Gail West has been teaching at Cabrillo College since 2003. She is part of the DMCP faculty and also teaches in the Human Services Program. Gail is a licensed marriage and family counselor and brings her training and experience in positive psychology to the courses she teaches. A self-proclaimed "life long" learner, Gail supports students' academic, professional and personal growth. Her classes are interactive, and experiential. When Gail is not teaching, she might be found walking on the beach or curled up with a great novel.
Serena Federman has been working at Cabrillo College for almost six years as a Job Developer managing the CalWORKs work study program and, for the last few years, as part of the Career Education team to build more comprehensive services for workplace readiness skills and job placement opportunities. Serena has worked with adults around the topic of self-advocacy and empowerment her entire career and is excited to combine her love for higher education and my passion for Social Justice in the effort to transform systems and create career fulfillment and greater personal autonomy for students as they move through their education experience at Cabrillo and beyond. Serena graduated from UCSC with a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from CSUMB. Serena lives with her husband, three daughters, and five fur babies (one dog, two cats, and two bunnies). They love to camp, hike and play with their friends and family.
Dr. Kylie Kenner joined Cabrillo College in 2021 and, in addition to teaching courses on social justice, self exploration, and career preparation, helped bring Cabrillo classes to Rountree Jail in Watsonville and Blaine Street Women’s Facility in Santa Cruz. Kylie has a varied background: she holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in English Composition, and a PhD in Education; she has taught at San Francisco State University and also teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her mission is to support currently and formerly incarcerated college students, and she teaches from a social justice and trauma informed perspective. On the weekends, Kylie enjoys long walks to local beaches with her partner and her dog.