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. 
Phone: (951) 827-3888

Julie Nogueda, Retention Specialist
Julie is from San José, CA and recently received her B.A. in Political Science/International Affairs, and in History/Latin America from the University of California, Riverside. While at UCR, Julie served as a student leader in Residential Life and Student Life, and was actively involved in the campus community. Julie was a participant of her high school's Upward Bound, and is a former TRIO Scholar. 
Phone: (951) 827-6195

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.

Phone: (951) 827-3837

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

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

Note: Schedules and subjects vary each quarter.

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.