Plover Hall

Santa Rosa Campus

707.521.7947 |

Plover Hall, Room 539
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa CA 95401
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Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Jacobs Hall

Petaluma Campus

707.778.4177 |

Jacobs Hall, Room 113
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma CA 94954
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Office Hours:
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Dream Center; VIDAS Logo; Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services

VIDAS Legal Services

call or text 707.838.8383

Barbara Ibarra »
DOJ Accredited Representative

Julie Cyphers »
Attorney and Affirmative Relief Legal Director

Meet our Dream Center Staff

The Dream Center is a “one-stop-shop” for undocumented students. Stop by to receive help in navigating matters related to AB540 admissions, financial aid, DACA renewals, referrals to Academic Counseling, EOPS, and other resources. Meet our team below.

Eva Barragan
Eva Staff Photo

Coordinator, Dream Center
Plover Hall, Room 539
707.524.1540 |

Eva attended Sonoma State University right after high school, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. While attending Sonoma State she worked for Admissions and Records as a student employee and eventually joined the full-time staff. After working for SSU's Admissions and Records Department for 9 years, she then transferred to their Financial Aid Office. In 2015 Eva joined the Admissions and Records Office at Santa Rosa Junior College. Eva's focus in Admissions and Records was community outreach and facilitating high school workshops which made her a perfect fit for the Student Outreach team where she shared her talents from October 2017 to December 2019. Eva's years of experience working with undocumented students in A&R, Financial Aid, and Student Outreach at SSU and SRJC has given her the foundation for providing direct support to undocumented students in her new role. Her dedication to working with students and helping to make their lives better is just the start of what she will advocate for and provide to the undocumented community.

Elias Carreño
Elias Staff Photo

Coordinator, Student Outreach
Jacobs Hall, Room 116
707.778.4194 |

Elias graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Chicano Latino Studies. He was born, raised, and educated in Sonoma County and is grateful to have the opportunity to work at the Santa Rosa Junior College as an Outreach Coordinator; supporting high school students as they get ready to make their transition to college. In May 2017, Elias received a Service Award from Student Affairs & the Associated Students for Outstanding Contributions to SRJC Student Life Programs by a Classified Staff Member in recognition of his work as an Advisor to the Student Advocacy club. Elias joined the Schools Relations and Outreach Team in December 2015 and is a founding member of the Student Outreach team. In his free time, Elias enjoys being in nature during hikes, runs, or mountain biking. Today, Elias also provides services at SRJC Petaluma's Dream Center throughout the week.

Michelle Poggi
Michelle Staff Photo

Director, Student Outreach, Onboarding & International Student Program
Plover Hall
707.521.7854 |

Michelle has been with SRJC since 1990 in various roles including Scheduling, Staff Development, and Schools Relations & Outreach. In August 2017, Michelle accepted the role of Director, Student Outreach, and continues to be grateful to lead a team of enthusiastic individuals doing meaningful work with our K-12 partners and the community to share SRJC resources and help prospective students with a successful start to college. In 2020, her role expanded to include the amazing team in the International Student Program. In 2021 and 2022, Michelle’s charge developed even further as the dedicated Dream Center and Welcome and Connect Center teams joined her area of responsibility. From an application for admission through first-year success – undocumented, international, or domestic – all students are welcome at SRJC, and Michelle's teams will get you through!

Connect with a Counselor

Our designated bilingual/Spanish counselors are available to meet in-person, as well as same day phone or zoom appointments. They can assist you in registering for classes, changing of majors, creating an education plan, and much more.

Guillermo Garcia

Geoff Navarro

Lizbeth Giron-Brosnan

Margarita Gonzalez-Jordan

Roberto Alvarado