Fall 2021

Section 0611 of COUN60
Effective Study Workshop -- : Nov 01 - Dec 12 2021

Section 1743 of COUN60
Effective Study Workshop -- : Oct 18 - Dec 05 2021

Section 2384 of COUN10
Student Success-The First Year Experience -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2021
The section above is part of the SRJC Petaluma Puente Learning Community. The class will meet IN-PERSON Monday's from 9am-10:30am. The course is also linked to ENGL 1A (section 2438), Monday's from 12pm-2pm with mandatory ZOOM meetings and ENGL 50 (section 1458), Wednesday's time TBD. Students are automatically enrolled in all sections. Please contact Roberto Alvarado at ralvarado@santarosa.edu for more information and an add code. All students are welcome to enroll in this class and this section will have extra support for the Lanzamiento initiative, designed to support academic achievement among Latinx and first-generation college students. Students who enroll in Lanzamiento sections have dedicated resources available to them, including: academic counseling, peer tutoring and success coaching, library support, mental health services, financial aid workshops, and opportunities to learn about transferring to a four-year university. Themes of bilingualism, transnational experiences, immigrant communities, Latinx authorship, academic scholarship, and activism are relevant to the Lanzamiento initiative. More information is available on the Lanzamiento webpage.

Spring 2021

Section 6389 of COUN7
Identity and Cultural Diversity -- : Feb 01 - May 12 2021
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. This class has a mandatory Zoom meeting on Wednesdays from 1-3pm with the first Zoom meeting being on 2/3. The online component of the class will begin on 2/1.

Section 6390 of COUN80
Understanding the Transfer Process -- : Feb 01 - May 17 2021
The above section is a Late Start class, is part of the Puente Program and is linked to ENGL 5, #6414 . Students are automatically enrolled in both sections. This class has a mandatory Zoom meeting on Mondays from 9-10:15 a.m. Details will be provided in Canvas.

Section 6692 of COUN270
Introduction to College -- : Mar 08 - Mar 13 2021
The above section is recommended to High School Jump Start students. There will be a mandatory Zoom lecture on Monday and Wednesday from 4pm-6:20pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Details will be provided by Instructor.

Section 7668 of COUN270
Introduction to College -- : Apr 12 - Apr 17 2021
The above section is recommended to High School Jump Start students. There will be a mandatory Zoom lecture on Monday and Wednesday from 4pm-6:20pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Details will be provided by Instructor.

No office hours

Bachelors of Arts in Social Welfare with an Emphasis in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley
Masters in Social Work with a Concentration in Children, Youth, and Families from San Jose State University

I am the Puente Counselor at the Petaluma Campus. I was born and raised in Lake County. I graduated from Kelseyville High School in 1994. I attended UC Berkeley and received my Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare with an emphasis in Sociology  in 1999. I spent a few years working for various non-profit organizations and programs, but I found my calling when I became an Academic Advisor for a program called TRiO Student Support Services at Napa Valley College. I went back to school in 2010 to get a Masters degree in Social Work from San Jose State University while I was working full time. I am/was a first generation, low-income college student. Being the first in my family to go on to college and coming from a low income background I know what it is like to encounter obstacle and challenges in  higher education. I made a lot of mistakes throughout my educational journey and I am here now working with students to help, support, and  inform them so that they don't make the same mistakes. 

Work and Consulting Experience

Santa Rosa Junior College, Counselor / Puente Coordinator / Instructor, 2014-Present

Diablo Valley College, Adjunct Counselor / Instructor, 2014

Napa Valley College, Adjunct Instructor / Students Services Specialist, 2003-2014

 

 

Honors and Awards

2019 Multicultural Educator of the Year 

Outstanding Research Project, San Jose State MSW Program 2013