Meet the Staff

Front Office Staff


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

DRC and PCC Director

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: leeb@smccd.edu

Languages:

  • English

Biography:

Dr. B joined Cañada College on July 1, 2020. Her career in education spans two decades of teaching and leadership in a variety of educational settings (e.g. charter schools, high schools, hospital schools, group homes, and 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 includes 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 the 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. 

 

DRC Duties:

  • Supervises staff and advises for DRCSA
  • In charge of CART services

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Ingrid Martinez

Office Assistant II

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: martinezi@smccd.edu 

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

DRC Duties:

  • Scheduling appointments for staff
  • Scheduling proctoring appointments
  • Processing new applications
  • Processing Release of Information requests

Spring 2024

  • Mondays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Tuesdays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Thursdays: 8:30 am - 5pm
  •  Fridays: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (online)

 ZoomInfo:

Enter Ingrid Martinez's Zoom room here.

  • Meeting ID: 684 741  2175

DRC Counselors


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Jenna French

Accommodations Counselor and Learning Disability Specialist

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:frenchj@smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English

Biography:

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 Master 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 finding 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.

Spring 2024

Regular Schedule:

Jenna will be out of the office from May 24 to August 11

  • Mondays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (online)
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (in person)

Enter Jenna French's Zoom room here. 

  • Meeting ID: 206 763 1714
  • Passcode: 047756

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To Nhu Do

Academic Counselor

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: dotonhu@smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Biography:

Hi! My name is To Nhu (pronounced like “canoe” but with a “t”). I have been the adjunct academic counselor for the DRC since the Spring of 2015. I also worked full-time as an accommodations and academic counselor for the DRC from 2018-2020. I’ve worked at Cañada and Evergreen Valley College in the general counseling and EOPS offices. I’m originally from orange county but moved to northern California for my undergrad (go Ags!). I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my master’s degree in Educational Counseling. During my graduate program, I worked as a paraprofessional for the special education department working with local elementary school children. I’m excited to help you reach your academic goals at Cañada! Please feel free to email me or stop by during my drop-in hours if you have any questions. Welcome to Cañada!

Spring 2024

  • Tuesdays:  7:30 am - 1:30 pm (in person)
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (online)
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (online)

Summer 2024:

  • May 29: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (in person)
  • June 3 and 4: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (online)
  • June 10, 11, and 12: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (location TBD)
  • June 17 and 18: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (in person)
  • June 25, 26, and 27: 1:00 to 4:00 pm (online)

Virtual Drop-In Office Hours (no appointment needed)

  • Thursdays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

To see To Nhu during her drop-in hours, just log into her Zoom room:  

Enter To Nhu Do's Zoom room here. 

  • Meeting ID: 829-554-9787
  • Passcode: 041391

Enter To Nhu Do's Zoom room here. 

  • Meeting ID: 829-554-9787
  • Passcode: 041391

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Ruth Jimenez

Accommodations Counselor and Learning Disability Specialist

Meetings By Appointment Only

Virtual Office Hours Available

Contact Information:

Email:jimenezruth@smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English
  • Spanish

Biography:

As a first-generation Latina college student, I am a graduate of the University of Southern California with a master’s degree in education in school counseling. I also received a graduate certificate from California State University Sacramento Adult Learning Disabilities certificate program. I have 8 years of higher education work experience, having worked with a diverse population of students at Napa Valley College. I believe there is no diversity, equity, and inclusion without disability. I am dedicated to serving students in their accessibility needs and am honored to help you achieve your academic goals at Cañada! 

Spring 2024

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm (in person);
    3:00 pm - 6:30 pm (online)
  • Fridays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (online)

Summer 2024

  • May 30: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (in person)

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Kim Saccio

Accommodations Counselor and Assistive Technology Specialist 

Meetings By Appointment Only

Urgent tech questions? Visit the DRC Training Resources site linked here

Contact Information:

Email:  sacciok@smccd.edu 

Language(s):

  • English

Biography:

My name is Kim Saccio, and I am excited to serve as Assistive Computer Technology Specialist for the Cañada College DRC.
 

I have a MA in Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning from the University of San Francisco, and I spent 20 years in tech publishing, so I know a lot about computer technologies. But my true passion is helping students develop to their full potential. Come and see me sometime!

Spring 2024

  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (online)
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (online)
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (online)

Fall 2024

  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (online)
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (online)
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (online)

On Campus: August 27 - 29, 2024

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Andy Dulay

Accommodations Counselor

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:dulayd@smccd.edu 

Language(s):

  • English

Biography:

I am a Northern California native and have lived in the Bay Area for the past 14 years. I attended SFSU for both Undergraduate and Graduate studies, earning a BA in Psychology and an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Gerontology Counseling. I have experience working in a wide range of counseling and supportive services fields.I started my career as an employment specialist with the Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization providing clients with employment support and job coaching. I worked at the Department of Rehabilitation in Oakland providing vocational counseling and employment support services. I have worked as an additional counselor in both individual and group settings with Asian American Recovery Services in San Francisco. Eventually transitioning into a role as an intake coordinator working in the community and in correctional settings advocating for clients to receive treatment as an alternative to sentencing recommendations. Most recently I have been working as a Rehabilitation Services Coordinator in the County jail system for the San Francisco Sheriff's Office. In this role, I work on a team that specializes in creating programming, educational, and vocational opportunities to help prepare clients for reentry into the community. My most rewarding opportunity in this role has been managing a horticulture program providing vocational training to bay area youth interested in exploring the field of habitat restoration and land management.I am really excited to be working in a college setting. I feel privileged for the opportunity to meet and support the students here at Cañada. Looking forward to working together to help you reach your educational goals in any way possible. I am committed to providing any support you may need to assist you in reaching your destination. Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

 

Position Vacant

Accommodations Counselor

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: 

Language(s):

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Biography:

 

  

 

Zoom Info:

Alternative Media / Instructional Aides

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Donald Lariviere (Don)

Alt Media Specialist

Virtual Office Hours Available

Contact Information:

Email:lariviered@smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English

Biography:

Coming soon!

DRC Duties:

  • Supervises course materials for Kurzweil.
  • Assists in transcribing audio recordings of lectures.
  • Also available for any technology needs.

Spring 2024

  • Monday: 5:00 am - 2:00 pm 
  • Tuesday: 5:00 am - 2:00 pm (online)
  • Wednesday: Comp/Vacation
  • Thursday: 5:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Virtual Drop-In Office Hours (No appointment needed) 

TBA for Spring 2024

Enter Donald Lariviere's Zoom room here.

  • Meeting ID: 833 1928 2502
  • Passcode:682986
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Claudia Alejandra Vazquez Ibarra

Instructional Aide

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:

vazquezibarrac@smccd.edu 

Language(s):

  • English
  • Spanish

Biography:

I was born and raised in Mexico (Guadalajara, Jalisco). I moved here, to the Bay Area, in September 2016. I attended South San Francisco Adult School and started learning English for the first time. Later, I transferred to Skyline College to continue improving my communication skills and taking more general classes. I graduated with an Associate’s degree in Psychology and moved to San Francisco State University with the same major and a minor in Special Education. I would like to get a Master's degree in Education with a specialization in Adults. This is a relevant topic for me because I know everyone deserves education and accessibility. I like when everyone reaches their potential and succeeds. Part of my work experience is working at Skyline as a Peer Mentor where I supported students with academic and non-academic concerns. My goal was to keep students at school and help them to get all the resources they needed. After that, I had the opportunity to work as a temporary Retention Specialist at the Learning Center. During that time, I was able to lead other mentors and prepare materials and workshops for students. In my free time, I like crocheting, cross-stitching, and watching movies.

DRC Duties:

  • Manages Alt Media Lab
  • Tutoring
  • Proctoring
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Zone editing
  • Co-supervises student assistants

Spring 2024

Claudia will work remotely on Friday, May 24

  • Monday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (online)
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Thursday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Friday: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm (in person)

Summer 2024

  • Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (in person)
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (in person)

Zoom Info:

Enter Claudia Vazquez's Zoom room here.

  • Meeting ID: 689 031 6395

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Celeste Kidd

Instructional Aide

Contact Information:

Email:  kiddc@smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English

Biography:

I am a Bay Area native, having lived in East Palo Alto and San Jose for most of my life. I discovered a passion for the pursuit of equity in East Palo Alto’s non-profit sector, working with community initiatives that provide emergency social services to families in crisis, as well as care for at-risk youth in the foster system.  I joined the Cañada DRC team in 2015 an

d fell in love with helping students with disabilities use Alternate Media and Assistive Technology to level the educational playing field.

  I am also a lover of art, literature, and just about any practice that has to do with finding peace and joy.  

DRC Duties:

  • Assistive Technology training
  • Time management/organization training.
  • Proctoring
  • Tutoring
  • Notetaking
  • Zone editing
  • Co-supervises student assistants

 


Position vacant

Instructional Aide

Student Assistants


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Angel Barcelo

Technical Assistant

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:angelbarcelo@my.smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English

Biography:

Hello, my name is Angel Barcelo. I am a Cañada student who is working to earn my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.

I want to help other students who have accommodations such as myself so that students with disabilities have what they need in order to succeed in their academic goals and have a successful career and life.

Duties:

  • Zone editing
  • Assisting with website management and marketing
  • Helping students with technical assistance

Spring 2024

  • Monday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (online)
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am to 11:00 am (In person)
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (online)
  • Thursday: 10:00 am to 11:00 am (In person)
  • Friday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (online)

 

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Sergio Chiquete Castro

Technical Assistant

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information: 

Email:

sergiochiqueteca@my.smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English
  • Spanish

Biography:

Hello everyone, my name is Sergio, I am currently a student at Cañada College pursuing a degree in Computer Science and I will be graduating in Spring 2024. I am a first-generation college student from a Latinx background and with my degree I want to explore the world of technology, from software developer to web development. I am also passionate about photography, I enjoy a nice view, especially the snow. 

I am excited to help make technology accessible to all and assist students in succeeding in their academic careers. 

Duties: 

  • Zone editing
  • Assisting with website management and marketing
  • Helping students with technical assistance

Spring 2024

  • Monday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (online)
  • Tuesday: 12:00 to 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (online)
  • Thursday: 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm (in person)

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Francesca Re Fraschini

Student Assistant

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:  

refraschinf@my.smccd.edu 

Language(s):

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French

Biography:

Hello everyone!
My name is Francesca, and I am an international student from Italy. In October 2021, I graduated in language mediation from the University of Milan, Italy. After that, I decided to start a new adventure here at Cañada College, where I am pursuing a marketing certificate of achievement. I am passionate about studying languages and learning new abilities. Nice to meet you all!

DRC Duties:

  • TBA

Spring 2024

  • Mondays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (in person)
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (in person)
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (online)

Zoom Info:

Enter Francesca's Zoom room here.

  • Meeting ID: 874 2005 1364

 

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Austin Rolfe

Technical Assistant

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: 

rolfea1@my.smccd.edu

Language(s):

  • English

Biography:

TBA

Duties:

  • Zone editing
  • Assisting with website management and marketing
  • Helping students with technical assistance