Dear AAP Community,

In response to the university-wide social distancing directives, AAP GM is conducting all seminars, workshops, and mentoring appointments virtually. We will continue to provide our workshops, resources, and personalized mentoring appointments through a variety of UCLA supported platforms. 

For the most up to date information on our services, please continue to check our website or check out our social media linked below. We remain committed to supporting your interest and plans towards your post-baccalaureate degrees. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time and look forward to seeing you soon.


Graduate Mentoring Staff

Mission Statement

AAP Graduate Mentoring  (GM) offers AAP students the opportunity to obtain valuable research-oriented academic preparation in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.  GM is committed to social justice and to the transformation of the academy. In this effort, a special emphasis is made to increase the number of low-income and ethnically underrepresented students in graduate or professional school and in professional academic and research positions. We also encourage students to participate in service learning opportunities and community-based research projects in order to transform their undergraduate experience.


Our free services are open to all AAP students and alumni.  Those services include:

  • One-on-one mentoring with a currently enrolled UCLA graduate student;
  • Review of statements of purpose and other professional school admissions essays;
  • Resource library; and
  • Workshops on graduate school programs, entrance exams, and application processes.

Graduate and Professional School Mentoring

Graduate Mentors work closely with UCLA students and alumni who wish to enter graduate and professional school, assisting them in planning appropriate undergraduate courses, identifying existing graduate and professional programs that fit their interests, and encouraging them to participate in co-curricular activities.  Along with this support, the mentors walk students through the entire application process: from writing a letter of intent, asking for letters of recommendation, to taking the appropriate tests and preparing for interviews.

Contact Us

AAP Graduate Mentoring
1202 Campbell Hall

E: aapmentoring@college.ucla.edu
T: (310) 794-4186
F: (310) 206-3189

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

To RSVP to any our workshops or events, please click here.

The GM Office also sponsors several research programs for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  These programs receive funding from the UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education, the US Department of Education, and/or the Academic Advancement Program. GM is offering the following cohort-based research programs.


Need help with your graduate school application?

Whether you are a currently enrolled student or an AAP alumnus, the Graduate Mentoring is available to help make your transition to graduate school smoother! We can offer you practical information that will assist you with the application process. We have handouts and downloadable course materials for your convenience. Applying to graduate school is an exciting and terrifying adventure; don’t do it alone!

Graduate and Professional School Resource Library

**Currently being transitioned to an online resource library**

The GM Graduate and Professional School Resource Library has graduate and professional school application resources that you can borrow free of cost at any time during the year. For more information about the resources available, please stop by our office in 1202 Campbell Hall or call us at (310) 794-4186.

GRE Fee Reduction: Graduate Record Exam

You may qualify for a GRE fee reduction*! Visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website for more information and qualifications:

Click here for more information – GRE Test Fee Reduction

*Note: This process could take a couple of weeks so please plan ahead.

Pre-Med/Pre-Health Student Manual

A guide put together by students for students – click here for the how to be a pre-med/health student guide:

AAP Pre-Med/Pre-Health Manual

Graduate Student Mentors

Anabel Alcaraz Vargas

High AIMS Mentor


Moriah Denton

Pre-Law Mentor

e: mdenton@college.ucla.edu

Josefina Flores Morales, M.A.

UndocuBruins Research Program Coordinator

e: jfloresmorales@college.ucla.edu

Abir Hossain

Research Rookies Coordinator

e: ahossain@college.ucla.edu

JC Lugo

Research Rookies Coordinator

e: jclugo@college.ucla.edu

Larry McDaniel, M.S. Ed.

Educators for Tomorrow Coordinator

e: lmcdaniel@college.ucla.edu

Trisha Mathelier

Pre-Med/Business Mentor

e: pmathelier@college.ucla.edu

Boris Pavis

High AIMS Mentor


Natalie Santizo, M.S.

Social Sciences Mentor

e: nsantizo@college.ucla.edu

Paulina Sepulveda

Community Development and Social Justice Program Coordinator

e: psepulveda@college.ucla.edu

Antonio Shallowhorn, M.P.H.

Terminal Degrees Mentor

e: ashallowhorn@college.ucla.edu

Arushi Singh

Arts Initiative Coordinator

e: asingh@college.ucla.edu

Student Workers

Niabi Campbell

Student Worker

e: ncampbell@college.ucla.edu

Taylor Smith

Student Worker

e: tsmith@college.ucla.edu


Carolina San Juan, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Mentoring

e: csanjuan@college.ucla.edu

Sandra Brukardt

Office Coordinator

e: sbrukardt@college.ucla.edu