Professional photo of Vivian LaPena

AIICRC Peer Mentor


Major(s) and minor(s):

Sociology and Applied Psychology

What would you like to share with students about your experience at UCSB?

UCSB is a beautiful campus and there are so many cool/interesting classes to take.

Top tips for fellow students?

Use all the resources you can! We have access to so many different activities and groups that don’t cost money and can be a great help for mental and physical health.

Best advice you've received that has helped you at UCSB?

Study in nature spots.

Why did you choose to be an EOP peer mentor?

I want to be a mentor for any native students because I know how hard it can be to be away from home and start a new journey in life, especially if you don’t have a good support group.