Meet UCI Staff

Ananda Van Boeyen
Ananda Van Boeyen, Counselor/Coordinator

Ananda works as a Counselor for the Transfer Student Center. Ananda is the Counselor/Coordinator for the Student Parents and Families Program and works with students impacted by the criminal legal system.

Office: Transfer Students Center, 2100 Student Services II


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About Ananda

Ananda Van Boeyen grew up as a first-generation, low-income, immigrant family student. She chose to complete her Master of Social Work, having experienced first-hand the power of mentorship and having someone believe in your dreams, dignity, and worth. Ananda has spent over 15 years working with families, early intervention mental health services, people without housing, survivors of domestic violence, immigration detainees, and reentry services. Ananda is passionate about creating a sense of community and belonging for all students while helping them find their voice and power. Ananda loves the outdoors, whether it is hiking, the beach, or napping under the sun. She enjoys listening to music, attending concerts and festivals, reading, running, working out, podcasts, and napping. Please contact her with questions and for support.

Betsy Latimore (She/Her) Manager, Family Resource Center

Betsy manages the Family Resource Center in Graduate and Family Housing. All UCI Affiliated Parenting Student Families are welcome in the center and at center-hosted events.

Office: 7000 Palo Verde Road (1st Floor)


Sydney Abril Torres (She/Hers/Ella) M.S. Director, Womxn’s Center for Success

Sydney Torres is the Chairs of the Parenting Students Work Group at UC Irvine. She is dedicated to providing equitable experiences and resources to parenting students on campus. She is available for Success Appointments to discuss resources that the Womxn’s Center provides, including: Lactation/Wellness Room, Parenting Student Programs, Go Go Grad Series, and Children’s Clothes Closet.

Office: G458 Student Center South
4th Floor
RISE Suite
Irvine, CA 92697


Meet our 2023-2024 SPF Peer Educators!

Ruth Sanchez, SPF Peer Mentor and Educator


About Ruth

My name is Ruth and I earned an Associate of Arts in Psychology from Santiago Canyon College. I am working on my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Accounting. My experience at UCI has been a bittersweet journey because although I have been learning a lot, the time seems to be going by very quickly. During my time here I’ve made an effort to attend some of the events UCI has to offer; like workshops, the hiking club, and study groups. I’ve also been lucky enough to have an opportunity to mentor other students this quarter. I love traveling, practicing yoga, tasting new dishes, and going out with family and friends. I am looking forward to offering transfer students my experience and knowledge to help make the transition to UCI a fun and memorable experience.

Daisy Gomez, SPF Peer Mentor and Educator


About Daisy