First Year Transfer Experience Program

The First Year Transfer Experience program aims to support the successful academic transition of first year transfer students transitioning into the University of California, Irvine.  Housed under UCI’s Transfer Student Center Hub, FYTE aims to ease and enhance the academic and social transition for first year transfers in support of completion of their bachelor’s degree.



The FYTE program at the University of California, Irvine strives to provide support to students in their first academic year by providing one-on-one guidance, community, and workshops that assist students in their academic and social transition into a 4-year tier 1 research institution like UCI.



To enhance the academic and social success for first year transfers at UCI





Receive one-on-one personalized advising from a transfer counselor to help plan out your first year at UCI.










Tiffany Pranajasa

Peer Educator

Major: Psychology and Social Behavior

Transferred from: Mount San Antonio College

Future Career Goals: Ph.D or Psy.D in Clinical Psychology

Campus Involvement: Career Center and Campuswide Honors Program

Pastimes/Hobbies: Listening to music, art, writing, film/movies, yoga, watching YouTube videos, talking about research, learning about the environment

Ask me about: The transition from a community college to a university, career related resources and general resources on campus, being a transfer student in the Campuswide Honors Program, how to reach out to faculty/professors and TAs, psychology


  Rocio Zamudio

  Transfer Student Center Coordinator

  PH: (949)824-7052


Rocio transferred from Santa Ana College to California State University, Fullerton where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. Additionally, she was awarded an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!) where she completed a thesis on Latinas in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) who have persisted through community college and 4-year universities.  Her research and experience working with transfer students at Santa Ana College has ignited her passion for working with first-generation, low-income, and non-traditionally aged students who have overcome a variety of obstacles to reach their academic goals.  Her commitment to student success has inspired her to pursue a doctorate in the near future in order to change the institutional barriers faced by these students.

Kevin Huie

Director of Student Transition Services

PH: (949)824-9310


Kevin M. Huie is a seasoned teacher, trainer, speaker, facilitator, advocate, activist, consultant, counselor and administrator.  A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Kevin has been mentoring, coaching, and advising students throughout his 20 year career in higher education focusing specifically on their academic achievement, personal development, leadership potential, and overall sense of cultural well-being.  He also has provided numerous trainings for academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and thriving businesses.  Kevin has a Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Multicultural Counseling from Loyola University Chicago, an Executive Leadership Management Certificate from Rockhurst University, is a certified Diversity Trainer and Mediator, and has a Certificate in Strengths-Based Leadership from the Gallup Organization.

Kevin has a strong passion for contributing to the holistic, transformative development of each and every student and organization with whom he works.  He has previously worked for both of his alma maters, the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago, serving as an Assistant Director and Director respectively within the schools’ Student Affairs’ Divisions.  More recently, Kevin served as the Executive Director of the Cross-Cultural Center at UCI where he specialized in the development and execution of premier leadership and diversity programs, and provided strategic direction for the Dean of Students and the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs on campus issues and diversity related matters.  Kevin has also taught extensively at the university level, contributing as a lecturer in the Department of Education and the School of Humanities at UCI, the School of Education at Loyola, and the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame.  As the director of Student Transition Services, he oversees all programs within Student Support Services.  Kevin works closely with Eileen to ensure the success of former foster youth attending UCI.