Success Coaches

Jeremy Prim


Jeremy is a first-year sociology doctoral student. His current research interests focus in the areas race, education, and stratification. He completed his undergraduate education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a competitive swimmer his entire life, and currently swims on the Davis Aquatic Masters Swim team. 

Joel Virgen


Joel is a third-year history doctoral student. He studies modern European history with a focus on British women's and gender history. In his spare time he enjoys running and finding inexpensive ways to go to the theater. 

Liz Flores


Liz is a fifth-year doctoral student enrolled in the School of Education.  Her research focuses on access and equity in higher education.  She is enthusiastic, enjoy watching movies, listening to personal development books, and basking in the warm sunshine. 

Marinka Swift


Marinka is a third- year doctoral student in Linguistics. She speaks Italian and is working on her Spanish skills. She loves to teach, especially language courses. She is from California but has lived on the East Coast and in Italy. Next year she hopes to spend time in Mexico. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, yoga, cooking vegan food, and reading.