Meet the Staff

Gonzalo Arrizon (Retention Specialist\English Adjunct Instructor)

Science and Technology - STEM Center

Contact Gonzalo directly by: 

Remote Phone number (Call or Text): 510-936-1180 (Hablo Español!)
Email: arrizong@smccd.edu 

I CAN help you with:

  • Transfer essays and personal statements for scholarships
  • "STEM Explorers" summer program
  • STEM study skills class
  • Resources for 1st year success
  • Información en español

 

Kenna Klass (Retention Specialist - STEM)

Science and Technology - STEM Center

Contact Kenna directly by: 

Remote Phone number (Call or Text): 669-244-1087
Email:klassk@smccd.edu

NSF Scholars Program Retention Specialist

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3:30pm-6:30pm, Friday: 8:45am-4pm

I CAN help NSF scholars with:

  •  Faculty mentorships and facilitating conversations with faculty members
  • Goal Setting and Academic Success
  • Questions about campus resources
  • STEM Counseling Appointments

 

Josue Alcaraz (Program Services Coordinator)

Science and Technology - STEM Center

Contact Josue directly by: 

Phone call: (650) 306-3467
Email:alcarazj@smccd.edu

I CAN help you with:

  • Find a tutor
  • Learn more about EPIC
  • Become a tutor or EPIC leader
  • Learn more about Santa Clara Univerity
  • Grow as a student and professionally

 

Sharon Quach (Program Service Coordinator STEM Career Exploration)

Science and Technology - STEM Center

Contact Sharon directly by: 

Remote Phone number (Call or Text): 415-326-4463
Email: quachs@smccd.edu

I CAN help you with:

  • Applying for STEM relate Internships, Jobs, and Research Experiences
  • Getting connected to Job Shadowing experiences
  • Guided activities to explore STEM career pathways
  • STEM resume reviews, cover letters, interview prep, and building your LinkedIn profile
  • Connecting to mentorship opportunities with industry leaders

 

Rance Bobo (Program Services Coordinator)

Science and Technology - STEM Center

Contact Rance directly by: 

Phone call: 650-381-3559
Email:bobor@smccd.edu

I CAN help you with:

  • University visits
  • Get connected with people once you transfer
  • Taking Speaker Series recommendations
  • College and major exploration
  • Connect to other campus services

 

Sandra Rodrigues (STEM Counselor)

Student Services - Counseling

I CAN help you with your:

  • Short-term and comprehensive Student Ed Plan (SEP)
  • Major, school, and career exploration
  • Transfer goals by reviewing and assessing application requirements to specific universities
  • Academic success and challenges by providing additional tools, resources, and referrals

I am here for you -- if I don't have the information, I will help you find someone who can!

Counseling Hours:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-3pm; Wednesdays 9am-1pm  
  • Drop-in hours: TBA  (To access Drop-in hours Zoom room, look in our STEM Center Canvas and press Zoom in the left column.)
    •  Drop-in hours are for quick questions, usually 10 minutes per student.

 To make an appointment with Sandra Rodrigues:

 

Marcella Grant (Assistant Project Director)

Science and Technology - STEM Center

Contact Marcella directly by: 

Remote Phone number (Call or Text): (408) 459-9056
Email: grantm@smccd.edu