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Staff and Faculty

Marisol Aguilar
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.  
Dr. Linda Ramos
LINC Program Facilitator       
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2471
Dr Ramos provides technical support to incoming and current LINC students in the form of program assistance, community referrals and event and workshop coordination. Her goal as program staff is to make sure students feel supported and have easy access to the resources they need to be successful.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in American Studies and Psychology.  She went on to receive her master’s degree and teaching credential in Secondary Education from University of California, Santa Cruz and her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach.  She enjoys reading, traveling, and playing with her two children. 
 Shawna Molar LINC Peer Ambassador,       
Kassandra Salinas CSU, Dominguez Hills MSW Intern,   
Leo Lopez Financial Aid Liaison,   
Adriana Leguizamon Financial Aid Liaison,     
Dr. Patricia Robbins Smith
EOPS/CARE/LINC Assistant Director    
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2525
Dr. Patricia Robbins Smith is the Assistant Director and oversees the EOPS, CARE & LINC programs. She has been a part of the Cerritos College family for 19 years. She has worked as the Director of Foster & Kinship Care Education, and Director of Community Education, and is now excited to be a part of the EOPS/CARE/LINC team as the interim Assistant Director. 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).
Dr. Lui Amador
Dean of Student Equity and Success
  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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