Current Position: Vice President of Student Services at Orange Coast College. Responsible for the oversight of all Student Services, which include: Admissions, Student Records, Veterans Services, Transfer Evaluation, Graduation Office, Matriculation, Assessment, International Students, Financial Aid, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services, CalWORKs Program, Health Services, Student Government, Student Life, Children’s Center, Student Discipline, Campus Bookstore, Title IX Officer, Behavioral Assessment, and Degree Audit Systems. Additional responsibility for: Strategic Planning, Accreditation, Compliance with Federal & State Regulations, Student Success Grants, Professional Development, and various Technology Projects.
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
Masters of Arts in Education, Educational Technology
Doctorate in Higher Education Management
"Why I’m interested in being a mentor":
I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my mentors. I think it’s extremely important to have good mentors as mentors are people who will unconditionally support you, who will provide good advice, and who will tell you the truth. I enjoy building relationships with individual students and seeing them succeeds, and being a mentor provides that opportunity.
Current Position: Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, teaching Introduction to Sociology, Gender Studies, and Marriage and Family, faculty advisor to Feminist Club, Sociology Club, and Phi Alpha Mu Honor Society, graduate mentor for CSUF Sociology MA program, and member of Guardian Scholars committee,
A.A. Liberal Arts, Santa Ana College
A.S. Cosmetology, Santa Ana College
B.A. Peace Studies, Chapman University
M.A. Sociology, University of California-Irvine
Ph.D. Sociology, University of California-Irvine
"Why I’m interested in becoming a mentor":
I enjoy mentoring because I was mentored as a young person. I came to understand that all I owed my mentor was the promise to do the same for someone else. I love giving back to others of what was so freely given to me. If I have something that can help a young person achieve or overcome an obstacle, then I am all about helping that person become all they desire. I would not have made it without standing on the backs of others.