I am honored and proud to be the Dean of the Che School of Professional Studies at West Valley College and to be part of the effort to strengthen and grow career education programs and its impact in the community. Building programs to support adult learners, immigrant education, workforce training, and community partnerships that strengthen the economic and social well-being of under-resourced communities is very important to me. I have worked as an EOP Counselor at UCSC, Director of a non-profit supporting agroecological practices for indigenous farmers in the Americas, and as a faculty member and director at Cabrillo College in areas of Basic Skills, Learning Communities, and Noncredit. Most recently, I was the Director of the School of Continuing Education at West Valley College for 3 and half years.

IIn my twenties I was fortunate to live abroad in Granada, Spain and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for about one year each and really connected with the culture of those countries while living there. I am fluent in Spanish and also speak some Portuguese. I love the outdoors, hiking, playing guitar, listening to live music, and spending time with family, friends, and the community.

I look forward to strengthening existing and building new connections with students, staff, faculty, and community partners that make up the West Valley College family! In partnership!

Last Updated 11/20/23