Academic Success Coaching

What is Academic Success Coaching?

Similar to how an athletic coach encourages and supports you in becoming your best athletic self, our Academic Success Coaches can help you become your best academic self.

Academic Success Coaches help you develop skills and strategies to successfully navigate college and realize your full potential. Coaches will work with you to identify and utilize new learning tools and strategies to help meet your academic and personal goals during your time at University of Redlands.

Our coaches are different from academic advisors or counselors/therapists in that they help you develop academic and personal skills to become a stronger student. Through a series of one-on-one appointments, you will work with your coach to grow in academic strength, grit, and resilience to get you where you want to be academically.

Academic Success Coaches provide holistic support in the following areas:

  • Motivation
  • Goal setting and attainment
  • Effective study strategies
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Time management and task prioritization
  • Recognizing and marketing your strengths
  • Adulting

How to Get Started

To schedule an appointment with a coach, please call (909) 748-8069 or e-mail ASDS@redlands.edu.

Meet the Academic Success Coaches

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Debora Hernandez (she/her/hers)

Master of Arts in Education, School and College Counseling, University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature, University of California, Riverside

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My name is Debora, and I am a first-generation college student. I was unsure of what I wanted to do even throughout college. During my undergrad, I ended up studying Religious Studies and Spanish because the study of Religion really piqued my interest. My favorite memory as an undergrad was studying abroad for 6 months in Santiago, Chile. As someone who had not experienced living in the resident halls in college, this was my first time away from home. I had an amazing time traveling through Chile and even got to go to Peru and hike Huayna Picchu. I am passionate about helping others identify their strengths and passions. This has shaped my postgrad experience which is why I decided to pursue a Master's in School Counseling. I am here to help and support you in any way I can!

 

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Morgan Lesch (she/her/hers)

Master of Arts in Education, College Counseling, University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California Baptist University

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My name is Morgan, and I am a first-generation, transfer student who had an untraditional undergraduate experience. My favorite part of undergrad was meeting people from all different walks of life and the wonderful feeling of walking the school campus to get to class feeling the energy of people around me. I hope to work in higher education working with college students to help them find who they want to be and where they want to go in life. College is such an amazing time in one's life, and I hope to play a guiding part in one's time as a college student. Some things I love are music, Disneyland, camping, and traveling!

 

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Karina Ruiz (she/her/hers)

Master of Arts in Education, College Counseling, University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Riverside

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My name is Karina, and my career goal is to become a school or college counselor/coordinator and help students develop skills such as resilience and overcoming barriers to learning at critical stages in their lives. My favorite undergraduate experience was being a part of PUENTE, a program designed to assist first-generation college students transfer to a four-year university. It was an empowering experience that drove me through college and inspired me to pursue higher education. I love hiking, dancing, boba, sushi, and spending time with my family!

 

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Rachel Olguin (she/her/hers)

Master of Arts in Education, School and College Counseling, University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Sculpture, University of Colorado at Boulder

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My name is Rachel, and I am deeply passionate about helping students find their way and feel successful. My career goal is to be a school counselor or to continue working with college students in a guiding capacity. My favorite undergraduate experience was putting on Thanksgiving dinner for 200+ students every November. While the holiday itself is controversial, the act of spending a week cooking 20 turkeys, 50 pounds of mashed potatoes, and platters and bowls of all the other classic dishes, and then coming together for a delicious meal with my peers is so special and builds deep connections. Some things I love are the snow, human behavior, and cats!

 

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Amanda "Mandy" Ramirez (she/her/hers)

Master of Arts in Education, School and College Counseling, University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Social Work, Whittier College

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I go by Mandy, and I attended Whittier College, a small private university, for all four years of my undergraduate experience. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. I was a student-athlete all four years of college where I played for the women's soccer team. My greatest memories come from playing collegiate soccer and being a part of a team where I met all my best friends. Something I will never forget is traveling to Spain with my soccer team for spring break. Currently, I am pursuing my MA in education, emphasizing in school (K-12) and college counseling. I hope to later become a high school or college counselor as I really enjoy helping others feel successful. In my free time, I love to watch movies, go to the river, and hang out with my friends and family.