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About Us

    The UROC Scholar community is for high-achieving, motivated students who want to prepare for and excel in graduate school. Scholars take their academic work seriously, work hard to maintain good grades, and are actively engaged in faculty-mentored research opportunities.

    UROC Scholars are expected to represent the ideals of academic excellence by achieving to the best of their abilities and engaging in enriching academic and professional experiences throughout their undergraduate careers.


    2019 Graduating Scholars Lunch 


    Contact UROC

     Student Services Building
       University of California, Merced
       Student Services Building, 230
       5200 N. Lake Road
       Merced, CA 95343 
       Instagram: merceduroc
       Facebook: UC Merced UROC



    Our Team

      Jorge L. Arroyo, Ed.D.
      UROC Director
      SSB 214 
      Sarah Frey, Ph.D.
      Vice Provost and
      Dean, Division of
      Education, SSB 310
      Valerie Anderson
      SSHA Coordinator
      Emily Heng
      STEM Coordinator
      SSB 221
      Cecilya Barba
      Program Assistant 
      SSB 212


    Click here to visit the Office Hours page to schedule a meeting or use the contact info above.


    UROC SURI 2021 Graduate Student Mentors (To be Posted Soon)

    SSHA Mentors

    STEM Mentors



    UROC SURI 2020 Graduate Student Mentors

    SSHA Mentors

    STEM Mentors

      Avia Gray
      Psychological Sciences

      Andrea Hed
      Quantitative and
      Systems Biology

      Michelle Yeung

      Donnoban Orozco
      Quantitative and
      Systems Biology

      Rocco Bowman
      Interdisciplinary Humanities

      Edgar Perez-Lopez
      Mechanical Engineering

      Tashelle Wright
      Public Health

      Jessica Wilson
      Quantitative and
      Systems Biology



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