Adela Naranjo-Bernabe, Ed.D. Candidate, Program Coordinator for the DREAM Resource Program and Summer Migrant Program
After immigrating from Michoacán, Mexico, at the age of 3, Adela resided in the City of Watsonville. Adela was raised in a house of six children. As a migrant child, her elementary years inspired her to make a difference. Adela attended several local schools, including Watsonville High & Cabrillo College. She rekindled her desire to continue making a difference through hard work, resiliency, and her father's encouraging words, "La educación es algo que nadie te puede quitar." Adela taught in the Pajaro Valley School District(PVUSD) K-12 grades. In her current role as DREAM Resource Program Coordinator, she is honored to walk along with students in navigating the multi-dimensional complexities within higher education. She is obtaining a Doctorate of Education in Community College Leadership(CCLEAD) at San Diego State University. According to the CliftonStrengths assessment, Adela's top ten talents are (1) achiever, (2) empathy, (3) developer, (4) restorative, (5) includer, (6) learner, (7) responsibility, (8) discipline, (9) harmony, and (10) positivity. Her top five character strengths according to the Values in Action (VIA) survey are: (1) perseverance, (2) fairness, (3) humility, (4) perspective, and (5) social intelligence. Adela is also a proud mommy of a beautiful boy, Carlitos.
Location: Building 100, Office 104
Phone: (831) 477-3379
Flor L. Chacón, M.A., Program Coordinator for the Veterans Information Center
According to the CliftonStrengths assessment, Flor's top ten talents are: (1) empathy, (2) adaptability, (3) positivity, (4) harmony, (5) developer, (6) arranger, (7) maximizer, (8) relator, (9) self-assurance, and (10) activator. Her top five character strengths according to the Values in Action (VIA) survey are: (1) humor, (2) social intelligence, (3) gratitude, (4) love, and (5) perspective.
Location: Building 900, Office 914
Phone: (831) 477-3508
Jazmin Rocha-Hernandez, A.S., Program Specialist for the DREAM Resource Program and the Office of Student Equity
Jazmin first started at Cabrillo as a student. She was a student assistant for the Office of Student Equity for 2 years. Jazmin graduated from Cabrillo in 2019 with an AS in Accounting and an AS in Liberal Arts. Right after graduating she got a job working as a Program Specialist for the Student Employment office at Cabrillo. She now works as a Program Specialist for the Dream Resource Program and the Office of Equity. According to the Clifton Strengths Assessment, Jazmin’s top 5 strengths are: (1) deliberative, (2) restorative, (3) input, (4) consistency, (5) individualization. In her free time Jazmin enjoys walking her dog, going on bike rides and going to the beach.
Location: Building 100, Office 104
Phone: (831) 477-3379
Keyiona Ritchey, M.Ed., Program Coordinator for the Guardian Scholars Program
Keyiona Ritchey was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She received her Bachelor's from California State University Dominguez Hills and her Master's from the University of Vermont. She is a proud first generation graduate. She is passionate about holistically supporting students from marginalized backgrounds to meet their educational goals. With her 8+ years working in higher education she sees vast potential in youth who have had experience in the foster care system and believes they can have the life they desire and deserve. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs Juno and Jules, coffee, Trader Joe's, and going on walks and hikes. According to CliftonStrengths Assessment, Keyiona's top 10 talents are: (1) Harmony, (2) Relator, (3) Learner, (4) Individualization), (5) Discipline, (6) Restorative, (7) Arranger, (8) Restorative, (9) Developer, (10) Input.
Location: Building 1000, Office 1006
Phone: (831) 479-6463
Devin Walker, Director of Student Success and Equity
Dr. Devin Walker recently started as the Director of Student Success and Equity in August of 2023. Devin most recently served as the director of two high-impact centers for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin: The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males as well as Global Leadership and Social Impact. Originally from Los Angeles, Devin earned his undergraduate degree in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Go Badgers," where he double-majored in Sociology and History. He earned his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies of Education within the department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 where his research focused on the intersection of race, sports and education as well as the influence of global education on student’s self-concept, national identity and future orientation.
Devin is a seasoned facilitator on issues related to DEIB having led retreats and workshops for dozens of corporations and institutions of higher education. Dr. Walker credits his diverse upbringing in Los Angeles as well as his extensive experience living, working, and backpacking abroad as pillars to his understanding to equity and inclusion. He taught English in Korea for 2 years, has lived in 5 countries, traveled to 37 countries and has led over 400 students on study abroad programs to China, South Africa, the UAE, Ghana and Senegal. His recently published book, Historically Underrepresented Faculty and Students in Education Abroad: Wandering Where We Belong, aims to disrupt the deficit-based narratives that often surround minoritized students and education abroad. After 10 years at the University of Texas at Austin, Devin is excited to move back to California and serve as the Director of Student Success and Equity for Cabrillo College.
Location: Building 100, Office 103C
Phone: (831) 477-3548