Meet the Staff

We'd love to hear from you!  While we are unable to meet students in person, you can still reach us by phone, Zoom appointments, e-mail and even through Google chat.


Jesus Clemente, Coordinator

Jesus has served numerous student populations for over 13 years through various roles for student equity programs and academic advising.  Today, he works to address challenges faced by talented potential teachers and the teacher shortage of the region and state.  He is committed to helping students envision future possibilities and to help them learn to leverage talents to address obstacles that may emerge in the future.  He takes a holistic approach when supporting students to maximize their success.

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Nicolasa Villalobos, Program Assistant

Nicolasa graduated from CSU Monterey Bay in the fall of 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with the intention of continuing her education to become an academic. After graduating, she was employed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a Research Assistant in the Social Science Research and Evaluation team. Nicolasa left her position to give back to the community as a volunteer service member with AmeriCorps, Monterey County United for Literacy. She valued her time spent with students and teachers because it gave her a better perspective on what are the needs in our community.

Nicolasa's higher education trajectory began here at Hartnell College! She's very grateful and looking forward to returning to Hartnell College with the experiences she acquired to serve as a resource for all students and staff. Please, feel free to contact her with any questions or to say hello!

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  • Phone: 831-386-7102
  • Hours: M/W: 8am-5pm, Fri: 12-4pm


Jihan Ejan, Director of Academic Affairs

Jihan has worked in higher education for close to 15 years with previous roles as an Admissions Recruiter, Advisor, Counselor, and now as Director at Hartnell College.  She received her B.A. degrees in Sociology and Asian American Studies from UC Davis and a Counseling Master's degree at San Francisco State University.  Jihan believes all students possess strengths and that they are the best experts in their lives.

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Sergio diaz, counselor/instructor

Sergio is a general counselor but works primarily with Early Childhood and Elementary Education students, Single Subject or anyone who is interested in a teaching profession. El es bilingue.

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csumb support team

We do many programmatic activities with our partner institution, CSU Monterey.  The Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) and MAESTROs work in collaboration with the key team members  below.  In addition, if you want to learn more about TPP and MAESTROs at CSUMB, please visit these websites:


 CSUMB TPP / MAESTROs staff contact information:

Dr. Dee Perez Granados (TPP and MAESTROs)      Margaret Dominguez (TPP and MAESTROs)
Sasha Kingsley (TPP)       Dr. Antonio Gallardo (TPP)
Kamille Stevens (TPP and MAESTROs)