Meet the Ambassadors
It is the mission of the Outreach Program to be the ‘face’ of Cañada College and support its’ mission by encouraging high school students and community members, especially those from underserved populations, to pursue a college education via the excellent Cañada College programs and services, as an avenue to reach their career and life goals.
Olivia has over 24 years of experience in higher education and has worked in the San Mateo Community College District since 2012. She enjoys connecting with and serving students, underserved populations and the community at large. She has a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Having been the first in her family to go to college, she understands the challenges first generation students face - often times you don't even know what to ask. This is why she is so passionate about sharing information about the various opportunities at Cañada College, with students, their parents, their schools and anyone who is interested in changing their lives. Olivia oversees the Outreach Program and the Student Ambassador Program at Cañada College. Family is very important to her so she is often found with her husband and two children. She can also be found knitting or crocheting, when time permits (she jokingly shares that she is addicted to yarn). She loves to hike and, lately, has been getting into gardening succulents too. Olivia can be reached at email@example.com or 650-306-3209.
Rocio is from Bolivia. She is studying English as a second language at Cañada College. After completing ESL, she plans to continue her career as an accountant because she like numbers. Rocio really like dogs. She loves being an ambassador because she is a very patient person and she likes to help everyone.
Jules is a Middle College graduate living in the wonderful city of East Palo Alto. He studies Business at Cañada College. Jules is the co-Founder & CEO of Onyxx Village Connection, a mobile outreach non-profit organization that connects people in East Palo Alto and surrounding cities with resources and free hot meals. His favorite hobbies are reading, traveling, photography, and playing the tenor saxophone. He is very excited about being a Student Ambassador so he can get a chance to create new friendships and help his peers move towards their journey through education.
Ramie Alsibai is a Woodside High School graduate and is now full of Cañada College spirit. He is studying to become an Electrical Engineer. Some of his hobbies include soccer, football, and video games. He tends to study a lot and try his best to spread positive energy.
Basilio (Chilo) Serrano
Basilio (better known as Chilo) got his High School diploma in Mexico. Chilo’s first language is Spanish and he is a former ESL student. He is studying Interior Design at Cañada College and is planning to transfer to SF State University. His favorite hobbies include swimming, reading, hanging out with friends and going to new restaurants/places. He is excited to work as student ambassador and help other students, specifically the ESL community, to succeed in college.
Ryan is a Woodside High School Graduate currently in his second year at Cañada College. He is majoring in Business Administration and Sustainability. His goal is to transfer to a four-year college next fall with scholarships. In his free time, Ryan enjoys hiking, exercising, and hanging out with friends and family. He is starting a fitness club on campus and will be an English tutor next semester. He is super excited to be a student Ambassador and help members of his community in their educational journey.