Meet the Ambassadors

It is the mission of the Outreach Program to be the ‘face’ of Cañada College and support its’ mission by encouraging high school students and community members, especially those from underserved populations, to pursue a college education via the excellent Cañada College programs and services, as an avenue to reach their career and life goals.

 

 

 

Olivia Cortez-Figueroa
College Recruiter

Olivia has over 24 years of experience in higher education and has been at SMCCCD since 2012. She enjoys serving students, underserved populations and the community at large. She has a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, where she developed a passion to help create positive change and to help make the seemingly impossible, possible! Olivia oversees the Cañada College Ambassadors Program. She also develops the school’s recruiting activities in association with Canada’s strategic plan. Olivia can be reached at cortezfigueroao@smccd.edu or 650-306-3209. A fun fact about her is that she loves to knit and crochet. She also loves to hike and, lately, has been getting into gardening succulents and biking too.

Jasmine Cazares-Lopez
Ambassador

Jasmine is a biology major at Cañada College and aspires to be a veterinarian. Her biggest hobby is being an Aztec dancer. She likes being a Campus Ambassador because she likes to help people.

Ruby Rubio
Ambassador

Ruby graduated from Menlo-Atherton High school. She is majoring in Animal Psychology with hopes of helping wildlife and having the chance to educate others about how important it is for to take care of wildlife and the habitats they live in. Her favorite hobbies include painting, sculpting, hiking, and overall having fun. Her favorite thing about being a Campus Ambassador is making connections with staff and other students because she gets to learn new information from staff and gets to share it with other students.

 

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