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

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 CRER 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.
John Vehikite John Vehikite, a bilingual Spanish-speaking Program Services Coordinator, provides outreach services to the CSM campus, local high schools and community organizations. A former, EOPS/CARE student, John earned an associate degree in Liberal Studies. He began his career at College of San Mateo in 2004, first as a work-study student, then a short-term temporary employee in the Financial Aid Office, and finally as a Financial Aid Technician. He joined the EOPS/CARE team as a Program Services Coordinator Fall 2008. John enjoys spending time with his wife, performing/practicing magic, learning about different computer programs, playing Rock Band or Singstar, and learning other languages.
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  • Krystal Romero, Director of Student Support Services
  • Adrian Orozco, Counselor
  • Roxana Rugliancich, Counselor
  • Ruth Turner, EOPS Coordinator/Counselor
  • Program Services Coordinator Tami Hom joined the EOPS/CARE staff in 2007. She provides outreach to high schools, middle schools, and community agencies, through presentations such as the College Readiness Workshop Series (CRWS), designed to introduce underprepared high school students to higher education. Tami also recruits eligible CSM students into EOPS and coordinates the Tutoring Program, and specialized activities such as EOPS Preview Day, and the Summer College Readiness Program (SCRP). Tami earned a master's degree in Counseling from San Francisco State University and bachelor's degrees in American studies & Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. Tami's interests include traveling, yoga, watching musicals, and discovering new restaurants.
  • Nahedh Kadoumi, Office Assistant
Volunteer Tutors
Marco Amezcua
Jackelin Amorin
Viviana Beltran-Ballesteros
Keith Gee
Matt Leddy
Xi Li
Mike Mancusi

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