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

This month's highlights include:

Brenda Delgado (student), Aundrea Roberts (classified), Felicia Dueñas (administrator), Gema Sanchez (faculty)

Brenda Delgado, Student

Brenda Delgado stands in front of VCEC Mural that she designed

Name: Brenda Delgado

Role at VC: Office Assistant at VCEC

Major: Graphic/Web Design

Years at VC: 1.5 at VCEC

Family life: One of the many things that I am grateful for is my family, they are my biggest support system and I truly thank God for them. 

Hobbies:  I love to head to the park on warm sunny days and cook with my mom and grandmother whenever I get the chance.  I am also a huge animal lover, I hope to be face to face with a real life elephant one day. 

Favorite Food: My favorite thing to eat is chocolate, everything that involves chocolate I love. 

Favorite Movie: There are so many great movies out there, I couldn't just pick one. My top two favorite movies would have to be A Walk to Remember and The Lovely Bones.

Favorite Song:  My favorite song will always be Coldplay - Clocks. This song has a special place in my heart.

Something Fun, interesting, and/ or unique about you:  I truly enjoy my job and tasks but one of my favorite things that I get to do is create flyers. That is actually what made me realize I wanted to pursue a career in graphic/web design. I originally started working at VCEC with a different major that I was unsure about. I had difficulty choosing a path in my career and finding what suited me for the long run. I remember working on my very first flyer for our campus and working on it from home because I enjoyed it so much. By creating more and more flyers I began to realize that this felt more like a hobby than a job and I loved it.

Aundrea Louise Roberts, Student Success Specialist ll
Aundrea Roberts

Primary role at the college: Student Success Specialist ll

Years of Service: 7

Family: Son Nicholas 28 & Daughter Marissa 26

Hobbies: Concerts, singing, paddle boarding, party planning.

Favorite Food: My own crunchy tacos

Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids

Something fun, interesting, and/or unique about you: In 2009 I homeschooled my children and traveled throughout Europe and Asia experiencing all the wonders of the world for 10 months.

Felicia Dueñas, Dean – Career Education
Felicia Duenas in Machu Picchu

Family: My husband and I have twin teenagers, a 10 year old and two dogs

Hobbies:  I love to travel. I enjoy art, music, design, architecture, being outdoors, casual hiking, reading, eating delicious food, and learning about other cultures.

Favorite food: I enjoy a wide range of cuisines and will occasionally plan a trip around food

Favorite Movie or book:  I don’t have a favorite movie, but I’ve been known to binge watch shows. Here are some of my favorite tv series: Reservation Dogs, What We Do In the Shadows, The Crown, Black Mirror, Narcos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Wire, House of Cards, Mad Men, Sopranos

Favorite Song:  I don’t have a favorite song and like a wide range of music genres and seeing live music. The best concert I’ve attended was Prince at the Forum. I’ve seen some great performances at the Hollywood Bowl and saw Nirvana at the Cow Palace in the early 90s.

Something unique or interesting about you: I daydream of the day when I can retire so I can spend more time with loved ones, travel more, read more, take ceramics, woodworking, and taiko drumming classes and pursue other creative outlets.

Gema Sanchez, Counselor
Gema Espinosa poses for a solo photo

Name: Gema Sanchez

Role: Academic Counselor for STEM students

Years at VC: 14

Family: Married to my husband Angel and have two amazing boys, Mateo (5) and Santiago (2)

Hobbies: I love listening to a good podcast, reading a good book, finding new food places to try and going for nature walks

Favorite food: I love food in general but you cannot go wrong with tacos any day, any time!

Favorite Movie: The Holiday

Favorite Song: It changes constantly depending on the mood I am in. I can listen to classical music in the morning and on the way home listen to rap, reggeaton or country.

Something unique or interesting about you: Something interesting about me is that I love organizing and can honestly spends hours and hours figuring out organizational systems for my home and love watching home remodeling shows, needless to say I am huge The Home Edit and HGTV fan.

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