Highlighting the amazing Administration, Faculty, Classified Professionals, and Students that make up our pirate family. 

This month's highlights include:

Jessica Janett Flores Esquibel (Student),  Tamishiah Allen (Office Assistant for Civic Center and Administration Building) , Jesse Sluder (Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations), and Heather Aguailar (Faculty)

Jessica Janett Flores Esquibel, Student

Jessica Janett Flores Esquibel

Name: Jessica Janett Flores Esquibel

Role at VC: President, Associated Students

Major: AS Child Development with Transfer to a 4 year college

Years at VC: 4 1/2 years

Family Life: I am married with 2 children. The reason I decided to study child development was due to my children having a speech delay and motor delay. I was lucky that my children had a good pediatrician and recognized that they needed assistance so that they could reach the development milestones. After seeing them evolve with the help of a speech pathologist, I wanted to help others like my children got help.

Hobbies: Cooking, painting, drawing, coloring, knitting - pretty much all arts and crafts. I also enjoy playing games and watching TV with my children, helping others and meeting new people.

Favorite Food: I would say carne asada but I also enjoy a chicken wrap. I am always open to trying new things... well, let me rephrase that, ALMOST everything.  I refuse to eat menudo and it's funny because my parents love it!

Favorite Movie: I have more than one. I love all of the Star Trek movies, but I also have a favorite in the romantic section called Sense and Sensibility. For horror, I would say Train to Busan. Action and comedy would be Deadpool

Favorite Song: I would say High Hopes.  That song usually picks me up when I need energy.

Something fun, interesting, and/or unique about you: I love all animals and before moving into the USA, I had a ferret that I wish could have come with me, but sadly they are banned in CA. I also have another Degree from Mexico. Lets see if you can guess! In my profession I would say something like "Ok, now rinse and spit and I'll see you again for a crown fitting in a week". The reason why I didn't try to get that degree here in the US was due to my children, which is the best thing that ever happen to me.

Tamishiah Allen, Office Assistant for Civic Center and Administration Building
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Name: Tamishiah Allen

Primary role at the College: Office Assistant for Civic Center and Administration Building

Years of Service: 5 months

Family: 1 daughter

Hobbies: Painting, journaling and trying new things.

Something fun, interesting, and/or unique about you: I am left handed!

Jesse Sluder, Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations
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Name: Jesse Sluder

Primary role at the college: Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations

Years of Service: 1 month 

Family:  Married and I have 2 children and 3 granddaughters

Favorite food:  Civiche

Favorite movie:  Scent of a Woman

Favorite song:  I'm a fan of all genres but really enjoy spanish guitar

Something fun, interesting, and/or unique about you: I am an avid motorcyclist and have rebuilt the same 1979 Fat Bob Harley Davidson, three times!

Heather Aguailar, English Instructor
Heather Agualiar and her children

Name: Heather Aguailar

Primary role at the college: English Instructor

Years of Service: Since 2009 as a part-timer, 2016 as a full timer, 20 years of service in teaching.

Family: Three children, Anden (13), Ali Drew (11), Ashten (10)

Hobbies: Who has time for hobbies! Being outside in natural landscapes and spending QT with my family.

Favorite food: Anything someone else is cooking for me.

Favorite movie: I'm not a fan of movies and television. I try not to watch them.

Favorite song: UB40 because I can't pick a song.

Something fun, interesting, and/or unique about you: Something many people don't know about me, including my students, is that I danced with Ballet Folklorico Regional in Oxnard from the age of 6 to 21. Performing traditional dances from the various states of Mexico was a big part of my upbringing and my "sport" growing up. It is a lost culture.

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