Meet SupportNet's team of Academic Coaches!
SupportNet has 3 full-time professionals (Mazie, Jamaal, and Renee) and an amazing group of student interns that provide high-impact academic-coaching support to Fresno State students!
My definition of success is being able to gain access to resources and be a resource for others.
The biggest challenge that I faced during my first year of college was a lack of diversity and minimal advocacy.
This motivational quote gives me the energy to keep striving forward - "There is incredible strength in stepping into conflict on behalf of others. It is the right thing to do!"
I have found purpose in serving students because of the need to pay forward my own success to supplement a lack of equity.
The people who inspire me the most are my sorority sisters because of how they serve our community and maintain such a high standard of excellence for themselves and others.
Students can count on me to advocate and connect them to resources.
The biggest lesson that I have learned from college is that you never fail if you learn from it!
My definition of success is setting short term and long term goals to become a professional
that will strive to better the lives of others.
The biggest challenge that I have faced during my first year of college was not reaching out for help when I needed the assistance. This caused me to struggle with my academics.
I have found purpose in serving students because of all my experiences in education and the knowledge I hope to share.
The people who inspire me most are my parents because of how they worked so hard to get me to accomplish all my goals in life. Students can count on me to provide a safe space where they are free from judgment.
The biggest lesson that I learned in college is the importance of advocacy and communication with peers and counselors.
My definition of success is having a positive impact on myself and others by uplifting and inspiring them to think and act in ways that they may not have considered before.
The biggest lesson that I have learned so far in college is that college is not a race of who finishes first. Everybody has their own pace as long as you are making progress you will get there eventually. Moreover, the experiences and opportunities you gain through the journey will evolve who you are.
The biggest challenge that I faced during my first year of college was adjusting to the social and cultural climate of the University and the resources the University offer.
The motivational quote that gives me the energy to keep striving forward suggests "Knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others." - John C. Maxwell
When I first began my journey in college, I didn’t have much guidance to lean on or
any idea of what I truly wanted to do with my life. The constant feeling of being
lost in a world that was supposed to help define my future was definitely one of the
biggest and lengthiest challenges I have gone through, and it was not until I met
some of the best mentors I could ask for here at Fresno State to keep my head up when
times got rough, both academically and personally. Thus, I am a strong believer in
learning from your mistakes, trusting the process, and embracing the idea to be comfortable
with the uncomfortable and unknown.
I am personally very appreciative for all of the opportunities I have had to learn new things and I believe in the power behind education and advocacy. For me, spreading such knowledge onto others can really help encourage, motivate, and empower them to keep on learning and moving forward. Students will be able to count on my enthusiasm to chase their dreams as well as my guidance through whatever difficulty or obstacles they may endure along the way, and I hope that with all of the experiences I have gained here at Fresno State and will continue on gaining, I will go on forth implementing supportive measures around student success, and towards a brighter future they each deserve.
My definition of success is when an individual is committed and actively pursuing his/her goal(s) even if they have not accomplished anything yet.
The biggest challenge that I faced during my first year of college was not knowing who to turn to about my academic and personal concerns.
The motivational quote that gives me the energy to keep striving forward is "You have your way. I have my way. As far as the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I have found purpose in serving students because of my own college experience. I was that one student that always felt lost and confused about college because I was the first one in my family to attend college. Now I help students navigate college so that they don't have to do it alone.
The person who inspires me most is my mom because of how resilient she is. As a widow and someone who does not know English, she raised 9 wonderful children.
Students can count on me to not only guide then in their academic and professional journey but also advocate for their needs.
The biggest lesson that I have learned so far in college is that there are a lot of individuals on and off campus who want to see you succeed and most of the time all we have to do is ask for help.
Mariela Ramirez Munoz