Peer Advisor for Student Engagement

The College of Education Peer Advisor for Student Engagement supports current graduate students in the College through virtual and in-person events, office hours, community building, and professional development programs. The Peer Advisor for Student Engagement (PASE) wants to provide all CED graduate students with resources and events that will help make their experience the best here at CSULB. 

Meet your 2023/2024 Peer Advisor for Student Engagement: Maria Abril Quezada

Maria- CED Peer Advisor for Student Engagement


My name is Maria Abril Quezada and I am currently a student in the Counseling Psychology graduate program at CSU Long Beach. I am passionate about cultivating safe and supportive spaces for individuals in higher education. As a Peer Advisor, my goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment for our students here at The Beach. If you are interested in getting connected to the various resources and spaces available to graduate students at CSULB, feel free to reach out. I look forward to chatting with you all in the near future! 


Spring 2024

(Excluding Campus Holidays)

Tuesdays from 2:00PM-5:00PM 

In-Person at the Graduate Commons "Study Space" located in LA1-202.
See "In the Loop" for door code. 

Virtual/Zoom available by appointment.

You can also reach Maria via email at  




The Peer Advisor for Student Engagement will host in-person and virtual events for College of Education master's and advanced credential throughout the school year. 

LinkedIn Workshop

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Avoiding Self-Plagiarism Workshop

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Maximizing time with your College of Education Peer Advisor  

Maria, Peer Advisor for Student Engagement (PASE), is here to support all current CSULB College of Education Graduate Students throughout their journey at The Beach! Feel free to connect with her during office hours. Maria is also available to connect via email and in person at the College of Education Graduate Studies Office. She can provide you with academic, professional, and social support. This resource was made for YOU, so feel free to connect with her as you see fit.  

University-wide Grad Mentor  

Incoming graduate students are paired with a returning graduate student that is invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in graduate school, how to approach challenges and gain career advice. At the same time, mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders. Check out the CSULB Graduate Center for more information.  



Counseling and Psychological Services  

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career, and life goals. Their services include short-term counseling for individuals, group counseling, career development counseling, referral services, psychoeducational workshops, and crisis intervention. Visit the CAPS website for more information.  

ASI Beach Pantry 

The ASI Beach Pantry operates as the official food pantry for Long Beach State University (LBSU) students. The pantry provides non-perishable food items for students in need. Visit the Beach Pantry website to learn more.

Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program   

The CSULB Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program is a comprehensive program that identifies and immediately serves some of CSULB's most at-risk students, which include our displaced students, food insecure students, and students experiencing an emergency or crisis.” Check out the Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program website to learn more about this resource. 

Self-Care Library  

Self-Care Mobile Apps

Self-Care Websites