LARC Staff

Trace Yulie
She/Her, They/Them

LARC Director

Ask Trace about LARC programs, workshops, and individual consultations to grow your study skills.

Trace’s undergraduate major was English. A transfer student, and first-in-family to graduate from college, Trace completed a Master’s in Women’s Studies with an emphasis in teaching & learning

Trace is passionate about helping students reach their academic goals, and also enjoys creative writing and biking.

Trace volunteers at UCI as a Bike Ambassador and a member of the First Gen Staff Initiative.

  • tyulie@uci.edu
  • (949) 824-0421

Yvette Callender
She/ Her/ Hers

LARC Office Manager

Ask Yvette about all financial transactions, purchasing, and front desk team. 

Yvette was a first-gen graduate from UCI in 1992 with a degree in English & Comparative Literature.

Yvette has many passions – baking bread and cooking, victory gardens, camping/ outdoors, sewing, and pretty much anything artsy.

Yvette volunteers by sharing the gift of yoga to campus staff for more than 20 years.  She also serves as a Health Ambassador and Campus Search & Rescue Team.

  • yvette@uci.edu
  • (949) 824-4187

Tanaz Gibbs
She/ Her/ Hers

LARC Supplemental Instruction Coordinator

Ask Tanaz about LARC tutorial program, LARC leader training, or evening Drop-in Tutoring.

Tanaz was a transfer student and has a degree in English. She also has a Teaching Credential and taught high school English before coming to UCI.  

Tanaz is passionate about inspiring and mentoring students. She enjoys movies, cooking vegan food and hanging out with her SO and 3 cats.

Tanaz volunteers at UCI as a Working Well & Wellness Ambassador.

  • tgibbs@uci.edu
  • (949) 824-2937

Mario Quintero Salazar
He/ Him/ His

Lead LARC Advisor

Ask Mario any questions on the tutorial program, tutorial sessions, study skills, applying to be a LARC tutorial leader, Pre-Med track, or anything UCI related! 

Mario is a recent first-gen graduate of UCI ( c/o 2017’ ZOT ZOT!) with a degree in Neurobiology! He is currently preparing to apply to medical school! 

Mario is passionate about education and helping students develop new techniques for learning. He likes to dive into science articles, art, fashion, and electronic music!

  • quintem1@uci.edu

Will Cabanela
He/ Him/ His

LARC Advisor

Ask Will about the LARC tutorial program, or applying to be a LARC Tutorial Leader.

Will recently graduated from UCI in 2019 with a degree in Neurobiology.

Through LARC, he discovered his passion for learning and education. He is currently studying to  become a nursing educator.

Will’s wants to make a positive impact on future patients and the medical field by educating future nurses.

Will also likes to spend time with his puppy, play piano, and video games.

  • rcabanel@uci.edu

Joseline Amado
She/ Her/ Hers

LARC Academic Learning Skills Coach

Ask Joseline for study tips, how to prepare for exams, work through academic challenges, navigating UCI as a first-gen or an Undocumented student. You can also meet with her to help create your own study plan.

Joseline is a 4th year Public Health Policy major, a Health Informatics minor and is a Dream Scholar.

Joseline wants students to feel welcome at UCI and know that they have a support system here.

She also enjoys trying new foods, skateboarding, and watching Shameless.

  • LARC@uci.edu

Cristina Ocampo Brito
She / Her / Hers 

LARC Academic Learning Skills Coach

Ask Cristina for tips on time management, strategies to study, stress management, and study plans.

Cristina is a 5th year Spanish major, a bilingual education minor and is part of the Dream Center community. She wants students to feel comfortable and supported at UCI .

She enjoys running, hiking, weight lifting and journaling. Cristina also enjoys nature, the beautiful views, sunrises and sunsets.

  • LARC@uci.edu

Cynthia Lemus
She/ Her/ Hers

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LARC Outreach Coordinator

Ask Cynthia about connecting our resources to other on-campus centers and LARC social media.

Cynthia is a 4th year Economics major. As a first gen student, she understands the difficulties in navigating and accessing on-campus resources meant to support students.

In her spare time, she enjoys journaling, playing Animal Crossing New Horizons, and practicing the art of Tarot.

Cynthia is also a Peer Educator at Student Success Initiatives (SSI) for the 2020-2021 academic year

  • LARC@uci.edu

Casey Campbell
He/ Him/ His

LARC Front Desk Staffer

Ask Casey any general questions about LARC on our Live Chat!

Casey is an Economics major with a minor in Management. His focus are entrepreneurship and e-commerce.

Casey currently manages two online businesses. Casey’s two greatest passions are music and travel. He love playing the piano and exploring new places!

Casey is also a founding member of the UCI Jazz Club and a former board member of the Undergraduate Business Association.

  • LARC@uci.edu

Isabelle Lee
She/ Her/ Hers

LARC Front Desk Staffer

Ask Isabelle any general questions about LARC on our Live Chat!

Isabelle is a senior majoring in Psychological Sciences and Social Ecology.

Isabelle is passionate about mental health and social justice advocacy. She will pursue a career in the Human Resources/Recruiting field to bring awareness/ create initiatives related to mental health and social justice in a corporate setting.

Isabelle also serves as the ASUCI Student Advocate General, a Peer Health Educator at the Center for Student Wellness, and a research assistant under the Technology & Mental Health Lab, and more!

  • LARC@uci.edu

Jesse Angeles
He/ Him/ His

LARC Front Desk Staffer

Ask Jesse any general LARC questions on our Live Chat!

Jesse is a Second-Year and currently working towards declaring Literary Journalism as his major.

Jesse hobbies include listening to hip-hop music, reading, and exploring new movies and shows to watch.

  • LARC@uci.edu