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Student Coordinators

Student Coordinators

Student Coordinators do the following: 

  • Coordinate Faculty Receptions, Student Staff Trainings, and 1st-Year Fiat Lux Program Participant Orientation.  

  • Provide general guidance and support to student staff and serve as a liaison between Professional Staff and Student Staff.

  • Administrate the Fiat Lux E-mail account and assist program participants with program requirement inquires. 

  • Monitor data and retention rates of Fiat Lux Scholar Program participants and provide participants with clarification on program requirements through oversight of the Fiat Lux Catcourses platform.

Student Coordinator 2021-2022 Team        

Ariana Padilla

    Hello Everyone! My name is Ariana Padilla and I am a fourth-year psychology major. I am originally from San Jose California and this is my third year working for the Fiat Lux Scholars Program and my second year being a Student Coordinator. After my time here at UC Merced, I will be pursuing my Master's degree in Social Work and I hope to become a therapist working with adolescents who have experienced trauma. Fun Fact: I thoroughly enjoy cooking and baking for my friends and family and procrastinating completing my homework by watching Netflix. I am looking forward to having another opportunity to help and assist students in navigating their time here at UC Merced. Please feel free to reach out to the Fiat Lux email account if you have any questions or concerns and Emily and I will help you out!

Emily Loundara

Hey Everyone! My name is Emily Loundara and I am a third-year biological science major with an emphasis in Ecology and Evolution. I am from Elk Grove, California and this is my first year being a Student Coordinator for the Fiat Lux Program. A fun fact about me: I enjoy watching Netflix shows and doing outdoor activities/playing sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and spikeball. After my time here at UC Merced, I will be pursuing a career in veterinary medicine in hopes of becoming either a veterinarian or a veterinary technician working with all animals. I am looking forward to this great opportunity to help students in navigating their journey here at UC Merced. Please feel free to reach out to the Fiat Lux email account if you have any questions or concerns and Ariana and I will assist you in any way we can!