COUN 5: College Success

COUN 12C: Careers & Lifestyles


Counselor and Puente Program Co-coordinator, West Valley College

Faculty Advisor,

Adjunct Counseling Faculty, Mission College

Associate 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)

Academic Service

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


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.

Last Updated 10/2/20