Romero Success Coaches



Romero Success Coaches are here to help develop well-being, academic, and life skills & strategies with you to achieve your goals at CMC.

Meet with us to talk through time management and organization, overcoming procrastination and test anxiety, efficient reading and note-taking, and exam prep. We can also help with goal-setting and habit-building, streamlining workflow, sleep management, stress-tolerance and coping skills, and healthy living.

We are holding open drop-in hours and appointments in-person, with the option to request a Zoom meeting instead. Once you make an appointment through our platform (WCOnline), the Success Coach will reach out to confirm.



Romero Success Coach Bios

Spring 2023


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Josh Angle '23


Major: Economics
Talk to me about time management, organization, test taking strategies, student-athlete balance.

Hi! My name is Josh and I am from Portland, Oregon (I promise it is not as strange as Portlandia makes it seem). On campus, I am a member of the CMS men's basketball team and an RA. I enjoy penny boarding from class to class with my headphones filled with a variety of music. I am here to help alleviate your worries and help you find effective strategies to optimize your learning experience. Feel free to reach out!

Mariela Centeno
Mariela Centeno '23


Majors: Economics with Data Science Sequence
Talk to me about checklists, time management, research, mindfulness, health.

Hi! My name is Mariela Centeno and I have lived in Southern California my whole life and I love everything about it! At CMC, you will usually find me with an iced coffee in my hand or going for runs. Also, I am a proud vegan and I love talking about holistic health. I know that balancing mindfulness, physical health, and college can be difficult, but I would love to talk to you about implementing strategies into your routine for a better college experience!

Danny Corona
Daniela Corona '23


Major: Government with Data Science Sequence
Talk to me about time management, de-stressing techniques, or adjusting to new learning styles.

Hi! My name is Danny and I am a first-gen, low-income student from the Bay Area! On campus I play for the Claremont Rugby team (go Foxes!) and work for the Rose. You can usually find me hanging out in DOS or doing work outside the hub. I am also the RA of Beckett Hall!

Mayela Norwood '23
Mayela Norwood '23


Majors: Neuroscience (Pre-Med)

Talk to me about science/pre-med, time management, mental health, organization, extracurricular passions

Hi everyone! I'm Mayela Norwood, and I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, so I'm always down to talk about and eat food! When I'm not studying, I love hanging out with my friends and making memories. 

As a student who is involved in a couple of different organizations across campus, I understand the importance of being able to effectively balance your time between your studies, commitments, and social life. It may seem scary to set boundaries and tackle time management, but I'm here to help. Come and see me if you feel you need help with figuring out what sets you up for success! Can't wait to meet you :)

Michelle Ramirez '23
Michelle Ramirez '23


Majors: Public Policy w/ Human Rights Sequence

Talk to me about time management, Setting boundaries, planning/scheduling, & being 1st-Gen low income student!

Hey y'all! My name is Michelle Ramirez, and I am a senior from Los Angeles, CA. I work for the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, participate as a mentor for 1GEN, and you might see me giving campus tours for the Admissions office! I love exploring coffee and boba shops and am always looking out for book recommendations! I strongly believe in exploring new interests and things outside of one's comfort zone, but I know it can be difficult to manage everything as a student. I'm here to help you in setting boundaries, managing your schedule, and navigating CMC! I hope to see you soon!

Quincey Williams '23
Quincey Williams ’23


Major: Mathematics and Data Science
Talk to me about holistic health & wellness, time & sleep management, habit & mindset strategies!

Hi! I am Quincey, and I am excited to have the opportunity to support you in reaching your fullest potential at CMC. Outside of my studies and athletics (sprinter for the CMS Track & Field team), I enjoy various practices and activities, including meditation, chess, and listening to music. Most recently, I have been exploring the fundamentals behind Ikigai (a Japanese concept related to achieving longevity and happiness). My fascination for better comprehending what makes one's life purposeful and meaningful is something I hope to share with others. That said, I look forward to implementing various skills and strategies to help you achieve your goals and aspirations throughout your college experience!

Hailey Kang
Hailey Kang '24


Major: Biochemistry with Leadership Sequence
Talk to me about time management, effective planning and organization, and mental health.

Hi! My name is Hailey, and I am from Orange County, California! On campus, I am a part of the Kravis Leadership Institute, APASA, and biochemistry research at the Keck Science Department! Through joining these organizations, I’ve been able to meet people outside of both my major and school; I’m looking forward to helping you to take advantage of the amazing opportunities offered at CMC and through the consortium! I’m also super passionate about organization, specifically keeping my Notion planner always up to date and pretty (talk to me if you want a template!), and I would love to find ways for you to stay organized and reach your goals. Hope to see you soon!

Carly Kirsch
Carly Kirsch '24


Major: Psychology with Leadership Sequence

Talk to me about creating routines, mindfulness, student-athlete balance, and optimizing brain health.

Hey! My name is Carly and I am from Atkinson, NH. On campus, I am a thrower for the CMS Track & Field team, but you can also find me on a tennis court channeling Serena Williams. I love reading a myriad of self help books so I’m currently practicing inner stillness, inspired by Eckhart Tolle, while also living in accordance with my desires rather than society’s expectations, influenced by Glennon Doyle.

Creating routines and habit tracking systems has allowed me to crush my academic and athletic goals while also finding time to take care of my mental health. If you want help transforming your lifestyle so it works for you, I’d love to chat! I look forward to helping you win small everyday so you can dominate in the future!

Javier Gonzalez '24
Javier Gonzalez '24

Major: Psychology w/ a Data Science Sequence

Hi everyone! My name is Javier Gonzalez, and I am from Houston, Texas! When I’m not studying, you can find me getting iced coffee at the HUB, scrolling through Twitter, or hanging out with friends! On campus, I’m part of ¡Mi Gente!, a Writing Consultant at the CWPD, and a mentor/ sponsor for 1Gen and CLSA! 

I love to be involved with everything and anything on campus, joining these clubs and organizations has allowed me to strengthen my time management and organization skills but has also reminded me to heavily consider what my capacity is before taking on a new project. Through navigating academics and commitments here, I’ve learned to prioritize my mental health while making sure I give it my all. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and find strategies to implement into your routine that’ll make us both successful!

Ria Passi
Ria Passi '24

Majors: Government & Psychology w/ a Data Science Sequence

Talk to me about time management, mental health, mindfulness, and effective planning.

Hi! My name is Ria and I am from the Bay Area. On campus, I am a part of Claremont Women in Business and an events coordinator for the class cabinet. You can also find me working out at Roberts or taking time to read by the Hub with an iced latte.

I have learned new organizational skills during my time at CMC that have allowed me to work towards my academic and personal goals. Although adjusting to a new routine can often be challenging, I have found that prioritizing healthy habits has created a strong work/life balance. I would love to connect you with resources that will support your well-being and success on campus, and beyond. Feel free to reach out and chat!

Julissa Ponce '24
Julissa Ponce '24

Majors: Economics-Accounting

Hi! My name is Julissa Ponce and I’m a first-generation student from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On campus, I am a Robert Day Scholar and VP of the Claremont Accounting Association. I love spending time outdoors and you will usually find me taking a morning stroll across the Claremont colleges. Family is really important to me - I visit my grandparents in Mexico at least twice a year. Love the generosity, simplicity, and spontaneity! I’m all about balancing academics, social life, and extracurriculars (and still getting enough sleep!). Let’s take care of ourselves this semester -  looking forward to meeting with you :). 

Olivia Licato '25
Olivia Licata '25

Major: International Relations & Public Policy w/ a Leadership Sequence

Talk to me about holistic health, structuring your day, fostering social circles and general life balance. 

Hello! My name is Olivia and I am from Connecticut. I’m obsessed with the beautiful Southern California weather so you will find me camped out in mid-quad doing my work and hanging out at all hours of the day (I’m not exaggerating). I love to dance and run the Dare You to Move Dance Club for dancers of all levels.  I am super passionate about work-life balance and am a huge proponent of spending time outdoors and pursuing activities that bring you joy. I would love to talk to you about structuring your day and molding your lifestyle so that you can achieve your academic, social and extracurricular goals. Can’t wait to chat!

Stuart McCallum '25
Stuart McCallum '25


Majors: Economics w/ Leadership Sequence

Talk to me about: student-athlete Balance, time management, & building healthy habits.

Hi! My name is Stuart McCallum. I’m from Lexington, Massachusetts and an obnoxious Boston sports fan. On campus, I am a member of the Stags basketball team and supporter of all things CMS. I am passionate about finding an effective way to balance between all of your commitments at CMC. Please reach out if you are interested in building a healthier and more efficient lifestyle.

Gev Nweke
Gev Nweke '25

Majors: Economics & Engineering 

Talk to me about 3+2, time management, organization and note taking, & well-being.

Hey guys! My name is Gev Nweke. I was born in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria and moved the U.S at the age of 7. I’ve lived in Houston ever since. Fun fact about me is that I love shoes and am usually found studying with friends at the hub. I also work at the Athenaeum, so come by when you get the chance.

I love you being organized, and as a 3+2 student, it is essential for to balance my commitments and be successful. I know with academics, clubs, and other social activities, effectively balancing your time will help ease the transition at CMC. It may seem tough, but I’m here to help! Come by and I’ll help you in figure out the steps you need for success!

Rafael Otero '25
Rafael Otero '25


Majors: Philosophy and Public Affairs

Talk to me about time management, de-stressing techniques, student-athlete balance.

Hi! My name is Rafi and I am from Seattle, Washington. On campus I am a member of the men’s soccer team, and can be found studying in Poppa and skating around to my classes. I’m here to help students manage their time successfully, and offer strategies for improving well-being.

Cody Babcock '24

Major: Philosophy/German Dual
 Talk to me about holistic wellness, finding purpose, mental well-being, time management, organization, phone/social-media addiction.

Hi! My name is Cody and I am from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I feel like a lot of people on campus are driven towards a goal, but don’t know why he/she set that goal in the first place. I am here to accompany you as you find your purpose, your drive, and why you wish to do what you want to do and go where you want to go in your life. You are so full of potential and good things; I want to help you harness that power. Let’s make your semester great.

Kenshin Ueoka  ’25.
Kenshin Ueoka

Kenshin Ueoka ’25 (he/him)

Majors: Environment, Economics, and Politics with Data Science Sequence

Come talk to me about international student-specific concerns, note-taking, time management, pre-professional extracurriculars, and mindfulness. 

Hi! I’m Kenshin Ueoka, a Japanese international student from Bangkok, Thailand. I am a Graphite Group team lead and a Kravis Lab for Social Impact CIRF. If you’re walking past Scripps on Sunday, you might hear me play traditional Japanese taiko drums in the 5C Shogo Taiko club! I love hiking, live music, poetry, and all things anime. 

Staying on top of academics, extracurriculars, career progression, and health can feel like juggling knives on fire while riding a unicycle in front of a crowd. Come take a breath and set yourself systems for success!