UCI Veteran Services Center


Professional Staff


adelí durón
VA Certifying Official

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Professional Interests: student veterans, non-traditional students, students of color, Hispanic Serving Institution efforts, DREAMers, Chicanx/Lantix and intersecionality
Past Time Activities: eating salted popcorn, spending time with my family, attending concerts and visiting museums and galleries

Empathy | Individualization | Communication | Relator | Woo


Jane D. Killer
Assistant Director
VA Certifying Official

Affiliation: Veteran, U.S. Army Reserve
Graduate Degree:
M.S., Counseling: Student Development in Higher Education, California State University, Long Beach
Undergraduate Degree: B.S, Microbiology, Minor in Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach
Professional Interests
Student Affairs--student veterans, college mental health, counseling, peer education, peer-to-peer programs, spirituality, mentoring, personal development, training & supervision
Past Time Activities
Meditation & self-reflection, journaling, planning get-togethers, spending time with my family and loved ones, listening to country music, and tandem bike-riding with my husband
Favorite Quote: "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

VSC Student Staff

Chauncy Sapien

Peer Advisor

Affiliation: Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Software Engineering
Professional Interests: Graduate and obtain a job in my industry
Past Time Activities: Fitness and Sports
Favorite Quote: Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.

Dalton Carter

Peer Advisor
Marketing and Promotion 

Affiliation: Veteran, US Navy
Degree Program:  Criminology, Law and Society, B.A.
Professional Interests: Law, politics, criminal justice reform, exoneration of the wrongfully convicted
Past Time Activities:  Reading, eating, board games, museums, volunteering
Favorite Quote: “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” Thomas Jefferson


Peer Advisor
Social Media Guru 

Affiliation: Child of US Army Veteran 
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Economics
Professional Interests: Skincare/Beauty Industry
Past Time Activities: Watching in the movie theatre and enjoying a bucket of chocolate popcorn. Researching for new beauty products and ingredients.
Favorite Quote: "Little by little, the bird makes its nest"

Garrett Murrieta 

Peer Advisor
Marketing and Promotion 

Affiliation: Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps 
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: 
Criminology, Law & Society
Professional Interests: 
Law enforcement, Psychology
Past Time Activities: 
Movies, Paintball, Concerts, Beach
Favorite Quote:  
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" Wayne Gretzky, Michael Scott, Garrett Murrieta 

Kyle Liam

Peer Advisor
Digital Media Designer 

Affiliation: Child of US Navy Active Duty 
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Undeclared 
Professional Interests: Commissioned Officer (U.S. Navy)
Past Time Activities: Reading, Drawing, Games, Marksmanship
Favorite Quote: “If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your BS.”

Matthew Olitoquit 

Peer Advisor

Affiliation: Child of US Navy Veteran 
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Informatics
Professional Interests: working with both people and technology, hence the major, contributing in a social-heavy environment, and taking care of my two future corgis. 
Past Time Activities: (started) going to the gym, video games, drums / listening to music, socializing with friends, catching up on shows, hiking
Favorite Quote: “It is important to draw wisdom from different places. If you take it from only one, it becomes rigid and stale.” ~Iroh, The Last Airbender

Nick Weber

Peer Advisor
Digital Media Designer 

Affiliation: Veteran, US Marine Corps
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Psychology and Social Behavior  
Professional Interests: Anything psychology based, or mindfulness practices, Student Government. 
Past Time Activities: Anything Outdoors, riding motorcycle up the coast or in canyons, relaxing at the beach. 
Favorite Quote: “You know what I'm saying?” - Nick Weber 

Sam Atkins

Graduate Peer Advisor

Veteran, US Army 
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: 2nd Year Full-Time MBA 
Professional Interests: Business Strategy, Stock Market Trends, Start-Ups 
Past Time Activities: Mountain Biking, Cycling, Hiking, Politics 
Favorite Quote: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." -Thompson

Stephanie Rosado 

Peer Advisor
Social Media Guru 

Affiliation: Child of US Air Force Veteran
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Undergraduate Degree Program (B.A.) in English and Chicano Studies (in progress)
Professional Interests: Aspiring writer, attorney, or publishing.
Past Time Activities:I love a good read and working on short stories as well as poetry. Baseball and softball are my two favorite sports, passionate Dodgers fanatic. I also enjoy doing freelance makeup and keeping up with unique fashion trends. Music is also a hobby of mine because I love listening to different artists from all genres, especially Kid Cudi and Jorja Smith.
Favorite Quote: "You can't erase what you know. You can't forget who you are." Sandra Cisneros, Harold Bloom