Meet Your FYE Team
First Year Experience Coordinator
Hi MSJC students, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in History, MA in Education from Azusa Pacific University and currently finishing up my doctorate in Educational Leadership at CSU Long Beach. I started my career at MSJC as the Tutorial Services Specialist, after being away from MSJC over 9 years ago - I am back as your FYE Coordinator. I am student-centered, I truly care about your overall experience at MSJC and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you! Go Eagles!
First Year Experience Counselor
Hello MSJC Students,
I started as a student at MSJC which I then transferred to California State University of San Marcos for my bachelor's in psychology. I then transferred to Azusa Pacific University where I earned my master's in Clinical and Educational Counseling along with a PPS Credential. While I was attending MSJC I became a student worker. I worked in the Eagle Access Center (now Welcome Center), Matriculation, Counseling, and Assessment Departments. Once I received my master's in counseling I was hired as an Associate Counselor. I have been a counselor for 6 years now and I love it!! I have enjoyed working with students ever since I became a student worker. I am currently the counselor for the First-year Experience program. I am first-generation and Bilingual in Spanish.
Some advice that I give first time college students is to always ask for help and always reach out to any staff on campus. As a counselor I guide and support students to achieve their educational goals.
First Year Experience Navigators
Hello first year students,
My name is Alexia Hernandez and I attended Mt. San Jacinto college where I earned multiple associates degrees, one being in Child and Adolescent development. I am currently attending California State University San Marcos to earn my bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent development. While attending Mt. San Jacinto college I was a student worker for the Career and Transfer Center for three years, then transferred into the position of a professional expert for the Student Success Program for about two years. Currently I am an FYE Navigator, where I assist first year students with the matriculation process, navigating different MSJC platforms, and providing resources so that you obtain your educational goals and can succeed at MSJC. I have a passion for assisting students, therefore it is my goal to ensure you have a smooth transition into college life.
My advice to first time college students is to make sure you check in with your counselor to ensure you are on track to reach your academic goals. Lastly, it is important you understand you all have the opportunity for a successful future, keep your eyes on the prize and I can promise you will get there.
“Believe in yourself in all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle” - Christian D. Larson
My name is Jizelle, and I am a FYE Navigator. As an FYE Navigator, I have the incredible opportunity to connect students to valuable resources, assist with the matriculation process, and to help students achieve their educational goals while at MSJC. I have over 5 years’ experience working in higher education as a student worker and then a mentor for the Counseling Department. As a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Criminology and as a previous MSJC student, my advice to a first-time college student is to be proactive, present, and purposeful while on your quest to achieve your goals. I look forward to connecting with you future eagle!