EOP STEM Counseling

EOP STEM Counselor, Jessica Macias

jessica-m-headshot.jpg Holistic Counseling Focused on:

  • Academic Support
  • Time management strategies
  • Balancing between academics, work, and family obligations
  • Financial budgeting and planning
  • Campus navigation and resources
  • Advocacy and referrals


Hey Merrill Slugs! My name is Jessica Macias and I am an EOP STEM Counselor. I am a Latina, first-generation, and UCSC Alumni with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. I am passionate about supporting students and acting as a bridge for those facing adversity to resources and a community of STEM mentors. I like to take a holistic approach when engaging in conversations regarding resources and will provide guidance to help students in STEM achieve their educational and career goals by implementing a growth mindset environment, instill self-efficacy and provide a sense of belonging. I look forward to meeting and working with you all!


Students who can take advantage of EOP STEM Counseling are:

Student Profiles:
• Merrill EOP students
• Merrill Hispanic / Latinx
• Merrill EOP STEM
• Merrill Hispanic / Latinx STEM

Who are proposed/declared in the following STEM Majors:
• Physical and Biological Sciences (PBSci)
• Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) 
• Cognitive Science (Social Sciences)
• Environmental Science/biology Combined Major (Social Sciences)
• Environmental Science/Earth Science Combined Major (Social Sciences)
• Games and Playable Media (Arts)

My advising hours are Monday-Friday from between 10am-4pm.
Appointments can be scheduled through Slug Success. Please note that all appointments will take place via Zoom through spring quarter 2021.