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We Speak Your Language


Looking for help in your native language? We speak your language! Please contact any of the staff below with questions.

FAQs in Your Langage

Our FAQ site ask.missioncollege.edu, contains frequently asked questions translated in Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Russian.


Connect with a Counselor

Connect with a counselor who speaks your language. 


Welcome Center

The Welcome Center also has a number of student ambassadors who speak different languages.

Spanish
Admissions & Records

Elvita Bustamante
Spanish, English
Can help with: Admissions & Records
Can I help with: Records (degrees & certificates, Last names M-Z)
elvita.bustamante@missioncollege.edu

Cesar Cardenas
Languages: Spanish, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Transcript Requests 
cesar.cardenas@missioncollege.edu

Nitha Vasquez
Languages: Spanish, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Cashier & Refunds/Census Rosters 
nitha.vasquez@missioncollege.edu


Financial Aid/Outreach

Lucia Moreno
Languages: Spanish, English
Financial Aid/Outreach
Can help with: Scholarship/ AB540 & Mission Promise 
lucia.moreno@missioncollege.edu


Counseling

Read about what languages our counselors speak.


HSI-STEM Fields

Mario Flores 
Languages: Spanish
HSI - STEM
Can help with: enrollment (i.e., application process, applying to the Mission Promise, general financial aid assistance), STEM-related information, registering for course, online orientation
mario.flores@missioncollege.edu


MESA

Edrina Rashidi 
Languages: Assyrian, Spanish 
MESA
Can help with: how to get started, enrollment; courses in math/science/engineering, financial aid applications, information about special programs, and to gather information for the student from other departments.
edrina.rashidi@missioncollege.edu

Vietnamese
Welcome Center / Registration

Julie Vu
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Welcome Center 
Can Help With: Enrollment, Registration, Tours, Admissions, Portal & Canvas Navigations, Reset Pin, FAFSA, CCC apply and general questions.
Julie.vu@missioncollege.edu


Admissions & Records

Diemanh Le
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Missing Grades/Liaison to Office of Instruction
diemanh.le@missioncollege.edu


Financial Aid

Ngoclien Nguyen
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Financial Aid 
Can help with: FAFAS, CCPG, Pell grants
ngoclien.nguyen@missioncollege.edu


Counseling

See languages our counselors speak.


Technology Questions

Patrick Ly
Languages: Cantonese, Vietnamese
Educational Technology Services
Can help with: Technology services
patrick.ly@missioncollege.edu

Arabic
HSI – STEM

Raiida Thompson
Languages: Arabic
HSI-STEM
Can help with: Summer research, and/or internship opportunities, Women in STEM Mentorship Program, connections to relevant faculty/staff at CSUEB and/or SJSU in a STEM program, and questions regarding our STEM Learning Center. 
Raiida.thompson@missioncollege.edu

Cantonese / Mandarin

Michael Lau
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Veteran Certifying Official
michael.lau@missioncollege.edu


Technology Questions

Patrick Ly
Languages: Cantonese, Vietnamese
Educational Technology Services
Can help with: Technology services
patrick.ly@missioncollege.edu

Farsi

Eleen Badal Abdishou 
Languages: Farsi, English
Financial Aid 
Can help with: Financial Literacy, FAFSA, CCPG, Pell grants 
eleen.abdishou@missioncollege.edu

Bianka Guardino 
Languages: Assyrian, Farsi
Counseling
Can help with: academic, career and personal counseling
Bianka.Guardino@missioncollege.edu

Hindi

Priyanka Dinesh
Languages: Hindi
Counseling
Can help with: Counseling and related questions
Priyanka.Dinesh@missioncollege.edu

Umera Ameen
Languages: Hindi, Urdu
Counseling
Can help with: counseling and related questions
umera.ameen@missioncollege.edu

Tagalog
Admissions & Records

Melissa De Los Reyes
Languages: Tagalog, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Records (degrees & certificates, Last names A-L)
melissa.delosreyes@missioncollege.edu

Jhonaliza Villanueva
Languages: Tagalog, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: CCCApply Applications
jhonaliza.villanueva@missioncollege.edu


Financial Aid

Cherry Lou Escano
Languages: Tagalog, English
Financial Aid 
Can help with: FAFSA, CCPG, Pell grants, Veteran 
cherry.escano@missioncollege.edu

Marie Rancap 
Languages: Tagalog, English
Financial Aid 
Can help with: Verification, CCPG, FAFSA, Pell grants 
marie.rancap@missioncollege.edu

Roehl Galang 
Languages: Tagalog, English
Financial Aid 
Can help with: Calgrant information, FAFSA 
roehl.galang@missioncollege.edu

Japanese

Chigusa Katoku
Languages: Japanese, English
Can help with: International Students, Registration
chigusa.katoku@missioncollege.edu


Departments That Speak Your Language
Admissions & Records

Cesar Cardenas
Languages: Spanish, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Transcript Requests
cesar.cardenas@missioncollege.edu

Diemanh Le
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Missing Grades/Liaison to Office of Instruction
diemanh.le@missioncollege.edu

Jhonaliza Villanueva
Languages: Tagalog, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: CCCApply Applications
jhonaliza.villanueva@missioncollege.edu

Lisa Willett
Language: English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Athletic Certifying Official/Student Petitions/Dual Enrollment
lisa.willett@missioncollege.edu

Michael Lau
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Veteran Certifying Official
michael.lau@missioncollege.edu

Nitha Vasquez
Languages: Spanish, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Cashier & Refunds/Census Rosters
nitha.vasquez@missioncollege.edu

Phyllis Riggs
Language: English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Enrollment Verifications
phyllis.riggs@missioncollege.edu

Elvita Bustamante
Languages: Spanish, English
Can help with: Admissions & Records
Can I help with: Records (degrees & certificates, Last names M-Z)
elvita.bustamante@missioncollege.edu

Melissa De Los Reyes
Languages: Tagalog, English
Admissions & Records
Can help with: Records (degrees & certificates, Last names A-L)
melissa.delosreyes@missioncollege.edu

Financial Aid

Cherry Lou Escano
Languages: Tagalog, English
Financial Aid
Can help with: FAFSA, CCPG, Pell grants, Veteran
cherry.escano@missioncollege.edu

Eleen Badal Abdishou
Languages: Farsi, English
Financial Aid
Can help with: Financial Literacy, FAFSA, CCPG, Pell grants
eleen.abdishou@missioncollege.edu

Katy Fitzgerald
Language: English
Financial Aid/Outreach
Can help with: Foster Youth Liaison
katy.fitzgerald@missioncollege.edu

Ngoclien Nguyen
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Financial Aid
Can help with: FAFAS, CCPG, Pell grants
ngoclien.nguyen@missioncollege.edu

Lucia Moreno
Languages: Spanish, English
Financial Aid/Outreach
Can help with: Scholarship/ AB540 & Mission Promise
lucia.moreno@missioncollege.edu

Marie Rancap
Languages: Tagalog, English
Financial Aid
Can help with: Verification, CCPG, FAFSA, Pell grants
marie.rancap@missioncollege.edu

Rene Dwyer
Language: English
Financial Aid
Can help with: Loan application, FAFSA
rene.dwyer@missioncollege.edu

Roehl Galang
Languages: Tagalog, English
Financial Aid
Can help with: Calgrant information, FAFSA
roehl.galang@missioncollege.edu

 
Welcome Center
Welcome Center / Registration

Julie Vu
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Welcome Center
Can Help With: Enrollment, Registration, Tours, Admissions, Portal & Canvas Navigations, Reset Pin, FAFSA, CCC apply and general questions.
Julie.vu@missioncollege.edu

The Welcome Center also has a number of ambassadors that speak different languages. Please ask and we will do the best we can to accommodate.

International Center

Chigusa Katoku
International Center Director
Languages: Japanese, English
Can help with: being an international student, student visas, international work study, registration, applying as an internatioanl student, international programs, studying abroad
chigusa.katoku@missioncollege.edu

Other Areas of Campus
HSI – STEM

Raiida Thompson
Languages: Arabic
HSI-STEM
Can help with: Summer research, and/or internship opportunities, Women in STEM Mentorship Program, connections to relevant faculty/staff at CSUEB and/or SJSU in a STEM program, and questions regarding our STEM Learning Center.
Raiida.thompson@missioncollege.edu

Mario Flores
Languages: Spanish
HSI - STEM
Can help with: enrollment (i.e., application process, applying to the Mission Promise, general financial aid assistance), STEM-related information, registering for course, online orientation
mario.flores@missioncollege.edu


MESA

Edrina Rashidi
Languages: Assyrian, Spanish
MESA
Can help with: how to get started, enrollment; courses in math/science/engineering, financial aid applications, information about special programs, and to gather information for the student from other departments.
edrina.rashidi@missioncollege.edu

Xuan Lu - Languages: Vietnamese
Student Services
Can help with: EOPS, Financial Aid, Enrollment, Assessment Tests, DSPS, STEM
xuan.lu@missioncollege.edu


Technology Questions

Patrick Ly
Languages: Cantonese, Vietnamese
Educational Technology Services
Can help with: Technology services
patrick.ly@missioncollege.edu

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