Meet our MPS Counselors!
MPS Counselors focus on supporting students in the MPS Program.
My name is Alma Garcia and I am a Counselor for the Math Success Program. I am a first-generation college student and a former community college student. My educational journey was a transformative experience for my family and I. My educational background consists of an M.A. in Social Work and an M.A. in Counseling Education from San Jose State University. I have worked as a Counselor for several of the local community colleges. Outside of academia, I have worked as a Social Worker for the State of California, San Mateo County, and Kaiser. I am passionate about assisting all students to meet their educational goals, particularly underrepresented students. If I can do it, so can you!
- Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00pm
- By appointment
Melissa Maturino (Rueda)
Hi! My name is Melissa Rueda and I am a counselor for the MPS/ Statway program. I was a De Anza College, MPS student myself and received my AA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Science in 2009. I transferred to Santa Clara University and received my B.S in Sociology and minor in Ethnic Studies in 2011 and then earned my M.A in Counselor Education from SJSU in Fall 2013. I’ve also had the opportunity to work in the EOP&S office at De Anza as a part-time counselor and as a manager for a college access program through UC Berkeley called Destination College Advising Corps.
- Monday & Wednesday 9:30-10:30am
- Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:30pm
- or by appointment
My name is Stevie Jones and I am a Counselor with the Math Performance Success Program here at De Anza. I completed my A.A. In Human Development Studies from Ohlone College in 2011, my B.S. in Business Administration from CSU East Bay in 2013, and my M.A. in Education (Counseling & Student Personnel) from San Jose State University in 2016. I have been with De Anza since winter 2015. I actually started as a Division Administrative Assistant with the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (PSME) Division and I have worn a couple hats in a few different departments on campus since then. I was a part-time counselor with the Office of Outreach and EOPS Program here on campus, as well as with the HSI-STEM Program at Mission College before returning to the PSME Division as an MPS Counselor. I absolutely love it here at De Anza. The students, faculty, and staff are amazing here and I love being a part of this community.
- By appointment
My name is Luis Alberto Carrillo, and I been a Math Success Program counselor for the MPS Program since April 2016. I completed my Undergraduate studies at De Anza College (AA Degree in Transfer Studies) and from San Francisco State University (BA Degree in International Relations). In 2015 I earned an MA from San Jose State University in Education Counseling.
- Monday 1:00-1:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm
- Tuesday 10:30-11:30am, 1:00-1:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm
- Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm
- Thursday 1:30-1:30pm, 2:30-4:30pm
- Friday 9:00-11:30am
- Or by appointment
My name is Khoa Nguyen and I am a Counselor/Coordinator for the Math Success Program at De Anza College. I received my B.S. in Mathematics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and my M.A. degree in Counseling (Health Psychology) at Santa Clara University. Prior to working at De Anza, I served as an academic advisor and program coordinator for the Associate’s to Bachelor’s Program and the University Center at Cañada College. I am thrilled to meet and assist students with their academic and professional goals.
- Monday - Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm
- or by appointment