Meet the High School Outreach Team!

  •  Cynthia Orozco
    Outreach Specialist, B.A. Sociology, / (909) 274-5986

    As a first generation college student and a daughter of immigrants I have learned to push through stereotypes in order to find my own definition of success. I believe that having access to sincere support and correct information can allow students to achieve their goals. My goal is to mentor students by sharing my personal experiences and connecting them to others that will help them achieve academic success. Educational History: Baldwin Park HS, MT. SAC, UCLA 

    Are you one of my students? I work with the following high schools: Baldwin Park HS, Bassett HS, La Puente HS, Los Altos HS, Sierra Vista HS, St. Lucy's Priory, Wilson (Glen A.) HS, and Workman HS.
  • Blanca Juarez
    Outreach Specialist, B.A. Chicana/o Studies, / (909) 274-4558

    As a first-generation community college graduate, I understand the importance of higher education. I am extremely passionate about working with students through higher education. My mission as a high school outreach specialist is to present valuable information to students about higher education and the endless opportunities available to them as they transition into the next chapter of their journeys. Educational History: South Gate HS, East Los Angeles Community College, UCLA

    Are you one of my students? I work with the following high schools: Covina HS, Diamond Bar HS, Diamond Ranch HS, Fairvalley HS, Garey HS, I-Poly HS, Northview HS, Ron Hockwalt HS, South Hills HS, and Walnut HS. 

  • Melissa Candell
    Outreach Specialist, B.A. in Latin American Studies, / (909) 274-5634

    Watching my single mother embark on long bus commutes to work at sweatshops, as well as being told that I could not obtain a higher education due to my immigration and low-income status, fueled my desire to pursue a college degree. Attending Mt. San Antonio College opened the doors of opportunities for me. Thus, it is my goal to open those same doors for other students by being a bridge that helps them transition into college, regardless of their background and challenges. Educational History: Ganesha High School, Mt. SAC, UC Berkeley

    Are you one of my students? I work with the following high schools:  Arrow (Sunflower) HS, Boys Republic, Canyon View HS, Charter Oak HS,  Fremont Academy, Nogales HS, Nueva Vista HS, Palomares Academy, Park West HS, Pomona Catholic HS, School of Arts & Enterprises, SEEO, Valley Alternative HS, and Village Academy.


  •  Tarik Ross Jr. 
    Outreach Specialist, B.S. Communication / (909) 274-5957

    Growing up I had student support programs help me navigate my way towards college; this made me realize the importance of student advocacy in the pursuit of higher education. I believe education is a tool that can help students achieve personal success; academically, professionally, and socially. I want to help students map their success as I provide them with  resources  to make informed decisions. Educational History: LACES (LA Center for Enriched Studies), Cal Poly Pomona

    Are you one of my students? I work with the following high schools: Bishop Amat HS, Coronado HS, Damien HS, Edgewood HS, Glendora HS, North Park HS, Pomona HS, Rowland HS, Santana HS, West Covina HS, and Whitcomb HS.

  • Salote Wailase
    Outreach Specialist, B.A. in Sociology,  / (909) 274-5377

    Success in Higher Education is like a sea full of opportunities where everyone can pick and choose their own goals and career path. Coming from a Pacific Islander background, I understand firsthand the challenges students may face in attending college, especially first generation college students. I am here to be a guide, a mentor, and a resource to those who seek college information or are curious about college. Educational History: Arroyo HS, Mt. SAC, CSULA

    Are you one of my students? I work with the following high schools: Ayala HS, Bonita HS, Buena Vista HS, Chaparral/ Ed Jones/ Vista HS, Chino HS, Chino Hills HS, Don Lugo HS, Ganesha HS,  and San Dimas HS.