Meet Our Staff

Dream Center Staff

 

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ALMA J. VALVERDE C.

Dream Center Coordinator, Bilingual Spanish/English

707.527.4364

avalverdecampos@santarosa.edu

Alma moved to California when she was twelve years old. In 2008 she graduated from high school, then received her BA in Political Science and her BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in oil painting, from Sonoma State University in 2013. After graduation, Alma began working with 10,000 Degrees, a non-profit organization helping first generation and low-income students apply, attend, and graduate from college. She saw the discrepancy and inequity created by, often unintentional, institutional barriers that sometimes prevent students from continuing their education. In order to address this issue, she decided to further pursue her education and received her Masters in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in May 2018. She now plans to continue advocating for the rights of undocumented individuals by sharing her story and working directly to empower undocumented, mixed status, and other students at Santa Rosa Junior College affected by the current political climate and harsh rhetoric surrounding the immigrant story. In her free time, Alma hikes across Sonoma County; getting to know our Regional and National Parks.

 

Supporting Staff

 

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EVA BARRAGÁN

Outreach Specialist, Bilingual Spanish/English

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. Today, Eva also provides basic services at the Dream Center.  

 

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Elias CarreñO

Outreach Specialist, Bilingual Spanish/English

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 Specialist; 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 basic services at the Dream Center.