Education: San Jose State University, BA Social Work
Favorite College Experience: Making meaningful friendships with people from places I had never heard of.
METS School Coordinator
Advisor at: Castlemont, LPS College Park
Education: UC Davis, BA Sociology—Organizational Studies with minor in Community Development
Favorite College Experience: Exploring Germany, France, and Switzerland when I studied abroad for a summer.
METS Academic Advisor
Advisor at: Fremont and Coliseum College Preparatory Academy
Education: Mills College, BS in Busines Administration, MBA
Favorite College Experience: Performing hula at the Senior Thesis Concert and, of course, graduating.
Upward Bound Staff
Interim Upward Bound Director
Education: UC Santa Barbara, BA Sociology
Worked TRIO Programs for 42 years
UB Director at University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and Mills College
Student Support Services Director at UC Santa Barbara
Favorite Upward Bound experience: Seeing the faces of the students we took to the Kennedy Space Center to watch Space Shuttle Endeavour launch. The sky lit up, the ground shook, and we were really happy. Dreams do come true in UB. Living with UB students for 40 summers in the dorms at USF and UC Berkeley.
Upward Bound Academic Advisor
School sites: Oakland Tech & Skyline High Schools
Education: UC Berkeley, BA Social Welfare with a minor in Education
Favorite Upward Bound Experience: Attending the Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. This trip gave me the opportunity to advocate for the Upward Bound program. I was also able to visit museums, Capitol Hill, the zoo and tour National Monuments and Memorials.
Upward Bound Academic Tutor/Coordinator
Education: UC Berkeley, BS Chemistry
Favorite Upward Bound Experience: My first summer living in the dorms. I was able to interact with other students, take classes on campus. I felt like I was really in college.
Upward Bound Office Manager
Education: UC Berkeley, BA Political Science & Chicano/a Studies
Favorite Upward Bound Experience: Summer Residential Program with Summer Jam! I was able to interact with other UB students around California. We competed in teams in academic and recreational competitions to help build our leadership and team work skills. I loved being able to meet new people.
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