College of HHD

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Advisement Team

Dr. Mario Lopez, Director

Dr. Mario Lopez“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

Doctorate in Higher Education
Master’s in Public Administration (Emphasis Higher Education)
Bachelor’s Degree, Health Science 
Associate Degree, Liberal Studies

Professional Background
Director, Student Services Center, EOP, College of Health and Human Development
Coordinator of Advisement Services; Student Services Center, EOP, College of Humanities
Academic Advisor; Student Services Center EOP, College of Business and Economics
Los Angeles Community College District EOPS; Recruitment, Assessment Center, and Articulation
UCLA; Committee on Appointment and Promotions of Medical Staff (student assistant)

Renée M. Martínez, Advisor

Renée M. Martínez"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." - César E. Chávez

Master of Arts in Art (Option Art Education) – Thesis, Creating Peace Through Art 
Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning  (emphasis Environmental Justice)
Bachelor of Arts in Biology (emphasis Ecology)
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (emphasis Environmental Planning)   

Professional Background
Advisor, Student Services Center/EOP Satellite, College of Health and Human Development 
Director, Student Services Center/EOP Satellite, College of Business and Economics
Recruitment Coordinator/Advisor, Minority Engineering Program and Student Services Center/EOP, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Curriculum Coordinator, UCLA/LAUSD Community-Based Learning Program, Field Studies Development
Composition and Humanities Tutorial Supervisor, Academic Advancement Program, UCLA 
Composition Instructor, Freshman Summer Program, UCLA
Tutorial Supervisor, Freshman Summer Program, UCLA
Writing Tutor, Academic Advancement Program, UCLA and UC Santa Cruz

Rocio Leal Angel, Advisor

Rocio Leal Angel“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." –Malcolm X

Master’s in Education Leadership and Policy (In Progress)
Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology  
Associate Degree, Psychology

Professional Background
Coordinator of Advisement Services, Student Services Center, EOP, College of Health and Human Development
Academic  Advisor, Student Services Center, EOP, College of Health and Human Development
Academic Advisor, Student Services Center, EOP, Advising Resource Center
Peer Advisor, Student Services Center, EOP, Advising Resource Center
Financial Aid Advisor, College of the Canyons 
Speaker for National Hispanic Women’s Conference
Board Member of Comisión Femeníl, San Fernando Valey Chapter

Nereida “Neddie” Garcia, Advisor

Nereida Neddie Garcia"LIFE – Seize it and make it amazing. Have adventures. Find your voice. Ask questions. Use your imagination. Make a difference. Surround yourself with good friends. Be kind and generous. Discover your passion. Make mistakes. Take chances. Follow your dreams. TODAY is the day, don’t let it pass you by." -Unknown

Master of Science in Counseling, Specialization in College Counseling and Student Services, CSUN
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Chicano and Chicana Studies, CSUN (Minor in Sociology)

Professional Background
Academic Advisor, College of Health and Human Development, Student Services Center/EOP (CSUN)
Student-Athlete Academic Specialist, Learning Resource Center (CSUN)
Administrative Assistant, College of Humanities Dean’s Office (CSUN)

Pat Tabidian, Coordinator

Pat Tabidian“I hear and forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand.”  Chinese Proverb

Master of Science, Recreation Management 
Bachelor’s Degree, English and Social Sciences

Professional Background
CSUN since 1990