Lydia Arce
Cabrillo 2+2 CSUMB Program Coordinator
Title V Initiative

I started working at Cabrillo College in March, 2020 and now serve as the Cabrillo 2+2 CSUMB Program Coordinator as I pursue my MA in Guidance & Counseling at San Jose State University. I'm an inclusive, empathetic and relationship-driven professional with an energized personality. I have 6+ years of administrative, coordinating and leadership experience with operations management and a research background spanning tech, academia and hospitality industries.

I work at Cabrillo College because:

  • I am a former Cabrillo College student who received tremendous benefit from earning my AA and then transferring to the UCSC
  • I am understanding and empathetic to the challenges that students face in attempting to succeed in their higher education as someone who has gone through the transfer pathway process.  
  • This position allow me to support the cause of higher education, and provide advocacy and assistance for students in achieving their educational goals.


Transforming Lives Through Education  

If you arrived in the US undocumented, you can get support as you go to college! Go to the Immigrants Rising website. 

Here's what they do:  

Beyond DACA: Find out what's possible for you regardless of DACA

Making Money: Work for yourself and generate income 

Going to College in CA: Pursue and complete your college degree 

Getting Papers: Learn about your immigration options and find support 

Mental Health: Get support for your mental and emotional well-being


Check out the Immigrants Rising website and scroll down to see all the options.  

To learn more about Immigrants Rising watch this video.