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Meet the Team

Program Coordinator

Edith Ramirez, M.A.

Professional Title: Program Coordinator

Email: eramirez226@ucmerced.edu

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Bio

Hi Everyone! My name is Edith Ramirez and I have served as the Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator since November 2017. I grew up in Snelling, CA a tiny town located near our campus. Like many of the scholars here at UCM, I am a first-generation college student from a working-class immigrant family. I attended California State University, Stanislaus where I earned my Bachelor’s in Sociology and I then went on to get my master's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. I enjoy binge-watching shows on Netflix, listening to Banda, and just walking around Target! My favorite thing about working with the program is getting to know all the extraordinary scholars! If you have any questions or would like to meet with me, please feel free to send me an email at eramirez226@ucmerced.edu

Student Coordinators

Leonard Moreno

Professional Title: Student Coordinator

Cohort: Second Years

Emaillmoreno26@ucmerced.edu

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Bio

My name is Leonard Moreno. I am pursuing a major in Molecular and Cell Biology and am looking to become a lab technician at the moment. I grew up in Southern California. I got the position as a Student Coordinator because I want to help people at the foundational level to make a change and impact. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me.


Jeni Alvarado

Professional Title: Student Coordinator

Cohort: Third Years, Fourth Years, Transfers

Email: jalvarado45@ucmerced.edu

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Bio

Hi Everyone! My name is Jeni Alvarado and I am currently a fourth-year Sociology major. I am from Novato, a small city located in the San Francisco Bay Area region. I am a first-generation student and the oldest out of all my siblings. During Summer 2021, I was a part of the UROC-H program, researching housing projects in Washington D.C under the Incarceration and Gentrification cluster with Professor Tanya Golash-Boza. During my free time, I enjoy watching shows on Disney+ and Hulu. My plan after UC Merced is to go to graduate school in a Higher Education or Student Affairs Program. I decided to join the Guardian Scholars Program team as a Student Coordinator because I enjoy working with students and I am excited to get to know all of you. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me.


Emilee Patterson

Professional Title: Student Coordinator

Cohort: First Years

Emailepatterson4@ucmerced.edu

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Bio

Hello! My name is Emilee Patterson. I graduated from high school in Big Bear California. I am a first-generation college student in my third year double majoring in Human Biology and Psychology. In my free time, I enjoy watching criminal documentaries/shows, medical shows, and swimming. In the future, I hope to either pursue a career as a forensic pathologist or a forensic profiler. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me.