Student Success Center Director
Likes: Being with family, learning new things, chile rellenos, anything that has to do with my girls being happy!
Dislikes: Lottery tickets without winning numbers, flavored coffee, scary movies
My role at GPS: To make sure that the students and staff at GPS have what they need to feel motivated, cared for, and valued!
What I love about working at GPS: How welcoming and kind everyone is!
Counseling Psychology and Pupil Personnel Service, M.A.
Likes: Warm days, The Andy Griffith Show, family, lemon meringue pie, "old school" music, being a mom
Dislikes: Cottage cheese, grumpy people, procrastination
My role at GPS: Master of the air conditioner/heater, doing what I can to motivate, educate, and support students toward reaching their academic goals and potential
What I love about working at GPS: The close family/team atmosphere, getting to know all the great, wonderful GPS students
Dr. Eddie Beltran
Educational Leadership, Ed.D
Likes: Movies, laughing, spending time with my family and friends
Dislikes: Email, slow Internet, gum on the bottom of my shoe
My role at GPS: Helping students feel capable of accomplishing their personal and educational goals, connected to our office and the campus community, and inspired to achieve more than they could have ever imagined
What I love about working at GPS: The students, staff and memories we create
Student Success Coaches
Communication, Broadcast Journalism, B.S. [In progress: Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, M.S.]
Likes: Exercise, Shaquille O’Neal, shopping, sunshine, traveling, shoes, inspirational quotes
Dislikes: Sour milk, bad hair days, bad grammar in text messages, overripe bananas, SF Giants (Go Dodgers!), not getting enough sleep
My role at GPS: Duchess of the back corner desk, to inspire and facilitate positive energy in academic and creative environments and propel students to new breadth and depth in their lives
What I love about working at GPS: Witnessing our students’ growth and change, seeing the excitement upon their successes, and our awesome team spirit (including whipped cream pies!)
Counseling, specialization in College Counseling and Student Services, M.S.
Likes: Taking care of plants, going to the beach, visiting aquariums, drinking coffee, eating cheesecake
Dislikes: Caramel flavored food/drinks, messy spaces, Greek yogurt
My role at GPS: Creating small activities for students wanting to de-stress in the lobby area (some can be found in the student supplies area and the white board), meeting with students to help them develop the skills they need to successfully achieve their goals and become the person they want to be, supporting the DREAMers Club on campus
What I love about working at GPS: Getting to meet a lot of friendly students, the team in the center is very outgoing and funny, the environment in the Student Success Center is welcoming and inclusive
Communication Studies, B.A. [In progress: Counseling and College Student Personnel Services, M.S.]
Likes: Mornings, handmade journals, flossing my teeth, snail mail, being with my family
Dislikes: Waking up early, the "Would You Rather" game, slow computers, boardgames (unless it's chess)
My role at GPS: Website updater, seeing each student's potential and encouraging them to achieve their goals, raising awareness about awesome resources to help students succeed
What I love about working at GPS: Walking into a room full of positive energy each day, celebrating our students' little and big accomplishments