These outstanding scholars will champion a myriad of civic engagement and targeted outreach on and off campus on behalf of the Student Support Services program. The scope of their work will elevate a broad swath of community activism and dialogue through the implementation of service learning curriculum for our 330 TRiO students as well as classroom presentations, culturally-relevant learning opportunities, leadership development, and network building in the larger community for those serving first-generation, low-income and other historically marginalized populations. You will find their photos and brief introductions below:

Jessica Baumann“Hello my name is Jessica Baumann and I am a new TRIO Ambassador. I look forward to being a resource of information for my fellow Skyline students. I am also a Senator in the ASSC Student Government and President of LASO (Latin American Student Organization). I feel it is important for students to be aware of all the resources on campus in order to become empowered and successful.  These different programs and organizations have helped me to succeed academically and take advantage of all the resources on campus.”

Drea Gabriel“My name is Drea Gabriel and I was born and raised in Southeast San Diego, home of the San Diego Super Chargers!  This year I have the privilege of serving as a TRiO Student Support Service Ambassador for the fall 2014 semester. In addition to my TRiO duties & obligations, I also hold a student teaching position at our wonderful Skyline College Child Development Center, I am the Beta Theta Omicron Vice President of Scholarship (Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society), and I recently completed an internship at the San Mateo Probations Juvenile Department.

Hopefully my experiences as an ambassador, probations intern, student teacher, and Psychology major will come in handy as I pursue my career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.”

Danel Erazo “Hello my name is Daniel Erazo.  This is my second year as a TRIO Ambassador, and I am very excited to be part of the team again this year.  I have been heavily involved in TRIO during my time at Skyline College as a student, club member, and ambassador.  I served as the TRIO club president, and been part of the organizational committee for National TRIO Day the last couple of years.  I am studying business with the hopes of having my own business someday.  As a side note, I have a huge sweet tooth, so you can always win me over with candy.”