Meet the Staff

Front Office


 

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Bettina Lee, Ed.D. (Dr. B)

DRC and PCC Director

Supervises staff, advises for DRCSA, and assists with DRC Counseling duties 

Email:leeb@smccd.edu

Dr. B joined Cañada College on July 1st, 2020. Her career in education spans two decades of teaching and leadership in a variety of educational settings (e.g. charter school, high schools, hospital schools, group homes, home schools). She co-created a literacy program at UCLA Hospital, developed salary-point courses for faculty in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and started a nonprofit organization called Fors Humanitas in 2012 to mentor students and future educators.

Her experience in post-secondary settings include being an instructional specialist and professor at two community colleges in California – Mount San Antonio College and Oxnard College.  Most recently, she was the Director of Accessibility and Disability Services at Dominican University of California.  In addition to a doctorate in Educational Leadership and a master’s degree in Special Education, she is also studying to become a Certified Access Specialist. As a lifelong learner, she is dedicated to learning skills that will enhance her ability to play a positive role in social justice and accessibility. 

Summer 2021 Work Schedule:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:30am to 9:30am, 2:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30am to 2:30pm
  • On computer: log into ZOOM.US, click on "Join a Meeting", and copy & paste Zoom Meeting ID: 961-2298-8509 and Passcode: 280706  
  • On phone: call (669) 900-6833 and type in Zoom Meeting ID: 961-2298-8509 and Passcode: 280706

 

 

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Nicolette Navarrete

Front Office Assistant

Supervises CART Services, ASL Interpreters; Also manages appointments, coordinates events; and offers general information and support for students and visitors.

Email: navarreten@smccd.edu

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Summer 2021 Work Schedule:

  • Monday thru Thursday: 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • On Computer: click on: ZOOM.US to automatically join the Zoom Meeting Drop-In session
  • On Phone: call (699) 900-9128 and type in Zoom Meeting ID: 345-645-2445

 

DRC Counselors


 

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Jenna French

Accommodation Counselor & Learning Disability Specialist

Email:frenchj@smccd.edu

I have been the Learning Disability Specialist/DRC Counselor at Cañada College since July 2015.  I possess a BA in Art History with a minor in Education from UCSC, MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from SFSU, and I earned the Adult Learning Disabilities certificate from Sacramento State University in 2015.  I experienced the most thrilling accomplishment of my life in June, 2013. I earned my Masters from the San Francisco State University in Rehabilitation Counseling. I accomplished this in spite of being diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) in third grade. Throughout my life, I was continuously told my disability could keep me from being a successful student. Contrary to what I was told, this setback has been the very source of motivation for me to strive for academic excellence. Overcoming my own barriers and obstacles to academic achievement has provided me with a foundation upon which I could readily help others. I feel strongly drawn to a career in counseling, assessing students for LDs, identifying barriers, and find strategies to meet these challenges. I help students set up disability accommodations and teach them study strategies. I want students to understand how their brain process information and give them strategies/tools to use when learning. My advice for students is to use office hours with professors and ask as many questions as you can.  A fun fact is that I was born and raised in San Francisco.

[OUT FOR SUMMER UNTIL AUG 16, 2021]

  • On Computer: go to ZOOM.US, click on: "Join a Meeting" and copy & paste Zoom Meeting ID: 206-763-1714; Passcode: 047756
  • On Phone: call (669) 900-9128 and type in Zoom Meeting ID: 206-763-1714; Passcode:047756

 

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To Nhu Do

Academic Counselor

Email:dotonhu@smccd.edu

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[OUT FROM JULY 22ND TO AUGUST 18TH. If you currently need any academic advisement, please contact the general counselors.]

  • On Computer: go to ZOOM.US, click on "Join a Meeting", and copy & paste Zoom Meeting ID: 829-554-9787; Passcode: 041391
  • On Phone:call (669) 900-9128 and type in Zoom Meeting ID 829-554-9787; Passcode: 041391

 

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Teresa Aguilar-Rabago

Counseling Trainee

Email:aguilar-rabagot@smccd.edu

Teresa Aguilar-Rabago was born and raised in Ventura, California. She received her Associates Degree from Ventura Community College in 2009, her Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Studio Art and Digital Media from California State University Channel Islands in 2013, and her Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel from California Lutheran University in 2020. Teresa has worked in several capacities with people with disabilities. Currently she works for the Oxnard High School District as a Para Educator serving the severely handicapped population ages 14-22 and the autistic program. Teresa also works as a behavior interventionist for the Laurie Singer Behavioral Services. She works with adult clients who need support with behavioral intervention. As a member of the disabled population Teresa is passionate about working with people who need assistance attaining higher education. Her focus is to aid students with disabilities to persist in higher education and reach their goals for success. Additionally, Teresa is proficient in American Sign Language and has a good understanding of the deaf community. Teresa is excited to be part of the Canada College Disability Support Center and looks forward to working with their students.

Work Summer 2021 Schedule:  

  • Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 10:00am
  • On Computer: go to ZOOM.US, click on: "Join a Meeting" and copy & paste Zoom Meeting ID: 878 6828 0942; Passcode:725944
  • On Phone: call (669) 900-9128 and type in Zoom Meeting ID:878 6828 0942; Passcode:725944

 

Alternative Media / Instructional Aides


 

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Donald Lariviere (Don)

Alt Media Specialist

Supervises course materials for Kurzweil, transcribing audio recordings of lectures, and available for any technology needs.

Email:lariviered@smccd.edu

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Work Summer 2021 Schedule: 

  • Monday thru Thursday: 5:00am to 3:00pm

Drop-In Zoom Office Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Just as it would in person, students will be seen on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The wait time can range from 5 to 15 minutes.
  • On Computer: go to ZOOM.US, click on "Join a Meeting", and copy & paste Zoom Meeting ID: 819-8145-4705; Passcode: 567800
  • On Phone: call (669) 900-9128 and type in Zoom Meeting ID: 819-8145-4705; Passcode: 567800

 

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Celeste Kidd

Alt Media Specialist

Supervises course materials for Kurzweil, transcribing audio recordings of lectures, and available for any technology needs.

Email:kiddc@smccd.edu

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[OUT FOR SUMMER UNTIL AUG 1, 2021]

  • On Computer: click on: ZOOM.US to automatically join the Zoom Drop-In session.
  • On Phone: call (669) 900-9128 and type in the Zoom Meeting ID: 762-690-5340

 

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Charlene Suda

Instructional Aide

Supervises notetaking and proctoring; Also offers one-on-one training for Microsoft Office. 

Email:suda@smccd.edu

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  • Summer 2021 Work Schedule:
    •  Monday thru Thursdays: 10:00am to 3:30pm

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Student Assistants


 

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Bella Zhang

DRC Ambassador and Specialized Tutor

Tutors Math and ESL English, assists DRC and DRCSA events, workshops, and presentations (e.g. powerpoint presentations)

Email: N/A

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Chloe Kim

Technical and Marketing Assitant

Manages website and marketing for DRC and PCC events, assists front office staff, assists Alt Media team

Email:chloekim@my.smccd.edu

Chloe is a first year student in Cañada's 3D Animation and Videogame Art Certificate Program. 

  • Summer 2021 Work Schedule:
    • Monday: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: 1:00 pm to 3:00pm

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Etivise Latu

Technical Assitant

Email:etivise.latu@gmail.com

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Work Schedule:

  • Monday thru Friday: 10:00am to 12:30pm

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