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Jamie Carranza

Success Coach for: Thurgood Marshall College and Sixth College

Hometown: North Hollywood, California

What I wish I had known when I was in college: I wish I had known early on that there are numerous research opportunities for non-science majors. Being in a predominantly STEM institution, I had the misconception that research only entailed working in a science laboratory setting. I learned more about research opportunities for social science majors towards the end of my undergraduate journey.

What does being first-generation mean to me? For me, being first-generation means that I am part of dreams and aspirations that extend beyond my own. I am part of the dreams and aspirations that my parents and grandparents hold and have sacrificed for. This can be challenging at times because it comes with a deep sense of responsibility and accountability. Yet, despite this challenge, I feel I have a deep sense of purpose that serves as my biggest motivation during tough times: my purpose is to be the best person I can be so that I can support my family and give back to my community.

Top goals for the year:

  1. Make journaling a part of my weekly routine
  2. Take a trip with my family
  3. Practice yoga weekly

Strengths Finder Top 5: Context, Harmony, Input, Responsibility, Restorative

Personal Gender Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Bachelor of Arts, Human Development
UC San Diego, Marshall College

Master of Arts, Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs
San Diego State University

Jamie's office location:

  • Monday through Friday: Pepper Canyon Hall, 2nd floor, Sixth College Annex Office 253

Jamie's drop-in hours:

  • Mondays: 9 a.m. to noon, Fireside Lounge, Marshall College
  • Thursdays: 1–4 p.m. at Pepper Canyon Hall, 2nd floor, Sixth College Annex

Call ahead to confirm times and locations.

Clients, schedule an appointment with Jamie:

If the appointment calendar on this page doesn't work for you, go directly to Jamie's appointment scheduling page.

Jamie Carranza

  • jecarranza@ucsd.edu
  • (858) 822-5155
  • Sixth: Pepper Canyon Hall, 2nd floor, Sixth College Annex Office 253
    Marshall: TMC Admin Bldg, Conf Room 132 (see appointment tab for times)