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

This month's highlights include:

 Angel Ayala (student),  Pedro Alejandro Castellon (classified), Jeffery Alexander Jr. (administrator),  Kyle McIntosh (faculty)

Angel Ayala, Student

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Name: Angel Ayala 

Role at VC: Student, Financial aid peer advisor, ASVC Director of Community Relations

Major: Psychology

Years at VC: 3

Family life: super family-oriented, love to hang out with my family

Hobbies: hanging out with friends and family, listening to music, and gaming

Favorite food: tacos and seafood boil

Favorite movie: No Manches Frida

Favorite Song: Se Amerita- Junior H

Something Unique about you: Interior design

Pedro Castellon, Classified

Pedro Castellon

Name: Pedro Alejandro Castellon

Role: Student Success and Support Specialist II

Years at VC: 3 Weeks

Family: Girlfriend and our two dogs (Yoshi & Melvin)

Hobbies: Anime, dancing, gaming, soccer & chess

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite Movie: Your Name (君の名は)

Favorite Song: Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

Something unique or interesting about you: I used to teach breakdancing to numerous students at various skill levels.

Jeffery Alexander Jr., Admin
Jeffery Alexander

Name: Jeffery Alexander Jr.

Role: Dean of Student Life

Years at VC: Started in Spring 2024 

Family: Married with 2 daughters ages 4 & 2

Hobbies: Playing video games, drawing 

Favorite food: Enjoy all foods so don’t hesitate to recommend something

Favorite Movie: My Cousin Vinny 

Favorite Song: Her Heart by Anthony Hamilton

Something unique or interesting about you: I love aquariums. Whenever I visit a new state and/or city, I search for an aquarium. I have been to 11 different aquariums.


Kyle McIntosh, Faculty
Kyle McIntosh

Name: Kyle McIntosh

Role: Accounting Instructor 

Years at VC: Started in Spring 2024

Family: Melissa (wife); two kids - Duncan (16) and Kate (13); one dog – Poppy (friendly, but not-so-smart golden doodle)

Hobbies: Swimming, coaching youth track and cross country in Newbury Park

Favorite food: Fish tacos (from Los Arcos in Port Hueneme)

Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Favorite Song Album: Pearl Jam Vs. (have seen 20 Pearl Jam shows)

Something unique or interesting about you: I worked for 23 years in Corporate Finance/Accounting prior to shifting to teaching in Fall 2020. As part of these 23 years, I worked the last 11+ years for Amgen. Before that, I worked 4 years for Patagonia. I keep my financial mind sharp by working as a Consulting CFO for a small biotech in Westlake Village. I also use my financial skills to support two non-profit organizations. 

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