EOPS & CARE at College of San Mateo - Meet the Staff
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Meet the Staff


Sylvia Aguirre-Alberto Sylvia Aguirre-Alberto
A counselor for EOPS and the Multicultural Center, Sylvia Aguirre-Alberto has counseled students for twenty years. She particularly enjoys working with students who are non-native English speaking-she is bilingual Spanish-speaking-AB540 and foster youth. In addition to counseling, Sylvia instructs COUN 121: Planning for Student Success. A graduate of College of San Mateo, Sylvia holds an associate's degree in Social Science, a bachelor's degree in Human Development and a master's degree in Counseling, both from California State University, Hayward. When she is not working, Sylvia enjoys time with her large extended family.
Arianna Avendano Arianna Avendano
Arianna Avendano earned her BA degree in Psychology from California State University East Bay and AA from CSM. She first began working with students when she served as a student ambassador for the Community Relations and Marketing Department. Arianna was the keynote speaker for the 92nd CSM Commencement in 2014. She takes great pride in being a San Mateo native and being able to give back to her community. She is bilingual, a certified sexual assault counselor, experienced meditator and health enthusiast. Arianna is aware of the multiple obstacles that arise for students and she hopes to provide both knowledge and support to students who need that extra guidance. On her spare time she loves spending time with her 3 nephews and 4 nieces. 



Not Pictured
  • Gwen Kenny, Program Services Coordinator
  • Krystal Romero, Dean of Counseling, Advising and Matriculation
  • Patrice Reed-Fort, EOPS Counselor, Coordinator CalWORKs
  • Roxana Rugliancich, EOPS Counselor
  • Ruth Turner, EOPS Coordinator/Counselor
  • Michelle Carranza, Office Assistant II
  • Warren Shelby, Retention Specialist
  • Andy Gomez, Intern
Volunteer Tutors
Ricardo Dantes
Crystal Mao
Shreya Patel
David Shan
Irma Vasquez
Yueying Wu
Jasper Zhang

Advisory Committee
Patricia Brown, San Mateo Adult School
Stella Chau, Human Services Agency
Melina Cortez, Human Services Agency
Tim Doyle, San Mateo Adult School
Terri Fenech, San Mateo High School
Lorena Gonzalez, College of San Mateo PUENTE Project
Joyce Lynn, Capuchino High School
Claudia Menjivar, College of San Mateo Financial Aid
Susan Merport, Hillsdale High School
Mike Mitchell, College of San Mateo Transfer Services
Christian Navarro, Peninsula High School
Laurie Tezak, Aragon High School
Fred Thompson, San Mateo Adult School
EOPS/CARE Program Staff