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 1st, 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, advises for DRCSA, and assists with Notetaking accommodations and DRC Counseling duties 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

Out DEC 7th

  • Mondays:  7:00 am to 1:00 pm 
  • Tuesdays: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm 
  • Thursdays: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm  
  • Fridays: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Enter Bettina Lee's Zoom room here.

  • Meeting ID: 961 2298 8509
  • Passcode: 280706

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Ingrid Martinez

Office Assistant II

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: martinezi@smccd.edu 

 

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

 

Biography:

 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Mondays: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Tuesdays8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fridays8:30 am to 2:30 pm
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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.

  Fall 2022 Work

OUT NOV 29th

Schedule:

  • Mondays: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm (in-person)
  • Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (remote)
  • Wednesdays: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm (in-person)
  • Thursdays: 7:30 am - 3:30 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!

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Tuesday: Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (virtual)
  • Wednesday:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm (virtual)
  • Thursday:7:30 am to1:30 pm (in-person)

Virtual Drop-In Office Hours (no appointment needed):

  • Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 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.
  • Enter To Nhu'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 Trainee

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! 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Thursday: 7:00 am-1:00 pm & 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm (remote)
  • Friday: 7:00 am-5:30 pm (inperson)

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Kim Saccio

Accommodations Counselor and Assistive Technology Specialist 

Meetings By Appointment Only

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 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!

 

 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (virtual)
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (virtual)
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (virtual)

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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

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:  

OUT NOV 4th

  • Wednesday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am (virtual)
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am (virtual)
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am (in-person)

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Emily DeWolfe

Accommodations Counselor

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: dewolfee@smccd.edu

 

Language(s):

  • English

 

Biography:

 

 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:  

 

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.

Fall 2022 Schedule:

  • Monday: 5:00 am to 3:00 pm (virtual)
  • Tuesday: 5:00 am to 3:00 pm (in person)
  • Wednesday: 5:00 am to 3:00 pm (in person)
  • Thursday: 5:00 am to 3:00 pm (virtual)

Virtual Drop-In Office Hours (No appointment needed) 

  • Monday and Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • 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.
  • Enter Donald's Zoom room here. 
  • Meeting ID: 862 8032 9405
  • Passcode: 056222
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Celeste Kidd

Instructional Aide

Virtual Office Hours Available

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 and 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:

  • Training for Kurzweil, smart pens, and Dragon
  • Proctoring
  • Tutoring.
  • Assistance with management/organization assistance.

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

Out December 1st

  • Mondays: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (in person)
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (virtual)
  • Wednesdays:  9:00 am to 5:30 pm (virtual)
  • Thursdays: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (in person)
  • Fridays:  9:00 am to 2:00 pm (in person)

Virtual Drop-In Office Hours (No appointment needed):

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Claudia Vazquez

Instructional Aide

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: vazquezibarrac@smccd.edu 

 

Language(s):

  • English
  • Spanish

 

Biography:

Pending

 

DRC Duties:

  • Supervises Alt Media Lab. 
  • Tutoring.
  • Proctoring.
  • Zone editing.

Fall 2022 Work Schedule: 

  • Tuesdays: 9am to 5pm 
  • Wednesdays: 10:30am to 6:30pm  
  • Fridays: 8am to 5pm 

 

Zoom Info:

  • TBA

Student Assistants


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Francesca Re Fraschini

Technical Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Specialized Tutor: ESL and Spanish

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!

 

Duties:

  • Assist in marketing duties:
    • website management
    • creating flyers for events
    • participating/representing the DRC and/or DRCSA at events
  • Website management (e.g. creating graphics, editing content)  
  • Assisting Instructional Aids:  
    • Training students with assistive technology and software (e.g. Kurzweil, Microsoft office, etc)
    • Proctoring
  • Tutoring:
    • ESL English
    • Marketing  
    • Variety of lower-level general ed courses 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (virtual)
  • Wednesdays: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (in-person) 
  • Thursdays:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm (in-person)
  • Fridays: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (in-person)

Enter Francesca Re Fraschini's Zoom room here. 

  • Meeting ID:825 9636 1375
  • Passcode: 219890
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Amy Pascual

DRC Ambassador and Marketing Coordinator

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:

amypascual@my.smccd.edu

 

Language(s):

  • English
  • Spanish

 

Biography:

My name is Amy Pascual, and I am 19 years old. I am a first-generation college student who aspires to pursue a degree in psychology. Currently, my career goal is to become a child psychologist or counselor. If all goes well, I plan to transfer to a 4-year institution with the end goal of achieving my Bachelors or Masters. Something that I am passionate about is learning and personal growth. Hence, I take pleasure in constructive criticism and am always open to learning new abilities. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing, and photography.

 

Duties:

  • Represent the DRC at campus events (e.g. Flex Day, high school orientation, etc) 
  • Assist front office with answering phones, scheduling appointments, and other office duties 
  • Serve as a scribe and reader for students who have reading, visual, and fine motor challenges 
  • Assist in marketing duties (e.g. website management, creating flyers for events, etc) 
  • Other duties as needed by the DRC team, such as researching and helping order supplies

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Wednesday: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (In person)
  • Fridays: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (virtual) 

Enter Amy Pascual's Zoom room here. 

  • Meeting ID: 772 457 3114
  • Passcode: Candid

 

 

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Diana Castro

Specialized Tutor: Algebra, Spanish, and ESL

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:  dianacastro@my.smccd.edu 

 

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

 

Biography:

Diana (she | her | ella) is a student employee at Cañada, working towards an Associate’s for Transfer in Mathematics. She hopes to one day use her mathematical skills to work in the climate science and climate justice space as well as teaching math to underserved high schoolers. For now, though, she is excited to serve the Cañada community in different departments across campus and in both English and Spanish.

 

Duties:

Tutoring:

  • Algebra 
  • Spanish

Assist students with:

  • completing forms
  • navigating Canvas and Websmart

 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

Out Nov 16th

Mondays: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm (virtual)

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (virtual) and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm (in-person)

Enter Diana Castro's Zoom room here.

  • Meeting ID: 830 9889 8450
  • Passcode: 217302

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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

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Zone editing:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Tuesdays: 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Technical assistance for students:  
    • Thursdays: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Austin Rolfe

Austin Rolfe

Technical Assistant

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: 

 

Language(s):

  • English

 

Biography:


 

Duties:

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

 

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:  

 

ZoomInfo:

 

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Giovanna Mancinelli

Technical Assistant

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: giovannamancinelli@my.smccd.edu

 

Language(s):

  • English

 

Biography:

Nice to meet you! I'm Gio and my pronouns are she/her. I am an aspiring User Experience Designer, which is a person who designs the layout of digital screens to maximize ease of use. In the future, I hope to design educational apps for children, so that parents can let their children use electronic devices without worrying about the mental or physical health risks. This is my last year at Cañada College before I transfer to a 4-year college, but I am very glad I get to spend it with you!

 

Duties:

  • Zone Editing
  • Website Management
  • Assisting in Marketing Duties

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:

  • Fridays: 10am to 11am 

Louis Tang

Louis Tang

Peer Mentor

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email: louistang@my.smccd.edu 

 

Language(s):

  • English

 

Biography:

Louis Tang is a Cañada College student who is trying to transfer in the Fall of 2023. He is part of the school's Student Senate, as the Commissioner of Design and Marketing. He is a digital art and animation major. However, he grew up on the roots of traditional art. He is hoping that one day, he can work for a solid animation company while being a freelance artist (both traditional and digital). He used to do swimming as a competitive sport in high school. He has high-functioning autism. He is also hoping that one day, he can inspire the world with activism in disabilities and mental health, and his art. 

 

Duties:

  • Inspiring People (hopefully)
  • Provide Mental Support
  • Being There For Mentees

Fall 2022 Mentoring Availability:  

  • Mondays: 8:00 am to 9:45 am / 11:00 am to 1:00 pm / 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Tuesdays: 8:00 am to 9:45 am
  • Wednesdays: 8:00 am to 9:45 am /11:30 am to 1:00 pm / 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 8:00 am to 9:45 am
  • Fridays: after 12:00 pm can be flexible on select 

Zoom Info:

TBA

 

Matthew C.

Matthew C.

Peer Mentor

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information: 

Email: TBA

 

Language(s):

  • English

 

Biography:

TBA

 

Duties: 

  • TBA

Fall 2022 Mentoring Availability:

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Zoom Info:

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Vacant Position

Vacant Position

Meetings By Appointment Only

Contact Information:

Email:

 

Language(s):

  • English

 

Biography:

Coming Soon!

 

Duties:

  • TBA

Fall 2022 Work Schedule:  

TBA

Zoom Info: