Meet our returning alumni!
One of DCAC's dual missions is to change the face of education by preparing our College Adviser Fellows to be future educators and leaders. As alumni transition out of DCAC to pursue their educational and career goals, some return. Meet the DCAC Alumni who are still with us today!
Adviser Alumni @ DCAC & EAOP
Violeta Gorgonio - Assistant Director
Violeta (Vee) served at Hogan High School in Vallejo from 2008-2010 and was part of the second class of DCAC advisers. Vee went on to complete her Master of Art in Higher Education at Columbia University and completed a third year as a College Adviser Fellow with the New York University Chapter in the South Bronx. She returned to UC Berkeley to work for Undergraduate Admissions, and in 2015, Vee co-founded the Destination College Alumni Association. She now serves as an Assistant Director in DCAC for the East Contra Costa County region and co-leads the Professional Development Resource Committee (PDRC).
Gina Saechao - Assistant Director
Gina served San Lorenzo High School from 2014 to 2016. After Gina's service years, she earned a Master's in Counseling with a PPS Credential and worked as an Academic Counselor at De Anza High School. She now serves as an Assistant Director in DCAC for the West County region and co-leads the Professional Development Resource Committee (PDRC).
Althea Jardeleza - Assistant Director
Althea served Boost@BerkeleyHaas from 2015 to 2017. She also co-founded the Fellow Adviser Board (FAB), which consists of current College Adviser Fellows who work closely with DCAC Staff to strengthen the College Adviser Fellow experience. After Althea's service years, she worked with the East Bay Solano County Consortium and earned a Master's in Education. She now serves as an Assistant Director in DCAC for the Oakland region and co-leads FAB.
Yee Leng Vang - Data Manager
Yee Leng served Oakland Technical High School from 2015 to 2017. After Yee Leng's service years, he worked with the East Bay Solano County Consortium and now serves as the Assistant Director of Data Analysis in DCAC. He also co-leads the Data Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (DARE) Committee who work to strengthen, innovate, and elevate DCAC's data infrastructure.
Adviser Alumni @ The Center for Educational Partnerships
The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) has become home for many DCAC Alumni. Many return to the CEP Family to continue to support students in pursuing higher education.