Coordinators, also known as “Coords,” play an administrative role in helping to train, supervise, and motivate IPG Mentors. They act as liaisons between Mentors and professional staff and are often called upon to help guide IPG Scholars.
Mentors help IPG Scholars identify and utilize the campus and community resources necessary for academic and social success at UCI. In addition, they build strong relationships with their first-year mentees through small group activities and one-on-one meetings. Mentors collaborate with fellow Mentors and Coords on various IPG activities throughout the year to create an educational and welcoming environment.
|Yuyan “Hedy” Yao
|Shilin “Sherlyn” Yue
|Junhao “Lawrence” Zhang
ISEP Administrative Staff
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He has a Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Multicultural Counseling from Loyola University Chicago, an Executive Leadership Management Certificate from Rockhurst University, is a certified Diversity Trainer and Mediator and has a Certificate in Strengths-Based Leadership from the Gallup Organization.
Kevin has previously worked for both of his alma maters, the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago, serving as an Assistant Director and Director respectively within the schools’ Student Affairs’ Divisions. More recently, Kevin served as the Executive Director of the Cross-Cultural Center at UCI.
Outside of UCI, Kevin coaches his sons’ baseball and soccer teams, works out, and (on occasion) re-lives his b-boy days!
Mitra is a UCI alumna (Social Ecology) who returned to UCI after working for several years at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education and a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland. She is passionate about fostering inclusive environments where all students can thrive.
Mitra offers free academic counseling and personal guidance to international undergraduate students. Schedule an appointment with Mitra.
In her free time, Mitra (who grew up near the ocean) enjoys spending time at the beach and watching movies with her family.
Stefani graduated from the University of Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in East Asian Studies. During her time as an undergrad, she studied Japanese and studied abroad in Tianjin, China. Following graduation, Stefani explored South Korea for two years while teaching English to adults and middle school students. For the past 15 years, Stefani’s focus has been helping multicultural students find community and academic success in higher education.
When not working, Stef likes to draw and surf. She is currently learning how to play the ukulele and skateboard.