EOP Holistic Support Model

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is committed to validating and supporting each student's experience and nurturing a sense of participation, belonging and empowerment. Our goal is to deliver programs and activities that enable a smooth transition and encourage participation in university activities and opportunities. EOP Counselors utilize advanced skills gained at the Master's degree level to provide counseling through a holistic approach. Counselors assist students with academic, career, financial, and personal concerns. Counselors and staff provide a support network of information and resources to foster student excellence from their arrival to UCSB to graduation and beyond. In collaboration with other departments, EOP works to advocate and provide support for broader student issues. Scroll down to view a list of available counselors and to schedule an appointment or go to our Staff page to view available counselors.

EOP counselors practice a holistic counseling approach that takes into account a range of factors that contribute to student success. In partnership and collaboration with other departments, EOP counselors work with students individually and through group settings to address broader student issues, challenges, and concerns. Counselors acknowledge a range of factors that contribute to student success including overall health and wellness, student goals, academic plans, majors/minors, study abroad, graduate school preparation, UCSB community involvement and much more.

 

Counselor
Academic
Financial Aid
Personal
AS/EOP Grant
Co-Sponsorship Requests
Schedule virtual meeting
schedule in-person meeting
specialty*
Ashkon molaei Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Link   MENASARC

Brenda Curiel

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Link Link  
jennifer leon Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Link   Promise and Chancellor Scholars
jessica paredes ulloa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Link   Guardian Scholars, Interim ARC
luther richmond Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Link   AIICRC, Interim AdCRC, and STEP
marta bowron Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Link    
melissa walker Yes Yes Yes No No Link    
ozzie espinoza Yes Yes Yes Yes   Link Link Pre-enrollment and FSSP
patricia garcia No Yes Yes Yes Yes Link    
stephen jones Yes No Yes Yes   Link Link Transfer Students
xiomara lopez Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Link   CLCRC & El Centro

*Counselors can meet with any student for the listed topic, including those in their additional areas of focus.