Office Location: SCI-131
Juan "Emilio" Espinosa enters Mission College with well over a decade of experience in higher education. Emilio first entered the field of education while pursuing his B.A. in Social Work and minor in Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State University, as he coordinated the peer advisory component of a first-year experience program designed to increase the success, retention, and completion of newly admitted community college transfer students and students on academic probation. The gratification of witnessing students overcome adversity and persist through the completion of their studies influenced his decision to devote his life and career to educational service. While pursuing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Emilio gained expertise in formative and summative evaluation. Prior to completing his program, he supported the completion of close to 10 different evaluation projects, including an UC system wide online course development initiative and numerous projects under the auspices of a Title-V HSI-STEM Grant. Emilio most recently served as a research analyst with Basic Skills and Adult Education at West Valley College.
All of Emilio’s educational and professional services have revolved around his quest to support all students in meeting their educational and professional goals. Emilio is dedicated to providing students with academic and social support needed for them to thrive in higher education settings, and he is happy to continue his mission as the STEM Pipeline Coordinator for Mission College.