Position: Director of Mental Health & Career Services
Rocío (she/her) was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She emigrated to the United States at the age of nine along with her parents and her younger sister. She grew up in Oakland, California where she had the privilege of attending a College Preparatory high school. Thanks to her optimism, family support, organizations like College Track, and the resources available at UC Santa Cruz, her college experience was a positive one. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Feminist Studies. At UC Santa Cruz she interned at the Education Opportunity Programs AB540 Student Services where she supported and mentored college students. Now that she has graduated, she is eager to continue supporting students and ensure that they do not miss important opportunities that can lead to their success in the future.