math and English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. Her research focuses on the relation between literacy and numeracy as an integrated form of quantitative literacy in Victorian literature and ephemera. She was part of the Winter/Spring 2021 UTC cohort. Her Fall 2021 office hours are Tuesdays 11am-12pm.
- JUDY: International Students, Mentoring, Work/Life Balance, Humanities and Social Sciences
- CARLOS: Teaching/TAing, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, First Generation Students, Social Sciences
- YI: International Students, Sociocultural Stress, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Humanities and Social Sciences
NINA: Special Topics Peer Mentor in Communication and Early Career Development
Nina is a fourth year PhD student in School Psychology and our Special Topics Peer Mentor for Professional Communication and Early Career Development. Her research focuses on the successful integration of evidence based online resources into education training and professional development. Prior to coming to UCR, Nina received her B.A. from Columbia University in Psychology and Business Management. Her Fall 2021 Office Hours are Thursdays 4-5pm.
HANNAH: Special Topics Peer Mentor in Mental Health and Wellness
Hannah (she/her) is a second year Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology and our Special Topics Peer Mentor in Mental Health and Wellness Resources. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of Peronospora destructor, the causal agent of downy mildew on onions, in southern California. Hannah enjoys spending her free time enjoying nature or exploring the city. Her Fall 2021 office hours are Mondays 2-3pm.