Fall 2020

Section 2384 of COUN10
Student Success-The First Year Experience -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
The above section is part of the Puente Program Learning Community Monday's there will be mandatory class meetings from 9am-10:30am. Refer to Canvas for details. The above courses is linked to ENGL 1A (section 2438), Monday's from 12pm-2pm will be mandatory class meetings and ENGL 50 (section 1458) is 100% online. Students are automatically enrolled in all sections. Please contact Roberto Alvarado at ralvarado@santarosa.edu for an add code.

Section 2725 of COUN53
Strategies for College Success -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
This class is a late-start class beginning 8/31 and ending 12/7. Mondays there will be mandatory class meetings from 1-2pm. Refer to the Canvas course for details. 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.

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 30 - Apr 05 2020
The above section is recommended to High School Jump Start students.

Section 7668 of COUN270
Introduction to College -- : Apr 06 - Apr 12 2020
The above section is recommended to High School Jump Start students.

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