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 19 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
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 9 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)
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.
image of our Temp TRiO Support Specilist, Alfonso TrejoAlfonso Trejo
Temp TRiO Support Specialist
atrejo@yccd.edu
(530) 668-2525

I am a proud first generation college graduate from the University of California, at Davis. I got my degree in Economics and Philosophy with a minor in Chicanx Studies. Originally from southern California but I ventured off to Northern California for a change of scenery and quickly felt at home. Being a first generation, low income student made the transition more difficult, as I struggled to navigate through the system and find my place in Davis but it was through this challenge that I began to grow. I joined multiple clubs and organizations, and during my second year, I was a resident adviser where I oversaw 30+ first year residents and helped them with their transition into the university. Upon graduating from college, I was overwhelmed by the career possibilities but knew I had a passion for mentoring others. Now working with the TRiO program, I'm able to help other students like me find their place and comfort in navigating through college. Please stop by and say hi!
Upward Bound (UB)
Fatima Armenta
UB Specialist, Colusa County Campus
farmenta@yccd.edu
530-473-5369 ext.11300

I grew up in Willows and after High School decided to attend UC Davis. During my time there I danced ballet Folklorico, played soccer and was a part of a music group that played different Samba music from various regions in Brazil. I began working for TRiO, my third year of college as an ETS Tutor/ Peer Mentor. During the summer I was an Upward Bound tutor working and building close connections with the students. Being a first-generation student as well as low income, I felt a connection to these students and could see myself reflected within them. Being able to share my experiences, and guidance has made my job very rewarding. I look forward to working with students and helping them transition into college.