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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

    Valerie Anderson
    SSHA Coordinator
    SSB 222
    Emily Heng
    STEM Cordinator
    SSB 221
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    Jorge L. Arroyo, Ed.D.
    UROC Director
    SSB 214
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    Sarah Frey, Ph.D.
    Vice Provost and
    Dean, Division of
    Education, SSB 310

    Note: The UROC staff members are not on campus and will work remotely during the summer. We are available for virtual meetings and will confirm Zoom links after you schedule your meeting.
    We are not able to answer calls to our office numbers so please email or message us on MS Teams to communicate with our office.


    2021 UROC SURI Graduate Student Mentors

    Janice Disla
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    Angela Macedo Andrade
    Materials and Biomaterials
    Science and Engineering
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    Kesia Garibay
    Public Health
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    Yulissa Perez Rojas
    Environmental Systems
    Schedule Appointment

    Hugo López Chavolla
    Interdisciplinary Humanities
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    Yumary Vasquez
    Quantitative and Systems Biology
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