Our Mentors

All mentors are registered students at the University of California, Davis, who come from a variety of backgrounds and study a wide array of academic disciplines. They are accomplished scholars—eager to share all they know to help our high school students!

Kalise Smith   Kalise is a junior majoring in Human Development with a minor in Education. Outside of school, she loves drinking boba, playing board games, learning new music on the guitar and ukulele, and singing.

Kalise Smith

Kalise is a junior majoring in Human Development with a minor in Education. Outside of school, she loves drinking boba, playing board games, learning new music on the guitar and ukulele, and singing.

Cierra Bordwine   Cierra is a senior studying Sociology and Psychology. When she’s not busy with school or work, you can find her reading, drawing, or somewhere outside with her dog and friends!

Cierra Bordwine

Cierra is a senior studying Sociology and Psychology. When she’s not busy with school or work, you can find her reading, drawing, or somewhere outside with her dog and friends!

Gar Singer   Gar is a tall senior studying Global Disease Biology and History. In addition to his studies he has worked several jobs including as a EMT and Navy Reserve Corpsman. His interests include medicine, basketball (dubnation!), scuba diving, working out, and jokes.

Gar Singer

Gar is a tall senior studying Global Disease Biology and History. In addition to his studies he has worked several jobs including as a EMT and Navy Reserve Corpsman. His interests include medicine, basketball (dubnation!), scuba diving, working out, and jokes.

Breana Collett   Breana is a junior studying Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. In her spare time she plays the saxophone in the awesome Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh! She loves cheese, rottweilers, and singing while biking home from school.

Breana Collett

Breana is a junior studying Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. In her spare time she plays the saxophone in the awesome Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh! She loves cheese, rottweilers, and singing while biking home from school.

Tyler Kim   Tyler is a junior looking to major in Global Disease Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. In his free time Tyler enjoys going for runs, volunteering in his community or stopping by boba shops for a taro milk tea!

Tyler Kim

Tyler is a junior looking to major in Global Disease Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. In his free time Tyler enjoys going for runs, volunteering in his community or stopping by boba shops for a taro milk tea!

Kiran Sekhon   Kiran is a sophomore studying Biological Sciences. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, volunteering, spending time with friends and family, and cooking!

Kiran Sekhon

Kiran is a sophomore studying Biological Sciences. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, volunteering, spending time with friends and family, and cooking!

Anna Bach   Anna is a senior studying Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity with an emphasis in Molecular Biology. She is a research assistant for the Department of Neurology and an active intern for the Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic. In her spare time, she loves to hike, listen to KPOP, and read numerous books.

Anna Bach

Anna is a senior studying Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity with an emphasis in Molecular Biology. She is a research assistant for the Department of Neurology and an active intern for the Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic. In her spare time, she loves to hike, listen to KPOP, and read numerous books.

Ernesto Bonilla   Ernesto is a senior studying Cognitive Science with a minor in Psychology. During his free time he enjoys reading outdoors and in cafes. He goes on fun runs with the UC Davis XC and Track club. When he is not studying, he loves watching awesome documentary dramas and action shows on Netflix.

Ernesto Bonilla

Ernesto is a senior studying Cognitive Science with a minor in Psychology. During his free time he enjoys reading outdoors and in cafes. He goes on fun runs with the UC Davis XC and Track club. When he is not studying, he loves watching awesome documentary dramas and action shows on Netflix.

Updip Kahlon   Updip is a sophomore studying Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read, and watch sitcoms!

Updip Kahlon

Updip is a sophomore studying Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read, and watch sitcoms!

Brianne Elizalde   Brianne is a junior studying Psychology and Sociology. In her free time she loves to spend time with friends, watch Netflix, hike, and read cheesy romance novels. She enjoys photography and traveling when she has the opportunity.

Brianne Elizalde

Brianne is a junior studying Psychology and Sociology. In her free time she loves to spend time with friends, watch Netflix, hike, and read cheesy romance novels. She enjoys photography and traveling when she has the opportunity.

Brandy   Our official mascot: Brandy. She is 2 years old and in her free time she enjoys barking at the mailman and chasing bugs in the backyard!

Brandy

Our official mascot: Brandy. She is 2 years old and in her free time she enjoys barking at the mailman and chasing bugs in the backyard!

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
— Albert Pike