Spring 2024

Section 6389 of COUN7
Identity and Cultural Diversity -- : Mar 06 - May 12 2024
This section is a hybrid course that will meet Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm on the Petaluma campus in room PC 644, with the remaining weekly work done on Canvas. Please email the instructor for questions. All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 6390 of COUN80
Understanding the Transfer Process -- : Jan 29 - Apr 29 2024
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.

Fall 2023

Section 2384 of COUN10
Student Success-The First Year Experience -- : Aug 14 - Dec 06 2023
The section above is part of the SRJC Petaluma Puente Learning Community. The class will be IN-PERSON. This course is linked to ENGL 1A (section 2438) Mondays and Wednesdays IN-PERSON from 12:00-2:00pm and ENGL 50 (section 1458), Mondays and Wednesday's from 2:00-3:00pm. 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 from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 2725 of COUN53
Strategies for College Success -- : Aug 30 - Dec 06 2023
This section is a late start class and will be IN-PERSON on the Petaluma campus. All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

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