Educational Opportunity Program


The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at CSULB is dedicated to serving first-generation, historically low-income students by providing access and equity to higher education. EOP promotes student achievement by providing one-on-one, developmental academic and financial aid counseling and utilizes high-impact practices such as tutoring, orientation, transitional programming, career and graduate school exploration, enrichment activities, and community outreach to contribute to student success. EOP advocates for equitable outcomes for students and is committed to facilitating inclusion throughout the campus community.


E-mail Advising

Students can email any of the EOP Counselors listed below with questions regarding academic requirements and/or Financial Aid. Please be sure to include your Name, Campus ID #, Phone # and any questions you may have. Please note: your EOP Counselor may need to schedule an appointment depending on your questions and if additional follow-up is needed.

Academic Questions

Annel Estrada -
Harrelson Notah -         
Ryan Sanchez -
Niko Villa -

Financial Aid Questions:
Lorena Romero -
Kimberly Serpas -


EOP tutoring services will be offered in person at the Student Success Center (SSC) - 260 in Fall 2024. We will post our tutoring schedule once we have finalized our plan at the end of the Summer. If you have questions, please email

EOP Services

  • Assistance with the admissions and financial aid application process
  • Full-service academic and personal support program
  • EOP 100 Orientation course for first time freshmen
  • Free tutorial services
  • Laptop Loan Program
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • EOP Student Organization (ESO)
  • Career Guidance
  • Workshops
  • Graduate and Professional Schools Fair

EOP Advising

EOP CounselorsEOP Peer Advisors
Annabelle Cariaga
Appointment Availability
Elias Diaz
Appointment Availability
Annel Estrada
Appointment Availability
Nga Nguyen
Harrelson Notah
Appointment Availability
Leonel Sanchez
Kimberly Serpas
Appointment Availability
Ryan Sanchez
Appointment Availability
Niko Villa
Appointment Availability


EOP Financial Aid CounselorsFinancial Aid Peer Advisors
Lorena Romero
Appointment Availability
Liliana Barajas
Appointment Availability
Kimberly Serpas
Appointment Availability
Ruben Madrigal
 Milo Rodriguez