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Central Staff

The Central team is responsible for designing and managing the programmatic and operational goals of the grant while providing supervision and support to site teams as they meet the needs of students and families.

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Lois Bramwell

Project Director
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Janicia Centeno-Castillo

Assistant Director
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Lorena Almaguer

Family Engagement Facilitator
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Joey Castillo

Assistant Admin Analyst
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Ana Chavez

Senior Parent Education Support Assistant
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Ada Cordova

Senior Office Technician
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Maria Cortez

Family Engagement Facilitator
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Juliette Funes

Public Information Officer
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Djelani Hamm

Program Coordinator
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Melisa Lauer

Program Manager
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Jill Manning

Program Coordinator
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Jose Medina

Senior Parent Education Support Assistant
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Kim Patterson

GEAR UP Specialist
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Rocio Pina

Data Analyst and Operations Associate
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Frida Samayoa

Family Engagement Specialist
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Nazish Siddiqui

Senior Office Technician
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Santasha Williams

Grants and Funding Specialist
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Sharon Yamada West

Senior Program Manager
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First Year Advisors

First Year Advisors provide students proactive support and guidance through their first year of higher education.

Karina Alcaraz

Senior Academic Advisor
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Carol Castro

Academic Advisor
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Jose Gaspar

Academic Advisor
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School Staff

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