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Oscar Montoya

Academic Advisor

Oscar Montoya
  • (858) 534-9001
  • (858) 822-5999
  • 9500 Gilman Dr.
    MC 0054
    Mail Code: 0054
    La Jolla , California 92093

Hello everyone! My name is Oscar Manuel Montoya (pronouns: He, Him, His), and is my privilege to serve you as your Academic Advisor. I was born in Lynwood California, but raised in Mexico for the first 14 years of my life. Before starting high school I moved to Texas where I lived for two years, then moved back to California to finish high school and surprisingly I graduated in 3 years! 

I started my college journey at Southwestern Community College (SWC) as a History major. While attending SWC, I lived in Tijuana Mexico and crossed the border 3-4 days a week. After 3 years, I transferred to California State University, Long Beach! During my time at CSULB I worked as a Resident Assistant and earned my B.A. in History. Right after graduation I started my masters program at Azusa Pacific University where I graduated in 2018 with an M.S. in College Counseling & Student Development. Throughout my work experience I have worked at all kinds of institutions, but this is the first time I work at a UC school. I hope that all my experience is able to help you all achieve your academic and personal goals. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, partner and friends. I love visiting new coffee shops, and watch/rewatch TV shows and movies such as: Grey’s Anatomy, The Crown, Money Heist, Rupaul Drag Race, Harry Potter, Twilight, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones (except the last season), and many more. This is me in a nutshell and I can’t wait to meet you all! 

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