EOPS/CARE Staff

Marisol AguilarMarisol Aguilar
EOPS/CARE and LINC Counselor
maguilar@cerritos.edu
(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.  

Kristine AslanyanKristine P. Aslanyan
EOPS/CARE Counselor
kaslanyan@cerritos.edu
(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. 

Steve BrooksSteve Brooks
EOPS/CARE Part-Time Counselor
sbrooks@cerritos.edu
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2396

 

 

Henrietta HurtadoHenrietta Hurtado
EOPS/CARE Counselor
hhurtado@cerritos.edu
(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. 

Raul ValenzuelaRaul Valenzuela
EOPS/CARE Counselor
valenzuela@cerritos.edu
(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.

Stephanie MinamiStephanie Minami
EOPS Specialist/CARE Coordinator
sminami@cerritos.edu
(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.

Richard GarciaRichard Garcia
EOPS Specialist

rgarcia@cerritos.edu
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2385

Richard is an EOPS Specialist at Cerritos College. 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. He enjoys reading and watching sports including football, basketball, baseball, boxing and mixed martial arts.

Dr. Patricia Robbins Smith
EOPS Assistant Director (Interim)
probbinssmith@cerritos.edu
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2221

Patricia is currently serving as the Interim EOPS Assistant Director at Cerritos College and also oversees the LINC support program for current and former foster youth. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Psychology, a Master’s degree from California State University, Fullerton in Counseling, and a Doctoral degree from UCI in Educational Administration. She has worked at Cerritos College for the past 18 years, and is excited to have the chance to be a part of EOPS, CARE and LINC and really see how these programs can give students the help that they need to be able to empower them to complete their classes/degrees/goals. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys yoga and hiking, as well as spending time with her son.

Kim Westby
Dean of Student Support Services
westby@cerritos.edu
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2393

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