Lupe Alvarado Counselor/ Professor M.S. in Counseling, University of LaVerne B.A.in Kinesiology, CSULB A.A. in General Studies, Compton College
Mr. Alvarado brings to Rio Hondo College students over twenty five years of counseling and teaching experience. He is very passionate about helping students succeed. His area of expertise is helping those students who are undeclared or undecided on a major/career. He can relate to our students as a former Community College, California State University, and Independent College student.
Martha De La Mora Counselor/ Professor M.A. in Education/Counseling, CSUDH B.A. in Sociology, UCLA
Mary Rivera Counselor/ Professor M.A. in Counseling, CSULB B.A. in Psychology, CSULB Specialization: Nursing
Mary has been a counselor at Rio Hondo since August 1988 and she began specializing in counseling nursing students in 1991. Being one of nine children and a “people-oriented” person, she fit right into the counselor role comfortably. Her high energy, motivation and compassion are traits and values that she uses in both the counseling and classroom settings. Although her specialty is” Nursing”, Mary prides herself in being able to assist any student with their needs and goals, regardless of major, career or educational path.
Julius Thomas Counselor/ Professor M.S. in Counseling w/ PPS Credential, CSUSB B.A. in Psychology & Sociology, UCR A.A. in Psychology, Riverside Community College
My experience at Rio Hondo started as an Athletic Counselor; I also coordinated the Transfer Center before becoming a Generalist Counselor; I enjoyed being a part of a team which ensures student success and achievement
Dorali Pichardo-Diaz Counselor/ Associate Professor M.S. in Counseling, CSULB B.A. in Sociology, CSULB B.A. in Spanish, CSULB B.A. in Translation/Interpretation Studies, CSULB
Jorge Huinquez Counselor/ Associate Professor M.E.d. in Education, University of San Diego B.A. in Urban Planning, CSUN A.A. in General Studies, Southwestern College
Jorge Huinquez is the Puente Project Counselor/Coordinator and Public Safety liaison counselor. As an alumnus from the community college himself, he knows what the student’s needs are. He enjoys helping student find answers to their education and guides them towards their goals. As a counselor, Jorge is dedicated to providing students the support and guidance necessary in order to succeed. He looks forward to meeting you and making your journey at Rio Hondo College a positive experience.
Sergio Guzman Counselor/ Associate Professor Ed.D. Educational Leadership, CSUF M.S. in Counseling, CSUSB B.A. in Psychology and Ethnic Studies, UCR