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!
- BRYAN: Teaching/TAing, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Navigating Professional Relationships, STEM
- NATHALY: Campus Resources, Work/Life Balance, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Social Sciences
KRISTOFFER: International Students, Campus Resources, Work/Life Balance, Humanities
Kristoffer is a fourth year PhD student in English and the Graduate Student Resource Center Lead Consultant. He works on representation and navigation of architecture and space in Gothic and horror; oftentimes with a queer lens. Kristoffer (or Kris) came to the US from Norway and enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, and photographing odd things. His Spring 2022 office hours are Tuesdays 12-1pm.
- JUDY: International Students, Mentoring, Work/Life Balance, Humanities and Social Sciences
- SARAH: Campus Resources, Teaching/TAing, International Students, 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 Spring 2022 Office Hours are Mondays 3-4pm.
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 Spring 2022 office hours are Thursdays 10-11am.