Lead Scholars do the following:
- Connect students to resources on and off-campus, hold one on one meetings through office hours for Second-Year students.
- Plan and facilitate workshops on topics that meet the specific needs of First-Generation college students.
- Collaborate with other campus departments to develop quality programming that promotes resiliency, life skills, and interpersonal development.
- Through formal and informal experiences, Lead Scholars assist in building an on-campus community that recognizes and embraces the identities, values, and beliefs of all students.
*Please allow up to 2 days space when scheduling a second meeting
Lead Scholar Team 2021 - 2022
Ayra Valerie Agluba
Hello everyone, my name is Ayra Valerie Agluba, I came from a small town in Central Valley CA. I am a fourth-year student pursuing Psychology with a minor in Anthropology, I aspire to continue my higher education after my undergraduate degree desiring to be part of initiatives, and policy/procedural development that enhances campus climate within the education system. As a Fiat Lux Scholar, myself, I've had the opportunity to experience the program first-hand and been part of the Fiat-Lux team for three years, as this is my 2nd year being a Lead Scholar. My job is to empower y'all to have a successful academic and social transition at UC Merced. Aside from being a Lead Scholar, I'm also part of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion serving as the liaison between the Chancellor's Office and the Associate Chancellor and CDO. I've always enjoyed helping people in any way I can and I'm here to assist and help you succeed. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need guidance in any way!
Hello everyone! My name is Anthony Alfaro and I am a fourth-year chemistry major with an emphasis in biological chemistry. I am originally from Vista, California which is about forty-five minutes north of San Diego. Apart from being a Lead Scholar, I am also a chemistry Learning Assistant and an Undergraduate Researcher in the Arevalo group where I focus on the development of earth-abundant transition metal catalysts. Throughout my time here at UC Merced, I have curated a deep passion for research and teaching and I am hoping to enroll in a Chemistry Ph.D. program after completing my undergraduate degree and soon after, become a Professor of Chemistry. I am excited to be working with the Fiat Lux Scholars Program and am looking forward to meeting you all.
Yuliana Govea Delgadillo
Hi everyone! My name is Yuliana Govea Delgadillo (she/her/ella) and I am from Tracy, CA which is about an hour away from Merced. I am a 4th-year Management & Business Economics major and Spanish minor. I am a Fiat Lux Scholar and this is my 3rd year as a student staff member. On campus, I am also involved with Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Delta Pi. In my free time, I like to do acrylic nails and watch new shows! I am super excited to meet you!