Staff

Aileen Parungao

Associate Director (SoCal)
CCTS
TAP

Aileen’s hometown is Burbank, California. She is a first-generation college graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her BA in Cultural Anthropology and minor in Applied Psychology. Through her personal experiences and involvement with college access programs, she has developed a passion for creating access for diverse communities and working toward educational equity.

Althea Jardeleza

Regional Manager - OUSD
EAOP
DCAC

Reflecting upon her own experiences to and through college, it was the support of mentors and a strong social network that helped develop Althea's sense of belonging and allowed her to not only survive in college, but also thrive in it. Since then, Althea has dedicated her work towards educational equity and increasing college access for historically marginalized communities. She had the honor of serving as the DCAC College Adviser Fellow for Boost@BerkeleyHaas in 2015-2017. Althea continued her work in college access with the...

Anna Bach

Program Assistant
Puente

Anna was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She received her BA in International Studies with an emphasis in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. During her time at UC San Diego, she worked with organizations and centers which advocated for college access, retention and student success for first generation students, such as Upward Bound, OASIS Summer Bridge, and Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES). As a first generation student herself, Anna benefited...

Anna Lucina "Lucy" Parada

Program Manager
DCAC
EAOP

Born and raised in the relentless heat of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Lucy’s lifelong passion for learning brought her to the foggy hills of San Francisco and to the beginner level ESL Classes at City College of San Francisco. Always one to “dream big,” Lucy continued her education as a parent, re-entry student and obtained her BA from UC Berkeley in 2015, almost 30 years after taking her first ESL classes. A proud daughter of a single father, mother of two first generation UC Berkeley graduates, Lucy continues to devote herself to sharing her love for education through her work,...

Bounphieng Khamnouane

Associate Director
EBSCC

Boun Khamnouane was born in Phongsali, Laos. His family fled communist persecution and migrated to the United States in 1986. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Arts in South Southeast Asian Studies from the University California at Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he was a co-president of LASR (Laotian American Student Representatives) and founding member of the Southeast Asian Student Coalition (SASC). In fact, he is still actively involved with SASC, particularly with supporting and mentoring current SASC members.

Boun has worked for the East Bay Consortium/Cal-SOAP since he was...

Bryan Martinez

Transfer Specialist
CCTS
TAP

Bryan is a first-generation college graduate. He attended community college at Los Angeles Mission College and transferred to UC Berkeley as an English major. He is currently a Transfer Specialist at UC Berkeley’s Community College Transfer Services and Transfer Alliance Project. He loves working with community college students and assisting them through the transfer process. He is in the process of completing his MFT counseling degree to help him merge the fields of higher education and mental health.

Bryan Oldaker

Transfer Specialist (SoCal)
CCTS
TAP

Bryan is a Transfer Specialist with CCTS/TAP. He is from Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz where he received his B.A. in Film and Digital Media. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and photography. His favorite part of being a transfer specialist is getting to know all of the amazing and driven transfer students that this position gives him the opportunity to meet and work with. He is constantly inspired by their dedication and perseverance as they work toward achieving their academic goals.

Camille Simsuangco

Academic Programs Coordinator
DCAC
EAOP

Catherine Martinez

CC Trainer/Coordinator
Puente

Catherine has worked in higher education for over 30 years and has dedicated her career to helping achieve educational equity for underrepresented students. She holds a B.A. in Child Development from CSULA and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Fielding Graduate University. She began her career as a student, working as a college advisor for CSULA’s Talent Search Program. In 1991 she was hired as a counselor at Cal State Fullerton where she assisted in the establishment of their new Talent Search Program. In 1995, she began working at UC Riverside as an Assistant Director...

Christina Tinsley

Assistant Director
CCTS
TAP

Christina Tinsley is a Bay Area native and proud alum of the California Community College system. She transferred from Laney College in Oakland to UC Berkeley, where she earned her BA in American Studies. As a student at Berkeley, the lack of diversity Christina observed inspired her to pursue a career advancing educational equity. Since 2007 she has been passionately working toward that goal, helping students of color, first generation college students, low-income students, and other underserved communities to successfully navigate community college and gain access to a UC...