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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.

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Tuesday
Dec082015

Webinar on Dealing with Holiday Family Drama

Credit: @AcademicsSay

Does the phrase “home for the holidays” fill you with feelings of anticipation and excitement, or dread for inevitable family drama? The holidays can be a time of joy, but also a time of stress, especially if you are a first-generation graduate student of color whose family culture might not be comfortable with your ambitions and intellectual pursuits. Before you leave for the holidays, be sure to check out this webinar by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD):

Smarty Pants Comes Home for the Holidays
Monday, December 14, 2-3:30 p.m.
NCFDD Virtual Classroom
To register, click here

Many graduate students coping with difficult family dynamics find themselves frustrated because they feel devalued and disrespected. In this webinar, journalist and historian Dr. Stacey Patton uses her unique brand of candor and humor to share some lessons she has learned about being a first-generation graduate student, and she offers a practical guide that students can use to manage their feelings and expectations to achieve successful family togetherness with minimal stress.

To sign up for your free membership on NCFDD and start accessing all of the resources it has to offer, click here for more instructions.


Wednesday
Nov112015

Webinar on Dealing with Stress and Rejection

Did you know that you have access to a ton of great resources on the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) website as part of UCSB's institutional membership? When you sign up for free, you can access both archived and upcoming webinars, such as:

Credit: Bernard GoldbachStrategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection, and Haters in Your Midst
Thursday, November 19
, 2-3 p.m.
NCFDD Virtual Classroom
To register, click here

The webinar will cover topics like:

  • The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed
  • Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life
  • Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress

To sign up for your free membership on NCFDD and start accessing all of the resources it has to offer, click here for more instructions.