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Our Fellows Lead the Way

Our Fellows partner with students to make their college dreams true. Guided by our knowledgeable Program Managers, these near-peer mentors are recent college graduates and mostly 10,000 Degrees alumni who share lived experiences and backgrounds with our students. Their deep content expertise, strength-based approach, and belief in every student’s potential allow them to connect meaningfully with students to help them navigate their college success journey.

Meet The Fellows
Chinna Ford

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: CSU East Bay, Hayward CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Manager

Chinna Ford

Inaugural Fellow 2012
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Graduated from:

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Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Petaluma/West Marin

Lupita Albor

Fellow 2021
Fabiola Alvarez

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Napa

Fabiola Alvarez

Fellow 2021
Katia Ambrocio Villa

Graduated from: Casa Grande High School

Degree from: UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Napa

Katia Ambrocio Villa

Fellow 2017
Ana Anguiano

Graduated from: Redwood High School

Degree from: UC Merced, Merced CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Francisco

Ana Anguiano

Fellow 2017
Elizabeth Resize

Graduated from: Redwood High School

Degree from: UC Merced, Merced CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Contra Costa College

Elizabeth Anguiano Urtiz

Fellow 2018
Ariana Aparicio

Graduated from: Tomales High School

Degrees from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, West Marin

Ariana Aparicio

Fellow 2012
Saga Apostol Guedez

Graduated from: Tamalpais High School

Degree from: Humboldt State University, Arcata CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, San Francisco

Saga Apostol Guedez

Fellow 2014
Rafael Ayala

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: Boston University, Boston MA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, A-G Family

Rafael Ayala

Fellow 2015
Avalon Baldwin

Graduated from: Terra Linda High School

Degree from: Mills College, Oakland CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Data & Evaluation Manager

Avalon Baldwin

Fellow 2014
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Graduated from:

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Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, South Bay

Paulina Barajas

Fellow 2021
Reyna Barrera Aguilar

Graduated from: Casa Grande High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Sonoma State University & San Francisco State University

Reyna Barrera Aguilar

Fellow 2019
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Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, South Bay

Heidy Barrios Rojas

Fellow 2022
Barbara Bravo

Graduated from: Sonoma Valley High School

Degree from: UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, North Marin & Contra Costa

Barbara Bravo

Fellow 2019
Hannah Bright

Graduated from: Tamiscal High School

Degree from: UC Davis, Davis CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, Southern Marin

Hannah Bright

Fellow 2015
Kyla Burke

Graduated from: Sir Francis Drake High School

Degree from: University of California, Davis CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, Southern Marin

Kyla Burke

Fellow 2016
Abigail Cadelina

Graduated from: San Rafael High School

Degree from: Dominican, San Rafael, CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, Southern Marin

Abigail Cadelina

Fellow 2017
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Graduated from:

Degree from: Humboldt State University

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Community College Success Fellow, South Bay

Sally Cahoon-Branscum

Fellow 2022
Lupe Calvillo

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Northern Marin

Lupe Calvillo

Fellow 2021
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Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Francisco

Mirella Calvillo

Fellow 2021
Claudia Campos

Graduated from: Kennedy High School

Degree from: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Fellow, Richmond

Claudia Campos

Fellow 2017
Jackie Cao

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Santa Rosa Junior College

Jackie Cao

Fellow 2021
Isela Carreras

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Francisco

Isela Carreras

Fellow 2021
Josue Castillo

Graduated from: Terra Linda High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Santa Rosa Junior College

Josue Castillo

Fellow 2019
Diego Cobos

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Northern Marin

Diego Cobos

Fellow 2021
Gladys Cortez

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: System Admin – Training & Support

Gladys Cortez Fajardo

Fellow 2017
Cesar Cruz

Graduated from: Elsie Allen High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, Northern Sonoma

Cesar Cruz

Fellow 2016
James Resize

Graduated from: Tamalpais High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Balboa High School

James D'Haiti

Fellow 2020
Ana Diaz

Graduated from: Elsie Allen High School

Degree from: UC Merced, Merced, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Northern Sonoma

Ana Diaz

Fellow 2019
Joanna Dimas

Graduated from: Terra Linda High School

Degree from: Tufts University, Medford MA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Central Marin

Joanna Dimas

Fellow 2017
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Graduated from:

Degree from: University of California, Santa Cruz

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Fellow, CSU

Nayeli Duenas Medina

Fellow 2022
Brittney Resize

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, College of Marin

Brittney Edmondson

Fellow 2018
Gabriela Esquivias

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Laguna High

Gabriela Esquivias

Fellow 2021
Avi Fernandez

Graduated from: San Marin High School

Degree from: St. Mary's College of California, Moraga CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow

Avi Fernandez

Fellow 2014
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Graduated from:

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Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Francisco

Luis Fernando Montejano

Fellow 2021
Dayrin Flores Quevedo

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Central Marin

Dayrin Flores Quevedo

Fellow 2021
Gracie Francisco

Graduated from: Sir Francis Drake High School

Degree from: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Director of Institutional Advancement

Gracie Francisco

Fellow 2015
Miriam Fabian Garcia

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, College of Marin

Miriam Fabian Garcia

Fellow 2021
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Graduated from:

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Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, South Bay

Anthony Garcia

Fellow 2021
Joseph Garcia

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, South Bay

Joseph Garcia

Fellow 2021
Noemi Resize

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Jose High School

Noemi Garibay

Fellow 2018
Abigail Gongaza Toxqui Resize

Graduated from:

Degree from: Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA & UC Davis, Davis CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, College of Marin

Abigail Gonzaga Toxqui

Fellow 2019
Jason Gorelick

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Francisco

Jason Gorelick

Fellow 2021
Nasheli Hau-Gutierrez

Graduated from:

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Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, 4-Year Success & Alumni

Nasheli Hau-Gutierrez

Fellow 2020
Maria Hernandez

Graduated from: San Rafael High School

Degree from: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Virtual Curriculum/Engagement Manager

Maria Hernandez Pereira

Fellow 2019
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Degree from: California State University, Sacramento

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Northern Marin

Esri Hernandez Perez

Fellow 2022
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Graduated from: San Rafael High School

Degree from: San Jose State University, San Jose CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, Southern Marin

Suemy Hernandez May

Fellow 2016
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Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Fellow, Sonoma State University & San Francisco State University

Amy Hurtado Martinez

Fellow 2017
Keila Itzun

Graduated from: San Rafael High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, Central Marin

Keila Itzun

Fellow 2019
Jose J. Resize

Graduated from: Terra Linda High School

Degree from: Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA & UC Davis, Davis CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Director of College Access, San Francisco & South Bay

Jose Jimenez

Fellow 2018
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Graduated from: Vallejo High School

Degree from: California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Burton High School

Walter Jones

Fellow 2020
Mia Klenk

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, 4-Year Success

Mia Klenk

Fellow 2019
Willy Lepori

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Napa

Willy Lepori

Fellow 2021
Jennifer Lopez

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, Sonoma Valley

Jennifer Lopez

Fellow 2016
Melissa Lopez

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Francisco

Melissa Lopez

Fellow 2021
Ursula Lopez

Graduated from:

Degree from: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, UC's

Ursula Lopez

Fellow 2020
Adriana Lopez Torres

Graduated from: Tomales High School

Degree from: UC Davis, Davis CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Fellow, Santa Rosa Junior College

Adriana Lopez Torres

Fellow 2017
Kaila Love

Graduated from: Redwood High School

Degree from: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Curriculum & Communication

Kaila Love

Fellow 2014
Marisol Resize

Graduated from: San Rafael High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Scholarship Coordinator

Marisol Magaña Bright

Fellow 2018
Sofia Martinez

Graduated from: Valley Oaks High School

Degree from: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, METAS

Sofia Martinez

Fellow 2017
Juan Mercado

Graduated from: Tomales High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Fellow, Santa Rose Junior College

Juan Mercado

Fellow 2015
Lupita Mercado

Graduated from: Tomales High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, West Marin

Lupita Mercado

Fellow 2019
Hardy Resize

Graduated from: Sonoma Valley High School

Degree from: UC Merced, Merced CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: CC Success Manager, Southbay

Hardy Olivas

Fellow 2018
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Graduated from:

Degree from: UC Merced, Merced CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Northern Sonoma

Teresita Ornelas Vega

Fellow 2022
Jeanette Perez

Graduated from: James A. Garfield High School

Degree from: University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Transfers

Jeanette Perez

Fellow 2017
Manuel Perez

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Santa Rosa Junior College

Manuel Perez-Parra

Fellow 2021
Saul Pimentel

Graduated from: San Rafael High School

Degree from: UC Merced, Merced, CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, College of Marin

Saul Pimentel

Fellow 2019
Hector Plancarte-Romero

Graduated from: Archbishop Hannah High School

Degree from: Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA & UC Davis, Davis CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, ECCA

Hector Plancarte-Romero

Fellow 2020
Ramona Polk

Graduated from: Redwood High School

Degree from: San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, College of Marin

Ramona Polk

Fellow 2016
Hugo Que

Graduated from: Terra Linda High School

Degree from: Cal State Stanislaus, Turlock CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, Napa & West Contra Costa

Hugo Que

Fellow 2014
Tania Requenes

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: UC Davis, Davis CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Director of Community College Success

Tania Requenes

Fellow 2012
Stefany Resize

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA & UC Davis, Davis CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, Petaluma

Stefany Reyes

Fellow 2018
Karoline Reynaga

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Petaluma

Karoline Reynaga Cazeres

Fellow 2021
Jane Rivas

Graduated from: Glendale High School

Degree from: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Access Fellow, Northern Marin

Jane Rivas

Fellow 2016
Gaby Rivera

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Southern Marin

Gaby Rivera

Fellow 2021
Nyia Roberts

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, South Bay

Nyia Roberts

Fellow 2021
Maria Rodriguez

Graduated from: Terra Linda High School

Degree from: Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Southern Marin

Maria Rodriguez

Fellow 2019
Kevin Rojas De León

Graduated from: Novato High School

Degree from: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Northern Marin

Kevin Rojas De León

Fellow 2020
Yngri Romero

Graduated from: San Marin High School

Degree from: UC Davis, Davis, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, ECCA

Yngri Romero

Fellow 2019
Jocelyn Salaverria

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, San Francisco

Jocelyn Salaverria

Fellow 2021
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Graduated from:

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Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, West Contra Costa

Claudia Serrano

Fellow 2021
Tashi Sherpa

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Southern Marin

Tashi Sherpa

Fellow 2021
Itzel Resize

Graduated from: Elsie Allen High School

Degree from: Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA & Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, Santa Rosa Junior College

Itzel Sosa Cervera

Fellow 2018
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Graduated from: Bethel High School

Degree from: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Alumni Engagement

Essence Spencer

Fellow 2020
Brissa Teodoro

Graduated from: Tamalpais High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, Southern Marin

Brissa Teodoro

Fellow 2018
Leidy Tovar

Graduated from: Napa High School

Degree from: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, City College of San Francisco

Leidy Tovar

Fellow 2019
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Graduated from: Terra Linda High School

Degree from: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Par CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Advisor, Santa Rosa Junior College

Alma Valverde

Fellow 2013
Maria Vargas

Graduated from: Petaluma High School

Degree from: Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Maria Vargas

Fellow 2019
Mora Ouneklap

Graduated from: Santa Rafael High School

Degree from: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: College Success Fellow, College of Marin

Mora Wang

Fellow 2017
Halea Waters

Graduated from: San Marin High School

Degree from: UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Program Manager, Santa Rosa Junior College

Halea Waters

Fellow 2016
Briona Winston

Graduated from: Oakland Tech High School

Degree from: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Former Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, City College of San Francisco

Briona Winston

Fellow 2019
Mark Zerrudo

Graduated from:

Degree from:

Current Position at 10,000 Degrees: Fellow, College of Marin

Mark Zerrudo

Fellow 2021