About Our Staff



Interim Senior Program Coordinator for Career Services

Hi, I’m Marina. I attended DVC after high school then transferred to New Mexico State University, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and a master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration in Higher Education. I am currently serving as the Interim Senior Program Coordinator for Career Services in the C&T Center. A fun fact about me is that I am foodie. I love cooking and spending time with family and friends around the kitchen table. 

Smiling Yeni

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, where I'm pursuing a master's in Educational Leadership. 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! I'm excited to be joining the Career & Transfer Center this semester and can't wait to assist you with your career and transfer exploration. 

Mark - Counselor

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.


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. 

Smiling Liya

Peer Advisor

Hi, I’m Liya. I was born and raised in Ethiopia and moved to California to pursue my bachelor’s degree. I am majoring in Economics, and I hope to transfer to UC Davis by next fall after TAGing this semester. I am fluent in Amharic and English. I also understand very basic Spanish and French. When I am not studying/ working, you can find me enjoying a good book or cooking in my kitchen. I love the experience of learning at DVC and am happy to help anyone that stops by our center!

Aaron Kim

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.