Mentor Program

EOP provides mentorship services in the Fall, Spring, & Summer semesters. 

Our mentor program offers positive, active and experiential mentoring by pairing students with experienced EOP students. Our hope is to increase EOP student achievement by engaging in co-curricular participation with peers, faculty and staff. Follow our Instagram for program activities and updates. 


Transitional Support Coordinator
Contact Title Email Phone
Rudolph G. Herrera  Transitional Support Coordinator (415) 338-1085

Alfred Ceballos

Hi, I'm Alfred Ceballos, and I'm honored to be your EOP peer mentor. As a transfer student with a double major in Information Systems and Finance, I've faced challenges and successes during my academic journey. I'm excited to use my experiences to help you navigate obstacles you may face. As your mentor, I'm dedicated to supporting you and achieving academic success together.

Office Hours
Schedule Time
Monday noon — 3 p.m.
Wednesday noon — 3 p.m.
Thursday noon — 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.




Faith Palileo

Departments: Sociology, Race & Resistance Studies, Public Health, Ethnic Studies

My name is Faith and I am a Lead Mentor for EOP at San Francisco State University. I am a Filipina and was born and raised right here in SF - As a first generation college student, I understand the difficulty that comes with our experiences as we try to navigate higher education. As your mentor, my objective is to guide you in the right direction and do the best that I can to support you. My ultimate goal as your mentor is to make sure that you know that you are cared for not only as a scholar but also as a person. I am here to listen and guide you the best way that I can. I am grateful and excited to be placed in a position that allows me with the opportunity to be a part of your journey here at SFSU.

Office Hours
Schedule Time
Monday 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2 — 5 p.m.
Thursday 2 — 5 p.m.



Giovanna Gines

Hi yall! I am excited to be your EOP Peer Mentor! I am from SoCal excited to be here at SF State. I am double majoring in Latina/Latino Studies and Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts. I want to be a documentarian and tell our stories. After that I hope to become a teacher and teach videography and Ethnic Studies. I am also excited to help you navigate your journey here at SF State.

Office Hours
Schedule Time
Tuesday 12:30 — 2 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 — 2 p.m.
Friday 9 — 11 a.m.



Joseph Escobedo

Majors: Race & Resistance Studies, Liberal Studies
Minors: Education & Latinx Studies

To my freshmen, I just started my second year which means, I was just in your shoes. Drop by the office you need to talk or need advise whether it comes to student organizations, managing time, changing major, fixing your schedule, and finding resources. I'm happy to help any student just stop by or send me an email whenever and i'll try to get back as soon as possible. Take advantage of the opportunities here because you're paying for it, so go for it.

Office Hours
Schedule Time
Tuesday noon — 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. — noon
Thursday noon — 5 p.m.
Friday 8 — 11 a.m.



Victoria Ortiz

I'm a San Francisco native and transfer student from City College of San Francisco. Most importantly as a first generation college student, want to start new generational traditions. I'm majoring in Social Work and I am currently in my senior year of completing my BASW. I love helping others and have a passionate about the criminal justice system and prison reform. Lastly I am also the mother of three beautiful little boys.

Schedule office hours with Victoria via Calendly



Jess Carranza

Hello! My name is Jess and I will be your new Lead Mentor and an Ambassador for the Guardian Scholars Program. I am excited to work with you all. Please do not hesitate to reach out as I am here to support you in any way that I can. I am a transfer student from Maryland state and Cali is now my new home. My major is Creative Writing, so I love writing poetry. I also love singing and dancing to Latin music. I hope to create a safe, inclusive space so everyone in the community feels welcome because as they say, "it does not cost anything to be kind." (:

Office Hours
Schedule Time
Monday 9 a.m. — noon
Tuesday 11 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. — noon
Thursday 11 a.m. — noon, 3 — 5 p.m.
Friday 2 — 5 p.m.