Adrienne Arguijo-Morgan

Adrienne Arguijo, Project Director

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
  • Languages: English & Spanish (hablo español)

Prior to joining VC, Adrienne worked with HSI programs at Santa Barbara City College, California Lutheran University, and UC Santa Barbara. Her work has focused on implementing student engagement and faculty development programs that ignite critical discussions and review of institutional and curricular practices to develop an equity-centered, transformational experience that is culturally relevant and responsive to the needs of Latine/BIPOC students. Adrienne is a first-generation college graduate, earning a B.A. in English with a minor in Womxn's Studies (LGBTQ+ concentration) and a M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Cultural Perspectives and Comparative Education from UC Santa Barbara. Adrienne is a proud Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE) Member.

 

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Jorge Membreno, Project Assistant

  • Pronouns: He/Him/Él
  • Languages: English & Spanish (hablo español)

Jorge is a graduate from California Lutheran University and holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Economics. He knows the power of education and as a former VC alumnus, he particularly believes in the mission of facilitating equitable educational outcomes through community colleges. Most recently, he interned at the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County providing organizational support to help bridge employment gaps throughout Ventura County. In his free time Jorge enjoys reading, discovering music, and spending time with family.

 

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Erica Mullins, Activity Lead

  • Pronouns: She/Her

Erica is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department. Before joining VC, she was a faculty member at CSU Bakersfield where she mentored students in undergraduate research in addition to teaching biology. Erica is a first-generation college graduate and was a community college student herself before going on to complete a B.S. in Business, an M.S. in Biology from California State University, then a second master's degree (environmental studies) at UC Santa Cruz. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech, majoring in Integrative STEM Education. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with family and enjoys being out in nature, gardening, hiking, and exploring.

 

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Daniel Gonzalez, STEM Counselor

My name is Daniel Gonzalez and I am an 805 native. I am a proud product of the community college system. I graduated from Cal State Channel islands with a bachelors in Sociology and earned my Masters degree from the University of La Verne. The journey of accomplishing all this was not easy, as a first-generation Latino male in higher education I faced a lot of roadblocks but the connections and resources I made along the way helped me navigate higher education. My biggest advice is ask questions! there are no questions too big or too small. In my spare time you can catch me at a Dodger game or with a camera in my hand.

 

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Kammy Algiers, Professional Development Lead

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Languages: English & Farsi

Kammy is a Professor in Biology and Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee/Council. She graduated with a Biology degree from Cal State Northridge.

 

 

 

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Paulina Salazar Perez, Student Success and Support Specialist

Paulina is reassigned to the MESA Program from 4/30/24-6/28/24.

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
  • Languages: English & Spanish (hablo español)

Paulina is a graduate from CSU Channel Islands with a double Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Spanish. She has worked in student services for more than 10 years and has been with VCCCD for 7 years. Her passion is serving students and  believes in advocating for equitable access to education for historically marginalized populations. She spends her free time with her daughter Anapaulina, her dog Banana and her family. Paulina also loves listening to podcasts, reading, creating new experiences with her family and a nice long trip to Target with an iced coffee in hand.

 

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