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Location 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos
Building 100, Office 104
Phone 831.477.3381
Email equity@cabrillo.edu
Interim Director of Student Equity & Success
Dr. Nereida Oliva
Interim Student Equity Program Coordinator
Desiree Farnal
Dream Resource Program Coordinator
Adela Naranjo-Bernabe

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Meet Our Staff

Interim Director of Student Equity and Success — Dr. Nereida Oliva

My name is Nereida Oliva and I am a first generation Chicana from Gonzales, CA. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from California State University, Monterey Bay, a Master's in Education and PhD from the from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.  I currently teach in the Department of  Ethnic Studies at Hartnell College.  My own educational experiences as well my academic background inform and guide my pedagogy and research interests that include critical race theory, muxerista (womanist) pedagogies, K-16 educational pathways, parent leadership and advocacy,  and educational policy. I hope to continue supporting students in higher education through teaching, learning, and research. I am also the mother of  Anabelle Sade. Dr. Oliva can be reached at equity@cabrillo.edu or (831) 477-3548.


Interim Student Equity Program Coordinator — Desiree Farnal

Desiree joins the Office of Student Equity with four years of experience working with youth from underserved communities. After receiving a B.A. in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara in 2012, she returned to Watsonville to work in the local community. She spent the past three years as the YouthSERVE Program Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County in which she promoted youth civic engagement and connected youth to opportunities to make positive impacts in the community. Desiree is passionate about youth empowerment and community building. She can be reached at defarnal@cabrillo.edu or (831) 477-3381.


Dream Resource Program Coordinator — Adela Naranjo-Bernabe

Adela is a former Cabrillo student who now serves as the Dream Resources Program Coordinator. Her professional experience includes more than nine years of experience working with migrant populations. Among the many capacities she's served in are migrant tutor, recruiter and educator. Adela taught for the PVUSD on several substitute opportunities. As the Dream Resource Program Coordinator, her main goal is to make sure students are connected to both the college and community resources they need. Adela can be reached at dream@cabrillo.edu or (831) 477-4724.

 

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