Caren Fernandez
TRiO Director
cfernand@yccd.edu
(530) 661-5731

I was raised in Prunedale, CA. My educational journey started at Hartnell Community college after a year and half, I transferred to Chico state, where I graduated with a BA in Psychology, BS in Business Administration with an option in MIS and an MA in Education. I am currently in my second year of the Doctorate of Educational Leadership program at Sacramento State. As you can tell I love to learn. I have 18 years working in higher education and the TRIO programs. I enjoy my job and working with students. I have an open door policy, so please feel free to stop by and say hi.
Maria Garcia-Gonzalez
Interim TRiO Assistant Director
mgarcia-@yccd.edu
(530) 668-2587

I graduated from California State University, Chico with my bachelor degree in Liberal Studies in 2014. But I soon discovered teaching was not where I saw myself and decided to pursue a career in TRiO. I have now been a part of TRiO for 8 years as a participant and professional. I am extremely excited to be here at Woodland Community College and I can’t wait to work with you all.
Meagen Reveles
TRiO Administrative Secretary II
mreveles@yccd.edu
(530) 661-2285

I grew up in Stockton, CA and moved to Woodland in 2010. Being a young mother of 3 I did not think college education was a possibility for me. My husband I were able to go back to school because of the CalWorks program. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Woodland Community College in 2016. I appreciate and support any program that helps students be able to continue their education, which is why I love being a part of the TRiO family.
Educational Talent Search (ETS)
Uriel Delgado
ETS Specialist, Woodland Community College
udelgado@yccd.edu
(530) 668-2590

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and went to Poly High School where my graduating class was 800 students. Attending such a large school made it extremely difficult to have adequate mentors and resources. Being low-income and first generation added to the challenges of navigating through the college admission process. This experience motivated me to pursue a career in education so that other students like me will not have a similar educational experience where they feel lost or unworthy of a college education. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Chicano/a studies with a minor in Education at the University of California, Davis. I plan to continue my education so that I can better serve students as a mentor and bridge the gap of educational equity.
Xochitl Villaseñor
ETS Specialist, Colusa County Campus
xvillase@yccd.edu
(530) 668-2512

I grew up in Colusa and loved everything that this area had to offer, but when it came time to select a college I decided to go with a school that would force me out of my comfort zone. I received a Behavioral Science degree with a minor in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University. During this time, I heard many stories from students who struggled to get into college or who were still struggling and didn’t know where to turn. Seeing this need for academic guidance persuaded me to pursue a career in education to help students be successful on their journey to higher education.
Student Support Services (SSS & SSS-ESL)
Marlene Cuevas
Interim SSS-ESL Specialist, Colusa County Campus
C0374989@go.yccd.edu
(530) 668-2506

I am a WCC TRiO Alumni and currently work as the SSS-ESL Specialist. I’m currently enrolled in the Psychology Department and am an active member of Psych Society at California State University, Sacramento. I graduated and transfer from Woodland Community College to Sac State with an Associates of Arts with transfer and the Student of Year award from TRiO SSS. I am so happy and blessed to have had the opportunity to work as a student and be part of TRiO SSS Program. I can’t thank TRiO enough for what they have taught me and if I could give a piece of advice to all new and continuing students at WCC I would say to take the initiative and get the help you need. WCC is a small friendly campus with amazing staff and students that will go above and beyond to assist you with all your academic needs.
Neli Gonzalez-Diaz
SSS Counselor, Woodland Community College
ngonzale@yccd.edu
(530) 661-2529

I have eleven years working at Woodland Community College (WCC). I began as the EOP&S/CARE Program Specialist, during that time also served as Interim SSS Counselor for the TRiO Program. I later became the EOP&S/CARE Interim Counselor Coordinator, and also a College Success Instructor. I am a former low income educational disadvantage and first generation college student. I am a strong believer in the value of a college degree and the amazing impact it can have on students’ lives.

I received my BA in Liberal Studies from California State University, Chico and a Master’s Degree from the University of Laverne in Educational Counseling. I am now a full time TRiO Counselor. I am married with two daughters my oldest graduated from Sac State and my youngest graduated from Chico State.
Joanna Ramirez
SSS-ESL/General Counselor, Colusa County Campus
jramirez1@yccd.edu
(530) 668-2504

My first college experience began at Sacramento City College, where I obtained an Associate of Arts in Administration of Justice. I then transferred over to California State University, Sacramento, where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Soon after I attended Saint Mary’s College of California and obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in College Student Services. I have seven years of experience working for different California Community Colleges. I’ve had the pleasure of working for Sacramento City College, Consumes River College, Laney College, and Woodland Community College (WCC). I currently have been with WCC for a little over a year, working at their Colusa County Campus (CCC) in Williams, California. At CCC I am the TRiO SSS-ESL Program/ General Counselor.
Ricardo Ramirez-Ceja
Interim SSS/SSS-ESL Specialist, Woodland Community College
R0420730@go.yccd.edu
(530) 668-2525

Hello TRiO family, I am a 1st generation college graduate raised in Sacramento California. I graduated from California State University, Chico in 2016! I had the pleasure to be a part of TRiO at Chico State and was given the opportunity to work there too! With their helpful resources and endless motivation, I was able to instantly feel connected to the campus and our community. After several semester of participation in TRiO, I had an improvement in my GPA, as well as a comprehensive understanding of my finances including the differences between Loans and Grants! I am very lucky to be working for the program that helped me become the professional I am today!
Upward Bound (UB)
Liliana Guzman
Temporary UB Specialist, Colusa County Campus
g0431367@go.yccd.edu
530-473-5369 ext.11300

I’m a first-generation college student and a product of TRiO. I was born in Mexico and raised in the lovely little college town of Chico, CA. I attended California State University, Chico and received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. I have been part of educational programs like Upward Bound since my freshman year of college and quickly found a passion for student services. I thank my TRiO and EOP family for the endless support they provided me through my educational journey. I look forward to helping our Upward Bound scholars achieve their aspirations. Stop by and say hello!