Glenn Dunki-Jacobs-Nolten - everyone calls him DJ - is an adjunct instructor in the Information Technology Institute at Cabrillo College. DJ has been involved in computer and technology-based education since 1998, either as a professor, department chair, and higher. He has designed and taught computer information systems classes ranging from C++ programming, database design and analysis, and CompTIA certification-aligned classes. With NSA guidelines, he designed an Information Security (InfoSec) degree program, and taught InfoSec classes. In the late 1980s, he was a founding member of a computer technology company focusing on engineering turnkey solutions where they designed the graphics hardware and software applications.
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.
Daniel Loera de la Cruz, Instructor and Academic Specialist
Daniel is a cybersecurity consultant and IT Specialist with over 25 years of experience in IT.
As an orphan at the tender age of 12 and a first-generation college graduate, Daniel understands through first-hand experience of the numerous challenges that marginalized students must overcome to academically thrive. Where most people encounter a perceived insurmountable barrier, Daniel perceives a challenge that can be conquered. This mindset propelled Daniel to graduate summa cum laude and was the recipient of the President's Honor Roll from Hartnell College. Daniel then transferred to CSU Monterey Bay and earned a B.S. in telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing with a Network Security emphasis. He also graduated summa cum laude with Distinction and was awarded the Provost’s Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. Daniel continued his unquenchable thirst for knowledge by enduring the rigors of graduate school and earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree while juggling the domestic responsibilities of supporting a family.
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.
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Marcelo Nogueira, Professor - Computer and Information Systems and Engineering Technology. 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. for 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.
Gary Rollinson, Adjunct Professor, Networking-Computer Information Systems
Gary Rollinson has been an adjunct Cabrillo Computer Information Systems faculty since 2001 and he has taught CCNA, Microsoft and Security classes. Gary has been a networking instructor since 1991 when he became a Novell Certified Instructor. He became a Microsoft Certified Instructor in 1995 and a Cisco Certified Instructor in 1998. He has taught across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. He has taught at other community colleges as well.
Elizabeth Shaw is an educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. Prior to education, she worked in IT Management at United Parcel Service.She currently teaches CIS-75 Computer Security at Cabrillo, and articulated CIS-71 IT Essentials to high school students through a magnet ICT Pathway program. Elizabeth also coordinates Computer Science for the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, providing a pathway for middle and high school students to develop technology skills and connect to college and career opportunities. Additionally, Elizabeth is Lead Curriculum Developer and Trainer for the Bay Area Cyber League. She holds a BS in Administration from the University of Redlands, a Master of Arts in Education, and a California Multiple Subject Teaching credential.
Elizabeth is dedicated to bringing computer science access and equity to all students, particularly marginalized populations. She serves on the Board of Directors for Community Television of Santa Cruz, and teaches Digital Animation classes to 6-12 graders through the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. She’s a California native living her best life in Santa Cruz, enjoying spending time with family, friends and dog Oliver.