Master of Arts, College Student Personnel/Higher Education- Bowling Green State University (2003)
Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies- Bowling Green State University (2003)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology- Miami University (2000)
Bachelor of Arts, Women's Studies- Miami University (2000)
Master of Social Work (MSW), Louisiana State University
Graduate Certificate, Adults with Learning Disabilities, Sacramento State University
Counseling for DSPS, Veteran Services, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and TRiO Transfer Services. In DSPS, I can work with you to establish eligibility in the program, certify the disability and complete the intake process. We will work together to create a plan of accommodation for your education setting at the community college. We will discuss internal and external strengths and barriers to you completing your educational goals and focus on your well-being while being a college student.
I am connected to the field of social work and provide professional training through UC Davis to Child Protective Service employees. I am also an investigator for the Tuolumne County Superior Court and make recommendations to the Court about guardianships of minors with family members and when a conservatorship should be established. I am the co-owner and President of a consulting business where I focus on providing services about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and I also provide consulting to agencies about organizational health and achieving goals. When I am not working, I enjoy travel, cooking vegetarian gluten free foods, and hiking.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Psychology
Master of Arts (M.A.): Educational and Counseling Psychology
Education Specialist (Ed.S.): Educational Psychology
DSPS Counseling, Academic Advising, Academic Accommodation Plans, Resource and Referral, Case Management, and Disability Assessment.
Professionally, I am passionate about all aspects of neurodivergence and trauma-informed practices - from assessment to advocacy to assisting students in these areas. In all areas of my life, diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) are top priority and I serve as a member of the Columbia College Cultural Enrichment Committee (CEC). I also serve as a Part-Time Faculty Representative for the Columbia College Academic Senate. During my free time, I can usually be found up on a mountain or along the coast somewhere - camping, paddle boarding, backpacking, hiking, downhill skiing, & snowshoeing. I also enjoy live music and traveling. I love to do these things with my teenaged daughter and our 100-pound rescue dog! I am proud to be a registered member of the Cherokee Nation and enjoy native arts and practices.
DSPS Program Specialist
AA in Liberal Arts, Emphasis in Elementary Teaching, Columbia College
BA in History, Stanislaus State University
MA in History, Stanislaus State University
Academic Accommodations, Program Outreach, Records and Data Management, Program Compliance, and Test Facilitation.
My Interests: I am an avid backpacker, so I always welcome suggestions for new trail adventures! I also enjoy nature walks and spending time with my dog. When the weather keeps me indoors, I catch up on my reading or watching documentaries.
Alternate Media Access Specialist
ABD Spanish Linguistics with a Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition
MA in Spanish Linguistics
BA in Spanish
AS Santa Rosa Junior College
Services Provided: Textbook conversions, Accessibility, getting access to textbooks and other instructional materials in alternate formats, assistive devices for taking note taking, and closed captioning for course material
My Interests: I enjoy spending time with family, macrophotography, gardening, and a good book.
Education: AS Forestry and Natural Resources (in progress)
Services Provided: Scheduling, Data and Records Management, and Program Compliance.
My Interests: Camping, gardening, herbalism, animal husbandry, homesteading, hiking, and foraging.
DSPS Student Workers:
High Tech Center
My name is Miranda Person. I am a Psychology and Sociology Major. At the end of this fall semester, I will have completed my first year here at Columbia College. In my free time, I love attending live music functions and dancing with my friends--or even solo. I have been a tram driver since the Spring of 2022. I can honestly say that I love my job and that the Special Programs office is my home away from home.
Hello, I am Becca. I am studying Natural Resources and Forestry with the intent of becoming a fire investigator. I currently hold my Wildland Firefighter certification and love helping people out.
Hello, I am Michael Spirlong, and I'm currently a student at Columbia College. I'm looking to become a firefighter and am currently undergoing the prerequisites to join the academy. I love art and music, and I go to punk shows all the time. It's nice working as a tram driver because of all the people you get to meet, and I get to drive on a beautiful campus.