Tutors of the AB540&Undocumented Student Center

NickNick Booster
Science Tutor
Office hours: Fridays 12:00pm-1:30pm

Nick Is a second year graduate student in the entomology(bugs) department. He is interested in the ecology of disease and how pathogens interact with and shape the immune system of their insect host.

Broadly he is interested in the dialogue that goes on between pathogens of insects and the insect immune response and how each, the pathogen and the immune system, shapes the evolution other. He has worked with organisms up and down the evolutionary ladder from spiders to guppies, and from yeast to bears. He has done both ecological field work and molecular biology. He holds a special place in his heart for the trypanosomes.

He can help with general biology, microbiology, ecology, molecular biology, introductory chemistry and physics. He is also available to talk about techniques for studying efficiently, working in a lab, pursuing a career in science, or simply talk about how cool animals are.


RoyRoy Taggueg
Grad School Application Tutor
Office hours: by Appointment
(rbtaggueg@ucdavis.edu )

Roy Taggueg is a 1st year Graduate Student in the Department of Sociology. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, and worked at the UCI Office of Research as an Analyst for the Institutional Review Board.  Roy is also a Health Policy Research Scholar for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Roy's research interests revolve around undocumented immigrants and their relationships with institutions, and how these relationships can have an impact on their lives.






SarahSarah Quincy 
Economics and lower level math/statistics 
Office Hours: Tuesdays  10:00 pm - 12:00 pm (squincy@ucdavis.edu)

Sarah is a fourth year graduate student in the economics department. She is interested in how big economic shocks, like immigration or financial crises, can persist in different ways for different people. Before entering graduate school, Sarah was a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. She can help with any economics classes and lower level math and statistics classes. She's also happy to talk about study strategies for the social sciences, applying to graduate school, or doing research!







Deniss Martinez

Deniss Martinez
Office Hours: by appointment
Email: djmartinez@ucdavis.edu

Deniss is a descendent of the Tutunaku and Nahuatl people. As such she centers compassion and love in her community activism as her family and ancestors did before her. She loves writing, painting, and hiking. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Ecology from UC Davis. Her research centers Indigenous knowledge in land stewardship, climate change, social ecological systems and eco-cultural diversity. Specifically she will be working with the Karuk tribe of Northern California to understand the ecological and social factors that affect their access to cultural food and resources.  Deniss did her B.Sc in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity with a minor in Native American Studies at UC Davis. Deniss can help you with science (biology, ecology, conservation) or with your writing. You can come talk to her about graduate school, scholarship applications, or CV editing. Or you could just come talk to her about life, good books, or dancing. 


Laura GalvezLaura Gálvez
Writing Consultant/ Graduate School Application Tutor
Office Hours: By appointment, lggalvez@ucdavis.edu

Laura Gálvez is a second year PhD Student in the Native American Studies Department. Her research explores health narratives of undocumented Indigenous migrants currently living in California. Laura is also the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholar. She can help students applying to graduate school, students interested in applying to grants/fellowships, and writing development.




PaulDeokun Paul Yoo 

Physics, Biology, Chemistry and lower level math

Paul is a 3rd-year student at UC Davis, majoring in molecular and cell biology and minoring in physics. He has earned two associate degrees, biology and chemistry from Cerritos community in LA county. He wants to study emphasizing in evolution approaching in molecular level of biology. He plays badminton, golf, and basketball, and he is currently in the school's badminton and golf club. He can help with all lower-division physics, biology and chemistry, and math up to linear algebra and differential equations.