Titan Scholars and Staff

Titan Scholars Program


The Titan Scholars Program offers a transformational experience to community college transfer students from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds, with particular attention paid to adult re-entry students. The program provides advisement, peer mentorship, academic skills seminars, professional development, financial literacy seminars, graduate school preparation, and graduate school visitations to increase the knowledge and skills students need for academic success.

Titan Scholars is currently accepting new program participants. Please out the ApplicationOpens in new window if you are interested. The deadline to apply is February 22nd, 2023 at 11:59pm

Program Coordinator



Camille Wise

Camille Wise

Graduate Program: Master's of American Studies - California State Unversity, Fullerton
Career Aspiration: College Professor
Favorite Quote:
"Always play your cards because someone is probaly playing them against you." 

Camille Wise is the Program Coordinator for the Titan Scholars Program. She is a 1st-year graduate student in the American Studies program at California State University, Fullerton. When she graduates, she intends to become a college professor and perform research regarding the intersections of race, gender, and beauty. 




Meet Our CURRENT Scholars!



Brandon Arevalo Cortes


Brandon Arevalo Cortes


Transferred from:   Riverside Community College
Major:   Psychology   -   College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate School of Interest:   University of California, San Diego
Career Aspiration:   Psychotherapist
Favorite Quote:
  "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." - Audrey Hepburn

Brandon is majoring in Psychology. He is interested in continuing his studies at the University of California, San Diego. He would like to pursue a Doctorate in Psychology and become a psychotherapist. As a future therapist, Brandon aspires to help people who have experienced trauma. He wants to be a role model for his younger sister and demonstrate to other Hispanic students that graduate school is possible. 



Rachel Michelson
Rachel Michelson


Transferred from: El Camino College
Major: Psychology - College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate School of Interest: University of Southern California
Career Aspirations: Clinical Psychologist
Favorite Quote: "You may never have proof of your importance, but you are more important than you think." - Robert Fulghum

Rachel is majoring in Psychology. She hopes to continue her graduate studies at the University of Southern California's Developmental Psychology program. Rachel would like to earn her graduate degree to help others and open more doors for her future. She plans to pursue a career as a clinical child psychologist.



Traci Nguyen (Sunny)


Sunny Nguyen


Transferred from: Cypress College
Major: Psychology - College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate School of Interest: California State University, Fullerton
Career Aspiration: Therapist
Favorite Quote:
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."

— Mahatma Gandhi

Sunny is  a psychology major looking to attend a counseling program to eventually become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. They hope to work with underserved populations and address the disparity in representation in mental health providers.



Traci Nguyen (Sunny)


STEVEN Pedroza


Transferred from: Riverside City College
Major: Geography- Environmental Analysis Concentration  - College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate School of Interest: California State University, Long Beach
Career Aspiration: GIS Analyst, CC Geography Professor
Favorite Quote:
"You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give." - E.O. Wilson

Steven plans to finish my undergraduate studies of Geography at CSUF while also obtaining certification in GIS and Geospatial Technologies. After the completion of his undergraduate degree at CSUF, he would like to attend CSULB to get his Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems. He believes the degree give him better opportunities at becoming a GIS Analyst and also becoming a Geography Professor at his local community college.



Shyan Pinedo




Transferred from: Mount San Antonio College
Major: Psychology - College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate School of Interest: California State University, Fullerton
Career Aspirations: Mental Performance Consultant
Favorite Quote: "Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opporutnity for me to rise."

- Kobe Bryant

Shyan is majoring in Psychology. He plans to apply to the Sports Psychology graduate program at California State University, Fullerton and California State University, Long Beach. He is determined to become a sports psychologist. He aspires to aid professional soccer players by providing them with the proper mental health tools and techniques to become stronger, more focused athletes.



Dely Raprager


Deli Raprager


Transferred from: Cypress College
Major: Communicative Sciences & Disorders - College of Communications
Graduate School of Interest: Towson University
Career Aspiration: Audiologist
Favorite Quote:
“Maybe Eve was never meant to be our warning. Maybe she was meant to be our model. Own your wanting. Eat the apple. Let it burn.” ― Glennon Doyle

Deli's goals are to attend Towson University Au.D doctorate program and become an audiologist that specializes in the vestibular system. She hopes to work with a range of populations but especially the veteran community. She plan to become an advocate for first-generation students attempting to find their path in the communication sciences and disorders field.













Audrey Hinh  

Major: Psychology   

Institute interested in applying for Grad School: Still undecided, but I have taken an interest in learning more about California State University, Northridge!   

Career working towards: Also undecided, but I am interested in Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as Psychiatry/Clinical psychology.    

Quote I live by: “You are your best thing.” - Toni Morrison.