Department: Counseling Services
Serving Mission College students
as part of the Hispanic Serving Institution Grant
Where I was a student
San Francisco State University
School Psychology, M.A., PPS Credential
University of California, San Diego
I am motivated by
I have always been fascinated by the brain and understanding human behavior. I love how brain research can be used to help us understand ourselves better. Supporting students in discovering who they truly are and helping them achieve their dreams inspires me.
Although I have a graduate degree, I encountered challenges that could have prevented me from succeeding. According to Dr. Victor Rios, At-Promise students already possess the tools necessary to succeed in school, but just need support and assistance to utilize those tools.
Undecided student who changed majors and careers
Privilege is an unearned advantage that is highly valued but restricted to certain groups. Everyone has some form of privilege. Acknowledging your privilege does not mean you believe you are better than others. It is a way of demonstrating gratitude for an advantage you have and acknowledging that those without the advantage experience the world differently than you do.
I had the financial and emotional support of my family to attend college and pursue a career which I loved. I acknowledge what a privilege this is since I am aware many students pursue their education with limited support, balancing food and housing needs on top of meeting education demands. This influences my work as I am intentional to connect students with the various academic and financial resources which can serve to support them on their journey.
Musical theatre is my favorite art form and I’m a lover of sushi, ramen, dim sum, Italian food, and ice cream.