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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 enjoys working with foster youth and other underserved student populations. 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.   In her freetime, Marisol 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 BrooksSteven Brooks, EOPS/CARE Counselor
sbrooks@cerritos.edu      (562) 860-2451 ext. 2398

Steve Brooks is currently an adjunct counselor and professor at Cerritos College. He has served as a middle and high school English Language Arts teacher, counselor, Magnet Coordinator and other administrative roles. In addition, he is a counselor at Fullerton College and has served as a counselor at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College and Rio Hondo.

 

Henrietta HurtadoDr. Henrietta 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. 

Carmen Maravilla, EOPS/CARE Counselor
cmaravilla@cerritos.edu    (562) 860-2451  ext. 2398

Carmen Maravilla is an adjunct EOPS/CARE Counselor at Cerritos College. She provides academic, career and personal counseling. Carmen earned a Bachelor’s degree, Career Certificate and a Master’s degree at California State University of Los Angeles. She is passionate about empowering student and helping them reach their educational and career goals. When she is not working at Cerritos, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending quality time with her family.

Beatriz MezaBeatriz Meza,  EOPS/CARE Counselor
bmeza@cerritos.edu     (562) 860-2451 ext. 2398

Beatriz is a adjunct 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.

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 and 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.

Zoey LeonZoey Leon, EOPS Specialist 
zleon@cerritos.edu    (562) 860-2451 ext. 2333 

Zoey is an EOPS Specialist at Cerritos College, helping to outreach to students and help them enroll in the EOPS program.  She is passionate about education and the success of college students. She offers genuine care in helping students navigate the educational system to help reach their educational goals. She earned an Associate’s degree from Cerritos College in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration: Management & Human Resources from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Master's degree in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching documentaries/movies, health/fitness, good laughs and alone time.

Patricia Robbins SmithDr. Patricia Robbins Smith, EOPS/CARE/LINC Asst. Director
probbinssmith@cerritos.edu      (562) 860-2451 ext. 2525

Dr. Patricia Robbins Smith oversees the EOPS, CARE & LINC programs at Cerritos College. She has been a part of the Cerritos College family for 20+ years. Previous positions on campus were Director of Community Education and Director of Foster & Kinship Care Education before being lucky enough to join and help lead the EOPS/CARE/LINC department.  Patricia has a Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Psychology, a Master's degree from CSUF in Counseling, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration from UCI/UCLA (joint program).  In her free time, she enjoys pilates and yoga, gardening, as well as spending time with her family hiking and playing games (Uno is a family favorite!). 

Dr. Lui AmadorDr. Lui Amador, Dean of Student Equity and Success

lamador@cerritos.edu     (562) 860-2451

Dr. Lui Amador serves as the Dean of Student Equity and Success at Cerritos College. He is proud to work with the EOPS/CARE/LINC team and to serve our students. Dr. Amador received his Bachelors in Politics from UC Santa Cruz, a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. Lui enjoys having adventures with his wife and children, and the head of the family, their cat Mufasa.

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