Meet Our Team

Student Success Center Director

 

Claudia Sitlington

csitlington@vcccd.edu

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Claudia started at Moorpark College in July of 2019.  She has 16 years of experience working in higher education.  Her background is in enrollment management, student services, and academic advising.  Prior to working at Moorpark College she worked at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and CSU Channel Islands  She has a bachelor’s in Film and a Master’s in Education.  

 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant

 

Philip Koscak

philip_koscak1@vcccd.edu

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Philip joined the FYE program in June 2020. He holds a BA in Art and an MA in Visual Art from California State University, Northridge. In 2017 he received his MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and currently runs his studio at home. His research and work investigates race, gender, sexuality, and memory. He has worked at several art institutions in administrative and visitor experience roles. Philip is excited to be part of the First Year Experience team and is happy to help provide support for those starting their academic journey.

 

 

Counselors

 

Pam Kennedy-Luna

pluna@vcccd.edu

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Pam has worked in the Counseling department at Moorpark College for almost 20 years. Prior to that she worked at UC Santa Barbara in Admissions, Outreach, Financial Aid and EOP. She has also worked as a high school and middle school Counselor. Pam has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Pupil Personnel Service Credential, all from UC Santa Barbara. Similar to many of our students, her college education started at a community college, where she earned her Associate’s degree before transferring. She enjoys being part of the Moorpark College, First Year Experience (FYE) and continuing to help students achieve their academic and career goals.

 

 

Marc Jeffrey Roaquin

marc_roaquin1@vcccd.edu

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Marc is a proud product of the community college system. He holds a BA in Political Science and minor in Anthropology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 2019, he received his Master's of Education in Educational Counseling at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Marc joins Moopark College with a repertoire of Higher Ed experience from various community colleges across SoCal, including El Camino College's FYE Program, Pasadena City College, and Ventura College. Marc is excited and honored to work alongside students to ease their college transition and help accomplish their goals. 

 

Student Success Coaches

 

Stephanie Caranica  

stephanie_caranica1@vcccd.edu

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Stephanie has been with the FYE Program since 2016. She earned her bachelor’s in Communication Studies at UCLA, where she did an emphasis in the Romanian Language, after which she completed her master's in Counseling and College Student Personnel at California Lutheran University. Her past roles include working for the UCLA Office of Undergraduate Admission, as well doing personal statement consulting in order to support students as they complete college applications. Stephanie is excited to coach students through their first year of college and help them reach their potential in and outside the classroom.

 

Xilen Ramirez

xramirez@vcccd.edu

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Xilen is a proud alumni of the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Education and Chicano Studies. She has worked in a diverse array of education settings across the country and held a variety of roles such as teacher, academic advisor, tutor, and basketball coach. Most recently, she worked on behalf of TRIO Student Support Services and continues to support underrepresented college students through the McNair Scholars Program. Xilen received her master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is glad to be part of FYE helping to ease the college transition.

 

Student Assistants

 

Hyun Jin Kim

 

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Major: Business Economics

Career Goal: Work with a non-profit organization or a community foundation

Hidden superpower: I can braid my hair anywhere and at any time I want.

 
 
 

 

 

Annie Dilsizian

 

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Major: Communication Studies

Career Goal: Marketing

Hidden superpower: My hidden talent is blacksmithing. 

 

 

 

 

 

Diego Hernandez

 

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Major: Environmental Science

Career Goal: Save the turtles

Hidden superpower: I have a lot of déjá vu, and whenever I have one, I can usually predict what happens a few seconds later. So I guess you can say I can see the future.