Meet Our Team

Student Success Center Director


Claudia Sitlington

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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.  







Marc Jeffrey Roaquin

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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 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.


Deirdre Donahoe


Meet Success Coach, Deirdre (pronounced: Deer-druh). She is a Moorpark College alum who transferred to Cal State Channel Islands, earning her BA in Sociology. She then went on to complete her Master’s in Counseling in Higher Education at California Lutheran University. Previously, Deirdre has worked for the Ventura County Community College District and Los Angeles Pierce College, where she served community college students. She also has teaching experience across all ages. Deirdre loves noodles, traveling to Mexico, and is generally curious about the human experience in herself and others.


Student Assistants

Aly Brook

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Major: Communication Studies

Career Goal: Marketing, Graphic Design, Media Specialist
Hidden superpower: Interior Design/Event Planning 




Krista Uchimiya

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Major: Film

Career Goal: Film Production

Hidden superpower: I can climb and jump off cliffs or planes with no fear




Jessie Collins

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Major: Film, Television and Media Arts 

Career Goal: School Counseling

Hidden superpower: I can make mean chocolate chip cookies.