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Puente Project

Meet the Faculty

Jennifer De La Cruz, Puente Co-Coordinator/Professor

Jennifer De La Cruz

Title: Puente Counselor/Co-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
Other Interests: I enjoy dancing Ballet Folklorico, attending Latinx cultural events, traveling, karaoking in my car, and learning new things for my own personal growth.
Languages: Spanish and English
Quote: “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb
Mick Sherer, Puente Coordinator

Mick Sherer

Title: Puente Coordinator/Assistant Professor, English
Degrees: B.A., English, Whitman College; M.F.A., Creative Writing, St. Mary's College of California
Profile: Mick grew up in New York and New Jersey, but he has always felt most at home on the West Coast, especially in the Bay Area. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at CSM, and he helps to organize CSM’s once-a-semester reading series the Writers’ Ruckus. Mick lives with his family in Redwood City, and when he’s not teaching, he loves reading, writing, riding his bike, playing and listening to music, tracking down Argentinian food trucks, and drinking great coffee.