AANAPISI Staff Profiles


Omar Murillo

Omar Murillo- Program Director, AANAPISI Program
tel: 408-855-5156
email: omar.murillo@missioncollege.edu
Location: SEC-350A

Omar Murillo comes to Mission college from Salinas, CA, also known as “The Salad Bowl”. He has 13 years of experience working in various institutions of higher education and enjoys making authentic connections with students, staff, faculty, and administrators in an effort to ensure a welcoming institutional culture is developed and sustained. In his previous role as Program Coordinator of TRIO SSS at CSUMB, Omar provided budget administration, leadership, direction and coordination for the program and developed partnerships with staff, faculty and research areas to create and provide an inclusive climate supportive of first generation, low-income and students with disabilities. Aside from his educational work, Omar has been involved in community organizations for 10 years, currently serving as the Board President for the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts (ACFA), a creative hub in Salinas, Ca that focuses on connecting, teaching  and strengthening the community through the performing and visual arts. Omar holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies (Spanish Minor) from CSUMB, a Master’s in Education (Concentration in Counseling and Student Services) from San Jose State University, and a Doctorate degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University.

On his free time, Omar enjoys playing music (he has played the drums for most of his life), spending time with loved ones, laughing, taking his dog “Mia” out on walks, exercising, eating/cooking, and sharing his positive energy with the world.  


Lusyna Narvaez2, AANAPISI Senior Administrative Assistant

Lusyna Narvaez - AANAPISI Senior Administrative Assistant
tel: 408-855-5526
email: Lusyna.Narvaez@missioncollege.edu
Location: SEC-350

Lusyna graduated from Mission College in 2015 with an A.S in Early Childhood Development. She is currently enrolled at Pacific Oaks College and is  working on her B.A in Human Development specializing in Early Childhood and adolescents. She will be finished this fall. She recently was accepted into the Master's program also at Pacific Oaks in hopes of furthering her education. Lusyna was born and raised in San Jose, California where she resides with her husband and infant daughter. Although Lusyna joined the AANAPISI team back in April 2016, she is an alumni to Mission and provides a unique lens with her position. Prior to coming on board, Lusyna was working at a private preschool in Mountain View, CA. She is dedicated to providing the best possible service along with an upbeat attitude to help add to the Mission College Community.


Diego Espinoza

Diego Espinoza - STEM Pipeline Program Coordinator
tel: 408-855-5157
email: diego.espinoza@missioncollege.edu
Location: SCI-131, Science Building

Diego Espinoza graduated with a B.A in Social and Behavioral Sciences from California State University Monterey Bay. He is currently enrolled at Santa Clara University in hopes of attaining his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. He comes to Mission College after working in the non-profit sector at United Way Monterey County as a Community Outreach associate. More recently, He worked for the Cal State Monterey Bay GEAR UP Grant as a Site Coordinator for school sites in south Monterey County, where He coordinated the After School Homework Center and led several initiatives to build a college going culture within the Schools. Diego has a passion for helping students develop themselves professionally and insuring that they have all the tools necessary to succeed. In his free time Diego enjoys spending time with his family and going on hikes in Big Sur CA.