I was born in El Centro, California and grew up in the California mission town of San Juan Bautista and Oakdale, California. I earned M.A. from California State University, Stanislaus in Educational School Counseling. I earned my B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communications with an emphasis in Magazine Production from San Jose State University where I was Editor in Chief of Access Magazine. I have worked in higher education for over 15 years; I joined the Students First Center team in 2014. I look forward to many more years at UC Merced assisting students in achieving their educational goals. I also manage a Digital Marketing team of student staff as well as the SFC social media accounts, digital signage and website. Contact me if you would like us to assist you in promoting your events.