AANAPISI Staff Profiles


 
AANAPISI Staff

ken songco

Ken Songco - Director, Federal Student Services Grants
tel: 408-855-5037
email: kenneth.songco@missioncollege.edu
Location: E2-601, Main Building

 


Ken joins Mission College with eight years of experience managing federally-funded programs and leading teams in the nonprofit sector. He received his B.A. in Psychology at UC Santa Cruz and earned his M.P.A. at San Francisco State University. Prior to joining Mission College, Ken worked at the Japanese Community Youth Council, one of San Francisco’s most successful youth organizations. He played a dual role serving as Associate Director of the AACE Talent Search TRIO programs and Project Director of the San Francisco College Access Center, a Cal-SOAP program. Under his leadership, Ken administered three education programs that served over 3,200 participants annually and assisted more than 4,000 low-income students to graduate from high school and enroll into postsecondary institutions. He brings five years of experience in leading lobbying and advocacy efforts to help protect federal funding of educational opportunity programs such as TRIO and the College Access Challenge Grant Program. Ken also served a one-year term as Lead Project Director for the California Student Opportunity and Access Programs, acting as liaison between the Executive Director of the CA Student Aid Commission and the sixteen Cal-SOAP Project Directors.

 

Christopher Bibat, Senior Administrative Assistant

Christopher Bibat - AANAPISI Senior Administrative Assistant
tel: 408-855-5526
email: christopher.bibat@missioncollege.edu
Location: S2-101, Main Building

Christopher joins the AANAPISI programs after working 8 years in the Mission College Admissions & Records Office. He is a Mission College graduate who's working on his 2nd Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology. Christopher brings expertise to the AANAPISI programs his familiarity with the college's admissions & registration process and the strong relationships Christopher's built with faculty, staff, administrators, and students at Mission College. He looks forward to providing support to key stakeholders of the AANAPISI programs and contributing new ideas to increase student success on campus.

 

Julie Vu, AANAPISI Program Coordinator

Julie Vu - AANAPISI ESL Transitions Program Coordinator
tel: 408-855-5288
email: julie.vu@missioncollege.edu
Location: Welcome Center, Main Building

Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from San Jose State University. She came to the United States when she was 21 years old as an immigrant and speaks Vietnamese fluently. Julie has worked at Mission College for almost fourteen years. Prior to joining the AANAPISI team, she was a Lead Teacher at Mission College's Child Development Center. With her friendly and patient attitude, she is sensitive and values your opinions and feelings.  Julie has a passion for organizing cultural events and embraces the differences that contribute to the unique culture of the Mission College community.

 

Brian Goo, STEM/Transfer Program Coordinator

Brian Goo - STEM/Transfer Program Coordinator
tel: 408-855-5261
email: brian.goo@missioncollege.edu
Location: SCI-131, Science Building

Brian joins Mission College with experience in both the sciences and programing within higher education.  He received his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UC Irvine and his M.Ed in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.  While at UC Irvine, Brian conducted multiple research studies within marine biology including studies on shark jaw morphology and sensory systems in comb jellies.  Brian decided to pursue a career in education because he is passionate about the student experience within the sciences and has a strong desire to help students reach their goals within STEM. Before arriving to Mission College, Brian worked as an Academic Advisor at Loyola University Chicago and most recently, the University of Illinois, Chicago. He provided academic advising for 1st and 2nd year students, coordinated articulation processes, taught first year seminar courses, supervised peer advisors, and worked with STEM faculty to help coordinate summer programs. Along with this, Brian brings a wealth of experience and excitement to science education and seeks to utilize the strong culture at Mission College to increase student success for the entire campus community.

 

Trang Luong, AANAPISI Counselor

Trang Luong - AANAPISI Counselor
tel: 408-855-5175
email: trangluong@wvm.edu
Location: E2-601, Main Building

Trang graduated from San Francisco State University (SFSU) with a Master's in College Counseling. As a first generation college student, Trang experienced firsthand the struggles of navigating through college. She started her education at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), where she was lost and confused with the unfamiliar college system. After being introduced to the AANAPISI Program there, she was able to connect with a passionate and supportive counselor who helped her with the process of transferring to SFSU. She decided to pursue a career in students services because she wants to pay it forward and helps college students, especially those from underserved backgrounds, achieve their educational and career goals. Prior to Mission College, Trang worked as a counselor for the AANAPISI Program at Laney College in Oakland.

 

Peer Mentors

Alex Bui, STEM Peer Mentor

Alex Bui - STEM Peer Mentor
Pre-Pharmacy, Class of 2016

 

Gabe Mendez, STEM Peer Mentor

Gabe Mendez - STEM Peer Mentor
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2015

 

Julian Bruce, STEM Peer Mentor

Julian Bruce - STEM Peer Mentor
Biology, Class of 2015

 

Martin Lopez, STEM Peer Mentor

Martin Lopez - STEM Peer Mentor
Physical Science (Astronomy), Class of 2015

 

Bereket Russom, STEM Peer Mentor

Bereket Russom - STEM Peer Mentor
Math 900 with Clement Lam

 

Kayelnn Welsh, STEM Peer Mentor

Kayelynn Welsh - STEM Peer Mentor
Biosc 10 with Jean Replicon

 

Dang (Tina) Do, STEM Peer Mentor

Dang(Tina) Do - STEM Peer Mentor
Chemistry 1A with Salaam Albaker

 

Qianhni(Zoe) Yeing, ESL Peer Mentor

Qianhni (Zoe) Yeing - ESL Peer Mentor
ESL 960LS with Jennifer Costanza

 

Khadija Siddiqua, ESL Peer Mentor

Khadija Siddiqua - ESL Peer Mentor
ESL 960RW with Joan Powers

 

Ariana Laberian, ESL Peer Mentor

Ariana Laberian - ESL Peer Mentor
ESL 940LS with Britta Burton

 

Holly Tran, English Peer Mentor

Holly Tran - English Peer Mentor
English 1B with Jonathan Brennan

 

Pranav Palasamudram, English Peer Mentor

Pranav Palasamudram - English Peer Mentor
English 1B with Jonathan Brennan