Staff and Partners

TRIO scholars

The Secret to Our Students' Success

The TRIO Scholars staff is responsible for implementing administering, and evaluating TRIO Scholars programs and  services to facilitate the retention, graduation, and success of first-generation and low-income students at the University of California, Riverside.

In addition to the TRIO Scholars community, students are connected to other resources including faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and community leaders to help provide a cohesive support team and network to maximize their success. 

Meet Our Staff

Brighitte Preciado, Director
Brighitte is originally from South Gate, CA and has been at UCR since February 2016. Brighitte received her B.A. Film Studies from UC Berkeley and completed her graduate studies in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University. Brighitte has experience in residence life, student conduct, multi-cultural student programs, and advising as well as working with first-generation and low-income populations.

Bianca Saucedo, Educational Advisor
Bianca grew up in the Inland Empire and received her B.A in Art Education at California State University, San Bernardino. She graduated from University of Redlands in Spring 2017 with a Masters in Higher Education. Bianca is passionate about serving students and her experience comes from working with first-generation and first year students, in addition to advising students in a cultural national organizations.

Jazmin Romo, Retention Specialist
Jazmin grew up in San Bernardino, CA for the most part. She received her B.A. in Political Science at University of California, Irvine in March 2017. During her undergraduate studies, Jazmin was involved in SOAR, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and Latino Business Student Association. Her favorite part of college was having the opportunity to meet students from various background and ethnicities. Jazmin has experience in working with outreach and retention programs that focus in helping students from low-incoming areas to succeed throughout their educational journey. 


TRIO Scholars Program Partners

Academic Resource Center 

Career Services 

African Student Programs 

Asian Pacific Student Programs 

Chicano Student Programs 

Native American Student Programs 

Women’s Resource Center 


Office of Financial Aid 

Student Life 



 Student Staff

The program provides tutors to assist TRIO Scholars in a variety of subjects. We also partner with the Academic Resource Center and academic departments to support students’ academic success. 

Meet Our Team:

Juan Leyva
Class of 2018
Major: Chemical Engineering
Tutoring Subjects: Chemistry and Calculus

Monica Delgado
Class of 2019
Major: Ethic Studies
Tutoring Subjects: Spanish and Writing

Hector Ruvacalba
Class of 2019
Major: Biology (CMDB)
Tutoring Subject: Organic Chemistry

Anni Yao
Class of 2018
Major: Pre-Business
Tutoring Subjects: Business and Japanese

Note: Schedules and subjects vary each quarter.

Student Volunteers

Peer Mentors

Upper division peer mentors are assigned to TRIO Scholars to help them connect to campus resources. TRIO Scholars will meet with their mentor bi-weekly to discuss general concerns and learn about academic and support opportunities.






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