Hello! My name is Kayla Gahuman and I am chair of the Peer Mentoring Program. I would like to welcome all you, whether you’re a new or returning student into the department. The Peer Mentoring Program is not only for new students, it is for ALL students seeking guidance throughout the 2013-14 academic year.


Here are some events that are right around the corner. These great opportunities to get involved and meet your peers:

1. Pumpkin Festival pumpkin

Pumpkin Bread Baking:

  • When: Monday, October 14th – Friday, October 18th
  • Shifts: 1-3 pm, 3-4pm and 4-6pm
  • Where: Los Olives Dining Bldg. 70

Pumpkin Painting and Carving:

  • When: Friday October 18th at 11:30
  • Where: 7-113

Pumpkin Festival:

  • When: Saturday, October 19th  – Sunday, October 20th from 6am-6pm
  • Where: Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store (Bldg. 211), near parking lot U

Volunteering to help with Pumpkin Festival is a great opportunity to meet your peers,  build friendships  and gain food service skills that you can put on your resume.

*To volunteer please contact: Amy Ngo, FN Forum Pumpkin Festival Chair. Amyngo@csupomona.edu

2. Health Fest at Cal Poly Pomona

  • When: Tuesday, October 29th from 11am-1pm
  • Where: University Park (in front of Bronco Student Center)
  • We will be promoting healthy eating, living and wellness.
  • To volunteer please contact: Cat Park, FN Forum Publicity Chair. Catparkm@gmail.com

3. Meatless Monday Campaign Meatless Monday 2

  • When: Every Monday from 11:30-1pm
  • Where: Los Olivos Dinning Commons (Bldg. 70)
  • Participate in tabling and answering questions about nutrition with a Peer Health Educator from the Wellness Center. You will also get to enjoy the meatless entrees served on that day!
  • To volunteer please contact: Karina Diazinfante or Nancy Gamboa, Meatless Monday Representatives. Kdiazinfante@csupmona.edu  ngamboa@csupomona.edu

4. Volunteer Fair at Cal Poly Pomona

  • When: Tuesday, October 15th 2013 from 10:30am-1pm
  • Where: University Park (in front of Bronco Student Center)

2013-2014 Peer Mentoring Program’s Workshops

Attending workshops are great ways to receive free & beneficial information, that can be used during and after your time here at Cal Poly Pomona.

Fall Quarter

Registration Workshop

  • Provide students with information regarding their “course plan”
  • Tips on how to study for certain FN courses
  • Step by step Bronco Direct tutorial

Winter Quarter

“How To” get involved Workshop

  • Inform students how to get involved on and off campus
  • How to join a club or honor society and which ones may be right for you
  • Discuss the importance of volunteering and the benefits
  • Listen to guest speakers share their experiences

Spring Quarter

Resume Workshop

  • Importance of an exceptional resume
  • Components of a great resume
  • Important information from the Career Center

Peer Mentors 2013-2014 

Peer Mentors 2013-2014

For those of you who are FN/FST majors and have not received an email from a Peer Mentor and would like to be apart of the Peer Mentoring Program,  please contact me at kkgahuman@csupomona.edu 

Kayla Gahuman

Peer Mentoring Chair, Foods & Nutrition Forum 2013-2014

California Polytechnic University, Pomona CA

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