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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

2021-22 LSAMP Bridge Leaders

Yaneth ValenciaYaneth Valencia, bridge leader for LSAMP starting in spring 2022.

Yaneth is from Pasco, Wash., in the Tri-Cities area. She is a sophomore studying to become a mechanical engineer. She has wanted to be an engineer since the 7th grade when she was placed in a class called Project Lead the Way and learned how to code little gadgets that students built in class. Someday she wants to volunteer with Engineers without Borders and help make a difference to someone in need. She also hopes to study abroad and join other clubs on campus. She is a first-generation college student. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

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Yaneth’s Office Hours: Mon./Wed., Noon – 1:00 p.m.; Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Zianna Mooncougar logo

Zianna is a junior pursuing a B.S. in microbiology. She is from the Tri-Cities area, and is a first-generation student. She enjoys analyzing organisms, especially viruses, on a micro level. She spends her free time cooking, baking, and reading.

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Office Hours: Tues., 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Boris Bugingocougar logo 

Boris believes that mentoring has a significant impact on especially first-generation and underrepresented students like himself. He said when he first came to college, he faced many mental barriers that made him feel that he didn’t belong in his field. His mentor and LSAMP resources such as mentoring, tutoring, community building and networking helped significantly. He wants to give back to LSAMP by being a Bridge leader. He will be a PayPal software engineering intern in summer.

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Office Hours: Wed. 1:00-2:00 p.m., Thurs. Noon-2:00 p.m.