Special Project Director- Promise                      Program Coordinators

Deniz Fierro is the Special Projects Director for the Promise Program. She is currently attending Cal State Fullerton for her Ed. D. in Educational Leadership. She recieved a MA in Education and a BA in History from UCLA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Ramos is the Project Coordinator for the Promise Program. She graduated with her ED.M in Higher Education with an emphasis in Race and Ethnic Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She graduated from Mills College with a BA in English with a minor in Urban Education. Her goal is to receive a PH.D in Education.

 

Monica Gutierrez is the Peer Mentor Coordinator for the Promise Center. She currently attends Azuza Pacific University and is pursuing her MS in College Counseling and Student Development. She transferred from Fullerton College to Cal State Fullerton and graduated with her BS in Human Services. Her goal is to  work as an academic counselor and serve students of marginalized communities.

 

 

Promise Coaches

Alejandra Alvarado recently graduated from the University of La Verne with her MS in Educational Counseling. She also received her BS in Human Services from Cal State Fullerton and her AA in Liberal Arts from Santa Ana College. Her goal is to become a community college counselor.

Angel Ramirez currently attends Cal State Fullerton to pursue his BS in Human Services. He transferred from Fullerton College with his AS in Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Sciences. His goal is to become a Community College Counselor specifically focusing on the undocumented student population and being a part of establishing a Dreamer’s Resource Center at a Community College.

Annika Shellenbarger currently attends the University of La Verne and is pursuing her MS in Educational Counseling with the PPS Credential. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Human Services. Her goal is to become a high school counselor. 

Juan Ramos currently attends the University of La Verne to obtain his MS in Educational Counseling. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Human Services and received his AS in Administration of Justice from Fullerton College. His goal is to become a community college counselor.

Miriam Sandoval currently attends the University of La Verne to pursue her MS in Educational Counseling. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with her BS in Human Services and had transferred from Santa Ana College with her AA in Liberal Arts: Humanities and Communication. 

Promise Mentors

Ricky graduated from Western High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in Business. His goal is to receive a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Evelyn graduated from Anaheim High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in Human Services. Her goal is to be a high school and community college counselor.

Janet graduated from Katella High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in Sociology. Her goal is to become a high school counselor.

Eder graduated from Katella High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in Human Services. His goal is to go to graduate school to become a community college counselor.

Fatima graduated from Katella High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in Psychology and Social Behavior. 

Adrian graduated from Savanna High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in Civil Engineering. 

Esli graduated from Loara High school and is attending Fullerton College to major in Psychology. Her goal is to become a high school psychology teacher and be a Marriage and Family therapist.

 Counselor- SDSI                                  SDSI Life Skills Coaches

Ilinca Filimon graduated from Cal State Long Beach with her MS in Counseling. She recieved her BA in Sociology from UCLA and had transferred with an AA in Economics from Santiago Canyon College. 

Daniel H. Luis is currently pursuing his MS in Higher Education from California State University, Fullerton. He also graduated from California State University, Fullerton with his BA in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. He transferred from Fullerton College with his AA-T in Philosophy. His goal is pursue a PH.D in Education

Tia Brown is currently pursuing her MS in Education from Cal State Fullerton. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology of Education from San Jose State University. 

Vanessa Prieto is currently pursing her BS from Cal State Fullerton in Human Services. She transferred from Fullerton College with her AA in Social Behavior and Self-Development. 

SDSI Ambassadors

Natalia graduated from Pioneer High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in Mechanical Engineering. Her goal is to transfer to a 4-year university.

Lizzette Nava currently attends Fullerton College and is majoring in Criminal Justice. Her goal is to get her BS in Criminal Justice and pursue a career as a Crime Scene Investigator or Forensic Scientist