Meet the Staff

Donelle Davis

Donelle D. Davis, Program Director

"As the first in my family to graduate from college, I find working with the TRiO Scholars Program to be truly rewarding. There is nothing quite like seeing the transformation that happens as students progress along their educational trajectory. I am grateful for the opportunity to witness that transition." | (530) 752-2032 | 2209 Dutton Hall

Eric Sanchez

Eric Sanchez, Assistant Director

"I believe in a holistic approach to student service, meaning I am here to help with anything and everything students might need to be successful. What I like most about working with students is knowing that the work I do is helping train the future leaders of our society." | (530) 754-8417 | 2220 Dutton Hall

Tricia Lam

Tricia Lam, Peer Advisor

I feel incredibly fortunate to work for a program that gives me the opportunity to hear the many different student experiences at UC Davis. As a returning peer advisor, TRiO has had a large impact on my college journey, and I'm excited to see what this year will hold. | 2237 Dutton Hall 

Loata Fine

Loata Fine, Peer Advisor

Growing up in an underrepresented East Oakland community has shaped how I navigate the world with great passion to serve ALL communities that experience inequity. As a TRiO Scholar myself, it is a privilege to have the opportunity to assist my fellow peers through their personal journeys here at UC Davis. | 2237 Dutton Hall 

Carolina Banales

Carolina Banales, Peer Advisor

I am excited to have the opportunity to advise and work alongside other UC Davis students. I hope to provide that same positive and informative quality of interactions that I have received as a TRiO Scholars student. | 2237 Dutton Hall  

Cynthia Hernandez

Cynthia Hernandez, Peer Advisor

As an Upward Bound alumna and a current UC Davis TRiO Scholar I have experienced the positive impact the TRIO program has on students and am glad to have the opportunity to serve my peers throughout their journey. | 2237 Dutton Hall