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

This month's highlights include:

Armando Razo (student), Alejandra Ildefonso (classified), Anne Paul King (administrator), Preston Pipal (faculty)

Armando Razo, Student

Armando Razo

Name: Armando Razo

Role at VC: Director of Events and Activities/Student worker for Basic Needs

Major: Business/Real Estate

Years at VC: 2 years

Family life: 7 (2 sisters, 2 brothers, mom, dad, and myself)

Hobbies:  Play video games/ Short-Term Investing

Favorite Food: Wingstop 

Favorite Movie: Avengers Endgame

Favorite Song:  Que Vas A Hacer-Nivel Codiciado

Something Fun, interesting, and/ or unique about you: I’m a first generation student

Alejandra Ildefonso, Bilingual Outreach Specialist
Alejandra feeding an ostrich

Name: Alejandra Ildefonso

Primary role at the college: Bilingual Outreach Specialist 

Years of Service: 8 months 

Family: Married 

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, camping, travelingmeeting cute doggies. Watching Formula 1 racing and my absolute favorite is finding new places to eat. I am a foodie at heart. 

Favorite Food: CHEESEBURGERS!! Mexican and Thai Food 

Favorite Movie: A tie between The Devil Wears Prada and Matilda.

Favorite Song: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Something fun, interesting, and/or unique about you: I am deathly afraid of birds…but I’m trying to conquer my fear.

Preston Pipal, Biology Professor
Professor Robert Pipal in a field of poppies

Name: Preston Pipal

Role at VC: Professor of Biology

Years at VC: 7

Family: My mom lives in North Carolina and my two aunts live in Florida.

Hobbies: Gardening, camping, hiking, video games (PS5 and PC), anime, and reading (science, ancient history, sci-fi/fantasy)

Favorite food: Ramen, sushi, and fried chicken

Favorite Movie or book: Gladiator

Favorite Song: I have a wide-ranging taste in music, but I listen to pop punk and emo the most of any genre.

Something unique or interesting about you:  I've hiked/camped at over 40 national parks in the US and Canada. Before coming to Ventura College, I drove K loaders at UPS Worldport in Louisville, KY.

Anne Paul King, Ventura College Foundation President
Anne Paul King holding sign for VC Foundation

Name: Anne Paul King

Role: Executive Director, Ventura College Foundation which seeks philanthropic donations to remove financial barriers for VC students and programs

Years at VC: 9 years

Family: Two amazing adult kids, Alex (26, works for Sen. Feinstein in the Senate Judiciary Committee), Cameron (23, fashion designer, Disco Shipwreck, non-binary and trans super-swaggy clothing and accessories)

Hobbies: Gluten Free baking, cooking, walking/hiking, advising organizations on fund raising (can’t help myself)

Favorite food: fish and chocolate—not together

Favorite Movie: August Rush

Favorite Song: Hey, Hey, Hey by Michael Franti & Spearhead

Something unique or interesting about you: I am in the SAG-AFTRA Union as an actor.

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