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.

 

Vivian Tan, Senior Administrative Assistant

Vivian Tan - AANAPISI Senior Administrative Assistant
tel: 408-855-5526
email: Vivian.Tan@missioncollege.edu
Location: S2-101, Main Building

Vivian graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and a MIBA in Business Administration from San Diego West Coast University. Vivian Tan joined the Mission College Community in March 2015 and provides critical administrative support for various AANAPISI Programs and projects. With Christopher Bibat's assignment as Interim Sr. Financial Analyst, Vivian is currently acting as AANAPISI's Temporary Sr. Administrative Assistant.  She brings to Mission College over 15 years of accounting and administrative support experience in the public and private sectors. This includes extensive work in revenue, financial reporting, auditing, fixed assets, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. 

 

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.

 

Thanh Do, Institutional Business and Technology Analyst

Thanh Do - Institutional Business and Technology Analyst
tel: 408-855-5171
email: thanh.do@wvm.edu
Location: S2-101, Main Building

Thanh graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and German at UC Davis and a Masters in Urban Planning at San Jose State University. She serves as a vital link between the College’s student success objectives and the West Valley-Mission Community College District’s technological capabilities. Working closely with all division areas, Thanh focuses on disaggregating data for analysis, closing critical gaps in connectivity of information systems and enhancing the college’s ability to effectively and efficiently monitor student progress.  She joins Mission College with over 10 years of analytical experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Her technical experience includes overseeing the software implementation of a park management system for Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San José, CA. Prior to joining Mission College, Thanh worked in Healthy Aging at the Public Health Institute designing concepts of healthier environments for vulnerable older adults in Santa Clara County. Her work also includes parks, recreation and neighborhood services analysis at the City of San José, older adult services and research at the City of Campbell and business operations at a bicycle and pedestrian consulting firm and the International Museum of Women.

 

 
Peer Mentors

Edgar, STEM Peer Mentor

Edgar Baculi  - STEM Peer Mentor
Biological Sciences 41 with Thais Winsome

 

 

Ana Cabrera, STEM Peer Mentor

Ana Cabrera  - STEM Peer Mentor
Math 902 with Rick Hobbs

 

 

Tina Do, STEM Peer Mentor

Tina Do - STEM Peer Mentor
Chemistry 1B/BH with Ashley Piekarski

 

 

Erin Guthrie, STEM Peer Mentor

Erin Guthrie - STEM Peer Mentor
Chemistry 1A/AH with Salaam Albaker

 

 

Hamed Moshref, STEM Peer Mentor

Hamed Moshref - STEM Peer Mentor
Math 900 with Clement Lam

 

 

Phi Nguyen, STEM Peer Mentor

Phi Nguyen- STEM Peer Mentor        Physic 4A with Clint Poe

 

 

 

 

Jenny Lee, STEM Peer Mentor

Jenny Lee - STEM Peer Mentor
Math 903 with Robert Reed