CEP Staff

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Photo: Marsha Jaeger
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships
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Marsha Jaeger has served the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) at the University of California, Berkeley since 1999. She has been involved with academic preparation and educational outreach at Berkeley sine 1988 and has over 30 years of experience in non-profit management. Prior to coming...Read more
Director, Early Academic Outreach Program
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Martin is a proud Chicano, father to two beautiful children and husband to an extraordinary wife. Born in Woodland, CA and raised in Madera (just North of Fresno), Martin is the son of first generation college students and grandson of farm workers. He has a long personal and professional history of...Read more
Director, Pre-College TRiO
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Kolondra Harvey has been the Director of Pre-College TRiO Programs since May 2012. She has spent over 19 years with the UC Berkeley Pre-College TRIO Programs. Kolondra started as Residential Counselor with the Upward Bound Program in 1994 and since then has worked with all three components of the...Read more
Deputy Director / Director of Strategic Initiatives & P-20 Partnerships
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An exemplary educator with rich and varied experiences, Miya is a trailblazer in the educational field. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a major in Spanish, Miya taught in rural Texas as one of the first Teach for America participants. Along the way she obtained her Masters in Education from...Read more
Senior Adviser to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships
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Gail Kaufman began her career teaching social studies in Brooklyn, NY and rural Massachusetts, moved to developing alternative educational programs in higher education and returned to K-12 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations with San Francisco Unified. In her present position for...Read more
Photo: Mónica Montenegro
Executive Director, East Bay Consortium
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Mónica has dedicated her professional career to advocating on behalf of underrepresented students and broadening their access to higher education. Under her guidance and leadership, the East Bay Consortium recently celebrated their 34 th Anniversary of providing academic and college advising...Read more
PHOTO: Claudia Morales
Director, Products & Services / San Jose Regional Director, DCAC
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Since her undergraduate days at UC Berkeley, Claudia continues to be a role model and adviser for other low-income, first generation students like herself, nurturing hundreds of students and families to success after high school. She forged a robust partnership with San Jose Unified and is a key...Read more
Executive Director & Chief of Staff
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Garrett has dedicated his career to issues of educational equity, access and inclusion. He held positions in the Office of Admissions at UC Santa Barbara and in the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at UC Berkeley before assuming his current role in the Center for Educational Partnerships. He...Read more
Director, Community College Transfer Center / Transfer Alliance Project
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Merryl has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MS in Counseling from San Francisco State. After graduating from high school, she worked as a teacher and a video editor for a television station. She returned to school as a student at Santa Monica College and completed most of...Read more
Co-Executive Directors, The Puente Project
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Julia Vergara (pictured right) and Jane Allsopp, Interim Co-Executive Directors for the Puente Project, manage over 100 Puente programs in California and Texas. They began working together in 1995 when they piloted the Puente Program at Hayward Unified School District; in 1999 they were hired by...Read more