EOPS/CARE and LINC Counselor
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2403
Marisol is an EOPS and LINC Counselor at Cerritos College and provides students academic, career and personal counseling. Her goals as a counselor are to meet the student where they are at, make them feel comfortable, and have a conversation about their goals and what they need to do to achieve them. She earned a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach in Journalism and a master's degree from California State University, Northridge in Counseling. She enjoys working with foster youth and other underserved student populations. She enjoys hiking, running, snorkeling, traveling and eating at new restaurants.
Steve Brooks is currently an adjunct counselor and professor at Cerritos and Fullerton Colleges. He has served as a middle and high school English Language Arts teacher, counselor, Magnet Coordinator and other administrative roles. In addition, he has served as a counselor at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College and Rio Hondo College.
Kristine P. Aslanyan
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2410
Kristine is an EOPS/CARE Counselor at Cerritos College and provides students academic, career and personal counseling. She has earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from California State University Los Angeles. She enjoys hiking, reading, listening to podcasts, and viewing Pinterest.
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2380
Henrietta is an EOPS/CARE Counselor at Cerritos College and provides students academic, career and personal counseling. She also teaches various counseling courses including Dynamics of Leadership with a Social Justice and Service learning emphasis. Her mission is to empower students through their own strengths of success. She has earned a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Psychology and Spanish from San Diego State University and a Master's degree in Education Counseling from the University of Redlands. She enjoys flamenco dancing and singing, friends, public speaking, traveling, learning, art, cooking and volunteering.
Beatriz is a part-time EOPS Counselor at Cerritos College. She provides academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling services to EOPS/CARE students. Beatriz earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology, Master’s in Counseling, and Career Education and Counseling Certificate from California State University, Northridge. She is passionate about working with special populations and empowering students to achieve their academic and personal goals. Beatriz enjoys working out, traveling, dancing, and personal/professional development opportunities.
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2378
Raul is an EOPS/CARE Counselor at Cerritos College and provides academic, career and personal counseling. He also teaches counseling courses. He has earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and Master's degree from California State University, Fullerton in Counseling. He helps students with sensitivity and a little humor.
EOPS Specialist and CARE Coordinator
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2384
Stephanie is an EOPS Specialist and CARE Coordinator at Cerritos College. She is passionate about advocating for and empowering underserved student populations to promote student success and positively impact future generations. Through mentorship she helps students navigate the college experience, and connects disadvantaged students to resources to overcome barriers to academic achievement. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Psychology. She loves new adventures that push her beyond her comfort zone, and enjoys reading, cooking, painting, gardening, sewing, traveling, and quality time with her family.
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2385
Richard is an EOPS Specialist at Cerritos College and navigates students along their college journey. He values community, equity, and education. He provides one-on-one mentoring and monitor student progression and compliance of program requirements. He has earned a Associate's degree from Cerritos College in Administration of Justice, a Bachelor's degree in English from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Master's degree in Leadership Development from Chapman University. Currently he is working on his Doctorate in Education Leadership, Administration, & Policy at Pepperdine University. He enjoys doing family activities with his wife and daughter.
EOPS Assistant Director
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2381
Yvette is the EOPS Assistant Director at Cerritos College and also oversees the LINC support program for current and former foster youth. She has earned an Associate's degree from Cerritos College in Business Administration, a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton in Business Administration: Finance and a Master's degree from California State university, Long Beach in Counseling: Student Development in Higher Education. She is dedicated to improving generational progress for the students and families she serves by promoting education and empowering students to realize their academic and social potential.