COUNS 5: College Success
COUNS 12C: Careers & Lifestyles
Puente Project Counselor/Coordinator
2008 NACE/Chevron Award Recognized for outstanding achievement for innovative programs in the college career services field.
(former) Central Coast EOP&S Consortium
(former) Mission College EOP&S Consortium
Counselor and Puente Program Co-coordinator, West Valley College
Faculty Advisor, Deeptok.org
Adjunct Counseling Faculty, Mission College
Assistant Director, Stanford School of Medicine Career Center
Lead Academic Advisor, San Jose State University EOP Program
Career Counselor, San Jose State University
Career Counselor Intern, San Jose State University
Applied Behavioral Analyst, Catch Clinic
M.A. Counselor Education, San Jose State University
B.A. Child Development, San Jose State University
Transfer Student, DeAnza College
Certified Practitioner, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Certified Practitioner, Strong Interest Inventory
Certified Practitioner, Strengths Quest
Member, Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges & Employers (MPACE)
Member, National Career Development Association (NCDA)
Joe has been a counselor since 2005. Having worked at West Valley College, Mission College, San Jose State University, and Stanford University he brings a diverse understanding of higher education to his role.
He has spent a majority of his career focusing on the needs of first-generation college students while teaching and counseling. Having been a community college transfer student himself, he enjoys helping students navigate the transfer process, identify possible majors and programs to develop career skills, and balance their busy schedules with their academic commitments.
When Joe isn’t working you may see him hiking the beautiful trails of the bay area, playing soccer, or reading a good book.