Meet the Student Life Staff

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Program Manager
Todd Farr
925-969-4271
tfarr@dvc.edu

Advisor for Associated Student of Diablo Valley College and co-Advisor for Inter-Club Council. "The BEST part of my role is that I have the pleasure of working with students daily and supporting our clubs program." Check out our Student Union and get connected today!

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Administrative Assistant III
Leigh Apodaca
925-969-4272
lapodaca@dvc.edu

Accounting support for student organization financial transactions. Cash handling training; review and process ASDVC check requests;  communication of accounting best practices; assist students with navigating Federal, State and District policies related to student organization financial transactions. Other college responsibilities are related to student code of conduct violation reporting.

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Program Coordinator
Sara Larkin
925-969-4269
slarkin@dvc.edu

Co-advisor for ASDVC Diversity Affairs Committee and Inter-Club Council. Sara is passionate about cultural diversity, inclusion, and supporting students. Sara's role includes: developing, implementing and coordinating campus-wide student programming focused on multiculturalism, leadership, and violence prevention education and awareness. Stop by the Multicultural Center in the Student Union.

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Program Coordinator John Christensen
925-969-4265 jchristensen@dvc.edu

Co-advises the Inter Club Council and supports the clubs program. I have dedicated nearly 30 years serving students at Contra Costa and Diablo Valley Colleges. Having served and chaired on various College and District Committees for many years, I understand the value and importance of the Shared Governance process.

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Office Assistant
Ashley Murdock
925-969-4267
amurdock@dvc.edu

Clerical support to the Student Life Office and the Multicultural Center program and development. Ashley loves working with the student assistants and serves as their first line of support. She coordinates the Brown Bag lecture series, as well as vending on campus.

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Program Assistant

Corie Irving

925-969-4262

cirving@dvc.edu

Interim Program Assistant for the Food Pantry, I am able to help students face to face with their needs. Corie enjoys cooking and being a valuable resource in helping others. Outside of the Food Pantry Program, Corie enjoys volunteering her time cooking for her church youth group and feeding the homeless. One thing that Corie understands is that time is valuable, and you make a huge impact in life by sharing it with others. 

Front Desk / Student Assistants

​925-969-4270

Max Max I love the diversity at DVC and seeing students of all ages and backgrounds coming together to LEARN! Unrivaled opportunities are everywhere you turn with various events designed to connect students to like minded individuals or even career opportunities. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering and seeking a career in clean energy production. Specifically, I want to work on solar roads. Enough about me, come on by, don't be shy, and we'll do our best to help you! 
 panda  Panda (Gerardo) I chose DVC because it was the first college I found success in. The freedom and benefits this place provides is astonishing, from financial aid and brown bag workshops, to ICC and ASDVC; if your major is represented here, you will find the resources to succeed! My major is Computer Engineering, but I enjoy learning anything. The students here come from all over the world, and are some of the best individuals I have met in my life, and I take pride in helping them as they help me. If there is anything you need, don’t hesitate to ask!
Kaitlin Dey  Kaitlin  I am a sociology major, and I am very active on campus. I’m involved in multiple clubs, as well as our student government, ASDVC. My passions are to cultivate diverse and inclusive communities. DVC has an incredible amount of resources for its students. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to help create a space for community and activism in the multicultural center. 
 Nathania Nathania I have been at DVC for two semesters. DVC has taught me so much. It hasn’t only taken my academic knowledge to another level, it has allowed me to develop myself to become a better and more confident person. For me, DVC presents itself as a big opportunity to improve myself. And I know that it can be the same for you! Come stop by the Student Life office for help and support!
neeraj Neeraj Attending one of the best community colleges in California is definitely a special feeling. I have spent two semesters here, and every day when I walk into the campus, there's always a new activity or event taking place on campus! Also, I have seen the college make essential improvements on a timely manner to enhance the student and faculty experience! About me, I am pursuing Mechanical Engineering as my major, and am planning to transfer to a reputed research university and I am confident that DVC is the best first step to reach that goal!