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Meet the OASIS Staff

  • Dr. Patrick Velasquez

    Dr. Patrick Velasquez

    OASIS Director

     Originally from Omaha, Nebraska; family is from Central Mexico
     BS Social Work, MS Education and Ph.D Higher Education
     At OASIS since 1989

  • Agustin Orozco

    Agustin Orozco

    OASIS Assistant Director

    • Originally from East Los Angeles, CA
    • Summer Bridge 1988 alumnus
    • BA Spanish Literature and MA in Ed./Multicultural Counseling
    • At OASIS since 1997
  • Patsy O'Connor

    Patsy O'Connor

    OASIS HR and Fund Manager

    • Originally from Guam
    • Attended Southwestern Community College
    • At OASIS since 1981

Summer Bridge Program

  • Mandy Lucas

    Mandy Lucas

    Summer Bridge Coordinator 

    • Originally from Coachella, CA 
    • TRIO SSSP 2006 alumna 
    • BA Ethnic Studies, Minor Economics, MS Multicultural Counseling 
    • At OASIS since 2016
  • Margarita Lopez

    Margarita Lopez

    Summer Bridge Assistant Coordinator

    • Originally from San Diego, CA
    • Summer Bridge 2008 alumna 
    • BA Sociology, Minor International Migration Studies, MA Social Work 
    • At OASIS since 2016
  • Maribel Geronimo

    Maribel Geronimo

    Summer Bridge Program Assistant

    • Originally from San Diego, CA
    • Summer Bridge 2010 alumna
    • BA Human Development
    • At OASIS since 2016
  • Luis Vargas

    Luis Vargas

    Summer Bridge Program Assistant 

    • Originally from North East Los Angeles, CA 
    • Summer Bridge 2011 alumnus 
    • BS Physiology & Neuroscience, Minor Ethnic Studies 
    • At OASIS since 2016

TRIO SSSP & Hope Scholars Program

  • Berenice Jau

    Berenice Jau

    TRIO SSSP Director

    • Originally from National City, CA
    • Summer Bridge 1994 alumna
    • BA Sociology, MA Education
    • At OASIS since 2010
  • Michelle Lara

    Michelle Lara

    TRIO SSSP Assistant Director

    • Originally from North County San Diego 
    • BA Psychology, MS Multicultural Counseling
    • At OASIS since 2016
  • Javier Arredondo

    Javier Arredondo

    TRIO SSSP/Guardian Scholars Program Assistant

    • Originally from Gridley, CA 
    • BS Civil & Environmental Engineering, MA Education specialized in College Couseling & Student Development 
    • At OASIS since 2017

2Excel Program

  • Haydee Cervantes Salazar

    Haydee Cervantes Salazar

    2Excel Program Coordinator

    • Originally from Los Angeles, CA
    • Summer Bridge 2003 alumna
    • BA Political Science, Minor International Migration Studies 
    • At OASIS since 2016

Math & Science Tutorial Program (MSTP)

  • Danika J. Garcia

    Danika J. Garcia

    MSTP Coordinator 

    • Originally from San Diego, CA
    • BS Marine Biology, MA Environmental Conservation Education
    • At OASIS since 2015
  • Brian Crie

    Brian Crie

    MSTP Assistant Coordinator

    • Originally from San Diego, CA
    • BS Chemical Engineering
    • At OASIS since 2014
  • Sabrina Tucker

    Sabrina Tucker

    MSTP Math Subject Coordinator 

    • Originally from Moreno Valley, CA
    • BA General Biology 
    • Summer Bridge 2011 alumna
    • At OASIS since 2016
  • Alexander Ty

    Alexander Ty

    MSTP Physics Subject Coordinator 

    • Originally from San Diego, CA
    • BS Engineering Physics
    • At OASIS since 2016
  • Jen Vo

    Jen Vo

    MSTP Program Assistant

    • Originally from San Diego, CA
    • Summer Bridge 2006 alumna
    • BA Human Development
    • At OASIS since 2012

Language Arts Tutorial Services Program (LATS)

  • Dr. Angela Kong

    Dr. Angela Kong

    Language Arts Tutorial Services Coordinator

    • Originally from San Francisco
    • B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Ethnic Studies, Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies
    • SJSU TRIO SSSP and McNair Scholar alumna
    • At OASIS since 2016
  • Lorena Martinez

    Lorena Martinez

    Language Arts Tutorial Services Assistant Coordinator

    • Originally from Escondido, CA
    • BA Ethnic Studies and BA Chicano Studies
    • At OASIS since 2014
  • Cecilia Ubilla

    Cecilia Ubilla

    Language Arts Tutorial Services Subject Coordinator

    • Originally from Chile, South America
    • BA French & Education, MA French and Spanish;
       completed doctoral courses in Comparative Literature & Arts at UCSD
    • At OASIS since 1980