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 wellness advocate. 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. Arianna considers herself a foodie, a lifestyle guru and an all around knowledge sharer. in 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
  • Andy Gomez, EOPS Counselor
  • Roxana Rugliancich, EOPS Counselor
  • Clotilde Lopez, Student Assistant
  • Danny Montanez, Student Assistant
  • Warren Shelby, Retention Specialist
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