Meet Our Staff

Dream Center Staff

Eva Barragan

Eva Barragan

Coordinator, Dream Centers

Bilingual/Spanish

Plover Hall | Room 539

707.524.1540

ebarragan@santarosa.edu

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. 

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree | Sonoma State University

 

Michelle Poggi

Michelle Poggi

Director, Student Outreach, Onboarding & International Student Program

(707) 521-7854

mbooher-poggi@santarosa.edu

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!

Supporting Staff - Petaluma Campus

Elias Carreno

Elias Carreño

Coordinator, Student Outreach

Bilingual/Spanish

707.778.4194

ecarreno@santarosa.edu

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.