get to know us

 

Meet The CEPI Team

The CEPI program runs and is possible thanks to the dedication of our undergraduate students who have a commitment to teaching and learning alongside their community. They are building connections and empowering our community.

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JOANNA LEON

• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2021

• Member since Fall 2018

• Spanish & Psychology Major

• Plans to become a high school           psychology teacher

"I found CEPI through Fifth Dimension. CEPI has taught me how to interact with adults of various ages and has improved my technological skills. My favorite thing about the program is talking and helping the adults because they are welcoming and great people."

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MB BROWN

• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2021 

• Member since Fall 2020

•  Social Work Major

• Plans to become an emergency response social worker

"I found CEPI through one of my professors at Whitier College. CEPI has taught me that community is extremely important and bonds can be formed with communication and quality regardless of distance. My favorite thing about CEPI is the bond that we have together."

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KAITLYN SANTOS

• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2021

• Member since Fall 2020

• Social Work Major

• Plans to attend law school and

     pursue policy

"I am a social work intern which is how I found CEPI."

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RACHEL RODRIGUEZ

• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2023

• Member since Fall 2019

• Social Work Major

• Plans to work & advocate for childhood trauma

"I found CEPI through Handshake. CEPI has taught me how important and connected communities can be. My favorite thing about the program is the progress and happiness I've watched the adults experience through learning."

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NILOOFAR MOJAB

• CEPI Program Coordinator 

• Class of 2022

• Member since Spring 2021

• Social Work Major

"I found CEPI through my advisor. My favorite thing about the program is the warm and welcoming environment for participants and employees. I think CEPI is a great place to grow and learn."

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KIMBERLY ORTEGA

• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2021 

• Member since Spring 2020

•  Psychology Major

"I found CEPI once they visited my Social Work class for a digital storytelling project. CEPI has taught me there is always work to be done and giving back is important. My favorite thing about the program is the people I have met."

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LUIS ESPITIA

• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2021

• Member since Fall 2020

• Social Work Major

• Plans to work with the mentally disabled and create his own organization 

"I found CEPI through my social work internship. I hope to gain the necessary skills and experience to work with different communities."

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TIFFANY TANG

• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2022

• Member since Fall 2019

• Biology Major

• Plans to become a plant       

     taxonomist

"I found CEPI through Handshake. CEPI has taught me that technology brings us together and how important programs are. My favorite thing about the program is meeting new people."

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JACQUELINE ROMERO

• CEPI Program Outreach

• Class of 2023

• Member since Fall 2020

•  Biology Major

"I found CEPI through Handshake. CEPI has taught me to become more involved in the community. My favorite thing about the program is the different programs and people we connect and collaborate with."

STEPHANIE CARMONA

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• CEPI Program Coordinator

• Class of 2015 M.A.

• Member for Fifth Dimension since Fall 2009-Spring 2015

• CEPI Member since 2015

"I enjoy every component of CEPI! From the relationships I get to build with the community, our CEPI team, to the fun workshops we get to do like painting, or dance sessions we’ve had, and all the amazing stories we get to hear and share. I love it all! I’ve been with CEPI since the start and it’s been such a wonderful journey seeing it grow into what it is now!"