AANAPISI Staff Profiles


 

AANAPISI Staff

ken songco

Ken Songco - Director, Federal Student Services Grants
tel: 408-855-5037
email: kenneth.songco@wvm.edu
Location: E2-601, Main Building


Ken joins Mission College with eight years of experience managing federally-funded programs and leading teams in the nonprofit sector. He received his B.A. in Psychology at UC Santa Cruz and earned his M.P.A. at San Francisco State University. Prior to joining Mission College, Ken worked at the Japanese Community Youth Council, one of San Francisco’s most successful youth organizations. He played a dual role serving as Associate Director of the AACE Talent Search TRIO programs and Project Director of the San Francisco College Access Center, a Cal-SOAP program. Under his leadership, Ken administered three education programs that served over 3,200 participants annually and assisted more than 4,000 low-income students to graduate from high school and enroll into postsecondary institutions. He brings five years of experience in leading lobbying and advocacy efforts to help protect federal funding of educational opportunity programs such as TRIO and the College Access Challenge Grant Program. Ken also served a one-year term as Lead Project Director for the California Student Opportunity and Access Programs, acting as liaison between the Executive Director of the CA Student Aid Commission and the sixteen Cal-SOAP Project Directors.

 

Christopher Bibat, Senior Administrative Assistant

Christopher Bibat - AANAPISI Senior Administrative Assistant
tel: 408-855-5526
email: christopher.bibat@wvm.edu
Location: S2-101, Main Building

Christopher joins the AANAPISI programs after working 8 years in the Mission College Admissions & Records Office. He is a Mission College graduate who's working on his 2nd Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology. Christopher brings expertise to the AANAPISI programs his familiarity with the college's admissions & registration process and the strong relationships Christopher's built with faculty, staff, administrators, and students at Mission College. He looks forward to providing support to key stakeholders of the AANAPISI programs and contributing new ideas to increase student success on campus.

 

Julie Vu, AANAPISI Program Coordinator

Julie Vu - AANAPISI ESL Transitions Program Coordinator
tel: 408-855-5288
email: julie.vu@wvm.edu
Location: Welcome Center, Main Building

Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from San Jose State University. She came to the United States when she was 21 years old as an immigrant and speaks Vietnamese fluently. Julie has worked at Mission College for almost fourteen years. Prior to joining the AANAPISI team, she was a Lead Teacher at Mission College's Child Development Center. With her friendly and patient attitude, she is sensitive and values your opinions and feelings.  Julie has a passion for organizing cultural events and embraces the differences that contribute to the unique culture of the Mission College community.

 

Miqueas Dial, Instituional Business/Technology Analyst

Miqueas Dial - Institutional Business/Technology Analyst
tel: 408-855-5005
email: miqueasdial@wvm.edu
Location: S2-101, Main Building

Miqueas received an M.S. in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Houston. He has conducted research studies and program evaluations for state agencies, colleges, and school districts; taught university courses in Information Technology for seven years; and developed databases and web-based applications in the medical field. Working with the WVM District’s IS personnel and Mission College’s IR office, Miqueas will work to track and support the academic progress of AAPI students at Mission College.

 

Trang Luong, AANAPISI Counselor

Trang Luong - AANAPISI Counselor
tel: 408-855-5175
email: trangluong@wvm.edu
Location: E2-601, Main Building

Trang graduated from San Francisco State University (SFSU) with a Master's in College Counseling. As a first generation college student, Trang experienced firsthand the struggles of navigating through college. She started her education at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), where she was lost and confused with the unfamiliar college system. After being introduced to the AANAPISI Program there, she was able to connect with a passionate and supportive counselor who helped her with the process of transferring to SFSU. She decided to pursue a career in students services because she wants to pay it forward and helps college students, especially those from underserved backgrounds, achieve their educational and career goals. Prior to Mission College, Trang worked as a counselor for the AANAPISI Program at Laney College in Oakland.

 

Peer Mentors

Alex Bui, STEM Peer Mentor

 

 

Alex Bui - STEM Peer Mentor
Pre-Pharmacy, Class of 2016

 

 

Gabe Mendez, STEM Peer Mentor

 

 

Gabe Mendez - STEM Peer Mentor
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2015

 

 

Arthemuel Hernaez, STEM Peer Mentor

 

 

Arthemuel Hernaez - STEM Peer Mentor
Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2015

 

 

Julian Bruce, STEM Peer Mentor

 

 

Julian Bruce - STEM Peer Mentor
Biology, Class of 2015

 

 

Martin Lopez, STEM Peer Mentor

 

 

Martin Lopez - STEM Peer Mentor
Physical Science (Astronomy), Class of 2015

 

 

Anika Naser, STEM Peer Mentor

 

 

Anika Naser - STEM Peer Mentor
Computer Information Systems, Class of 2016

 

 

Bereket Russom, STEM Peer Mentor

 

 

Bereket Russom - STEM Peer Mentor
Math 900 with Clement Lam

 

 

Betel Yphannes, ESL Peer Mentor

 

 

Betel Yphannes - ESL Peer Mentor
Computer Information Systems

 

 

Rebecca Mylabathula, ESL Peer Mentor

 

 

Rebecca Raj Mylabathula - ESL Peer Mentor
Law

 

 

Diem Nguyen, ESL Peer Mentor

 

 

Diem Nguyen - ESL Peer Mentor
Business, Class of 2015

 

 

Holly Tran, English Peer Mentor

 

 

Holly Tran - English Peer Mentor

 

 

Sakshi Shandilya, English Peer Mentor

 

 

Sakshi Shandilya - English Peer Mentor