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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, Fourth, & Transfer scholars 

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.


 

Emilee Patterson

Professional Title: Student Coordinator

Cohort: First & Third year scholars

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.


Minh Tuyet Nguyen

Professional Title: Student Coordinator

Emailmnguyen358@ucmerced.edu

Bio:

 Hello! My name is Minh, and I'm from San Francisco. I'm a third-year majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Natural Sciences Education. On my free time, I like to indulge in anime, cooking, and playing video games! Post-bachelors, I plan to enroll in a Master's in Teaching program with credentials and become a teacher. 


 

Maddison Crump

Professional Title: Student Coordinator

Emailmcrump2@ucmerced.edu

Bio:

Hello all! My name is Maddison and I’m a psychology major. I really enjoy working out, random facts, corny jokes, and photography. I am from San Bernardino County just an hour outside of LA. Post-bachelors I want to work towards my Masters to be an adolescent counselor. You can schedule a meeting with me at the following link.


 

Ashley Marie Suarez

Professional Title: Educational Opportunity Outreach Intern

Email: asuarez11@ucmerced.edu 

Schedule Appointment here

Bio: 

Hello! My name is Ashley Marie Suarez, and I serve as the Outreach Intern for the Guardian Scholars Program as well as UC Merced's newest program, the Underground Scholars Initiative. Please reach out to me if you are interested in learning more about the Guardian Scholars Program or would like to connect with our team. I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, and like many others, I am a first-generation college student. I am pursuing Political Science and Philosophy, and I plan on going to Law School. In my free time, I like to paint and listen to music. I hope to get to know you, and if you would like to meet with me, feel free to schedule an appointment.