Graduate Student Resource Center
Graduate Student Peer Advisors
Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC)
Student Resource Building 1215
The Graduate Student Peer Advisors are available to meet with their fellow grad students to discuss anything related to grad school at UCSB. Visit the GSRC during office hours or email the peers with questions or to set up appointments.
Current office hours are listed on the GradPost.
Ryan Dippre is a third-year graduate student in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education (Teaching & Learning). He grew up in Pennsylvania, earning his B.A. in English and M.S. in Educational Development & Strategies from Wilkes University before moving on to UCSB. As the Writing Peer, Ryan organizes workshops, writes for the GradPost, and works with graduate students as they develop various writing projects.
Ester Trujillo is a third-year doctoral student in Chicana and Chicano Studies, and studies ethnic identity and Central Americans in the US. Ester grew up in El Sereno in Los Angeles and earned her B.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies with a minor in Political Science from UCLA in 2010 and her M.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies from UCSB in 2012. Her research interests include ethnic identity formation, Pan-Latina/o constructions, Central American diasporas, and practices of ethnic, cultural, and spatial representation. Her current research project is about how children of Central American immigrants use ethnic markers to emphasize difference within Pan-Latino constructs in Los Angeles. As Funding Peer, Ester hopes to help graduate students find funding opportunities and become better equipped to win them.
Torrey Trust is a third-year graduate student in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education (Teaching & Learning). She grew up in San Diego and earned her B.A. in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and M.A. in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. Her research interests focus on the use of technology as a learning tool. As the Academic Peer, Torrey organizes workshops and writes for the GradPost. Her goal is to help graduate students excel professionally and academically.