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Guided Pathways at Cabrillo College

Helping students achieve their educational goals.

What is Guided Pathways?

Guided Pathways provides students with clearer roadmaps to achieving their dreams, from the moment they decide to come to the college to the time they earn a certificate, degree or transfer. Guided Pathways is equity-driven and student centered, so that we can better help all of our students along all of the stages of their educational journey.

Guided Pathways honors and values our students and their career and educational aspirations.

--Cabrillo College President, Matt Wetstein

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Announcing Career and Academic Pathway Ambassadors!

Students, do you have questions about academic resources, like tutoring? Do you want help finding services and supports, like financial aid or health services?

Your Career and Academic Pathway (CAP) Ambassadors are here to help!

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Learn more about how students, staff, and faculty embody Guided Pathways in their work.
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Olga Diaz
Watsonville Education Center Manager

On-boarding processes are loaded with information for incoming students that can be a bit overwhelming at times. One of my favorite roles at the Watsonville Center is to guide students through the various support services and resources available to them throughout their educational journey, and helping them ease the way through these on-boarding processes. Keeping my office door open for any questions allows me to provide a welcoming experience for students and a place for them to feel supported".

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Kendall Sooter
Communication Studies Faculty

I strive to include Guided Pathways principles both inside the classroom and throughout the Cabrillo experience. I have included assignments in class that encourage students to reflect on their success, their own onboarding process, and what they want the Cabrillo community to look like. I help students find their passions and share their visions to improve the Cabrillo College experience for all of our students."

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Career and Academic Pathway Ambassadors

The Career and Academic Pathway (CAP) Student Ambassadors provide peer support to students across all five CAPs. The CAP Ambassadors monitor CAP help email accounts to answer student questions and refer students to relevant services. They also manage the On the Horizon weekly slide of featured college events, support other college departments/areas, and provide student input on college projects.

Meet Our Leadership Team
Steve Schessler
English Faculty, English Department Chair, Faculty Co-Lead for Guided Pathways
(831) 479-6499
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Dr. Blanca Baltazar-Sabbah
Division Dean, Academic Counseling, Career and Educational Support Services
(831) 479-6366
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Amy Lehman-Sexton
Vice President, Student Services
(831) 479-6527
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Salvetoria Larter
Director of Academic Counseling
(831) 477-3281
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