About Us

The Gates to Success Student Organization is committed to helping first-generation college students achieve a meaningful college experience at San Diego State University.

At San Diego State University, you are considered a First-Generation college student if your parent/guardian(s) did not complete a four-year college degree.

Gates to Success strives to build community among our first-generation college students and works collaboratively with faculty/staff in the Division of Academic Engagement & Student Achievement and across campus campus to support other first-generation college students.

We are here to connect our peers to opportunities that will aid in their success!

Gates to Success Student Executive Board

  • President/Executive Director - Evelyn Tran
  • Vice President/Associate Director - Michell Vieyra
  • Director of Internal/External Affairs - 
  • Director of Finance/Treasurer - Urooma Ali
  • Director of Social Media and Marketing - 
  • Director of Membership - Yvette Garcia
  • Secretary/Historian -  




Brenda Diaz,  Academic Advisor and Student Success Coordinator

Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean, Student Success