Program Director, Educational Talent Search
B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education (UC Santa Cruz), M.S. in Counseling with an Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis (CSU Los Angeles), M.S. in Leadership and Non-Profit Management (Capella University)
Over 20 years of experience working with TRiO and high school outreach programs
Favorite Quote: “Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails
Fun Fact: I like online bargain shopping!
Program Director, Upward Bound
B.A in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz, B.A in History with a concentration in Latin American Studies (UC Santa Cruz), M.A in Social and Multicultural Foundations of Education (Cal State Long Beach)
20 Years of experience working with Trio programs
Favorite Quote: “Let us pick up our books and pencils they are our most powerful weapon:
Fun Fact: I love dogs!
|Dr. Carla Camacho, Program Advisor, Educational Talent Search
B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology (CSU Northridge), M.S. in Clinical Psychology (Cal Lutheran University), EdD in Educational Leadership and Psychology (USC)
Over 7 years of experience working with TRIO high school college preparatory programs, Alumna of Foshay Learning Center- ETS
Favorite quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world”- Nelson
Fun Fact: I love attending Dodger and Laker games, and singing my heart out in the car to
Diana Hernandez, Program Advisor, Upward Bound
B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Spanish (Mount Saint Mary’s University)
10 years of experience working with TRiO
Alumna of VOALA Upward Bound Boyle Heights TRiO
Favorite quote: “Don’t let fear stop you. Don’t give up because you are paralyzed by insecurity or overwhelmed by the odds, because in giving up, you give up hope. Understand that failure is a process in life, that only in trying can you enrich yourself and have the possibility of moving forward. The greatest obstacle in life is fear and giving up because of it” – Sonia Sotomayor.
Hobbies: Trying new foods and restaurants
Brittani Crimes, Program Advisor, Educational Talent Search
B.S. in Health Science option in Community Health (CSU Fresno)
Over 6 years of experience working with TRIO and high school outreach programs
Alumna of COOP Upward Bound
Favorite Quote: “Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single day until you reach
Fun Fact: I enjoy traveling to different countries and watching hair videos.
Lorenzo Wuysang, College Success Coach, Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search
A.A in Psychology (El Camino College 2019), B.A in Psychology (CSUDH 2021)
Over 5 years of experience working with TRIO and
high school outreach programs
Alumnus of COOP Upward Bound
Favorite Quote: “But life’s joys are only joys if they can be shared.” -Ravi Zacharias
Fun Facts: I love writing and performing music! I also love thrift shopping, going to new coffee shops and plant nurseries. I have no pets but I care for my plants as such.
Xavier Ramos, College Success Coach, Upward Bound
Currently attending El Camino College • Alumnus of COOP Upward Bound
Favorite Quote: “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” -Alice Morse Earle
Fun Fact: My hobbies include photography, playing guitar, and doing origami. I love music, movies, and cartoons.
Kevine Ecliserio, College Success Coach, Upward Bound
B.A in Asian American Studies (CSUN)
Alumna of Boyle Heights Upward Bound
One advice I like to tell everyone is that everything is temporary nothing really lasts forever. So if you’re struggling right now remember it’s only temporary.
Leticia Soto, College Success Coach, Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search
B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSUDH)
Alumna of COOP Upward Bound
Upward Bound and Talent Search Office, 15342 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 300, Lawndale Ca. 90260