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TELEPHONE: 805-756-7480 (Hablamos español)
E-MAIL: ets@calpoly.edu
LOCATION: Educational Talent Search
Bldg 58, Room 109A
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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Antoinette Gonzalez-Ramirez

Program Coordinator

agonza62@calpoly.edu

Antoinette is an alumnus of the Talent Search program from Pioneer Valley High School and earned her Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Berkeley. More recently, she has done incredible work with Fighting Back Santa Maria where she has worked with youth and their families to help reduce alcohol and drug use, gang involvement, bullying, and truancy. She also has experience as a Foster Youth Program Specialist and has co-facilitated classes for the Parent Project, Nurturing Parenting, and Within Our Reach -- all programs which are designed to promote positive and healthy relationships. In Antoinette's own words, "I am passionate about education because I believe that it's the pathway to success."

Max Estrada

Max Estrada

Outreach Coordinator

MESTRA23@CALPOLY.EDU

Max is a Monterey Bay native from Salinas, CA. He received his A.A. in Social Sciences from Hartnell Community College. He then transferred to UCLA to earn his B.A. in History, all while competing in Division I soccer. Previously, as a Student Success Mentor in the Los Angeles area, his role was to monitor and guide at risk youth towards a high school diploma or GED. He also served as a Parent Education Specialist at his childhood elementary school district where he provided resources, workshops and guidance for parents and students to create a lasting bond between the school district and the surrounding community. Max’s goal is to create an opportunity for those who rarely see one to begin with. “I grew up not knowing the potential I had to be successful academically, until a mentor reached out to me and told me it was possible. My goal has always been to pay that wisdom forward.”

Alicia Tedford

Alicia Tedford

Administrative Support Assistant

ATEDFORD@CALPOLY.EDU

Alicia is a born and raised local from the Central Coast of Arroyo Grande, CA. She is currently a full time Cuesta College student with hopes to transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to pursue an education in Agriculture Business. Alicia enjoys hiking with her Golden Retriever, Remington, in her free time and also enjoying the local wineries around town with her friends.

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