Spring 2023

Section 6241 of COUN270
Introduction to College -- : Mar 06 - Mar 11 2023
This section is recommended to High School Jump Start students. There will be mandatory in person class meetings on the Petaluma campus on Monday and Wednesday from 4pm-6:20pm, with a mandatory Zoom lecture on Saturday from 9am-1pm. Details will be provided by Instructor.

Section 6389 of COUN7
Identity and Cultural Diversity -- : Feb 13 - May 10 2023
This section is a hybrid course that will meet Wednesdays from 1-3pm on the Petaluma campus in room PC 644, with the remaining weekly work done on Canvas. Please email the instructor for questions.

Section 6390 of COUN80
Understanding the Transfer Process -- : Jan 30 - May 01 2023
This section is a Late Start class and is part of the Puente Learning Community and is linked to ENGL 5, #6414 . Students are automatically enrolled in both sections. This class will be IN-PERSON. All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 7272 of COUN270
Introduction to College -- : Apr 10 - Apr 15 2023
This section is recommended to High School Jump Start students. There will be mandatory in person class meetings on the Petaluma campus on Monday and Wednesday from 4pm-6:20pm, with a mandatory Zoom lecture on Saturday from 9am-1pm. Details will be provided by Instructor.

Fall 2022

Section 2384 of COUN10
Student Success-The First Year Experience -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2022
The section above is part of the SRJC Petaluma Puente Learning Community. The class will meet IN-PERSON Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-10:30am. The course is also linked to ENGL 1A (section 2438), Mondays from 12pm-2pm also IN PERSON 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. More information is available on the Lanzamiento webpage.

Section 2674 of COUN53
Strategies for College Success -- : Sep 12 - Dec 09 2022
This section is taught 100% online with no required Zoom component.

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 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 obstacles and challenges in  higher education. I made a lot of mistakes throughout my educational journey which fuels my desire to help students.

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

 

 

Presentations and Publications

COP Lead: Transformative Syllabus and Humanizing Yourself 

Honors and Awards

2019 Multicultural Educator of the Year 

Outstanding Research Project, San Jose State MSW Program 2013