Transfer Academic Coaches

Come connect with a current transfer student who wants to support transfer students to be academically and personally successful. Meetings are free! The transfer coaching role is a partnership between the Transfer Center and the Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives.

Transfer student coaches offer 1:1 support on topics including but not limited to:

  • Study tips
  • Time management
  • Managing your current course load (ie how to map out deadlines for assignments etc.) 
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Navigating group projects
  • Balancing out your quarter
  • Referrals to other campus resources to support your success at Cal Poly, and more

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If these times do not work, email and we will find a time we can meet with you.

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Get to Know Our Coaches

staff member Erik Valdez

Erik Valdez


academic Coach, Transfer Center

Erik is a transfer academic coach at the Transfer Center. He is studying Aerospace Engineering and transferred from Shasta College in beautiful Redding, CA. Erik wishes to pass on the knowledge of campus resources onto future transfer students so they can have a welcoming experience here at Cal Poly. Erik is also part of several on campus organizations such as CORE and EPIC as well as different clubs such as SHPE (Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers).

As a NorCal native,Erik loves everything involving the outdoors ranging from hiking, camping, and even cliff-jumping! Getting to know people on a personal level is something he strives for, so he is excited to share his experiences and develop genuine connections with everyone who passes by the Transfer Center.

staff member Aubrey

Aubrey Scheibel


academic Coach, Transfer Center

Aubrey is a transfer academic coach at the Transfer Center. She is studying Biomedical Engineering and transferred from Ohlone College in Fremont, CA. She hopes that she will be able to help new transfer students navigate the wide range of resources Cal Poly has to offer. Aubrey is involved in engineering-based clubs such as Medical Design Club (MDC) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE) but also enjoys partaking in club sports such as CPDC and the CP Triathlon team.

As this will be her first year completely in-person at Cal Poly, she looks forward to scoping out on-campus study spots and meeting lots of new people. Aubrey’s overall goal is to both assist as well as learn alongside fellow transfer students.

staff member Jorge

Jorge Coronel


academic Coach, Transfer Center

Jorge is a transfer academic coach and is a fifth-year, Agricultural Business student with a minor in Economics. He was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA and transferred in from Allan Hancock College. Being born to a farmworker family, he grew up helping his parents in the strawberry fields as a strawberry harvester. His first-hand experience working as a strawberry harvester demonstrated to him the incredibly demanding workload and challenges that farmworkers face daily which ultimately influenced him to pursue higher education. Having come from a family of Mexican-Indigenous farm laborers, Jorge is passionate about pursuing graduate education in Agricultural Economics and dedicating his research towards farmworker welfare and ultimately becoming a professor of Agricultural Economics.

Aside from education, Jorge is passionate about music and enjoys drumming, learning about music production, and discovering new music. As a transfer academic coach, Jorge is dedicated to assisting students through the transfer process into Cal Poly and providing students a strong support system that will allow them to excel at Cal Poly.

Warren Foote

Warren Foote


academic Coach, Transfer Center


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Warren is a transfer academic coach at the Transfer Center. He is studying Agriculture Communications and minoring in Agribusiness. He transferred from Cuesta College-based right here in San Luis Obispo! Warren hopes to use his personal experiences and knowledge involving the transition from semester to the quarter system to help students succeed! He also hopes to help navigate students through Cal Poly resources! Warren is highly involved on campus and off-campus including being the President of the Spikeball Sports Club and being an ambassador for Spikeball, Yerba Mate, and Protein H20. 

As a Central Valley native, Warren loves being outside, playing sports, and making new friends! Striking a conversation with anyone about anything and making connections is something he loves doing. He is ecstatic to be here and is ready to develop real connections with each student that walks in the door. He hopes to leave everyone with information and a smile on their face anytime someone walks in and out of the Transfer Center!

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