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Noel Salunga

Student Success Coach

Student Success Coach for: Eleanor Roosevelt College, Warren College, and Fall 2017 Black Alumni Scholars Foundation (BASF) recipients

Hometown: San Diego, California

What I wish I had known when I was in college: As a UC San Diego student, there is so much to learn inside and outside of the classroom. I wish I had known about all the opportunities available to me in my specific college, as well as university wide. If I could take a time machine back to undergraduate years, I would study abroad or participate in a service learning trip outside of the U.S., or perhaps I could have participated in UCDC or a college exchange program. These are just a few learning opportunities I wish I had known as an undergraduate at UC San Diego.

What does being first-generation mean to me? Being first-generation means having the challenge, privilege, responsibility, and opportunity of becoming first in your family to graduate from college and potentially changing the quality of life for future generations. Once your name is called during commencement, you will be walking the stage for graduation to receive your diploma. The moment you cross the stage, you are walking for yourself, your family, and your community.

Top goals for the year: Building long-lasting mentoring relationships with all my Success Coaching Students. Successfully finishing my dissertation. To live a more consistent and healthier lifestyle physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

Strengths Finder Top 5: Strategic, Responsibility, Intellection, Learner and Achiever

Bachelor of Arts, Ethnic Studies 
UC San Diego, Warren College 

Master of Arts, Ethnic Studies 
San Francisco State University 


Noel's office location: 

  • ERC Administration Building 3rd Floor, Room 304 
  • Warren Academic Advising Building, CSE Building Room 1139

Noel's drop-in hours:

  • Mondays: 1:30–4:30 p.m., ERC Administration Building South, Room 304
  • Tuesdays: 1:30–4:30 p.m., Warren CSE Building, Room 1139

Call ahead to confirm times and locations. 

Clients, schedule an appointment with Noel: 

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

Noel Salunga