Computer and Information Systems

CIS Faculty Bios

Irvin Lemus, Professor, CyberSecurity - Computer and Information Systems

Irvin Lemus has been in the IT and Cyber Security field for 10 years. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Information Security from Mt. Sierra College and has earned security certifications along the way. Irvin has been an independent consultant since 2013, working with clients of various industries providing IT and security solutions.

Mike Matera, Professor, Computer and Information Systems

Technology inspires Mike Matera, and he’s grateful to be able to share my love of tech with students.He has been an instructor at Cabrillo College since 2013. In that time I've taught many CIS and CS classes. Teaching programming is his passion. He teaches classes in Python, C++, BASH, database, and networking, among others. Mike is a Linux expert as well. Prior to working at Cabrillo he spent 15 years at Xilinx INC. Xilinx is the world's leading supplier of Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a type of microchip that is programmed to emulate other chips. I began my career as a logic designer, producing self-test circuits and have three circuit patents: US6239611B1, US6651238B1, US8212576B1. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Cruz.

Rick Graziani, Professor, Computer Networking, Computer and Information Systems and Computer Science

Rick has worked and taught in the computer networking and information technology field for almost 30 years. Before teaching, Rick worked in IT for various companies, including Santa Cruz Operation, Tandem Computers, and Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation. He holds a Master of Arts degree in computer science and systems theory from California State University Monterey Bay. Rick also works for the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum Engineering team and has written several books for Cisco Press. When Rick is not working, he is most likely surfing. Rick is an avid surfer who enjoys surfing at his favorite Santa Cruz breaks. Rick’s primary area of interest is IPv6, network infrastructure (routing and switching), and network programmability and automation.

Marcelo Nogueira, Professor, Computer and Information Systems and Engineering Technology. Also Computer Technology Center (CTC) manager

Marcelo Nogueira is an instructor of Computer Information Systems and Engineering Technology, and also the Computer Technology Center Manager at Cabrillo College. He has been with Cabrillo since 1996 and has taught courses in system administration and networking fields. As a manager of the computer lab, he works in collaboration with faculty and staff to leverage technology to support student learning. Marcelo has more than 20 years of industry/consulting experience in system/network administration and he holds a BA in Computer Science and a MS in Computer Engineering.

Terri Oropeza, Adjunct Professor, Business of IT, Internships and Apprenticeships - Computer and Information Systems

Terri Oropeza has been part of the Adjunct Faculty with CIS since January 2018.  She works with students by providing assistance with any part of the process for finding and applying for IT Apprenticeships, internships and work experience, or getting credit through the Cooperative Work Experience Education program. Terri has worked in IT support since 1985 as the Founder/Owner of a pioneer desktop publishing company and Senior IT Manager at Synopsys Inc. or 23 years. She has been part of the HDI IT Service and Support Professional Association since 2000 and currently serves as President of theSan Francisco Bay Area Local Chapter. Terri has a BS/Teaching Credential  from San Jose State University.