Meet Your NSM Student Success Team

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Tatiana Pedroza

Assistant Dean


Sam Barrozo

Graduation Specialist


Anais Perez

Graduate Assistant


Brittany Henry

Retention Specialist


To contact the NSM Student Success Team directly, please include in your email: 

First and last name 
Reason for your appointment request 
Best contact number 

Email Sam Barrozo, Graduation Specialist at if: 

You are a junior or senior seeking general education advising 
You need academic probation advising 
You need summer or fall 2020 registration advisement 
You have questions on how and when to apply for graduation

The graduation term you applied for is no longer the appropriate term based on your remaining requirements 

Any other matters pertaining to graduation requirements (Not Commencement)  
Email Brittany Henry, Retention Specialist at if: 

You are a freshmen or sophomore seeking general education advising 
You need academic probation advising 
You need summer or fall 2020 registration advisement 

Email Tatiana Pedroza, Assistant Dean at  

You have questions or concerns about academic policies including withdrawal policy, grading policies, stop-out policy, petitions, etc.
You need probation advising 

Assistance with online tutoring 
Other concerns or questions not mentioned (not major advising)  

If you would like to have a one on one, live meeting with an advisor via Zoom, you may make an appointment by downloading the Navigate Student app or via TitanNet available in your Student Portal at this link 

Here are quick instructions on how to use Zoom  

Resumes, cover letters, job & internship searches, career-related questions: 
NSM Career Specialist, Chanda Ishisaka will be available via Zoom: 

For appointments:
For Drop-In Advising Tuesdays 10:30am-12:00pm:
For quick questions, email Chanda Ishisaka at 

Frequently asked questions: 

Q: I have a mandatory advising hold on my account. Who should I contact? 
A: Please contact your department directly: 

Biology Department: 
Chemistry/Biochemistry Department : Dr. Peter de Lijser at 
Geology Department: Dr. Nicole Bonuso at 
Math Department: 
Physics Department: Dr. Leigh Hargreaves at
Dean's Office: Dr. Sean Walker at 

Q: Is Commencement still happening? 
A: Please visit the Commencement website for the most up to date information: 


Q: Is CSUF moving to a pass/fail grading for courses? 
A: Please visit CSUF course catalog for CURRENT CSUF grading policies. If you have option to receive a pass/fail instead of a letter grade, please make sure to speak with advisor BEFORE making your decision. 


What is Zoom? 
Zoom is a free and reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing that works across all mobile devices and desktop computers. Please visit the IT website to learn how to download and use Zoom.