Our Office

The Cal Poly Scholars team is working on campus and can be reached by stopping by our office in Bldg. 52, Rm. E-25, emailing us at cpscholars@calpoly.edu, or calling, emailing, or scheduling an appointment with us via our contact information below.

Our office is open for students to gather and study Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (excluding University Holidays).

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Our Team

Use the drop-downs below to learn more about our team members!

Alexis Melville

Alexis Melville

Assistant Director
(805) 756-5195

Schedule an Appointment with Alexis


Cecilia Martinez

Cecilia Martinez

Program Coordinator, Years 3+ & Transfer Scholars
(805) 756-5123

Schedule a Virtual Appointment with Cecilia


Cecilia was born and raised in Salinas, CA (ancestral lands of the Ohlone, Rumsen, and Mutsun people). She is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. Cecilia’s passion for education stems from her own experience and challenges navigating higher education as a Latina, low-income, first-generation college student. She struggled with finding community at a predominantly white institution, and as a result, her focus has been supporting the success and retention of BIPOC, low-income, first-gen, and undocumented students. Cecilia graduated with her BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley and with her Ed.M in Higher Education from Harvard University. In her free time, Cecilia likes to drink lattes, find new breweries, listen to WOC-led podcasts, and re-watch the Office for the millionth time.

Huong Le

Huong Le

Graduate Assistant


Huong was born and raised in San Jose, CA. As the oldest daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, and as a first-generation, low-income student, Huong’s experiences and challenges through her undergraduate career inspired her trajectory into student affairs. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Education, she is now pursuing an MS in Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs at Cal Poly. In her role as a graduate assistant, she strives to continue building community and empower students through their own educational journeys. When she isn’t in graduate student mode, Huong is watching dramas, online window shopping, or finding new recipes to perfect.

Maya Valree

Graduate Assisant

Maya was born and raised in Lancaster, CA. She began her educational journey at Santa Monica College, which she credits for spiking her interest in higher education and student affairs. She holds Associate Degrees in Public Policy and Social and Behavioral Science from Santa Monica College and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine. Maya is currently pursuing an M.S. in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs at Cal Poly -- Go Mustangs! She attributes her extensive hospitality experience as a driving factor in her decision to learn Spanish. In her free time, Maya enjoys veganizing recipes, intentionally minimizing her carbon footprint, and spending time with her partner and their precocious toddler.

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