Elizabeth is a proud first-generation high school and college graduate from the east bay area. She first discovered her passion for supporting students while attending community college where she was part of the Puente Program, a student ambassador, and became the founder/president of a campus club.
Shortly after, she transferred to UC Davis where she received her BA in Sociology with a Minor in Chicano Studies where she also was a MeCha Club member and a Tr:(ansfer Student Outreach Coordinator for the Student Recruitment and Retention Center. She later went on to receive her Master's degree in Counseling & Guidance from San Jose State University.
Her career began in the nonprofit sector as a Mental Health Counselor and later as a Childcare Enrollment Counselor before she transitioned over to higher education.
She previously worked at Los Medanos College as a High School & Community Outreach Coordinator for almost four years where she also was an adjunct faculty for two years teaching counseling classes for college freshman and high school seniors; and she most recently served students at Ohlone College as the Multicultural Student Center Program Coordinator where she supported the launch of the programming and of the center.
Elizabeth is passionate and committed about equity, Outreach, teaching, and mentoring students.
- MA, Education in Counseling & Student Personnel, SJSU
- BA, Sociology of Social Services with Minor in Chicano/a Studies, UC Davis
- AA, Sociology, Ohlone College
Elizabeth enjoys taking care of her 20+ indoor house plants, attending music festivals, and writing poetry in her time off.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy