EOP Graduate Assistants
EOP is pleased to be able to provide graduate assistantships for students in Masters Degree programs at San Diego State University. Our graduate assistants have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of EOP's programs and services, from counseling to tutoring to outreach, and receive meaningful training that gives them valuable experience in working in higher education. Graduate assistants have facilitated counseling groups, created programs for undocumented students and high school boys, developed new tutoring services for student athletes, and learned how to write grants.
Our graduate assistants not only learn from us, but provide us with knowledge about new developments in research that keeps EOP at the forefront in providing quality services to our students. We appreciate our graduate assistants and the wonderful support they provide!
EOP CAAT Coordinator
B.A. Sociology & Chicana/o Studies, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF);
M.A. Masters of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs, first year.
Evelyn Soqui joined the EOP team Fall 2011. Prior to working with EOP, she worked as an Academic Advisor and Interim Director for the Educational Talent Search Program at California State University Fullerton. Evelyn is also a former EOP student, and worked as resident counselor for the Summer Bridge Program in 2006 and 2009.
Evelyn is originally from Calexico California, where she lived until leaving to CSUF to pursue her bachelor's degree. Two years after working professionally Evelyn decided to come to SDSU to pursue her Master's degree.
Evelyn is also a first generation college graduate who was involved in programs such as Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) through high school, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program in college.
Her experiences working with Educational Talent Search Program and participating in various student services programs is what inspired Evelyn to pursue a career in Student Affairs.
Counseling Graduate Assistant
B.S. Criminal Justice, San Diego State University
Grad Student towards M.A., Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling (CBB), San Diego State University.
Daunte Haynes has been involved with the EOP department since 2008 as a student participant in the Summer Bridge Program. During his undergraduate studies at SDSU, he was a Public Information Assistant at the front desk of the EOP office since his freshman year.
Currently, he is a Counseling Graduate Assistant for EOP where he’s an Assistant Coordinator of the EOP PULL Program. He also assist counselors on several projects as well as developing and facilitating workshops on Time Management, Stress Management, and other critical skills needed by students. He is currently a graduate student of the Community- Based Block (CBB) Program where he is working towards an M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling.
B.A., Social Science, San Francisco State University
M.A., Education with a concentration in Counseling (CBB), San Diego State University, Class of 2013
Sayoko moved to San Diego from the Bay Area in the Fall of 2012 to pursue graduate school in the Community Based Block Program. Both personally and professionally she is committed to supporting and empowering low-income families and students, and sees education as a vehicle for getting out of poverty. Her past experiences include overseeing programs and services for formerly homeless children and youth, providing education benefits advocacy for CalWorks families, and conducting an HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention program within Oakland Public Schools.
As a former EOP student, Sayoko is interested in how SDSU's Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs, operates within the greater infrastructure of the university to support some of the most economically vulnerable students on campus. During her time at EOP, Sayoko works with the EOP Student Parent Association, and will be conducting and developing workshops, and assisting counselors where needed.
Sayoko is the first woman in her family to graduate from college and continues to enjoy learning, especially via her favorite teachers (her three children).