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

Jennifer De La Cruz, Puente Co-Coordinator/Professor

Jennifer De La Cruz

Title: Puente Counselor/Coordinator/Professor
Responsibilities: Provide academic, career, and personal counseling and empower students to meet their educational, career, and personal 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
Languages: Spanish and English

David Lau

David Lau

Title: Puente Coordinator/Assistant Professor, English
Education: M.F.A., English, University of Iowa; B.A., English, UCLA
Angel Pilar

Angel Pilar

Title: Associate Professor of Mathematics
Responsibilities: Provide guidance and support to students throughout their mathematical journey, foster their confidence in the subject, and ultimately help them overcome any trauma related to their experience in a math class.
Years at CSM: Since 2019
Education: M.A., Math, San Francisco State; B.A., Applied Math, UC Berkeley
Languages: English, Spanish
Mick Sherer

Mick Sherer

Title: Associate Professor of English
Responsibilities: Teaching English, Creative Writing, and Literature classes, and co-coordinating the CSM Puente Program.
Years at CSM: Since 2014
Education: M.F.A., Creative Writing, St. Mary's Colllege of California; B.A., English, Whitman College
Languages: English