Meet the Re-Entry Program Team
I began my college career at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) at the age of 23 after working several years as a telephone installer for Pacific Telephone. I earned an associate degree in liberal arts and then earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology after transferring to the University of Southern California at the age of 27. I understand many of the challenges that first-generation and adult students face when entering college for the first time. I bring a wealth of experience in higher education having worked at various community colleges, UC Riverside, private universities, and Cal State Fullerton for over 30 years.
I began working at Irvine Valley College in 2008 as a part-time counselor and have a passion for working with non-traditional students. My top priority is helping students navigate the college experience, provide academic and career planning, offer resources and referrals, and empower students to reach their full potential. The Re-Entry Program is intended to bridge the gap for students who lack the understanding of higher education and guide them to complete their program of study. Approachable and supportive staff are here to make your goals become a reality.
I enjoy the outdoors, and hike, bike, and SUP in Dana Point Harbor. I enjoy swimming and love to vacation in warm tropical areas. I am an avid musician and play the guitar and ukulele, and love to sing, too. I love animals and have a mini schnauzer dog named Camelot, who is a great companion.