Outreach Resources

The Mt. SAC Financial Aid Outreach Unit works with the campus and local communities to bring information about financial aid to students and their families. Our expert staff provide support to help make the financial aid process clear and easy to understand. By developing collaborative relationships with Mt. SAC staff and faculty, local K-12 schools, and community organizations, we hope to raise awareness about the Federal and State financial aid resources to help make education beyond high school attainable.


Meet Our Financial Aid Inreach/Outreach Team

Financial Aid Inreach/Outreach Team


  • Rudy:Rudy Sanchez
    Contact Rudy:
    (909) 274-6489
    Virtual Assistance


    Working in higher education for 8+ years, I deeply value and cherish opportunities to assist students on their college journey. In particular, I enjoy helping students better understand how they can connect with available financial aid resources. Paying for college and applying for financial aid can be intimidating and an overwhelming experience. I try to make the process simple and more approachable. Outside of work you can find me obsessing over coffee extraction, roasting coffee beans, and enjoying time with family and friends.

  • Paola:Paola Gutierrez
    Contact Paola:
    (909) 274-5146
    Virtual Assistance


    I have been working in financial aid for 10+ years. Graduated and started my first full-time financial aid role at UC Santa Cruz. Last year,  I obtained my master’s degree from CSU Long Beach while working there full-time. In 2021, I began my journey at Mt. SAC. As a first-generation student, I chose this path to empower students and their families. My goal is to minimize barriers in higher education to help students reach their academic/career goals.

  • Desiree:Desiree Landeros
    Contact Desiree:
    (909) 274-4987
    Virtual Assistance


    I have been in education for 7+ years. I am a first generation student who currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from CSULA and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from CSUN.  Being a Mt. SAC alumni and financial aid recipient, I understand the importance and the impact financial aid has on a student’s educational trajectory. In my role here in the financial aid office I hope to break down barriers and close equity gaps to better support our students.

  • Rosie:Rosie Esparza
    Contact Rosie:
    (909) 274-4408
    Virtual Assistance


    As an immigrant and first-generation college student, I know first-hand how invaluable financial aid programs are for students and their families. I have been assisting students and families navigate the often complex and intimidating financial aid process for over 11 years in various capacities and in various post-secondary institutions. Since July of 2019 I have been fortunate enough to serve as the Manager of Financial Aid and Special Programs (Inreach and Outreach). I, along with our amazing Financial Aid Inreach/Outreach team are committed to delivering resources and assistance throughout the year. Whether you are a current Mt. SAC student, plan to attend Mt. SAC or will be attending another higher education institution, please continue to connect with us for more information on upcoming workshops, demos and hands-on assistance. We are always happy to help!