Puente Project at College of San Mateo - Meet the Faculty
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Puente Project
Meet the Faculty

Lorena GonzalezLorena Gonzalez
Title: Puente Counselor/Instructor/Coordinator
Degrees: M.A., Notre Dame de Namur; B.A., UC Berkeley
Teaching Experience: Since 1999
Career Highlights: Having the honor of working with first generation, underrepresented community college students and getting paid for it!
Hobbies: Family time, soccer, watching movies and Latino cultural events and activities
Quote: "Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person that has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future and the future is ours." – Cesar Chavez
Jon KitamuraJon Kitamura
Title: Associate Professor, English
Degrees: M.A., San Francisco State University; B.A., UC Santa Barbara
Teaching Experience: Since 2003
Career Highlights: Joining CSM’s English department as a full-time faculty member and being a part of this community
Hobbies: Surfing, traveling, and walking his pit bull on the beach
Quote: “As you think, so shall you become.” – Bruce Lee (yes, that Bruce Lee)