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Lorraine Demello

Lorraine DeMello

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Science, Technology & Health
Arts, Languages & Communication

Hello Students! My name is Lorraine DeMello. I'm very excited to be working with you! I've been with Skyline College since spring 2010 as a counselor and instructor. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and I attended community college before transferring to UC Santa Cruz where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. I pursued graduate studies and I have a Master's in Counseling. My hobbies include reading, ballet, learning languages, and spending time with my family.



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Courtney Honeywell

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Arts, Languages & Communication

Hello Skyline College students! My name is Courtney Honeywell and I'm your meta-major counselor. Like you, I received my education from a community college before I chose to transfer to 4-year college. I received my B.A. in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Afterwards I went on to receive my M.A. in Counseling from St. Mary's College. I have been working as a counselor for about 7 years (6 years at Skyline). When I'm not working as your counselor, you'll find me traveling the world, walking my dogs and watching lots of food and nature shows. I look forward to meeting you and can't wait to help you reach your educational goals!



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Nate Navado

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Business, Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Greeting students! My name is Nate Nevado and it is truly an honor and privilege to be able to work with you throughout your educational journey here at Skyline College. I also graduated from a community college called Diablo Valley College. It was there where I found support, direction, and my passion in helping others. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling at San Francisco State University (SFSU). I am also currently a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership Program at SFSU as well. I also coordinate the CIPHER Hip Hop Learning Community and also founded Rock The School Bells, a Hip Hop educational conference for middle school and high school students. One of my favorite quotes is from Tupac Shakur, “If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” My counseling philosophy is to work collaboratively with you all to ensure an educational experience that is meaningful to your goals; to challenge you with support to achieve your greatest potential. I practice self-care through Hip Hop music, working out, cooking, reading, and traveling.



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Kishaun Young

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Business, Entrepreneurship & Management
Society & Education

Greetings! My name is Kishaun Young and I am a graduate of California State University East Bay in Criminal Justice Administration and Sociology with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have a rich history in counseling and supporting diverse, underrepresented and at-risk populations. My community college counseling experience began at Chabot College where I worked in Learning Communities such as Umoja Program, The Extend Opportunity Program & Services, and The Striving Black Brothers Coalition. My career in counseling has continued with working at Skyline College in the General Counseling Department. At Skyline College I continue to provide counseling services to students of a diverse population and collaborating with programs such African-American Success through Excellence and Persistence, Brothers Achieving Milestones, and The Extend Opportunity Program & Services to best support our college students. My professionalism has grown from my daily work experiences and trainings at Skyline College. As a counselor, I understand the obstacles that may prevent college success and the positive outcomes services like academic/career advising, financial-aid advising, and personal counseling can have. When supporting our students as a counselor my philosophy is to always “Go the Extra Mile.”



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Alberto Santellan

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Society & Education

My name is Alberto Santellan and I have been a counselor at Skyline College since the 2013-2014 school year. I grew up in South San Francisco and attended Parkway Heights Middle School and graduated from South San Francisco High School in 2006. I then enrolled at Skyline College, a place that I hold very close to my heart and a place that allowed me to grow into the person I am today. I call it #Skylinemademe! While at Skyline, I joined the Puente Learning Community where I worked closely with a Counselor, English Instructor and Mentor to help me earn an A.A. and transfer to San Jose State University where I earned a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Justice Studies. I then returned to San Jose State University and earned a M.A. in Counselor Education. To this day, the achievement I am most proud of in my life is graduating with an A.A. degree. Deep inside I never felt I was “college material” but Skyline College provided me with the skills to take control of my life and education. My Counseling philosophy stems from my experience as a student at Skyline College and has a deep focus on equity-provide each student with what they need to be successful. If I’m not in my office or in the classroom, you can find me all over campus and I encourage you that no matter what or where I am I’ll always make time for “hey, what’s up” or to strike up a good conversation. I love my family, my friends, and on my spare time you can find me at a Giants game or out running a local trail!



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Kwame Thomas

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Science, Technology & Health

Greetings students! My name is Kwame Thomas. As a counselor, instructor, and a lifelong learner; I am committed to supporting all students and believe in their abilities to achieve success if given equitable opportunities. I believe it is my privilege and my responsibility as a counselor and instructor to help each student achieve their personal, academic and career goals. My approach is one of empowerment and establishing a sense of belonging. I continually strive to create a safe space (classroom and office) where all are welcomed and encouraged to strive for greatness. When I am not at Skyline College, you can find me at the gym, watching sports, eating, listening to music, traveling or spending time with friends and family.

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