Jose will be supporting our Guardian Scholars as the new Retention Specialist. Jose is a Skyline College alumni where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and transferred to San Francisco State University (SFSU). At SFSU, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Latinas and Latinos Studies. Jose has experience in case management, education, student services, career services and financial aid. He is passionate about ensuring equity and social justice within the higher education system through student advocacy. Jose was formerly part of the Hermanos and Hermanas Learning Community, Puente, TRiO and also a former EOPS recipient. Jose started his journey at Skyline College as a Financial Aid Ambassador and served as a Career Resource Aid. He’s also done case management work with Transitional Ages Foster Youth at Edgewood Center.
Olga Novak, will support our program as a Guardian Scholar Student Assistant. She is currently working on finishing her psychology courses. Olga hopes to build more connections within the GSP community.
You can find Jose and Olga in Building 2, third floor, Room 2-321.
Lastly our office is also excited to share that we are currently working with our Guardian Scholars to create ”The Guardian Scholars Club”. The Guardians Scholars club’s main focus will be to support our scholars by providing peer academic and/or personal guidance to help them thrive at Skyline College and at their communities. The club will create great opportunities for our Guardian Scholars to come together and showcase their leadership skills.
Article by Jose Milan, Sharon Quach and Olga Novak | Photo by Heather Rojas-Everett