Meet the Promise and SDSI Team
North Orange Promise at Fullerton College
Director of Educational Partnerships & Pathways (Promise)
Deniz is the Director of the Promise Program. She recently earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton. She received a MA in Education and a BA in History from UCLA. She’s eager to support the success of all students as they transition to higher education and career development.
Peer Mentor Coordinator
Monica received her MS in College Counseling and Student Development from Azuza Pacific University. She transferred from Fullerton College to Cal State Fullerton and graduated with her BS in Human Services. Her goal is to serve her community and empower students to be the best version of themselves.
Annika graduated from the University of La Verne with a Masters 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 or middle school counselor.
Annika’s Zoom Appointments:
Tuesday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Angel graduated from Cal State Fullerton and earned a 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.
Mon, Wed & Thurs
8:00am – 10:00am
Juan earned his Master’s in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne. 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.
Mon & Thurs 10am – 11am
Miriam graduated from the University of La Verne with a Master’s 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. Her goal is to become a community college counselor.
Fatima graduated from Fullerton College with an AD-T in Psychological Science and continues her education at UCI. Her goal is to return to FC as a college counselor.
Janet graduated with an AA-T in Sociology from Fullerton College and is now attending CSUF for her BS in Human Services. Her goal is to become a high school counselor.
Evelyn Darlene Penilla
Senior Peer Mentor
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.
Ricky graduated from Fullerton College with an AD-T in Business Administration. He is attending Cal State Fullerton and majoring in Business with a concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management.
Cindy graduated from Loara High School and is currently attending Fullerton College to major in Studio Art. Her goal is to transfer to a university and work in the stop-motion animation industry.
Omar graduated from Savanna High school and his major is Biology. His career goal is to become a clinical researcher at a hospital.
Rolando graduated from Fullerton Union High School and is attending Fullerton College to major in History. His goal is to become a college history professor.
Student Diversity Success Initiative (SDSI)
Ilinca graduated from Cal State Long Beach with her MS in Counseling. She received her BA in Sociology from UCLA and had transferred with an AA in Economics from Santiago Canyon College.
Vanessa obtained her BS degree in Human Services at CSUF, and is currently perusing her M.S. in Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education at CSULB. She transferred from Fullerton College with her AA in Social Behavior and Self-Development. Her goal is to become a community college counselor.
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.