Our Staff

 

Name: Deanna Pierro

Position:
Student Success Resource Faculty & MESA Director
Areas of Interest:
Building student academic programs and all things associated with student success.
What you enjoy about working at WCC:
My dissertation research is around informality in higher education and the impact informal learning environments have on student success. What I love most about working at WCC are the informal learning opportunities created for students that lead to genuine relationships between them, their peers, and other professional staff and faculty on campus.

 

Name: Carid Servin

Position:
MESA Assistant Director
Areas of Interest:
I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Education at CSU Chico, focusing on Curriculum and Instruction. My goal is to help develop curriculum at the community college level that identifies and addresses the growing needs of diverse student population.
What you enjoy about working at WCC:
Since finishing my bachelor’s degree, I have had the opportunity to work in several different fields and while every experience has been great, working at WCC has been by far the best. I started working here in the fall of 2015 and immediately felt a sense of community that is unmatched. As part of the Student Success Center, I have gotten to know and work with so many great students and find myself in constant awe of how hard they work and all that they contribute to the WCC family.

 

Name: Jolene TorresThis is a photo of Jolene Torres, the IA of Student Success and Language Arts at the SSC.

Position:
Instructional Associate – Student Success & Language Arts
Areas of Interest:
Books are my passion!  After graduating from ARC in Sacramento with AAs liberal arts and social science, I transferred to UCD where I graduated  with an A.B. in literature with a minor in philosophy (epistemology). I recently completed my M.S. in Education with a specialty in literacy/ reading at CSU Fullerton. I want all students to recognize their own potential as readers and writers and use it to achieve their dreams. Other interests include cooking, baking, music of all kinds, train and plane trips, and online gaming.
What you enjoy about working at WCC:
I love getting to know students. I think the best part of my job is when students I’ve met and have worked with come back to work with me again or even visit after graduation. Here at WCC, I have connected with so many students—more than I ever had at other colleges. The campus has a community I simply love!

 

Name: Caroline Prieto
Position:
Instructional Associate for Supplemental Instruction and Colusa Campus Writing Tutoring
Areas of Interest:
After attending City College of San Francisco, I recieved a BA in literature, an MA in English (Composition Studies), and a certificate in teaching Postsecondary Reading from San Francisco State University. I enjoy getting to know and helping students meet their a academic and personal goals. I love learning and discussing anything education-related, especially conversations around student engagement, literacy education, and first-generation college students, the immigrant experience, and ethnic studies. I also love to hike, camp, and talk about parenting adventures!
What you enjoy about working at WCC:
I appreciate working with WCC’s diverse and inspiring students and being part of a learning community that is inclusive, supportive, and committed to student success.