Meet the Student Life Staff

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Todd Farr
Program Manager
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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Darlene Specht
Administrative Assistant II
925-969-4272
dspecht@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.

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

Advisor for 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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Ashley Murdock
Office Assistant II
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 on campus.

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Dietra Prater-Slack
Program Assistant - Food Pantry
925-969-2355
dprater-slack@dvc.edu

Program Assistant for The Food Pantry and supports The Program Manager.   I am grateful to be in a position to offer emergency food support services to DVC’s community of students who are in need of assistance.  Dietra enjoys supporting students on their journey to academic and professional success.
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Sabrina Guzman
Office Assistant II - Food Pantry
925-969-4262

Office Assistant for the Food Pantry, I enjoy helping students and those who may face any food insecurities in order to succeed in school. I understand that they’re students who may have trouble finding their next meal and I am grateful I can make a positive impact in any way that I can.

Front Desk / Student Assistants

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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. 
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!
Anjili Anjili

I am currently a Communications major, and the variety of classes at Diablo Valley College led me to become interested in this as a career. I appreciate the school's constant effort to create more diversity and embrace individuality on campus. The students and staff at DVC always provided a welcoming and positive attitude to all students. I am always open to learning more and helping others, and I am lucky that I am able to do that at DVC!

Nicole  Nicole

I am double majoring in Economics and Computer Science at Diablo Valley College. My future goal is to earn an MSc Financial Engineering and work in the financial field. On my way to pursue my education goals, I love to pass on the spirit of service, because contributing to the community always bring a strong sense of achievement for me. As a sophomore, I have involved ASDVC, founded my clubs, and organized a variety of activities. I believe DVC is a stage for all students who want to realize their dreams, and the Student Life Office is a wonderful place that will try to help you put your ideas into practice.