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Grads to Be Program Support Team

Members of the G2B Support Team are composed of faculty, staff, student leaders, and administrators from different divisions and departments that have joined forces to support undocumented students on campus.

Aline Gregorio (She/Her/Hers)

Instructor, Geography – Social Sciences 

agregorio@fullcoll.edu | 714-992-7537

Location: 1425-01

Fun Fact: I used to surf without knowing how to swim. When I decided to learn to swim as a sophomore in high school, it was water polo season, so I joined the water polo team and ended up making the varsity team. I never played water polo again but became a swim teacher through college.

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? I was an undocumented student at Fullerton College, at a time when there were no services to support undocumented students. While I have now been in the US for a long time, I understand the cultural displacement of migration and documentation status. I am here to support students through what I recall being a difficult time in my life.

Arturo Ocampo J.D. (He/Him/His)

District Director – Diversity & Compliance

aocampo@nocccd.edu | (714) 808-4820

Location: Anaheim – Human Resources

Fun Fact: I worked in farm labor from 12-17 years of age in Salinas California picking strawberries. I disliked the work so much I couldn’t eat another strawberry until I was almost 30 years old.

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? Growing up in a mixed immigration family I understand the fear and stress our G2B students experience. I joined to support our students and their families. I joined to advocate for our G2B students and  provide whatever expertise I have to advocate for them.

Daniela Rodriguez (She/Her/Ella)

Adjunct Counselor – CalWorks 

drodriguez@fullcoll.edu | 714-992-7101

Fun Fact: I like to run long distance races and horseback riding, as a teen would compete in show jumping.

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? To provide support to the Grads2Be student population. To help create an environment Grads2Be students feel safe to grow and develop their potential.

 

Dr. Gilbert J. Contreras Ph.D.

Vice President Student Services

gcontreras@fullcoll.edu | (714) 992-7074

Location: 111-01

Dr. Jennifer LaBounty Ed.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Dean of Counseling – Counseling & Student Development

jlabounty@fullcoll.edu | (714) 992-7084

Location: 2000 Building, 2nd Floor

Fun Fact: When I was young, I swam competitively, placing at the national level several times. My best stroke was the Butterfly. 

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? Because I have a vested interest in making sure that we provide our G2B students the access, opportunity, and resources needed to reach their academic and professional goals. 

Mohammad M. Abdel Haq (He/Him/His)

Instructor, Sociology – Social Sciences

mabdel@fullcoll.edu | (714) 992-7540

Location: 1423-01

Fun Fact: I grew up in Jordan to Palestinian parents and moved on my own to the United States when I was 16 years old.

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? I was undocumented myself for many years, and I had to hide it, as I understood the vulnerability that comes with being undocumented. After becoming a US citizen, I committed to supporting undocumented students and their families.

Magaly Renteria (She/Her/Hers)

Student Verification/Federal Work-Study/Cal Vet Fee Waiver/Promise Waiver

Financial Aid Office

mrenteria@fullcoll.edu

Fun Fact:  I have two dogs, two turtles, and a cat! I’d love to adopt many more animals, but I do not have the space.

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? I joined the G2B Advisory Board because I believe that all students deserve equal access to education and resources. With my financial aid background, I hope to provide helpful information that will facilitate the navigation of financial aid processes for G2B students. It is said that education plays a major role in the growth and progress of a society. I strongly believe that G2B students must be a part of that growth and progress.

Rena Martinez Stluka (She/Her/Hers)
 Registrar – Admissions & Records Office

rmartinezstluka@fullcoll.edu | (714) 992-7077

Location: Anaheim – Human Resources

Fun Fact: I am a Fullerton College alum who attended right after high school then returned after having a family to continue my education. It is never too late!

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? I wanted to be in a position where I could make a positive impact for our G2B students. I have family members who have had to navigate the challenges of being undocumented and this issue is close to my heart.

 

Samantha Soliz Munoz (She/Her/Hers)

Specialists – Admissions & Records Specialist 

ssolismunoz@fullcoll.edu | 714-732-5278

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. I moved to the U.S. when I was 16 years old not knowing any English and leaving my family behind. I survived my senior year (first year in the U.S.) knowing just enough English and managed to graduate with honors. Other fun facts about myself… I am obsessed with cleaning, organizing, and DOGS! 🙂

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? Being born outside the U.S. has given me an understanding of the challenges our undocumented students go through. Although I was not undocumented myself, I understand the feeling of being away from your family and having to learn a foreign language. I want to make sure our students feel supported and know that they are people rooting for them. I believe education is the greatest gift and EVERYONE should be given that opportunity regardless of where you are from..

Stephanie Arroyo (She/Her)

Adjunct Counselor – Transfer Center

sarroyo@fullcoll.edu | 714-992-7000

Fun Fact: I’m a Fullerton College alum and a community college transfer student myself!

Why did you join the G2B Support Team? I wanted to contribute to any efforts that would promote a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for undocumented students.