Meet Our Student Staff

Angel Cervantes
SSS Peer Mentor

I was born and raised in Woodland California. I spent many years in food service and attended the Art Institute of Sacramento in 2013. After working in different types of restaurants I started having mixed feelings about spending my career as a chef. In 2016, I was asked to volunteer at a local shelter and I was touched by the many families that struggle from day to day and at that moment I decided to make a plan to achieve a goal that would help out the community. Today I volunteer my time to Yolo County C.A.S.A and have been a student here at Woodland Community College since 2017 and plan to transfer to Sacramento State in pursuing a bachelor's in social work.
Ubera Fatima
ETS Tutor/Peer Mentor

Juan Floriano Muniz
UB Tutor/Peer Mentor
image of TRiO Office Assistant, Marqueya Pitts-FridayMarqueya Pitts-Friday
TRiO Student Assistant

My name is Marqueya (pronounced MAR-KIA) like the car. I was born and raised in Sacramento, CA . I moved to Woodland with my son in 2018 and I became a full-time student at WCC in Fall. It has been one of the best decisions I could have made. I use to be a tap/hip-hop dancer and I also played softball for some time in high school. I graduated high school in 2013 from Monterey Trail in Elk Grove, CA. I have a background in management retail, food services, and clerical skills. Being a mom was the best thing that could have happened to me <3. TRiO is such a great program for students and I am appreciative to be a part of it. They have so many resources and they have been very helpful to me. I plan on transferring to Sacramento State and then opening my very own business and continue to be the best mom I can be to my son.
Simran Ghuman
TRiO Student Assistant

My name is Simran Ghuman and I was born and raised in Yuba City, CA. I recently graduated from River Valley High School in June 2019. I completed high school in three years and decided to join TRIO half-way through my first semester in college. Becoming a part of TRIO, as a full-time college student, was probably one of the smartest decisions I have made for my educational career. As a first-generation student, it is hard to try and navigate through college life, however, TRIO has helped me keep my head straight and opened many opportunities for me, for example, my first, and current, job. In Fall 2022, I hope to transfer to UC Davis for my bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, and then continue to UC Davis’ medical school program as well. I am thankful for not only be a part of TRIO’s as a student but also as a student-staff member.
David Ramirez - SSS-ESL Peer MentorDavid Ramirez
SSS-ESL Peer Mentor

I am a first generation college student. I was born in Palo Alto and lived my early life in South San Francisco. I moved to Williams when I was 10. I graduated from Williams High School in 2017 and during my senior year of High School I played soccer. This is my second year here at WCC. I plan to transfer to Sacramento State. I am thankful that the TRiO program is here to help students just as it has helped me.
Vianey Salazar
ETS Tutor/Peer Advisor

I grew up in Williams CA after graduating I began attending American River College where I plan to complete my general education and transfer to a CSU of my preference. Growing up in this community has allowed me to personally experience ETS as a student and now as a peer mentor. Although I wasn’t apart Woodland ETS program as a student I know that both Chico and Woodland provide a wide range of opportunities for their students. There are many different student backgrounds and growing up here has allowed me to understand some of the obstacles students have to face. Even though I just became a part of Woodland ETS I will do my part to help all the students achieve their dreams and aspirations by providing them with the advice and materials needed to conquer their obstacles.
Emily Sepulveda
TRiO Lead Student Assistant

I was born and raised in Woodland. I graduated from Pioneer High School in 2018, during my time in high school I was a cheerleader and a member of AVID. I am also a first-generation college student. After WCC, I plan on transferring to the University of Washington and getting my degree in history and becoming a high school teacher or a college professor. I am thankful that the TRiO program is here to help students transfer and help them with their future educational goals.
image of SSS Peer Mentor, Yoli de la TorreYoli de la Torre
SSS Peer Mentor

I am from Dixon, Ca. I graduated from Dixon High School in 2017 and while in high school I played JV girls soccer and Varsity tennis. This is my third year at WCC and my major is Botany. I plan to transfer Fall 2020 to Humboldt State University. My hobbies are longboarding, gardening, watching the US Women’s Soccer team, and TEDTalks. TRiO has been like a second family to me and I can’t wait to help and meet you all.