Academic Counselor (Part-Time) (Bilingual)
Office
Student Services Building - 2nd Floor Counseling
Monday - Wednesday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Education
M.S. Counseling & Guidance (Cal Lutheran University)
B.A. English, Minor: Ethnic Studies (Cal Lutheran University)
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About

My journey to and through my first years at a university did not come without its challenges. As a first-generation college student, navigating the ins and outs of college life was difficult, confusing, and oftentimes discouraging. I remember distinctly my first year of college wanting to drop out and heading to the counseling office to ask about withdrawing. It was that very day that a counselor took the time to help me see what I couldn't. The kindness and inspiration I felt that day and after, changed my life. I have worn many hats over my 17 years working in higher education at CLU, CSUCI, and now at Oxnard College. It is with deep appreciation that I try to pay forward the advocacy and careful guidance I received so many years ago. Our Oxnard College students are incredible and it's an honor to serve in this role and watch our students flourish in their educational/career pathways and make a difference in our community. I am inspired each and every day by our students, so proud to be a Condor!

When I'm not in the office, I enjoy plenty of outdoor time with my husband and our two growing boys who keep us on our toes! We also love to spend time with our extended family, and look forward to our summers at the beach.