EOP Graduate Assistants


EOP is pleased to be able to provide graduate assistantships for students in Masters Degree programs at San Diego State University. Our graduate assistants have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of EOP's programs and services, from counseling to tutoring to outreach, and receive meaningful training that gives them valuable experience in working in higher education. Graduate assistants have facilitated counseling groups, created programs for undocumented students and high school boys, developed new tutoring services for student athletes, and learned how to write grants.


Our graduate assistants not only learn from us, but provide us with knowledge about new developments in research that keeps EOP at the forefront in providing quality services to our students. We appreciate our graduate assistants and the wonderful support they provide!




Jamie Carranza

EOP Projects Graduate Assistant

(619) 594-0278


Jamie grew up in North Hollywood, CA and is a first-generation student. She graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in Human Development.


She is currently a first year graduate student in the Postsecondary Educational Leadership & Student Affairs Program. Her work with undergraduate students is what motivated her to pursue her Master’s degree.


Campus resources and her support system played an instrumental role in her undergraduate experiences and success as a student. For this reason, she is passionate about impacting student lives and maximizing their college experience.




Brandi Tonne

EOP Projects Graduate Assistant

(619) ###-####


B.A. Communication, San Diego State University M.A. Masters of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs, San Diego State University (Spring 2015)


Brandi Tonne will be assisting us in special projects such as the EOP Transfer Bridge Program, EOP student organizations, along with new initiatives to better serve current and prospective EOP students.


Brandi joined the EOP team in Spring 2011 as an undergraduate student transferring from the Cuyamaca and Grossmont district. During her undergraduate experience, she embraced new challenges and opportunities that would advance her educational and professional growth. Brandi participated in the EOP Transfer Bridge Program, worked as an EOP Public Information Assistant, and served as the President for the EOP Student Advisory Board.


Brandi was born and raised in San Diego and is a first-generation college graduate. As a Ward-of-the-Court, she struggled to learn about the resources that were available to her and almost did not attend college. However, she was recruited to run Track and Field at Cuyamaca College and her coach accompanied her to the EOPS and Financial Aid offices during her first semester. Inspired by her coach and staff at Cuyamaca College, who invested time in helping her succeed, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Student Affairs to be able to do the same for others.



Walter Torrance III

Harambee Scholars Mentoring Program Graduate Assistant


(619) 594-6552


Hello all! My name is Walter Torrence III. I am the Graduate Assistant Advisor for the Harambee Scholars Mentoring Program and a first year Graduate Student in the Postsecondary Education Leadership: Student Affairs Program.


I earned my Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Chico State in the Spring of 2011. In August of that year moved to San Diego where I worked as a Senior Academy Instructor for Reality Changers for the 2011-2012 academic year. This past year I was a stay-at-home father. I am very thankful that I am able to do what I love, HELPING STUDENTS GROW!






Anne Holder

Center for Academic Assistance and Training Graduate Assistant


(619) 594-2240


Anne Holder is the Graduate Assistant working in the Center for Academic Assistance and Training (CAAT). Her title is CAAT Coordinator and she helps manage the Center.


Anne is a dual degree student pursuing a Master's degree in Public Administration alongside a M.A. in Latin American Studies. She graduated from UC San Diego in 2005 with a B.A. in Sociology and minor in History. Her research interests include educational achievement and community programs as part of U.S.-Mexican development policies.


Anne's primary passion is working towards an educational system that develops critical thinkers and responsible citizens. She has worked on bilateral education programs with both Mexico and Germany. When not at the CAAT or diligently studying in the SDSU library, she can be found playing in the waves at the beach or pursuing her next great outdoor adventure.