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Spring 2020

Section 6389 of COUN74
Identity and Cultural Diversity -- : Jan 27 - May 06 2020
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.

Section 6390 of COUN80
Understanding the Transfer Process -- : Jan 27 - May 11 2020
The above section is a Late Start class, is part of the Puente Program and is linked to ENGL 5, #6414 MW 12:00pm-2:00pm. Students are automatically enrolled in both sections.

Section 6601 of COUN270
Introduction to College -- : Mar 24 - Mar 24 2020
The above section is recommended to High School Jump Start students.

Section 7668 of COUN270
Introduction to College -- : Apr 07 - Apr 07 2020
The above section is recommended to High School Jump Start students.

Fall 2019

Section 2384 of COUN10
Student Success-The First Year Experience -- : Aug 19 - Sep 04 2019
The above section is part of the Puente Program Learning Community and is linked to ENGL 1A, MW 12pm-2pm and ENGL 50 MW 2pm-3pm. Students are automatically enrolled in all sections. Students enrolled in these courses will have the option of enrolling in ENGL 5/COUN 80 Puente Learning Community in Spring 2020. Please contact Roberto Alvarado at ralvarado@santarosa.edu for an add code.

Section 2725 of COUN53
College Survival Techniques -- : Sep 04 - Dec 09 2019
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.

B.A. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley
Masters in Social Work from San Jose State

I am the Puente Counselor at the Petaluma Campus. I am originally from Lake County and graduated from Kelseyville High School in 1994. I attended UC Berkeley and received my Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare in 1999. I spent a few years working for various organizations and programs, but I found my passion when I became an Academic Advisor for a program called TRiO Student Support Services at Napa Valley College, which is a program very similar to Puente. I went back to school in 2010 to get a Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University while I was working full time. After 11 years working at Napa Valley College it was time to move on. 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 higher education and I am here now working with students to inform and educate them about choices and options so that they don't make the same mistakes.