METaS at College of San Mateo - Meet the Staff
METaS

Meet the Staff

Jessica Damian, Program Services Director

Jessica Damián

Title: Program Services Coordinator
Responsibilities: I coordinate student services, events, and opportunities centered on STEM academic and professional success. 
Years at CSM: Since 2018
Education:  B.A., Social Welfare, UC Berkeley; General Education, Cosumnes River College
Other Interests: Music history, dancing, baking, library visits, and roller skating
Languages: Spanish and English

 
Heeju Jang, Research Analyst

Heeju Jang

Title: Planning and Research Analyst
Responsibilities: Provide leadership and research/evaluation oversight for all aspects of HSI-STEM grant, including responding to external requests and conducting formative evaluation; design and perform HSI-STEM grant related analytical projects using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; support and enhance informed decision-making, strategic planning, and institutional self-assessments; provide research/data support for institutional and district-wide initiatives.
Years at CSM: Since 2018
Education: Ph.D., Education, UC Berkeley; M.A., Education, UCLA; B.A., Philosophy, CSU East Bay
Other Interests: Facilitation of an experiential workshop designed to develop interpersonal and group communication skills at Stanford Graduate School of Business, storytelling, yoga, skydiving, and mentoring. 
Languages: 
Korean and English
Jennifer De La Cruz, Adjunct Counselor

Jennifer De La Cruz

Title: Adjunct Counselor
Responsibilities: Provide academic, career, and personal counseling and empower students to meet their educational and career goals.
Years at CSM: Since 2016
Education: M.S., Counseling, San Francisco State University; B.A. Sociology, San Francisco State University;
A.A., Skyline College
Other Interests: Spending time with family and friends, Latinx cultural events, traveling, always learning new things, fostering transformational resistant minds and being a social justice warrior.
Languages: Spanish and English