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Meet the Allies

Interested in becoming an Ally? Please check our calendar for the next UndocuAlly training or contact Paola Mora at (650) 574-6150 to learn how you can get involved.

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 3 nieces.
Paola Mora

Paola Mora

Title: Retention Specialist- MCCDC 
Responsibilities: Provide personal & academic support. Refer students to on and off campus resources. Dream services first contact.
Years at CSM: June 2018
Education: B.A. Ethnic Studies UC Berkeley
Other Interests: Going to concerts, binge watching series, & spending time with family.
Krystal Duncan

Krystal Duncan

Title: Dean of Counseling, Advising and Matriculation
Responsibilities: Manages department's programs, services and instruction
Years at CSM: Since 1999
Education: M.S., Counseling, San Francisco State University; B.S., Human Development, 
Cal Poly SLO
Other Interests: Traveling, planning and attending family gatherings, and encouraging self and others to be happy!