About Our Staff


Smiling Yeni

Yeni (she/her/ella)
Program Coordinator 

Hi, I'm Yeni. I was born in Honduras and moved to San Francisco in the fall of 2001. I hold a bachelor's degree in Humanities - Liberal Arts from San Jose State University, and I'm currently attending Mills College at Northeastern University, where I'm pursuing a master's in Higher Education Administration. Fun fact about me, I love running and have completed two full marathons. I enjoy traveling, cooking, cuddling with my cat, and watching horror movies with my kiddo! Please be sure to check out all the amazing transfer and career support and services we offer! 

Mark - Counselor

Mark (he/him/his)
Transfer Services Counselor/Coordinator

I attended Contra Costa College after high school and successfully transferred to UC Davis. I enjoy assisting DVC students make similar transitions in their academic careers. Outside of working with DVC students, I enjoy yoga and focusing on wellness.


Marisol (she/her/hers)
Peer Advisor


Hi , I'm Marisol. I've lived in the Bay Area all my life. This is my second year at DVC and I'm hoping to transfer to San Francisco State University next fall to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. I'm hoping to become an elementary school teacher and teach 3rd graders. When I'm not working or studying you can find me reading a book or spending time with my family and friends. I have been enjoying my time here at DVC and I'm looking forward to helping students that stop by the Career and Transfer Center. 


Ardan (he/him/his)
Peer Advisor

Need a headshot? Ardan Giordjie is here! I'm one of the peer advisors majoring in Cognitive Science. With my incredible photography skills, I can overhaul your Handshake & LinkedIn profile picture! I love the idea of fermentation and growing my own veggies! That’s why you’ll probably bump into my happy place: the grocery store! I'm also a foodie and like to try different food from various cuisines! I'm passionate about FoodTech, GreenTech, and AR/VR. I can speak five languages and currently holds a 379 days streak on Duolingo! Being an Aquarius, I appreciate the art of getting lost when traveling. My philosophy centers on losing myself in blissful exploration, which is why I often travel unplanned. So the next time you ask me out on a trip, make sure you have no itinerary and let the universe guide you!

Aaron Kim

Aaron (he/him/his)
Peer Advisor

Hi! My name is Aaron and I’m a political science major at DVC. I’m conversational in Korean and enjoy hiking, community gardening, photography, archery, and reading. I’ve been at DVC for a few years and have spent that time exploring, redefining, and solidifying my interests and goals. I started at DVC as a biology major hoping to work in conservation zoology before realizing that STEM really wasn’t for me. I love the community college pathway for having given me a space where I can actually afford to question my interests and explore other possibilities. I’m planning to transfer in fall of 2023 and while I took a little longer than I originally planned, I feel happy that I can now step forward more confident in the direction that I chose. 

Alberto Photo


Alberto (he/him/his)
Peer Advisor

Hello! My name is Alberto, and as of now I am a Psychology major. I am currently entering my second year here at DVC with hopes of Transferring to UC Davis. My journey at DVC has been nothing short of amazing and awesome. Graduating out of High School I wasn't sure of where my life would lead me, but here I am, a Diamante Scholar/Puentista turned Peer Advisor at the Career and Transfer Center! I look forward to assisting anyone and everyone in the Transfer process or helping students find job opportunities outside or on campus. I'm excited to see where my life will drive me next in the future.

Charles - Peer Advisor

Charles (he/him/his)
Peer Advisor

Hi, everyone! My name is Charles McCoy, and I am a Peer Advisor at the Career and Transfer Center. I have been a student here at Diablo Valley College for about two semesters. My current major is Allied Health. I plan to complete my introductory classes, and transfer to a four-year college. My career goal is to become a registered nurse. I have loved the idea of helping others ever since I was little. In my free time, when I'm not studying or at work, I enjoy spending time with my siblings, going on walks and hikes, and spending time with my dogs. I hope to see you guys at the Career & Transfer Center.