Meet the Staff
Kim Lopez (Vice President of Student Services)Student Services - Vice President, Student Services
I’ve been at Cañada College since 2011 and previously served as the Dean of Counseling and Enrollment Services before becoming the Vice President of Student Services in 2015. Prior to Cañada College, I worked at the College of the Siskiyous, served as the Director for EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs and TRIO and as a Counselor and President of the Academic Senate. I also worked as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at UC San Diego and Director of the Ronald E. McNair Program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I also worked abroad at the College of Micronesia where I established and directed the college’s first Upward Bound program and I also taught English as a Second Language in Taipei. I received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master Degree in Education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Supinda Sirihekaphong (International Student Program Manager)Student Services - International Student Center
As the International Program Manager, I’m committed to helping international students adjust to a new environment both inside and outside of the classroom. I’ve worked in international education for over 10 years as a Study Abroad Advisor and International Student Advisor at The New School in New York, NY and at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. My formative education is within the NYC public schools and Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok, Thailand. I have a Bachelor Degree in Communications from Bond University in the Gold Coast, Australia, a Master Degree in Nonprofit Management from The New School in New York, NY and an Educational Leadership Doctorate Degree from San Francisco State University. As a first generation college student, I’m passionate about diversity in education. When I’m not helping students, I enjoy yoga, trail running, and meditating.
Lizette Bricker (Interim Dean, Counseling/Advising/Matriculation)Student Services - Counseling
I served as the Cañada College A2B Supervisor prior to becoming the Interim Dean of Counseling. I’ve worked in education for over 15 years in a variety positions, including as a Counselor at CSU East Bay and at College of the Desert; as an English Instructor at College of the Desert; and, as the Regional Coordinator of the Early Academic Outreach Program at the University of California, Riverside. I earned a Bachelor Degree in English from San Diego State University, and two Master Degrees from CSU San Bernardino in English Composition and in Counseling and Guidance, my memorable higher education experience has been while I studied abroad in Spain.
Kathryn Kohut (Interim International Program Manager)Student Services - International Student Center
I have worked in international education for over 15 years and have worked with students from more than 30 countries. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Russian from the University of the Pacific, and my Master’s in Education from Drexel University. I’ve also been an international student when I studied in St. Petersburg, Russia. I understand how rewarding and challenging it can be to study in a different country. Besides Russia, I lived and worked in Chiba City, Japan for 2 years on the JET Program as an English language teacher. I love travelling, learning foreign languages, playing piano, and enjoying the beaches of Pacifica with my 2 year old daughter and terrier dog. I’m also a foodie and enjoy trying new restaurants in the Bay Area.
Gil Perez (Adjunct Counselor)Student Services - Counseling
I have worked with international students by providing academic, transfer, career and personal counseling. I aim to help you plan your studies efficiently and effectively through the counselor-student partnership we build together. I was born and raised in Daly City, CA and currently reside in the East Bay with my two small dogs (a pekingese and maltese/shih tzu). I enjoy long-distance running and discovering new places, things to do and restaurants. I attended City College of San Francisco and earned an Associate Degree for Transfer in Pychology. I then transferred to San Francisco State University (SFSU) and earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a minor in Health Education. SFSU is also where I received my Master Degree in College Counseling.
International Student Ambassadors
They can each be contacted at 650-381-3544 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in becoming an International Student Ambassador, please submit an application by the drop deadline of each semester. Please find a job description, application, and recommendation forms here.
|Khairunisa "Nisa" NikCitizenship: MalaysianMajor: EconomicsInterests: Movies, music, traveling, art and designCampus Involvement: International Culture Exchange ClubFavorite thing about Cañada: Scenic and cozy campus filled with highly motivated, encouraging, and supporting people.|
|Hongcen "Catherine" TuCitizenship: ChinaMajor: MathematicsInterests: Swimming, fashion modeling, travelling, baking, music, and moviesCampus Involvement: STEM Center TutorFavorite thing about Cañada College: Everyone is able to find a place that best fits them. People here have positive attitudes and are encouraging.|
|Noor Syahirah RazaliCitizenship: MalaysiaMajor: ChemistryInterests: Books and moviesFavorite thing about Cañada College: Everyone is like a family.|
|Quang "Neon" LeCitizenship: VietnamMajor: EngineeringInterests: Hip hop dance, vlogging, and deep conversationsCampus Involvement: STEM Center Drop In and EPIC TutorFavorite thing about Cañada College: You are surrounded by ambitious and versatile people that who will change you in positive ways.|