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Filiberto Delgado-Navarrete

Hello! My name is Filiberto Delgado. A little bit about me, I was born and raised in Merced. I graduated from UC Merced in the Spring of 2022. I majored in Biological Sciences and Psychology. During my undergraduate career at UC Merced, I worked as a Tour Guide for the Welcome Center, conducted research in Dr. Cameron's Health Communications and Interventions Lab, and was a part of different health-related clubs. I am excited to be a part of the Students First Center to help everyone achieve their higher education goals.

Johanna Pena

I was born in Fresno and raised in Kingsburg, CA. Out of high school, I attended Reedley College to earn my AA-T in Psychology. I then headed up to California State University, Stanislaus to earn my B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology. Throughtout my undergrad I worked as a Student Ambassador for Relations and Outreach(Reedley College), Tutor Advisor and Head Resident Advisor for Upward Bound (Reedley College), and as a Student Assisant for Admissions and Outreach (CSU Stanislaus).

Juan Lopez

I was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA. I attended UC Merced and earn a BA in Psychology and Political Science and a Minor in Writing. Coming back to UC Merced I hope to give back to the students, faculty, and staff of this fine institution that aided me in this journey and help the students succeed in reaching their goals. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team and start this new journey in higher education. I am a big Disney fan and I had the privilege of working there as well. I enjoy traveling, going on new adventures, and experiencing new cultures.

Loronda Norah

I was born in Arkansas but raised right here in the Central Valley. I hold a B.A. in Organizational Leadership and am currently pursuing my M.A. in Organizational Leadership emphasis in Education. In my spare time, I love spending it with my family and watching the Investigative Discovery Channel. I enjoy working at UC Merced because of our diverse student and staff population. It’s great witnessing first-hand how students evolve year after year. In addition, being close to some of the best travel destinations are added bonuses

Kris Greene

I was born in Fresno, California and came to UC Merced to complete my B.A. I majored in Economics and Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Immediately after graduation I went to Fresno State to complete my M.A. in Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership. I am passionate about student success, social justice issues, and making a difference in higher education. I supervise our Customer Service team. In my free time, I like to travel, attend concerts, spend time with family and try new food places! 

Carol De Hoog

I have lived in this wonderful area know as the Central Valley all of my life. I attended CSU Stanislaus and earned a B.A. In Liberal Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Development.  I have had the privilege of working in higher education for over 19 years and enjoy every aspect of helping students obtain their educational goals.

Soceek Tchouboukjian

I was born in Middle East however been in California for 20+ years, mostly in Fresno, Ca and the Bay Area. English is my fourth language.  I come from a huge Armenian family and I have two beautiful kids in college and an awesome dog named Picasso. I have worked in higher education for over 13 years and it never gets old to help students achieve their educational goals. I am lucky to be working here at UC MERCED because this is an absolute GEM for our Central Valley students.

Kong Moua

I was born and raised in Merced then moved to attend college at San Francisco State University. I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and outdoor adventures.  I believe in pursuing higher education. Being part of UC Merced has allowed me to assist students as they reach their educational goals.

Lisa Perry

I am originally from Crescent City, CA but have lived in the Central Valley for over 12 years. I attended CSU, Chico where I earned a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. I am currently enrolled in an Educational Leadership Doctoral program at California, State University Stanislaus. When I can find free time I enjoy being with my family and my dog as well as swimming and traveling. I came to work at UC Merced for the opportunity to build something new and focus on implementing services that meet students ever changing needs.

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