In 1994 the Minority Mentor Program (MMP) was developed to assist graduate students from underrepresented communities develop academically, professionally, and personally. The MMP provides mentors and mentees with mutually beneficial relationships by offering opportunities to discuss research, professional development, and graduate life. The overarching goal of the MMP is to support the successful transition of our first-year students by providing them with an understanding of CGU’s community, its challenges, and the services and resources that are in place to support them and allow for a successful graduate experience.
Through this program students will have the opportunity to attend various workshops throughout the year that will focus on the following areas:
Campus resources, and the importance of involvement
Networking and professional development
MMP Workshops for the 2014 Fall Semester
October 2 - Welcome Event, The Importance of Mentorship
Claudia Gutierrez is Deputy County Counsel, representing the County of Los Angeles in real estate and land use matters. Prior to joining the County, Claudia was a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin, and before that with Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis. Claudia's legal practice spans over multiple areas of real estate including purchase and sale, land use and development. Claudia has extensive experience advising clients on complex, cutting-edge real estate transactions. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she was a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board. Claudia received her B.A.in sociology with a correlate sequence in Hispanic studies (Spanish literature) from Vassar College. Claudia was born in Guadalajara and immigrated to this country with her family at the age of 10. Claudia is the proud mother of two amazing girls, Metz and Maya.