Student Transfer Outreach and Mentor Program (STOMP)

Are you enrolled at a California community college? If so, keep reading to learn about STOMP. Our goal is to connect you with services and people that will inspire you to become a Bruin.


About the Program

STOMP is a volunteer based, transfer student organization, that will help you achieve your university goals.

Many of our volunteers are transfer students, so they can relate with your experience and offer valuable insights. Volunteers play leading roles in our virtual and in-person opportunities, including the annual UCLA STOMP conference.


Annual Conference

The 25th Annual STOMP Conference was held on Friday, April 19, 2024 at UCLA. The event was held in-person, supplemented with a virtual component consisting of prerecorded presentations for transfer students to learn more about the transfer pathway and the value of a UC education.

If you have questions about the conference, you can contact Diana Elizabeth Torres and Tram Nguyen

Community College Partnerships

We are always looking for ways to engage with prospective community college students, especially those who may have never considered UCLA as a transfer option. We would appreciate the opportunity to host virtual and/or in-person events at your community college, especially within your respective student support programs, such as Puente, Umoja, EOPS, First Year Learning Communities and all others.

For more information and scheduling, please contact the STOMP Supervisors: Diana Elizabeth Torres.

Become a Volunteer

Current UCLA students, STOMP is always looking for volunteers. Join our team and make a difference in a transfer student’s educational journey!

  • Opportunity to share your transfer story to inspire others
  • Advocate for transfers and create awareness for the community
  • Improve your public speaking and communication skills
  • Volunteer alongside UCLA Undergraduate Admission staff
  • Be a part of a welcoming and supportive STOMP family
  • Give back to your transfer community

Contact Information

Student Transfer Outreach and Mentor Program (STOMP)
2385 Wooden Center

Phone: (310) 206-8118

Supervisor Information:
Diana Elizabeth Torres:
Tram Nguyen:

Meet our Program Coordinators

Nicolette Zargari

Portrait of Nicolette Zargari

Community College Santa Monica College
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Gerontology
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Bio: I was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Santa Monica College, where I founded and served as president of the Amnesty International SMC chapter, worked as a peer mentor and tutor for the STEM program, and was treasurer for the Pre-Health Association.

At UCLA, I serve as the external vice president of TransferMed and a mentor for Moorpark College students in the Moorpark College to UCLA Honors Program. I also work in two research labs on campus, studying cognitive neuroscience and ophthalmology. In my free time, I enjoy playing the violin and piano, oil painting, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

As a STOMP Coordinator, I aim to be a resource for both transfer students at UCLA and prospective UCLA transfers by creating a safe space for students to ask questions and connect with one another. I want to act as a source of knowledge, guidance, and support for students to aid them in navigating UCLA and making their transfer experience run more smoothly.

Oseas Garcia

Portrait of Oseas Garcia

Community College: Palomar College
Major: History
Minor: Chicano Studies
Pronouns: he/him/his

Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, I transferred from Palomar College with a major in History and a minor in Chicano Studies. While at Palomar College, I was part of the Puente Program, TRIO Student Support Services, and served as the Vice President of Internal Affairs for the Associated Student Government.

While at UCLA, I currently serve as a Bruin Ambassador for UCLA Undergraduate Admission. In my spare time, I enjoy meeting new people, working out, playing soccer with friends, and exploring the many clubs and organizations on campus.

As a STOMP coordinator, I aim to promote higher education to prospective transfer students who are low-income and first-generation. In addition, I hope to strengthen the UCLA transfer community by partnering with other campus resources to provide aid to current transfer students and to serve as a mentor to future transfers.

Mae Altarac

Portrait of Mae Altarac

Community College: Irvine Valley College
Major: Communication
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Bio: I was born and raised in Orange County and am a second-year transfer student from Irvine Valley College (IVC). At IVC, I was involved in the honors program and the speech and debate team.

Currently, I am involved at The Center for Community College Partnerships as a communications assistant. I enjoy traveling, hiking with my dog, and spending time with my family and friends.

As a STOMP Coordinator, I hope to encourage the transfer pathway and help change the stigma surrounding attending community college. This year, I hope I can help transfer students take pride in their accomplishments and create a safe space for transfers to meet each other.

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