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Picture of Dr. Sherri RodriguezDr. Sherri Rodriguez 
Associate Dean, EOPS/CARE

As Associate Dean of EOPS/CARE, Dr. Rodriguez is responsible for program planning, implementation, compliance and evaluation.

Prior to coming to Los Angeles Valley College, Dr. Rodriguez worked at a variety of educational institutions including El Camino College, USC, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Before her career in education, Dr. Rodriguez was a media buyer for a performing arts center and a promotions director for a radio station.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree at California State University, Fullerton in Communications and her doctorate degree at UCLA in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Rodriguez may be reached at (818) 947- 2726 or e-mailed at rodrigsa@lavc.edu.


Jessica AraujoJessica Araujo
Counselor, EOPS/CARE

As an EOPS Counselor, Jessica Araujo is responsible for providing academic, career, transfer and personal counseling to EOPS/CARE students. She is also the primary counselor for the CARE Program by verifying eligibility and planning all events, workshops, conferences and fieldtrips.

Prior to Valley College, Jessica was a counselor at Los Angeles Mission College in the Teacher Pathways program. In addition, she has over six years’ experience working in EOPS/CARE programs at various community colleges. She was also a Professional Growth Plan Advisor/Counselor at Los Angeles Universal Preschool Workforce and Professional Development where she managed the increase of Early Childhood Education degree awareness and attainment for those interested in the Los Angeles County.

After earning her Associate’s degree at Los Angeles Mission College, she transferred to California State University, Northridge where she earned her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Family Studies. She obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Counseling from University of La Verne.

Jessica Araujo can be reached at (818) 947-2432 or e-mail at araujoj@lavc.edu.


Picture of Anaid MushegyanDr. Anaid Mushegyan 
Counselor, EOPS/CARE

An Associate Professor of Counseling, Dr. Mushegyan has been providing academic, career, transfer and personal counseling to EOPS/CARE students for 11 years.

Before coming to Los Angeles Valley College, she worked as a pre-school teacher at Northridge Hospital Child Development Center.

After earning her Associate’s degree at Valley College, she transferred to California State University, Northridge where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development as well as her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling with an option College Counseling.  She continued to obtain her Doctorate from Alliant International University in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Mushegyan can be reached at (818) 947-2432 or e-mailed at mushega@lavc.edu.


Picture of Alma Olivares-Luera.jpgAlma Olivares-Luera 
Counselor, EOPS/CARE

As an EOPS Counselor, Alma Olivares-Luera is responsible for providing academic, career, transfer and personal counseling to EOPS/CARE students.

Professor of Counseling Alma Olivares-Luera has been an EOPS counselor at Los Angeles Valley College for 13 years. She began her career as a counselor fresh out of graduate school and was tenured by the age of 30.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English at UCLA and her Master’s Degree at California State University, Northridge in Educational Psychology and Counseling with an option in Career Counseling.

Alma Olivares-Luera may be reached at (818) 947-2432 or emailed at olivaram@lavc.edu.


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Veronica Enríquez 
Student Services Assistant, EOPS/CARE

As Student Services Assistant of EOPS/CARE, Veronica Enríquez is responsible for the EOPS/CARE Tutoring Center. She supervises the tutors, maintains supplies and assists students with general EOPS/CARE questions.

Before coming to Los Angeles Valley College, Veronica worked with various non-profit WIA organizations as a Case Manager. She helped clients obtain short-term training in various disciplines, such as Certified Nurse Assistant training and Licensed Vocational Nurse training, which allowed them to enter the workforce.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree at California State University, Stanislaus in Sociology.

Veronica Enriquez can be reached at 818-947-2338 or e-mailed at enriquv@lavc.edu.


Jessica Ruiz
Counselor, EOPS/CARE/Guardian Scholars

As an EOPS Counselor, Jessica Ruiz is responsible for providing academic, career, transfer and personal counseling to EOPS/CARE students. She is also the primary counselor for the Guardian Scholars/CAFYES programs by verifying eligibility and facilitating Meet-Up's, events and workshops.

 

Before coming to Los Angeles Valley College, Jessica worked at Santa Monica College as a career counselor where she continues to teach career planning courses as an adjunct faculty. As a paraprofessional,  she served students in the Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) at Los Angeles Southwest College.  She was also a Career Advisor for the Career Center at Pasadena City College.  

 

Jessica is a former Valley College and EOPS student. She attended LAVC and transferred to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology.  Additionally, she earned her Master’s of Science degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling with an option in Career Counseling at CSUN.

Jessica Ruiz can be reached at (818) 947-2432 or e-mailed at ruizj@lavc.edu.

 


Alex Ojeda
Coordinator, Guardian Scholars

As the Guardian Scholars/CAFYES Foster Youth Program Coordinator, Alex Ojeda is responsible for identifying current and former foster youth attending Los Angeles Valley College and ensuring their needs are met. 

Mr. Ojeda was a transfer student from Los Angeles Mission College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Chicana & Chicano Studies from California State University Northridge (CSUN). 

Currently, Mr. Ojeda is a professor of Sociology at CSUN and is the Executive Director of the CSUN MOSAIC program which provides university student mentors to “at-risk” youth attending continuation/alternative high schools in the San Fernando Valley.  In addition, he has facilitated Independent Living Program (ILP) courses for current foster youth at Los Angeles Mission College. 

Mr. Ojeda may be reached at (818) 778-5763 or e-mailed at ojedaa@lavc.edu